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i just traded my 08 dodge cummins 2500 for a 2011 chev silverado 2500hd duramax. i want to share some feelings. power is maybe a little more just driving but i had full deletes and smarty jr on the dodge so unfair comparison. still dmax a little edge in highway driveability. fuel mileage i just checked with the last tank. 437 miles/24.5gal. 17.8mpg dash reading was 17.2 aver mpg. very close. dodge i averaged overall about 19mpg. again that was deleted. i experienced 1 regen while driving. i could watch the mpg drop from 17.5 down to 15.9. not nearly the drastic drop i always experienced with the regen on dodge before deletes. ride comfort is much better in chevy. mostly the seats. not softer, but better lateral and lumbar support. and much quieter than the dodge. dodge was slt and chevy is lt which i think are comparable trim levels. havent towed yet and can hardly wait to try that.

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Good to hear, as my brother BightwhiteRam say's he loved his dodge but wouldn't go back since he loves his Chevy way more.

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i had dodges since 1994. a 12 valve 5 speed that seemed like it couldnt be stopped. biggest reason for my change was emissions. dont like to run without it because of hurting the air. dont like running dodge with it because of all the fuel going into the oil. at least GM found a way around that. deep down i feel like the fed will mandate that all states do emission testing on all vehicles like california before long. it has to come to make the masses happy.

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