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Old 06-27-2015, 09:52 PM
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Well I pushed it a bit further than my wife would like, but managed to go from Buena Vista, CO to Oklahoma City, OK on one tank of diesel. 682 miles on the odometer. I've never owned a vehicle that provides this level of comfort and performance and provides terrific range.

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Is this your first diesel? The GC Ecodiesel is quite the machine imo. I've had further range in VW's, but those aren't quite the same level of comfort as the GC.
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When your odometer rolls past 20k you will really see great mileage. Routinely I can get 730 bladder-busting miles according to the EVIC. The furthest I ever pushed it was 703 miles on one tank.


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Re: Amazing Range

What I like is the fact that if my wife wants to go visit my daughter 150 miles away, I don't have to run and fill it up before she goes...
If it's around half a tank, I just tell her to go...She goes, runs around while she is there, comes back and still has fuel. Couldn't do that in her car !!
The down side is she also has more room to haul shopping junk home !
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Re: Amazing Range

Yeah, the range is one of the "features" I underestimated most when selecting the diesel option. I still wish the tank were even bigger.
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It had a little over 2 gallons left in the tank, so another 40-60 miles. Sure this was all downhill, 7000' elevation drop, but it was hills the whole way. I also had a hitch carrier hanging out the back full of camping and fishing equipment. I suspect this contributed to a little drag and minor fuel mileage loss. If it gets better after 20K, I guess I need to go do some more driving!
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When your odometer rolls past 20k you will really see great mileage. Routinely I can get 730 bladder-busting miles according to the EVIC. The furthest I ever pushed it was 703 miles on one tank.


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Re: Amazing Range

Yea, I can see 700+ miles per tank too. I was getting 30+ mpg on my 1200 trip recently with only 1400 miles on the GC when I was done.

This is my first diesel, and what really surprises me is the low end torque. I am still learning to carefully modulate the throttle off the stop lights to avoid whiplash.
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Re: Amazing Range

Diesel Dan, You can eliminate some of that starting surge by turning the Hill Start Assist off.
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Re: Amazing Range

I've done 730 and recently 719 with EVIC reading 45 miles range, took 22.917 gallons of fuel at fill up, EVIC said 33mpg but calculator shows 31. Being 4x2 always helps squeeze few extra miles.


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Diesel Dan, You can eliminate some of that starting surge by turning the Hill Start Assist off.
Thanks for the tip, I'll try that out.
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Re: Amazing Range

That surging goes away after the 20k mark as well, with or w/o HSA. Bear in mind that the trans uses hydraulic fluid and not ATF that we are all used to - if the trans is warm from highway usage, it's almost gone too.
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