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      Don't trust the trip computer. Mine routinely...

      Don't trust the trip computer. Mine routinely says 27-29MPG with highway driving at 75MPH. But when I've checked it at the pump (miles/gallons) I'm consistantly 10% less than indicated. But now...
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      Gotta love life. Sorry for the late chime in. ...

      Gotta love life.

      Sorry for the late chime in. My background, I'm a bit of a gear head. I build classic cars for a hobby. I usually drive a 65 mustang convertible to work. However my 'daily'...
    3. Problems with Bluetooth and playing songs from iphone

      Not sure if it's just a problem with my RES system or not. But it doesn't matter which Iphone I use, or which song play I queue up from the iphone (music files or Slacker) but the transfer seems...
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      A friend of mine just hauled a car with his old...

      A friend of mine just hauled a car with his old Windstar. The towing capacity of these minivans isn't that shabby when you look at it. Though, rather than putting stuff in, I prefer a trailer.
      ...
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      My observations are 100% inline with this. My...

      My observations are 100% inline with this. My trip computer is consistently 10% High. Doesn't matter if my daily commute or highway.

      In the first 6k miles, I average around 26-27MPG on the...
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      I can say, the 3.6 is a quick engine. I find it...

      I can say, the 3.6 is a quick engine. I find it a little sluggish off the line (as with more small displacement high reving engines), especially trying to pull 5000# from a dead start. But once you...
    7. I plan to get it. I'm not very convinced the...

      I plan to get it. I'm not very convinced the transmission will last to 100k miles. Not impressed with the shifting.

      And that's not to mention other items that have been annoying from time to...
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      Yes...at 60-70 MPH, at the 1800 RPM range, the...

      Yes...at 60-70 MPH, at the 1800 RPM range, the engine, like most high HP, small engines, is a dog. These engines don't develop HP or significant torque before 3000 RPM.

      ECO mode has no effect. ...
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      3rd gear is usually a 'limp home mode' operation...

      3rd gear is usually a 'limp home mode' operation for newer transmissions. Sounds like maybe an electronic sensor issue, or just a computer hiccup.

      Or, it went into limp home due to overheating...
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      I don't know off hand the materials for the pads,...

      I don't know off hand the materials for the pads, but if they used ceramic, or a low dust pad, it will cause those sounds. Could also be something as simple as flash rust if you live in a humid area...
    11. Yeah, we played chess with our cars and hoping to...

      Yeah, we played chess with our cars and hoping to finally get all the pieces back inline. In the last two years, had to replace 4 cars and the Routan was the last. Though next year, my wife's Honda...
    12. I've been pleasantly surprised. It's definitely...

      I've been pleasantly surprised. It's definitely a modern high reving engine. It feels like it struggles 0-35 between the engine sounds and the transmission, but man, 50-70 to pass someone...smooth...
    13. We shopped them all. While we loved the Honda,...

      We shopped them all.

      While we loved the Honda, the prices were too high for my taste for a minivan. Same with Toyota. Kia makes a good product, but I wasn't impressed with the interior. Not...
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      I've found the Eco mode only really helps around...

      I've found the Eco mode only really helps around town driving. I drive a combination of back roads and small towns, and eco mode actually got worst mileage (based on tank and mileage, not the...
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      Don't bother with the BT to play music. The...

      Don't bother with the BT to play music. The quality is horrible. I'm no audiophile, but I honestly almost brought the Routan in to have the speakers replaced until I stopped using the BT to stream...
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      Struts blowing are random. Had the original...

      Struts blowing are random. Had the original factory set on one volvo last 200k miles before I finally replaced them. I replaced them with OEM, and one sprung a leak in 10k miles.

      All it takes...
    17. It's all about what options and what you want. ...

      It's all about what options and what you want. Only you can answer that.

      Honestly, while I usually buy used cars, I like buying new because then I'm only checking the car and how I like it, I'm...
    18. Software Update, if you get check engine on start up

      Just FYI, took my Routan in today to fix some annoying electrical gremlins. They are updating the software as well because apparently the software can through a false CEL on start up.
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      From a little research, values of Routans are...

      From a little research, values of Routans are inline with values for comparably equipped Caravans. Maybe $500-800 less.

      But yes, generally you are more likely to get a higher trade in value at...
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      Got nothing against the dodge underpinnings. I...

      Got nothing against the dodge underpinnings. I bought it knowing that full well. I bought it because I thought it was more attractive than the GC or T&C and was cheaper. Win-Win.

      We used to...
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