Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Anaheim / Lake Arrowhead CA
So into week two. First fault was a flat 8 miles on it. Dealer replaced the tire so all is well. Last week, made a trip up to the va home, last 20 up and first 20 down are a winding road up to the top of the hill, a 4500' climb. No excessive downshift or issues going up or down the hill. Coming down used manual and 3rd or 4th . I tried using the exhaust brake but it did not seem to make much difference in the speed.
Yesterday I was able to test the exhaust brake on a long downhill on a toll road, set the cruise and brake on it held speed without issue. The end of that trip was at NBC universal on the other side of LA creeping through rush hour traffic. Bottom line, I left there after traffic and even with 1.5 hours creeping in traffic below 20 mph, the DIC said trip was 27.4 mpg for the trip!