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Old 12-13-2012, 09:55 PM   #15
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Good luck fitting in a car wash. lol
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:02 PM   #16
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Power pedals is one option that will be on every truck that I purchase from now on. My wife and I can move the pedals at the flip of a switch and I don't have to stretch to reach the fuel pedal on trips. The Dodge Laramie package has that and dual zone climate control standard. That is how short people like me can be comfortable driving these trucks. Oh I forgot to mention the outside steps that can be mounted by the dealership before you buy the truck!
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On most Dodges, if the flip up mirrors fit, with the mirrors flipped up, then the hips will fit.
Driving a dually just takes a little getting used too. Just like moving from a Honda Civic to a regular pick up.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:29 AM   #18
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We donít have a problem with driving the duel wheel 3500 Chevrolet Duramax for a daily driver. My wife or I have not ever had a problem backing it in a parking space as long as the vehicles on either side were properly in their space.

Now for the problem. We drive a lot. My Dodge pickup and the Chevrolet pickup both got the same fuel mileage when unloaded. We were purchasing $200 a week in diesel and gasoline.

So about 6 months ago I purchased a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze and gave my Dodge to one of my grandsons.

Now the pickup sits so long I have problems keeping the batteries charged and my fuel cost has dropped to $200 per month.

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Old 12-14-2012, 10:46 AM   #19
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We don’t have a problem with driving the duel wheel 3500 Chevrolet Duramax for a daily driver. My wife or I have not ever had a problem backing it in a parking space as long as the vehicles on either side were properly in their space.

Now for the problem. We drive a lot. My Dodge pickup and the Chevrolet pickup both got the same fuel mileage when unloaded. We were purchasing $200 a week in diesel and gasoline.

So about 6 months ago I purchased a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze and gave my Dodge to one of my grandsons.

Now the pickup sits so long I have problems keeping the batteries charged and my fuel cost has dropped to $200 per month.

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I do NOT want to pay 50k for a nice truck to sit in my driveway to use for towing purposes only. May as well buy a Motorhome. I had four of them and them sitting for any length of time bothered me. Plus the added expense of engine maintenance, smog, and I don't like towing a car.

I'm not to worried about fuel as I take the train to work and the drive to the train station is about 20 min on an empty freeway. My work reimburses me for train fare. I teach four days per week.
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4x4 Dodge 3500 DRW, Crew Cab, 5.9L Diesel!

Its my daily driver. The Mrs wont drive it due to the width and length.
We kept it after selling the big TT, but still tow our boat with it and cannot beat the MPG in any other full size truck, getting 23Mpg highway and 16 Mpg in the city or while towing.

The truck parks where ever it fits...that is usually out back of most parking lots, and requires a self serve car wash with it being soooo big.

It is what it is...big and wonderful.

I would not trade it for a smaller truck for the capacity and versatility...plus the 5.9 is the best engine I have ever seen in a light truck.
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I do NOT want to pay 50k for a nice truck to sit in my driveway to use for towing purposes only. May as well buy a Motorhome. I had four of them and them sitting for any length of time bothered me. Plus the added expense of engine maintenance, smog, and I don't like towing a car..

I haven't ever paid 50K for a pickup. I drove this one 4 door long bed 3500 Duramax DRW off the show room floor before the 2009 were available more than 3 months for 39K including all taxes and title fees.

The Cruze cost less than half of that and at 40 MPG it has more than paid it's way since.

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I haven't ever paid 50K for a pickup. I drove this one 4 door long bed 3500 Duramax DRW off the show room floor before the 2009 were available more than 3 months for 39K including all taxes and title fees.

The Cruze cost less than half of that and at 40 MPG it has more than paid it's way since.

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I'm using ballpark figures for prices. There are a lot of nice '11 6.7's out there in the mid to low 40's with respectable mileage. If I do buy new through my credit union which has good rates and competitive pricing, I'll be keeping this beast for a while.
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