I bought a 3/4 ton, 4x4, gmc suburban, with a big block, when gas was 3.25 a gallon.:laughing:What kind of van is it? It might make a difference.
FWIW, if you need a van, the gas mileage doesn't matter. Just put gas into it when it needs it. It's a cost of doing business that EVERYONE has.
Unless you are up in the air about a 1 ton van versus a mini-cooper, the gas mileage really isn't going to matter, is it? Think about it...
Exactly.I bought a 3/4 ton, 4x4, gmc suburban, with a big block, when gas was 3.25 a gallon.:laughing:
I looked for that vechile for 6 months, it is what I needed/wanted.
I don't remember ever checking my gas milage in the 45,000 I have put on it.
I can tell you it has a 45 gallon gas tank.:laughing:
That 10 mile drive would hit me for a gallon gas, I'd expect!!:laughing:Exactly.
There are way too many more things to worry about in life than 2MPG better or worse.
It's like the people that drive 10 miles out of the way to say 3 cents a gallon. :laughing:
You know who you are...:laughing:
Listen to this guy; he has a clue. :thumbup:FWIW, if you need a van, the gas mileage doesn't matter. Just put gas into it when it needs it. It's a cost of doing business that EVERYONE has.
key word '05 it's older and was not bound by the new EPA standards all diesels rolling off the factory floor must abide by. The older cummin's are regularly getting 20+ mpg in the 3/4-1T platforms....the newer cummin's is a long ways away from that and dropping with stricter emission garbage.05 Sprinter 1 ton = 20 MPG + :whistling
Miles were kept track of after i topped it off, and then again when i had to refill it a few days later, unless i forgot how to run a calculator, that's what she's got on the best time i checked it, but getting 12mpg has been the magic number over the years i've owned it (6yrs now) that it "averages" but like i said, it dont make a crap to me...if it's empty, i fill it- i keep life simple like that:laughing: Best my V10 in the F350 EVER got was 12mpg, and it typically averages 8-9mpg on good days, i can squeek out 12mpg if i dont go over 55mph...but i dont have that kind of patience. My old 460 in the F250 i took it to chicago to pick a plow up, 12mph there and back. Blew that up (rod cap fell off of all things) and i put a brand new crate engine 460 in it 3yrs ago but i'm yet to even put 4000miles on it since it's just a back up or additional mobile scaffolding but so far i'm only seeing 4-6mpg with it.IHI, 14MPG in that 86 ford..??????:laughing: are you sure about that?
i think these trucks would be high comodity on ebay if there milage was even close to 10MPG diesel:whistling