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Well got back from my first big long road trip.

The gas milage was not as good as I expected.
We came back on Christmas day so there was next to nothing in the way of traffic, a 4 to 4 1/2 hour drive took 3, it was great!!!

Comming back I was doing 79 to 80 MPH and it said I was getting 16 to 17 MPG, when I was going 70 (speed limit) it said I was getting 17 to 18 MPG. But what got me is when I hit the Dallas limits and the speed limit is 60, I drove 60 constant for about 25 minutes, it said I was getting 28MPG. Does going that much faster over 60 really hurt your MPG that much??

I guess for 3 adults and 1 baby we did ok, kind of had to do a little stuffing here and there to get everything to fit, we could have used just a little bit more room.

It rained almost the whole way comming back, needless to say going 80 mph in the rain never seemed so smooth, the Jeep held great!!

Ok now for the photos,




Hows that for a background?? :D







Looking out the window on a ferry.


Can you spot the Jeep? :)




Jeep on the beach.


Close that door dad!! It's so COLD



Views from a Jeep (you can see the reflection of the beach if you look close)
 

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Nice Pics

Great Pics - thanks fly!

Also thanks for info on the mileage. This is what I was afraid of. A 4 cyl at over 60 mph would get lower, but thats seems like a lot lower. Usually my 4 cyl escort will get 25 ish at 73mph-75mph (118 km/hr-120 km/hr) while my dads v6 powered grand am would get that or better. Makes that toyota rav 4 with V6 that much more interesting.

Too bad the diesel isnt an option here in North America eh?
 

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still waiting for my compass to come in but, i have a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder subaru now, i work approx 20mins from my house(only going to and from work at 60-62mph) i use a half a tank of gas a week.....i travel(every year) approx 4 and 1/2 hours away(65-70mph) i use 3/4 a tank of gas so ...........................how many miles on your compass?
 

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EXCELLENT pics there man!
Yeah, it seems that the gas milage ain't all that great, or atleast not as great as the commercials seem to think.
With that said, I still love my Compass...
 

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the commercials, which say 30mpg highway, cite the mileage for the 2.0L engine with the 5spd manual ... and this engine isn't even available yet (on the Compass at least ... I believe it's you can get a Caliber with the 2.0L right now).

my sticker said 23 city, 26 highway with the CVT. that's about what I'm getting most of the time. I don't really have much opportunity to drive on interstate highways, but when we did drive to Maine in October, I averaged around 25 mpg at an average speed of around 72mph.

please note that this same 2.4L engine is in the new Chrysler Sebring, and they're advertising 32mpg highway. I would imagine that the final gearing is a little different for this sedan as compared to our Compasses (Compassi?).
 

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I think when they say 30mpg, they are talking about the manual tranny. I bought the stick (my Matrix was a stick and when I drove the auto with the new tranny, CVT(?), I did not like it).
I've got a few hundred miles on mine and I am around 28-29mpg, still hoping for more. My Matrix probably averaged 32mpg, but with a 1.8L.
 
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