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Furthest trip in your Spark?

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What is the furthest you've ever driven your spark in one trip?

I have yet to drive mine more than 100 miles in one trip. Me and my mom are thinking about about driving it to Niagra Falls next month...maybe.

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400mi to north Arkansas.

Spark did just fine, even in the hills.

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van Nuys to Redondo beach

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Pam Springs, CA -to- Draper, UT. Spark did great! Even up the insane climb after Baker

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About 400 miles into west TX desert, and several 300 mile trips to Rio Grande valley. Haven't taken it out of state yet. I don't trust the crappy B temp grade tires, especially traveling 85mph across desert in 100+ temperature.

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The only thing that should happen to the tires would be that you wear them out faster if they get over temp. That kind of solves two of your issues because you dislike the tires and they would be worn out so you need to replace them sooner.

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3700 miles roundtrip from Tucson Az to Appleton Wisconsin. Averaged 41.2 mpg. Car ran like a charm.

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2100 miles round trip from MD to Florida and back. Mileage took a hit doing 80 and with 2 passengers and about 150 lbs of luggage. Ended up averaging 39 mpg versus the 42+ I have been getting since it has warmed up here.

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my longest trip ever was 50 mile round trip

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30 miles maybe, all in town. If go on trips we use the wife's vehicle.

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2137 miles, with 2 cats roaming around in the car, during my cross country move. Found it was cheaper to have my stuff shipped in a moving pod instead of renting a gas guzzling truck and towing the Spark.

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Drove mine for a round trip of 512 miles. Took a break half way through. Heck of a drive without cruise control. Drove from Wisconsin to Indiana and back in one day.

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Did another trip last weekend,,,, Tucson to Las Vegas and back. Trip total was 878 miles. Car ran great, A/C blew cold air. Gas mileage came out to 39.2 mpg for the trip. Will soon be hitting the 100 degree mark here in Tucson,,,hope the A/C doesn't take a puke on me than. I don't have central A/C in my house and so sometimes my car is the only place to "chill out" in for a bit. :-)

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When I first got the car I took it on a 20hr round trip from indy to Texarkana. About 3k miles round trip. Car did great. Avg about 43 mil/gal

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Mid Wisconsin to Carmel California and driving all around the Bay area of CA and then back through Nevada. About 5500 miles. Ran great. Went up mountains, through deserts, kept up to traffic and more through the speedway of Wyoming. Averaged just around 40 mpg, even with all the fast freeway driving.

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Mid Wisconsin to Carmel California and driving all around the Bay area of CA and then back through Nevada. About 5500 miles. Ran great. Went up mountains, through deserts, kept up to traffic and more through the speedway of Wyoming. Averaged just around 40 mpg, even with all the fast freeway driving.

Nice trip and glad to hear that your Spark ran well. Did your A/C always work good for you too? And where from in central Wis? I used to live in Appleton before I moved to Tucson Az.

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Drove 4,000 miles round-trip from Michigan to Missoula, Montana and back. Did fantastic the entire trip. I am going again in July and right now the care has 99,000 miles in the 2 years I've owned it. I work on the road and has been a Blessing on fuel costs

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Drove 4,000 miles round-trip from Michigan to Missoula, Montana and back. Did fantastic the entire trip. I am going again in July and right now the care has 99,000 miles in the 2 years I've owned it. I work on the road and has been a Blessing on fuel costs

Well Suzi..sounds like you probably have the most miles on your Spark of anyone on this forum...Other than the tranny slip in first any other issues you have had would be useful to other members..better get that tranny fixed before you hit 100Kmi!!

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Sorry guys, but I will not drive the little Spark more than 100 miles from home. It will be the Chevy HHR for longer trips. 

Edited by Bobby MSME
make it shorter!

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Los Angeles to Ensenada Mexico. Awesome drive

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I suspect my daughter and her boyfriend may have set a new one-way record:  Astoria, Oregon to Jasper, Alabama.  They had all their stuff crammed in the back for a school year teaching assignment at an environmental education camp.  It's coming back -- I assume -- in June.

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On 4/24/2014 at 0:22 AM, tootal2 said:

my longest trip ever was 50 mile round trip

About what I usually do in my 2017 Spark LS CVT. 70 miles round trip to Jacksonville, FL for some Indian food which is not available in my town. Cross country trips are much better in our Chevy HHR. We did 7000 miles in it from Florida to Wash state, then Sun City in AZ and back to Florida. Passed through majority of American states. The worst roads and rest stations were in Illinois.

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I went from Tucson to San Francisco and back, twice, with a dog, a few weeks after buying it new. About 900 miles each way, with scenic detours. I got an un-reparable flat on the way back, on the second trip. Otherwise, with the addition of a cushy seat pad, it was comfortable, a little loud but the carplay more than made up for it. Got about 37 per gallon but crossed some mountains and had temps well over 100.

 

Overall, I really love this car and these road trips are a big reason why.

 

This one...

 

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