I got the beast about 1 1/2 months ago. It was well taken cared by its
original owner and it has 65k miles on it. Engine light came on after I put
in 700 miles. The code was P0405 indicating the EGR low flow problem. Did
a search on the web and found the solution. Sprayed cleaner to the vacuum
port and the light went away. The oil consumption was about 1 qt. per 2 gas
filled up. It gets only 15 mpg on the highway, $3.29/g. What is the
average mpg do you get on your Troopers?
Wow...pretty low miles for a 7-year old Trooper. Oil consumption may be a
little high, but it may vary some with some more driving (since it sounds
like you've only got 2-3 tanks of gas thru it). Our 94 Trooper (145k miles)
seems to use a bit of oil regularly, but probably not more than 1-2 quarts
per oil change (3k miles). Our 2002 was bought new and is now up to 32k
miles. It tends to use oil very randomly. It won't use any oil at all for
quite some time, and the next thing you know, it's used half a quart...?
Troopers use oil...that's just the way it is. Keep a spare quart (or 2) in
the handy holder in the back door. :-)
Average gas mileage, 13-15 around town and random driving. On a trip by
itself, 18-19 usually. I saw 20 once, but could have been a fluke. Now,
towing a travel trailer...well...9-12.
Jeff, same as yours. 98 Trooper, 99K miles on it, had it since 44K, never
got any better than 16MPG, and as low as 12mpg pulling a trailer, which is
also when it gets 300 miles to the quart. Your 1 qt ever 30 gal of gas is
Disappointing, but consistent... and as long as it has oil in it, it will
probably run fine...
In the UK, we have diesel Troopers. Mine is a 2000 Citation 3.0D and has
done 120K miles. It has averaged 26pmg (UK gallons). Lowest towing is
about 19mpg. On a long run, solo I can get over 30mpg.
Although it must have used a little oil, I haven't needed to top it up
between services EVER (6k intervals).
I just looked up the conversion...1.201 UK gallons to the US gallon. Taking
that into consideration, 26mpg!.7, 19mpg towing.8. I just got back
from a weeklong vacation towing our travel trailer between 600-700 miles at
nearly $3us per gallon of gas...and getting 10-11mpg. I want a diesel
Wow! I thought I was going crazy about my Trooper's mpg. I get 30+ mpg on
my 93 Mazda Protege before getting into this monster. Everyday, I can see
the gas meter goes down one needle one way to work and one needle to home.
That hurts my wallet.
What did you expect? The Trooper is twice the vehicle with twice the engine
of the little Mazda.... :-) I'm actually surprised you didn't get better
than that in the car. My daily driver is a 92 Caravan. I used to get 25mpg
on a trip with it, 20-22 around town. Nowadays, it rarely hits 20. But
still *slightly* better than the Troopers we have... I've had the old van
nearly 10 years and driven it 108k so far (192k on the clock). It just
doesn't seem to want to give up...
19mpg towing is very much a worst case.
I've just got back from a 5 week vacation touring NW Scotland (about 3000
miles in total of which about 1200 miles was towing a 1500kg caravan. The
Trooper averaged about 22mpg towing!! Solo, we got over 30mpg (36mpg on
one tankfull - must have been downhill all the way!!).
Yes, maybe you do need a diesel Trooper. :-)
Yes...I would like one! :-) Not only that, but that diesel hood scoop is
really cool looking.
Are the Troopers in your parts of the world left-hand drive? I wonder what
issues there would be importing one to the USA? Anybody ever tried that?
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