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Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Mar 30, 2008.
Wondering what you guys with the V8 Dakotas are getting
My '03 4.7L is getting about 15 MPG around town and around 17 MPG on the highway. I've got a lead foot too.
My '02 4.7 is getting 11 city and 19 on the highway.
'01 4.7 10 TOWN 20 highway
11/14 when when pulling on 00' 4.7. Worst than my friends full size.
Aren't the dakoda's in the same class as the colorodo's, rangers, tacoma's? Why put a big v8 into them? Go half ton if you want a v8
I had a F150 with a v6 and I would take the dakota over it any day. It's a very comfortable solid truck with power to spare.
My brother has a 99 with a 318 with the 5 speed. I would rather drive his truck anyday over mine it is really really fun to drive. granted it doesnt have the hauling or towing capacity of my truck but it is definately a nice truck.
The thing I have noticed with fuel prices and folks trading down to a smaller pickup (Dakota, S10, Ranger, Tacoma) is mileage isn't that far off of what I am getting with my full sized pickups. (3/4 Chevrolet and 1/2 ton Ford)
If you want to get ahead in the mileage game, look at the old Ford pickups with the inline 6 (good power and good mileage) or a Chevrolet with the 4.3 (another good power plant)
the 4.3 is a good motor, but same milage as dakota in my blazer. ya, maybe you could get 20 mpg in a two wheel drive standard pickup