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Well, want to plan another road trip from Edmonton to Vancouver or Seattle next year...done the trip a couple times before with other cars ( Honda Fit & CRV )....both times I was thinking in my head, why didn't I take the EVO...then I say that out loud, and the wife will start to blah blah blah blah blah.....

Main thing is she knows gas milage sucks in the EVO, barely 400 km in the city, she is worried that we will run out of gas in the middle of the mountain.....I know I won't because I can fill up in Edson, Hinton, first small town in BC ( can't remember name, somthing mont ?? ), Kamloops.....etc....

Has anyone done similar trips in the EVO so I can get some kind of example to show my wife the trip is possible with the EVO ??

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You wont run out of gas provided you fill up everywhere possible. :p the places you listed all work. In BC there's Jasper valemount Clearwater kamloops hope chilliwack
 

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And of course you can coast in the mountains :p
 

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If cost is a concern, then take the more fuel-efficient car. You will spend ~3-4 times more on petrol for the EVO over the same distance (eats more fuel and requires a higher cost fuel). Not to mention all the lost travel time having to stop every couple hours to feed the EVO.

If you don't care about cost and time, then take the EVO.
 

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I was worried too but mostly because of exhaust loudness(turbo back 3").In reality it worked out perfectly,exhaust notes made everyone sleep for the most of time.My wife said that Recaros are the most comfy seats!!! In two days:Boston - Ottawa - Boston!!! And as a driver with 21 year experience would say,Evo is one of the best cars to keep you awake during long trips:)
 

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If cost is a concern, then take the more fuel-efficient car. You will spend ~3-4 times more on petrol for the EVO over the same distance (eats more fuel and requires a higher cost fuel). Not to mention all the lost travel time having to stop every few hours to feed the EVO.

If you don't care about cost, then take the EVO.
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You get everywhere fast :p
 

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Ive driven from Edmonton to Minneapolis, as well as to Vancouver and back in the evo, not a single issue. Got roughly 400km to the tank.
 

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The seats in the evo are literally the most comfortable seats I've ever sat in. I did 4 hours straight through recently and I felt like a million bucks after, which is normally not the case. Kept it at 65mph and logged a respectable 28 mpg
 

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I'll be driving from Victoria to Cranbrook which is about a 13-14 hour drive including the Ferry. Its about 1000km. It will be my first long drive in the evo so I'll give you feedback on the 24th.
 

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Long trips are not a problem with the Evo. Living in the CA.Bay Area, I enjoy driving to Las Vegas and back with both Evo 8 and now the X. Roughly 1200 miles round trip. I make at least 4 trips a year since 04. The purr of the motor and the feel of the road are just intoxicating.

If you have mountain passes on the trip like mine (Hwy 58 thru Tehachapi), then the Evo comes into their own. The limitations are the 14 gallon gas tank, but at 24 mpg, it's not so bad. :D

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Ive driven from Edmonton to Minneapolis, as well as to Vancouver and back in the evo, not a single issue. Got roughly 400km to the tank.
Whooee I'm lucky to get 300 lol. I can't even make it to Edmonton from here lol

The seats in the evo are literally the most comfortable seats I've ever sat in. I did 4 hours straight through recently and I felt like a million bucks after, which is normally not the case. Kept it at 65mph and logged a respectable 28 mpg
I respect you man, I could never keep that speed for that long!

Long trips are not a problem with the Evo. Living in the CA.Bay Area, I enjoy driving to Las Vegas and back with both Evo 8 and now the X. Roughly 1200 miles round trip. I make at least 4 trips a year since 04. The purr of the motor and the feel of the road are just intoxicating.

If you have mountain passes on the trip like mine (Hwy 58 thru Tehachapi), then the Evo comes into their own. The limitations are the 14 gallon gas tank, but at 24 mpg, it's not so bad. :D

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Tank is 14.5? Not that 0.5 would make a difference :p
 

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Drove 1400km to Portland, Oregon in one day with no issues. Even had extra fuel in the trunk(needed 94 octane for Cobb Tuning) and customs didn't seem to care.
 

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im going to be driving to evo from edmonton to halifax this up coming summer, cant wait.
 

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So nice to see many people done long trips with their evo....at least I can now tell my wife with confidence....lol
 

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well i wanted to take my bike but my gf doesnt want to sit on the back of a crotch rocket for 5500kms
 

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Road trips piss me off like most things and people in life.

Since i purchased my Evo road trips all of a sudden became fun, entertaining and didn't require large amounts of drugs to keep my sanity levels sensible.

im about to embark on a 4000km round trip to snowboard 4 mountains and can't wait.

OP drive the wheel's off that Evo, any extra money spent in fuel will be more than made up for in comfort and fun... mountain switch back road + Evo X + wife = :drive::yay::hitit::freak:
 

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It's all up to your right foot. If you can keep it under 70 mph for most of the trip, it'll be easy to do a respectable distance on a fill-up. My best is 270 miles.
 
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