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Re: New Ram V6

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farmer boy

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To answer your question directly, no I have never driven a Ram V6, so I don't know the real world mileage. I don't beleive that any truck can realistically get over 25mpg, due simply to their design. At best you're going to take 30hp to propel the truck down the road. With a diesel at 60mph, that will net you 30mpg. With a gas, you're going to get 24mpg. 15hp/gal/hr and 12hp/gal/hr respectively. Direct inject may net you a bit better, but not much. If you don't NEED the truck, keep what you have and buy a diesel Jetta or Golf. If the savings can pay for a new truck, they'll pay for a new car even faster, even if that car costs a bit more. 60mpg vs. 25+- at best. Better yet, buy a used Jetta, and save even more money.

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