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Old 07-12-2013, 11:26 PM
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Dodge 4500/5500 vs. Mistubishi 4x4

doing some research on trucks and what our plan is for the future...we are looking at switching from the truck/trailer combo to strictly trucks with the landscaper body on the back for mowers etc...we would need 4x4 because we plow in the winter...the cab/chassis new are about the same price, but if we bought used dodge would have more options as mitsubishi just came out with an automatic 4x4 option in 2012 i believe...

which one is better?

turning radius
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we have a great relationship with the dodge dealer, and they are in town, our mitsubishi dealer is 30 miles away, service could get a little tricky

what do you guys think?
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:33 PM
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I was wondering myself. I am interested to read the responses.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:37 PM
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I think you'll have a hard time finding a used 4x4 canter. I'm also under the impression the Japanese trucks don't like road salts you northerners use so that may be an issue.
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:38 PM
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The Mitsubishi will have a way better turning radius, likely better payload (lower curb weight vs. GVWR) and maybe a little better mpg. The Ram will have much more power, be more comfortable to climb into and drive and have much better towing capability.
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:07 PM
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The Mitsubishi will have a way better turning radius, likely better payload (lower curb weight vs. GVWR) and maybe a little better mpg. The Ram will have much more power, be more comfortable to climb into and drive and have much better towing capability.
While this is true on the reg cab it isn't on the crew cab. The 16k gvw Ram crew cab has a 49.2 ft turning radius The Mitsubishi 16k gvw crew cab has a turning radius of 49.5 ft. Now the mpg will vary by the gear ratios and whether its 4wd or 2wd all things being equal my 2011 2wd ram 4500 gets 2-4 mpg better mileage that her 2012 twin sister with 4wd.
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:48 PM
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most people absolutly love to plow with their cab overs because of the amazing visibility... and the turning radius is not too bad because you sit slightly in front of the wheels
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:44 PM
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While this is true on the reg cab it isn't on the crew cab. The 16k gvw Ram crew cab has a 49.2 ft turning radius The Mitsubishi 16k gvw crew cab has a turning radius of 49.5 ft. Now the mpg will vary by the gear ratios and whether its 4wd or 2wd all things being equal my 2011 2wd ram 4500 gets 2-4 mpg better mileage that her 2012 twin sister with 4wd.
I don't see where the Mitsu FG comes in a crew cab configuration. The OP is only wanting 4x4 comparisons.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:51 PM
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http://www.mitfuso.com/en-US/Canter-Work-Truck-Models never said fg in the post personally i find the trucks butt ugly but to each his own.
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:50 PM
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http://www.mitfuso.com/en-US/Canter-Work-Truck-Models never said fg in the post personally i find the trucks butt ugly but to each his own.

I think the newest canter 4x4's are automatic but I'm not 100% sure. They are also shorter in length which could help plowing, parking etc.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:18 PM
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http://www.mitfuso.com/en-US/Canter-Work-Truck-Models never said fg in the post personally i find the trucks butt ugly but to each his own.
Yes but the OP did say 4x4, and in the Mitsu line, the only 4x4 is the FG.

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...we would need 4x4 because we plow in the winter...the cab/chassis new are about the same price, but if we bought used dodge would have more options as mitsubishi just came out with an automatic 4x4 option in 2012...
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