i had a 96 V10 2500 2wd, and it was horrible on gas...but made some great power....i think i got around 13-14 on the highway and about 10 in town. i pulled horse trailers with it for several years and sold it with a little over 100,000 miles and never had a motor problem. It was a good strong truck, i just couldnt afford gas...and that was a couple years ago
I traded my 96 V10 4wd 2500 and undisclosed cash for the rig I run in my sig. The kid was over his head in debt and could build a rig from the ground up. I was looking at $5k in repairs and I would still be driving a rig with 127k miles after repairs... All this and my mechanic and the stealership both told me it was getting hard to find replacement items for the V10... Anyways, the kid got to keep a 4wd rig, he wiped off some major debt, I got a major upgrade. But as I said all along: If I ever need to drag my house off it's foundation, I can. Now I just pay $5 in fuel to do it. My grin is so wide my dental bill will be more than my fuel bill.
I get about 50% better fuel economy with this diesel then I did with my V10. the truck had pretty good power but not like this. I suppose it compared well with the stock Ctd back in 96. But never for fuel economy.
I had a 94 3500 V-10 dually 4X4 regular cab long bed 93K miles when I sold it. It was horrible on gas. 6-8 MPG City 10-12 Hwy, that's without getting on it or towing anything. I will never own another V-10 unless it's in a Viper.
The v10 do have a boat load of power but suck the gas down. My buddy has a 95 or 96 with about 140,000 miles still runs strong but is on its 4th fuel pump.
If you want my opinion on it. Get it if you have 2 trucks and just want a work truck but don't get it if it is going to be your only truck
my uncle dropped the Cat off his V-10... insane loudest vehicle I have ever heard (PERIOD) he then gutted it and straight piped it for a very strange sounding truck, but that boosted his fuel economy, the cats on those are so much restriction!!!!
I wouldn't own one, simply because they dont last forever like a diesel... but thats me.
I had a 97 ext cab long box and it got 10 or 11 no matter what I wasdoing with it, power out the wazoo,it has close to 200,000 on it now and still strong, I loved that truck, the only reason I sold it was to lower my debt. Now I have a 99 with the cummins so it is all good
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