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post #121 of 124 Old 12-22-2016, 07:06 PM
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You do know the diesel is an automated manual transmission and needs time to push in the clutch, change gears and let the clutch out? The first to second shift is slow, the rest seem good. The gas vans on here are getting about 17 mpg combined city/highway and the diesels are getting about 26 combined. Most of us are very happy with that. Heavily loaded, pulling a trailer we are seeing 21+ for the diesel. You idling a lot? DON’T- the diesel warns against it and the gas drivers who have idled a lot have seen a couple engine failures. The days of idling are over.

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Yeah I get point your getting at the second shift is slow but going from 3 to first is horrible the van comes to a complete stop before getting in to gear this seams to happen a lot when costing to a stop going up hill then hitting the gas with out hitting the breaks I was getting 23 before adding the ladders on the roof now it's 19 but my emissions are still messed up the the dealer had the van for 2 weeks to replace brake cables it's horrible not having your tools and truck stock trying to run service. The did update the computer and replace some recalls since then it dose drive better then when I got the van
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There is actually one subject this thread hasn't covered. Probably because it's obvious to seasoned vets, but not me. Do all high tops, regardless of wheelbase and model, have the same body cross-section? My dealer only has 1500s on the lot for us to look at, but we'll be ordering a 3500 for the extra length.

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