We just returned from a round-trip to Granby, Colorado. Our van had about 700 miles on it before we started out. Overall, we were extremely pleased with the gas mileage which averaged about 24.50 per gallon, as well as with the handling on the Rocky Mountain National Park roads, some of them seemingly straight-the-heck up. (You haven't been thrilled until you've traversed the Fall River Road from Estes Park. Don't do it if you're acrophobic.) But most of all, we loved the comfort. Going out, we transported four adults, six golf bags, huge duffels, bags of stuff galore, etc., so we dropped the seat into the well. Once there, we shed the cargo, popped up the seat, and had plenty of room for the additional two adults on that perilous journey to 12,000 feet.
Now, if they could just have provided a MUCH better sound system.Boy, do I hate to spend money on that when they should have seen to it first. And a compass/temp mirror. Really wish I'd had that. But otherwise, we loved the car and its ride, and are--nuts cases that we are--returning for a reprise in September. God willing, there'll be no snow on Berthoud Pass.
Now, if they could just have provided a MUCH better sound system.