You will regret it. That V6 has NO power. I had a 99 with 5 speed with the
4.9 V6. It struggled even on over passes while in 5th gear.
Not to mention why get a vehicle that has less power than the V8 Ram and
gets the same fuel economy.
I have talked to others who had the V6 they all dispointed.
Why not get an older Diesel that will hold a better resale value for the
same price and a heck of a lot more power?
Thats true. I had a 2000 5.2L V8 Quad Cab 4x4 and it struggled to hold
70mph on flat ground in OD. Even the slightest uphill rise in the
highway and I had to switch off OD.
I then got a 2001 5.9L V8 Quad Cab. Much better. Had plenty of power
and it got better mpg than the 5.2L. You're right about the V6 not
getting any better mpg.
I'd recommend getting a used truck with the 5.9L. Much nicer to drive.
As for a used diesel they're considerably more expensive than a used
gasser. That would be overkill for the OP's intended uses which I
assume to be rather light.
Nor really. In my diesel with 3.73 rear end I get 21 MPG on higway and 18
city driving. If it still had the original 3.54 it would be 25 MPG on
Then there is a better engine quality. With the Cummins you are getting an
engine that should last 500k miles compared to maybe 200k with the gas
Only plus benefits with the diesels. More power, longer lasting, greater
fuel enconomy and better resell value.
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