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Old 16 Jun 2008, 12:45 am
John Horner
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Default Re: Plan on driving a new car on a 3000mile highway trip. Bad idea?

Bow Wow wrote:
> I was planning on taking my soon to take possession MDX on a trip
> which will consist mostly of highway driving of about 3000mile drive
> and been told that that's not such a good idea because you don't want
> to drive a brand new car on the highway for any extended amount if you
> can help before the car's properly broken in.
> The seals, rings and the machine just needs to set in properly, which
> happens during the break in period and before that, I was told you
> should avoid any long highway trip.
> What do you guys think? If this was your car, would you do it or put
> off the trip until after the car's broken in properly? Thanks.

I wouldn't worry about it. I did just that with a nearly brand new car
in 1996 and it is still running strong today with over 160k miles on it.

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