I've only got 10k miles on mine, but happy so far. Average 11.9-12 mpg. That is with racks and boxes and limited highway driving. Pulls trailers fine, just won't walk up grades on the highway. Really have to get her screaming to hold speed. 4-6 gear isn't a problem but if it kicks into 3rd I get scared. Try to slow down before that happens. Still gets me from point A to B.