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  1. Ohio5pt7

    Ohio5pt7 Senior Member

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    Makes sense the 11mpg he is referring to was a trip thru the mountains compared to normal daily driving in basically flat ohio. I was shocked it didnt drop more lol he is acting like I should have been getting 22 according to his couple of mile logic.

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    shouldnt matter as long as u get tucked in behind a semi and draft like you're in nascar race...says the guy thats done with the convo
     
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    For someone whose 47 your pretty childish. Do us all a favor and stop responding

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    Yeah 11 mpg for that load is still pretty decent.

    With my underbelly mods, I get 12-13.5 mph towing @ 74 mph in the heat of the summer (from the Fl. Keys to Va., drops a little more coming over the mountains to get to Pgh.) using 87 or 89 ethanol fuel.
     
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    who in their right mind uses a lease vehicle for highway commuting, just something off here
     
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    My commute is very similar to Ohio's. I live next to the highway and I work right off the highway. My commute is 50km exact, if I let the truck shift normally and use the MDS I average about 11L/100km (21.3mpg). Not a trip average, that's my lifetime average in summer as I never reset it.
    That's with load range E AT tires, at 3600ft elevation in the foothills of the rockies. I can see how at a lower elevation without hills and if you had lighter tires you could average what he's getting.[​IMG]
     
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    Dayton is about 700ft Cincinnati is about 500ft elevation. Also still have the stock sra's for now then new wheels and and tires. The set up I'm looking at is 120lbs or so each I think stock 20s are 72ish.

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    I got an additional 1500 off when I got it for leasing it with the intent of buying originally. I actually signed the paperwork Friday to do a lease buy out. So the answer to that question is someone who understands how to save money. Not only did I save an additional 1500 up front now that I've bought it i paid sales tax on the current value ~12k less than new because you dont pay sales tax on a lease because you dont own it. O and interest rates are lower on a lease so for the 1st 18 months I saved that which is big because I initially had some negative in there. So all and all my decision that doesn't add up saved me 3k+ or so. Had I waited till lease end I would have only had tax on 20k residual value. Clearly in my case 18 more months I doubt I could have pulled a loan that high so I did it now turns out max loan was about 1700 more than what my current buy out was. Which brings up the next point that banks wont finance negative on used cars typically and the fact I could have gotten a little more if needed tells me all of that negative is already gone.

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    I've only had my truck a few months and only took one small trip of 3 hrs each way.
    I was able to get up over 20 mpg according to the trip computer. I found it better to use the pedal as the cruise wanted to keep shifting cause I couldn't go fast enough.
    Normal every day driving I'm at about 16.
    That's a heck of a lot better than the 05 V-6 I had previously....14-15 was the norm for that truck.
     

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