Another one year review. A year and 15,000 miles on the van with north of 9000lbs weight, but nothing on roof and no towing. I am an hvac tech.
First is mileage. The full year came in at 14.535mpg, with my best running average (4 consecutive tankfuls) at 16.06 and the worst,13.06. Those extremes were, of course, best in summer, with worst in winter. Fuel savings for the year over my former van, a 350E cube van, are close to $1000.
The air filter I wrapped (water prevention) just now, but it did not look bad at all. No big deal.
My maintenance costs for the year totaled $46.85. Now isn't that neat! The beauty of new vehicles! With the purchase the dealer gave first oil change free and free state safety inspections for life. (Yea, I know thats a ploy to get more business in the shop.)
On their inspection report they listed front brakes as 12B, and rears 10B. Is that a measurement of pad thickness remaining? If so, what is "B" and what were they new?
Overall, very happy with the rig. Never dreamed I'd have a work van that drives like a car, both in speed and handling. Only a tiny scratch or two yet, and a tiny dinge.
10360 gvwr, high roof, el, 3.5eco, 3.73 axle,