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Old 10-23-2012, 06:21 PM   #1
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New dodge diesel mpg

Ok, we'll this week I am pretty sure I am going to pull the trigger on either a dodge CTD 2500 or 3500 SRW..
Anyone have some realistic numbers they can share for mpg? I have heard all sorts and I'm trying to decide if I want to get this now or wait for the newer 2013 model.

Rebates and incentives are really good right now...and there are a lot of changes for 2013 and I'm not sure I want to be a tester of all the new features
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:27 PM   #2
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Kozzy, come on over to www.dieselram.com and have a look around and ask some questions.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:38 PM   #3
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I'll check it now thanks
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:43 PM   #4
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Tried to join but can't. Something wrong with the page. I have been on ramfourmz for years and I have been looking there but still have not gotten a real solid answer
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:56 PM   #5
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Factory stock 2008 2500 QC CTD 4 x 4 with 36,000 miles on odometer weighing 8420 lbs loaded for camping and 3 adults towing 7200 lbs 31 ft TT Cherokee 26L. Towing in Alabama 1/2 interstate and 1/2 back roads I get 10.6 mpg worst...11.8 mpg best...62-65 mph on interstate and 45-55 mph back roads.

Had 2003 1500 QC with Hemi and it was 6.4 to 7.2 mpg.

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Old 10-23-2012, 11:37 PM   #6
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Ouch. I'm hearing numbers all over the place. Dealer told me to expect around 18-20 highway and 14-16 towing ..

Hmmmm I hate expensive decisions
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:51 AM   #7
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Ouch. I'm hearing numbers all over the place. Dealer told me to expect around 18-20 highway and 14-16 towing ..

Hmmmm I hate expensive decisions

Don't talk to the sales people, go talk to the service manager and get the real info not a bunch of sales nonsense. BTW many sites for Dodge info, I was a member of Dodgetalk.com for many years and they have lots of knowledgeable guys on there as well.
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:09 PM   #8
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I can't directly help you since my truck is different that what you're looking at, but for my diesel 2012 Ram 3500 DRW w/ 4.10 gears - I'm getting 11-13 around town and 8-11 towing.
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Just pulled mine from Va to Myrtle Beach S.C. and back and got between 10 and 11 mpgs. Mine is 2011 2500 Quad cab with CTD and SRW. Around town empty truck I am getting 15 to 16 mpgs. Hope this helps.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:41 PM   #10
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all good info, thanks. The 2012 I am looking at is basically the same as the 2011. Same engine. I was hoping to hear around 12-14 towing, but hey, it is what it is.
Ill decide tomorrow at the dealer if I am going to buy, or wait. Gonna depend on the numbers at this point. I have the luxary of being able to wait if I have to.
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