Back from DV. I'm blown away with the performance of my new car. Ran like a champ with 4 persons tons of gear enough to cover the entire rear glass, 20 gallons of water. Handled the tough roads of Death Valley very well and so do the return trip back to Portland on snow and ice.
Got consistent 29-29.4 MPG on the Highway.
My one month old car looks like all chewed up and is hurting me quite a bit