'06 Dodge/Cummins 5.9L Mileage

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'06 Dodge/Cummins 5.9L Mileage

I was just curious if anyone else has a new Dodge/Cummins and what kind of mileage they are getting.

I have an ongoing battle with my brother in Dodge vs. Chevy. He's been a diehard Dodge fan and I a Chevy for the past 10 years. Well we both just upgraded our pickups this year and he got the new Cummins 5.9L 325hp 610 ft. lbs of torque. I got the new Duramax 6.6L 365hp 605 ft. lbs of torque. Of course the ribbing continued until he started getting his gas bill. He's been consistently getting 12.5-13, and on a recent long trip pulling a smaller enclosed trailer (20ft) he got an average of 7.5 mpg over 1000 miles. OUCH. Has anyone else out there experience this type of performance with this truck? I've been getting on average 15.5-17.5 and have seen as high as 21 when I stay out of the throttle.

Just Curious.

BTW...he's right now working on a deal to trade the Ram for a Durmax....I WIN! :)

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That's not really what I wanted to hear since I'm a MOPAR man myself.  It would be interesting to find out more because soon I'm in the market.  Probably not new because I'm busted broke but I will be looking for a used pickup probably around three or four years old.  Something to make due until I actually start making some money!  I am strongly considering diesel since the gas prices keep going up.  Rather have power and a little mileage edge if I'm going to spend three bucks for diesel vs. 2.85 for gas.  Plus, ethonal will lose it's cent tax shortly and go to 23 cents.  Gotta love taxes.

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ND,

Thats GREAT!(INSERT SMILE) I keep telling folks how great the Duramx/Allison power train is,drive and compare and 9 outta 10 choose GM.Heck last week I took a F350 power stroke super crew in on trade,had to drive it back to the shop 50 miles,13mpg's and all over the road.Big difference's between the 3.

Next year Toyota and Nissan is coming after the Big 3,both will have a 1 ton pickup with a all new V-8 and they will both offer diesel motors,we'll see what happens but I'll be surprised to see an 8ft plow or a 5th wheel on these puppies.

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Sounds like the older ones haven't been too bad. His brother-in-law and a couple other friends have 05's and have been getting decent mileage...around 16-17...but his '06 is really thirsty.

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snow,

You best be sniffin' out a used Dura for me.  I had already decided it was a Dodge or a Dura.  Only thing is, I like the rounded fronts on the old GMCs and Chevys.  Suppose I'll have to settle with the kinked hood look though.  Weren't the '06's going to go back to the rounded front?

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Oh,one more thing,Big changes coming for the 2007 Chevy's,both body styles will be built this fall.The current body style will be called the "Classic",the new body will come as the "silverado" beefier frame(35% more ridgity,wider width wheelbase plus a new look.

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Ha ha, I see you were typing while I was posting.  You answered my question without even knowing it.  You truly are a genius.

Now, find me a steal on a used Dura.

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Timmer's,

Let me know when ya go-on point! I'll steer ya in the right direction and keep away from the 02's and 03's,not that they were bad but unless the injectors were replaced under 100k(warrenty issue) very spendy item(internal injectors)If ya find one with the work already done by a dealer GM has extended to warrenty out to 200k,then you'll be fine.

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Tim,

I should have posted this a few months ago. I just traded an '05 Duramax. I work for a division of GM and usually trade every 12-18 months, so should have a good clean '06 on the market by next winter early spring. When were you looking at moving...If sooner I'm sure snow can point you in the right direction. If at all possible I'd look for an '06 with the new 6 speed...I love mine..and the LBZ (365 hp)...definitely a noticable difference over the LLY.

You won't regret the choice.

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ND,

Hey,I almost forgot you work just a "hop-skip and a jump" from me,Egan I think right? Next year drop me a line to make sure your dealer is square with trade values.

Tim

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Tim, will do. You're up in St. Paul aren't you? Shoot me an e-mail, my brother's looking for bids on his Dodge trade-in. baanderson@integraonline.com.

Thanks.

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