Cali Road Trip!

Aug 25, 2011 update on P71's 2006 Mazda Mazda5

My little sister had her first baby last month so we needed to go visit her! They live in Garden Valley, CA, which is in the mountains between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe by Coloma (where gold was discovered) and Georgetown (Rubicon Trail). So we did what any car family would do: packed up the Falcon and drove 12 hours there! It was a great trip and the 5 was smooth and comfy for the long hours on the road. We averaged over 30MPG, even climbing the Siskiyou Pass between Oregon and California. The little 2.3 loses some pep up in the elevation, but still gets going pretty well. I long to re-do this trip solo with a MS3 swap though!


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