I used to worry about long trips as well. I have a 2013 N/A IPS that I bought new in 2013. I used to live in WI and I was hesitant to visit a friend down in TN. Each way, the trip is 730 miles. Admittedly, it was on my first trip that I had an issue with cold starts, but the air is thinner in the mountains and Iím sure I got some less than awesome fuel at the stations along the way, but Iíve gotten use to the cold start issue since then.
My car has never failed me in my 5+ years of ownership. Sheís always started and always continued to run. My transmission needs to be looked at for some rough downshifts at the moment, but the issue doesnít affect the drivability of the car. Iíve taken the trip down to TN and back several times and the car is awesome and Iíve never had a car leave me feeling so good after a 12 hour drive. The seats are just that comfortable. Honestly, this car is born to be a GT car and it sure is for me. Itís great on roads like the tail of the dragon, but soaking up miles on a road trip are what make this car so good.
Sure, if something goes wrong on a trip and it needs to towed to a dealer, that could get costly, especially if itís several hundred miles away. But there arenít many stories of these things leaving people stranded on the side of the road, especially without any warning. Just keep a rope plug kit in the trunk with an air compressor, your tow hook, your wheel bolt adapter, and the number for AAA ( or similar service) and enjoy the drive! Youíll be thankful you did.
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