- Apr 18, 2001
- Southeast Texas
- 2004 Passat Wagon (chainless + 5 MT + GDE tune)
I wanted to always post some pictures of our previous road trips but never get around to. After being at home for several months this was really needed to recharge and refresh. The 2004 Passat did the job fully loaded (and then some!) with excellent performance up and down the beautiful Colorado landscape. We started our camping near Colorado Springs, then headed to Black Canyon National Park, Ridgway State Park, Ouray, Million Dollar Highway (wow), Silverton, Glenwood Springs and Rocky Mountain National Park. We logged a total of 3,395 miles (5,432 Km), averaging 38.5 MPG plus many reinvigorating hikes! The rear cargo carrier resulted only in a 2.5% mileage penalty based on my previous extensive records of similar trips without the cargo carrier.