February 4, 2011I am looking to purchase a Chevy Crewcab Duramax Diesel. What is everyone getting for mileage?
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February 4, 2011I dont have one but a buddy does and for short cold trips he gets 15-16 maybe and longer highway trips like 22
February 4, 2011I just borrowed a friends duramax 4x4 dually to pick up a truck I bought in Va. From Virginia to South Jersey pulling a 3 axle equiptment trailer with a 55 chevy pick up on it I averaged 21 mpg. @ 70-75 mph on the highway. and could not tell I was towing anything. It was heaven. I was ready to leave with my 01 silverado and car trailer and he talked me into using his truck. It was incredible. if and when I can afford to buy a new truck, thats what I`m getting. My neighbor has a new ford diesel and cant get better than 17 on the highway. The duramax is the way to go.
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February 5, 2011They do pretty good diesels way better. My dads got a 03 cummins 4x4 with a 7 inch lift pushing 37"s and averages 20 he can however get 25 all why at about 70. He averaged 15 towing a 24ft enclosed packed with tool box a crap ton of tools And a bunch of furiture etc.. Only people with duramaxs I know are lifted and they average 16-18 but can get as high as 20
Also a programmer does wonders
April 4, 2011I just got mine a week ago. I have been told that you get better mileage after about 50k miles. I set the cruise on 70 the other day coming about 35 miles home on the highway with moderate hills. I averaged 19.9. I have been checking the average since filling up and running around town and even sitting idleing for probably an hour overall and I got 17 for the tank of gas.