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Old 06-09-2014, 12:37 PM   #1
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I leave this Friday from Wisconsin in my 2011 2.0 q5 with 40 K mile for a month long trip. We drive from here to Bellingham WA and then get on the Alaskan ferry with the car for a 3 day trip to Haines AK. From there, we tour alaska and then head back to WI. My best guess is that we will put 7700 mi on the odometer.

Hopefully the ride time will not kill my wife and I.

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Sounds like fun! Enjoy and take lots of pics. Alaska is on my 'to do' list.
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I leave this Friday from Wisconsin in my 2011 2.0 q5 with 40 K mile for a month long trip. We drive from here to Bellingham WA and then get on the Alaskan ferry with the car for a 3 day trip to Haines AK. From there, we tour alaska and then head back to WI. My best guess is that we will put 7700 mi on the odometer.

Hopefully the ride time will not kill my wife and I.

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Sounds like a neat trip. We've had our Q5 on a couple of road trips - Nothing nearly as long as yours - And we've found it to be a comfortable cruiser. Good luck.
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Fantastic, sounds like a blast!
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Yes, I agree that the Q5 is a great road trip car. Comfortable and reasonably good fuel economy, I have been getting 28-31 mpg in cruise at 70 on 250 mi trips.
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sounds fun! have a great time!

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Have a great trip....Sounds like fun. One word of advice, if I may. When your wife says shes ready to stop at a motel, do not press on to the next town or campgrounds...Start looking right then. Not doing this almost cost me my marriage on a trip up HWY 1 in California once.
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Sounds like fun!!! Enjoy!
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Thanks for the advice. I hear you.
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Update on Alaska trip:

I drove 8200 miles, got 29.2 mpg, and averaged 57 mph.

The car ran perfectly and was extremely comfortable.

I had an oil change in Anchorage and complained about oil consumption of 1 qt every 3000 miles. They changed the pressure regulating valve and a seal. 4500 miles later and I have still not used a drop of oil.

The windshield protected us a few times from rocks in construction zones, so the glass will be replaced in the next week or so.

Great car for long trips!!!!
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Sounds like a great trip. Would you do it again?

The 19.2 mpg's sounds OK - Was there a lot of driving in the mountains?

Nice to hear that the oil consumption issue may be resolved. The pressure regulating valve change was interesting especially if that was the needed fix.
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Bob:

19.2 mpg was a typo. It was 29.2. Really!
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19.2 mpg was a typo. It was 29.2. Really!
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