April 2012 my wife and I drove from northwest Iowa to Charlotte NC and back in 12 days. We put over 3,000 miles on the car. Drove through Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, on the way there. With a lot of stops and sight seeing on the way. Stayed is the Charlotte area for four days. Did some tours of Nascar shops and Charlotte Speedway. On the way back went through the Smokey Mountains, then up through Kentucky and Indiana. We only had one problem, the starter solenoid had a couple times I had to get out and cross the post with a screw driver to engage the starter. Changed the solenoid after I got home not problem. Last day coming home was mostly rain, the last 30 miles to home it started snowing. All in all very nice trip.