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Hey guys,


If I were to buy a DMAX or 2500HO what FUEL MILEAGE can I expect?


I like the "pure muscle" of trucks.. but I dont really need a hauler.I JUST NEED A DIESEL :) :)


So my other option is a VW TDI (Golf??)


I'm just wondering about the economy


Thanks


ram
 

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My 03 2500HD runs 17mpg combined city/highway and 20 mpg highway doing 65-70mph. It drops a bit in cold weather when running winter fuel.


 

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I get about 22 on the Highway at 60 mph or less and about 15 mpg with in-town driving. I don't romp on her very much so my milage will probably be higher than most.


I think the extended cab / short bed 2WD boys would get a couple of mpg better as they tend to be a little lighter than my crew cab, long bed, 4WD. But I like riding in stlye.
 

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I have 13700 on my 2003 now and the total average for all driving is 17.2 mpg, according to the computer. I usually get 20 +/-1 mpg driving 65 - 75 depending on the wind and get 17 +/- 1 mpg driving to work and around town. Pulling a 18' car hauler with a 4 door Tahoe on it I got 15, but there was no wind and I drove 60 mph. Not because it wouldn't go faster it was raining like a monsoon was in progress. The D/A barely knows the trailer is back there.


 

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You need to check out the VW website for the TDI's...


www.tdiclub.com


there is a wealth of information there on the VW's. I have both a VW TDI and a GMC Duramax... love 'em both.
 

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I'm a member there but thanks!! It sure is a good website!


Oh I see.. Yeah looking at the economy numbers and general price, looks like I'll have to start out with the VWs, being a college student n all.


Thanks!


ram
 
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