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Old 08-30-2013, 04:44 PM
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Re: Taking a new GC on a Roadtrip?

I took delivery on mine and did a 1000 mile round trip the next two days...no issues.
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Re: Taking a new GC on a Roadtrip?

slightly less than a week after I took delivery on mine, I drove it 380mi each way to Carlisle.

What the owner's manual says is good advice; easy to do on a road trip. Change your cruise control setting every ten or so miles, drive in the slow lane, and occasionally punch out to pass..

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edit: going up into VT, you can probably drop off the interstate for an exit or two.. which both helps the break-in and makes the trip more interesting.
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slightly less than a week after I took delivery on mine, I drove it 380mi each way to Carlisle.

What the owner's manual says is good advice; easy to do on a road trip. Change your cruise control setting every ten or so miles, drive in the slow lane, and occasionally punch out to pass..

...tom

edit: going up into VT, you can probably drop off the interstate for an exit or two.. which both helps the break-in and makes the trip more interesting.
I will definitely do that, picked it up today (thing is freaking awesome) and heading out tomorrow morning. Maybe in VT i could get some QT1 action too! Will post some pics when I return. Thanks guys.
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Re: Taking a new GC on a Roadtrip?

First week I took the GC from Atlanta to Louisville Ky. That is when I really fell in love with my GC. Most comfortable ride I have ever experience. Combination of interstate,two lane and four lane stop and go.
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Re: Taking a new GC on a Roadtrip?

You're good. I was so excited when I drove mine off the lot that I completely forgot it was a brand new vehicle and I was driving it like I stole it. Then I read the manual about the break in period, oops. Anyway, it's running great!
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Hey guys, i just arrived and have a little update. Car rides great and shifts good but i had one mishap. After leaving the grocery store in drive I feathered the gas pedal and the car slowly idled forward. It was between the 1st and 2nd gear and the car started to shake and the check engine light started to flash. I pulled over and the light went away. Not a good way to start the trip being now worried. The car has just over 300 miles. Thanks guys.
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Hey guys, i just arrived and have a little update. Car rides great and shifts good but i had one mishap. After leaving the grocery store in drive I feathered the gas pedal and the car slowly idled forward. It was between the 1st and 2nd gear and the car started to shake and the check engine light started to flash. I pulled over and the light went away. Not a good way to start the trip being now worried. The car has just over 300 miles. Thanks guys.
Have you had it checked (codes read out) by the dealer yet? Curious to know what that was all about.
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Re: Taking a new GC on a Roadtrip?

I actually picked my JGC up in the Detroit area just a week before moving to Phoenix (over 2000 miles). I made it to Illinois when the problem you mentioned occurred to me. I was really irritated but I took it to the nearest dealer and they had it fixed in 3 hours. There is a TSB for an "Evap leak" or something like that. They did the repair and I haven't had an issue since. Take it to a dealer to be safe and make sure they update it with any necessary flashes. Mine needed radio and pcm updates in addition to the "Evap leak" fix.
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