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Old 09-23-2017, 12:44 PM
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Talking Update on 2017 Colorado

We now have 5,000 miles on the truck. We are getting an average of 26.7 mpg that is some highway which really isn't highway in Florida because of all the "TOURON'S.
A TOURON is what we call Terrorist oops I mean Tourist here. "Word origin comes from "TOURIST and MORON combined.
And then the Floridians drive even worse.
Florida was rated as having the worst drivers in the entire US. And that is for real !
So on the highway they can't drive an even speed they either drive 40 under or 40 over in a 70 mph zone. So we have a hard time going more that 10 miles without a backup and at least 2 wrecks on our Interstate I-4. "Thank you Walt Dismal World". Walt would be rolling over in his grave if he knew what the corporation is really doing with his dream and to our resident's.
"Boy we miss the Ranch and country life and privacy" Oh well at least there is no nasty wet cold ice and snow. Hurricanes we put up with them, what you gonna do ? LOL
But our mileage included a lot of stop and go in moderate to heavy traffic and the re gen cycles.
So we are tickled with the truck the mpg and the handling.
We went to South Carolina and we actually were able to cruise 65 and 75 mph for extended lengths like an hour or more. While actually cruising on the highway we were getting an average of 30 to 32 mpg. On some legs coming back South we were getting 34 mpg.
Not one issue with the truck so far. It's awesome !
I just hope we don't wear it out until it's paid for LOL
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Old 09-23-2017, 07:24 PM
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Yep. Sounds boring. Thanks for the update!
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Old 09-23-2017, 07:44 PM
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Yep I can't rant on the Colorado, I had to go the Missy's post on her Merc to do that LOL.
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And then the Floridians drive even worse.
Florida was rated as having the worst drivers in the entire US. And that is for real !
Driving has gotten a lot worse over the years. A lot of it is just the number of people out there, but then the highway designs have gone to crap too - too many ramps on the left side, for one - slows down traffic because people are entering/exiting from the “fast lane.” Then you have everyone on their phones - talking or texting. It’s no wonder people seem to like the idea of self-driving cars - they really don’t want to be driving in the first place. Sorry, but I thought that was what buses, light rail, and such were for...
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So we are tickled with the truck the mpg and the handling.
We went to South Carolina and we actually were able to cruise 65 and 75 mph for extended lengths like an hour or more. While actually cruising on the highway we were getting an average of 30 to 32 mpg. On some legs coming back South we were getting 34 mpg.
Anyway, enough for ranting…

Good to hear about the mileage. I know a couple people with the Nissan Cummins trucks. They are saying the power is great but the mileage is pretty crappy.
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I agree way more people also. When you factor in a tourist destination, that adds millions more to the mix.
We have some of the largest ranches in the US down here believe it or not, but even out in the boonies you find the tourist sightseeing, they will sometimes stop in the middle of a road and just get out of the rental car even leaving the doors wide open and start taking pictures.
Can't blame them for looking and enjoying it here, but a little courtesy and common sense would be nice.
We have a standing joke " They come here and pack everything for their trip except their brains." LOL
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We don’t quite have people completely stopping, but I come up behind enough people on the highway doing 35mph - you pass them and look over, sure enough, they’re on their phones…
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We don’t quite have people completely stopping, but I come up behind enough people on the highway doing 35mph - you pass them and look over, sure enough, they’re on their phones…
I think train horns would be a good cure for this. . . . . .
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I think train horns would be a good cure for this. . . . . .
On a serious note, there is no cure. Distracted driving has become more deadly than DUI, especially among young drivers. Even if criminal penalties are equaled with DUI, it will only lessen it. As it stands now, every state I know of classifies it as an infraction or a public offense. Fines only. Those who are doing it will continue doing it, until it is criminalized (harsh word, but factual).
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I think train horns would be a good cure for this. . . . . .
I regularly say that I need an air horn…

Unfortunately, technology moved faster than legislation. By the time it was realized just how bad things were, everyone was doing it and it became that much harder to regulate.
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