Greetings folks, I bought a used 05 Xb 2 tanks ago for my work vehicle/driver. I'm a handyman so I needed something with a chunk of space in it. I have the seats folded down and built a shelf to extend the cargo area right up to the front seats. I bought a ProRac and mounted it on the roof. I'm pretty happy with it, it sits low and the crossbars are sort of aero. I had to use slightly different parts than stock to mount it because the stock ones sucked. Now I have to decide if its worth the headache to mount and demount the crossbars all the time... The car had 71k on it and I paid $10k. I really didn't want the new ones (bigger, heavier, big engine.) The only problem with the car that I can tell is that it needs to crank just a bit longer than most cars I've driven with fuel injection. I'd love to hear from others with this engine how theirs starts. First tank was 31.5. Seeing that I thought, ok time to drive _really_ conservative so I backed off a bunch on speed and acceleration from stops. Next tank was 31.2 wtf!?!? Well, I took my ladder off the top, checked the tires and started driving even gentler. I know there's many factors that could affect my mileage so I'm not despairing yet. I see here that coaster toaster is up in the high 40's with his Xb, so I'll be moving in that direction. Likely the roof rack will keep me under his numbers, but I have a goal to aim towards. I live in Fort Collins, CO so altitude is 5000. How far I go and time between trips is completely job-dependent. After finding this site 2 days ago, I pumped up the tires to 44 and will order an SG2 for my early christmas present. Questions: The starting thing (above) RPM's. At 35 to 40, I can be in either 3rd or 4th gear. On mostly level which is more economical? Gas Saving. It must be discussed somewhere on this site, but yesterday as I was driving slow on a 2 lane county road (limit 50) I had several cars pass me in a flurry of carbon fumes. I think that for the overall benefit of the planet, maybe I should cost myself a couple mpg's in order to prevent them from feeling the need for hugely wasteful acceleration to pass me. Thats it for now, I'll head over to the group buy thread.