I've owned the vehicle for three weeks. Filled up for the first time at 525 miles at a little under 1/4 tank left and averaged 38mpg. I have a combination of in town and highway miles driven each day. Considering how I drive, I believe this is fantastic! I have owned a 2001 Dodge Diesel truck which I have kept due to reliability and the fact that it is paid for. I plan on keeping this vehicle for 10 years as well. I hope the reliability is as good as my truck. If so, they may be the last vehicles I own. Diesel is the way to go for reliability and fuel economy.
What can I say? This car is so fun to drive! My 3 year old loves it! Much easier to get out of than the truck and it handles like it is on rails!
For a large guy, ease of access is a necessity. Much different than a truck. I got a lot of hazing from friends who have always known me as a truck guy. Until they take a ride! I've raised a log of eyebrows.