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So with some of the members here reporting an average of about 17-18 mpg I wonder if these numbers will get better as the motor breaks in. Don't brand new motors usually get low mpg numbers? I'm glad to hear these numbers for the gasser though.
 

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So with some of the members here reporting an average of about 17-18 mpg I wonder if these numbers will get better as the motor breaks in. Don't brand new motors usually get low mpg numbers? I'm glad to hear these numbers for the gasser though.
that is the usual trend with just about every new motor from my experience and through observing the experience of others. always best to wait a while before the numbers normalize for that engine.
 

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I don't think it is a law though. We will have to see if the numbers go up but I wouldn't count on it or anything. Has anyone gotten more than 18 mpg in their Promaster?
 

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RAMs projecting mid 20's aren't they? I'd say real world numbers are typically 3-5 mpg off the manufacturer/EPA ratings.
 

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RAMs projecting mid 20's aren't they? I'd say real world numbers are typically 3-5 mpg off the manufacturer/EPA ratings.
Mid 20's for the diesel, not the gasser. That 3.6 is not THAT thrifty. We get 17 to 19mpg in our 4400lb Jeep Wrangler all the time with the same engine, but with a 5spd auto. (that is except when the temperature is as cold as it's been lately)
 

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Mid 20's for the diesel, not the gasser. That 3.6 is not THAT thrifty. We get 17 to 19mpg in our 4400lb Jeep Wrangler all the time with the same engine, but with a 5spd auto. (that is except when the temperature is as cold as it's been lately)
ah that makes a bit more sense. Whats RAMS number on the gasser?
 

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Ram should put the EcoDiesel engine that they are using in their truck in the Promaster. That thing gets great fuel economy.

Ram should put the whole drive train from their 1500 truck, rather then the drive train from a car in the Promaster.

Truck costs less even with a 8 speed auto and 4x4.
 

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Ram should put the whole drive train from their 1500 truck, rather then the drive train from a car in the Promaster.

Truck costs less even with a 8 speed auto and 4x4.
If they did that then it would be very high off the ground.
No more low floor height, less capacity and much heavier.
Drive shaft and differential take a lot of space under there.
 

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If they did that then it would be very high off the ground.
No more low floor height, less capacity and much heavier.
Drive shaft and differential take a lot of space under there.
Perfect.

That is what I am looking for. Just like the Iveco Daily
http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=&imgrefurl=http://www.custom-campers.de/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=52&Itemid=&h=0&w=0&sz=1&tbnid=pIkasuYr7wu2GM&tbnh=194&tbnw=259&zoom=1&docid=BvBnpFdbUVVmWM&ei=nkLPUuPFJYraoAT--YCoCA&ved=0CAIQsCUoAA
 

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That there is impressive. It is a custom camper. If that is what you want
then the Promaster is not a good starting point. I think it would be easier to start with a Sprinter or the new Transit.
 
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