Originally Posted by 4jeepdiesel
I know a guy who is flying 1500 miles to pick up his new GC...
...and boy, will his arms be tired!
But seriously, folks, the old fashioned way of breaking in a vehicle has gone by the wayside (thank goodness!). I would not recommend doing misdemeanor/felony level speeds until at least a thousand miles are on any vehicle, but driving at varied highway speeds for a couple of hundred miles is about as much that may
be required or suggested. Some folks drive more carefully the first ~50 miles to properly "scuff in" the tires... not a big deal unless those miles are in heavy rain.
Our first trip in my wife's new GC was from central NY to Fairfax, VA and back... that trip went great, and helped convince me to get one. The first trip in mine was to West Orange, NJ (to celebrate) and back.
About the 1500-mile guy, did he buy from Dave Smith? His account of the deal and the trip home (i.e., how he likes the Jeep) would be most welcome here.