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71K mile update

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So after driving my 2018 diesel 6 speed for 71K miles I think that the drive axles are starting to show wear. The car is dead quiet while driving along, but as soon as I start to turn I hear (and kinda feel) a metal friction noise. It could be nothing, But I would not be suprised to hear a front end clicking noise while turning sometime this summer. Then it will be time to replace the axles. I am planning on new belt and maybe a water pump this summer as well.

Other than that the car has been great, No major issues. All oil changes have been done, New tires, New air filter, New cabin filter, and 1 broken TPMS sensor.

If you need to keep the best MPG, really look at your tires when you need some. I got 60K out of the OEM tires and put on some cheap Sentury touring tires about 10K miles ago and have not been able to get back to the high 50's MPG on my commute.
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I'm right behind you in my 17 6 speed at 68k miles this morning. I haven't noticed any axle noise on mine, but my commute is almost entirely rural highway, so I expect the impact on axles, steering components and, well, just about everything, is low. I'm wondering if I might get 200k out of the brakes.

I also got a little over 60k miles out of the OEM tires. You are dead on about the fuel economy and the tires: If you like your fuel economy... I filled up this morning and see some shades of its former self, but getting 55 MPG was a lot more effort than it used to be. Before the new wheels and tires, this last tank would have probably been 60 MPG. Can't really complain about 55 MPG though.
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