First road trip for our new-used 2010 BMW X5 35d

Posted By on November 7, 2015

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I took “Brenda’s” car on its first road trip this week without asking while making calls in NE Ohio – whoops?!?! It sure was an enjoyable car to drive … too bad it replaces her 1998 Toyota Rav4 and not my 2006 Honda Pilot.

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Jealously aside, I was anxious to see just what kind of fuel economy this 2010 BMW X5 35d would return … finished the trip at about 24.8 according to the trip computer (will be checking the manual numbers on the next fill). So far it’s not going to hit 30 mpg, but “maybe” I’ll be able to figure out how to get it above 26 mpg (the top for my 1982 Mercedes Benz 300D Turbodiesel that I often drive in good weather) … but the driving performance is way better than I expected – nice!

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  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.