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Old 02-23-2016, 10:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well it happened. I've purchased my 1st non hybrid/electric vehicle. 2007 Rigdeline RTL. Now this means I can go buy insights that don't run and tow them home!!! It also means that my insight will be driven more as the fleet shifts.

The 4.5 hour 280 mile trip home into super strong head winds meant 18mpg I also realized filling up 20 gallons takes FOR-EV-ER!!!! i haven't put more than 10.8 gallons in a vehicle in a loooooong time.

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Old 02-23-2016, 12:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Congrats. Fine trucks.
IIRC you just need to ensure proper transmission fluid changes are done timely or ahead of schedule and should last a couple of hundred thousand miles.
The new ones are not too bad either, and the come as FWD also, but in Buffalo you need the 4WD.
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