Yea, the Cummins is a nice motor for sure! The sound of a Cummins turbo spooling up sure does make my heart race!
We’ve had two of them in the past. We had a 2000 4x4 short bed, fully loaded with a Banks kit, we regularly saw 18MPG out of it. Sadly the auto tranny kept giving us problems so in 2008 we upgraded to a new one with a 6.7 Cummins...
Now that was a truck! A swear it would pull a house from it's foundation and with the built in exhaust brake it would stop fully loaded on a dime! Oddly the 2008 was a pig on fuel, 10 to 12 MPG at best!
(Too much smog crap!)
About a year ago I was just sure we were not using our Dodge, Lance camper and Jeep enough so I sold them all and bought the sexist black Porsche 997 Carrera S a 40-year old could dream of! (Insert mid-life crisis joke here!)
Well within three months I had to borrow my friend’s pick-up three times for silly runs to the dump, home depot and so on… I quickly came to the conclusion that everyone who lives in the country needs a truck so I started looking for something used and inexpensive. I found our current Dodge in sad shape but picked it up for $4000! I still had the aftermarket rims and tires from our 2008, I found a wrecked truck with leather so I swapped all of the interior. It’s still a work in progress, however since we only drive it once a month or so, I’ll put up with the mileage of the V-10.