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Date registered: Mar 2013
Vehicle: 2015 ML250 Bluetec, 62K miles; 1987 560SL, 121K miles
Location: Fairmont, Minnesota, USA
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I like my diesel
Just got back from a trip, and the car performed superbly. We went from Fairmont, Minnesota to Chattanooga, Tennessee for LibertyCon 31, leaving last Wednesday, stopping for the night in Paducah, Kentucky, then getting to Chattanooga early afternoon on Thursday. On the way back, we stopped for the night in Iowa City.
The total driven was 2021 miles. Over the full tanks on the trip, I averaged 28.3 MPG, and the longest between fill-ups was 639 miles, Paducah to Mason City, Iowa - with no low fuel light; it took 22.94 gallons.
It's really nice to get on the road, lock it on cruise, and sit back while the car eats miles. It's even nicer to get out of it at the end of a 700-mile day and not feel like I've been hit by a truck. The car has more than ample power, too, for those times when it's needed. It's also nice to know that I can drive all the way across Illinois, the long way, and not have to stop for anything.
I like my diesel. I think I'll keep it.
"Engineered like no other car in the world." That's both a bug and a feature.