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Been a while but I Still Love this car. :cool:
Getting ready to take the V from here in Jersey down to Destin beach Florida, then over to New Orleans, back to Destin and then home.
Bypassing D.C. and Atlanta traffic I am going down 81, 75, 59 cutting through Hagerstown, Roanoke, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Birmingham, Montgomery.
Love being on the open highway with this car instead of the congested traffic I usually commute in daily.
 

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That does sound like a good road trip. I'm going to Memphis in early May and then over to Jackson, Ms. in late May. Hoping for good weather.
 

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I escaped Hurricane Irma by driving the V from South Florida to Pennsylvania. I-95 from north Georgia to North Carolina was a parking lot - 5 mph stop-n-go traffic. The ATS-V came thru like a champ. Engine never overheated and clutch never faded. I was impressed.
 

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Just went to LA and back from Phoenix. Great car on the freeway, very comfortable. I was concerned over the lack of a spare. I hope I never have to try out the sealant and pump. What a pain. I could buy a spare, but then where will I put my golf clubs and luggage?
 

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Sounds like a great trip. I’m new to the V and haven’t had the chance to stretch her out. Curious how the Recaros feel after several hours. I’m 6’3” 185 and do get stiff after a half hour.
 

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Sounds like a great trip. I’m new to the V and haven’t had the chance to stretch her out. Curious how the Recaros feel after several hours. I’m 6’3” 185 and do get stiff after a half hour.
I bought the non-recaro's because they were uncomfortable to me (too tight). I'm 6'4: and pushing 240
 

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Sounds like a great trip. I’m new to the V and haven’t had the chance to stretch her out. Curious how the Recaros feel after several hours. I’m 6’3” 185 and do get stiff after a half hour.
My Fiance is 6'4" and around the same weight and he loves the Recaros on long drives.
He wouldn't drive my previous ATS on long drives due to not being comfortable in the seats.
 

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Having learned from past experience (a 2010 cross country trip that peppered my fairly mint Alfa Romeo 164's nose with a bunch of rock chips) I had an 'invisible bra' installed on my ATS-V before taking a ~6200 mile ToD trip last Spring. It did a great job of protecting the car, and made it so much easier to wash off the bugs and road grime at the end of each day.
 

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Been a while but I Still Love this car. :cool:
Getting ready to take the V from here in Jersey down to Destin beach Florida, then over to New Orleans, back to Destin and then home.
Bypassing D.C. and Atlanta traffic I am going down 81, 75, 59 cutting through Hagerstown, Roanoke, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Birmingham, Montgomery.
Love being on the open highway with this car instead of the congested traffic I usually commute in daily.
Don't forget, radar detectors are illegal in Virginia.:stirpot:
 

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I've been known to just place my V1 on top of the console in VA. Won't get laser but I don't know that it's in use in VA. Radar bounces around enough to be semi-useful.

Or travel in the middle of a pack...
 

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Don't forget, radar detectors are illegal in Virginia.:stirpot:
Yeah I take never take mine down, I live in a state where they are legal, so I just play the "oh I'm sorry I wasn't aware it wasn't legal here" and usually you just put it away and the officer won't care.
 

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Be careful in that Commonwealth of Virginia. Anything over 80 mph or 20 mph over the posted speed limit will result in a reckless driving summons . This means you must appear in court , or hire an attorney. And the cops in Virginia are real Ball Buster's, they'll write a ticket even f you are on the job somewhere else. Its considered a felony , the same as a DUI. A friend of mine briefly hit 82 mph to get around someone going slow in the left lane near Richmond. There was nothing reckless in what he did (light traffic). And my friend is an active trooper in NYS , this loser cop in an unmarked silver Malibu wrote him up . And then you get bombarded with letters from attorneys wanting to represent you. It's a real money maker for that state. And keep in mind that if you have a radar detector that a cop sees, you will get a ticket for that, even if it was turned off.
 

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Be careful in that Commonwealth of Virginia. Anything over 80 mph or 20 mph over the posted speed limit will result in a reckless driving summons . This means you must appear in court , or hire an attorney. And the cops in Virginia are real Ball Buster's, they'll write a ticket even f you are on the job somewhere else. Its considered a felony , the same as a DUI. A friend of mine briefly hit 82 mph to get around someone going slow in the left lane near Richmond. There was nothing reckless in what he did (light traffic). And my friend is an active trooper in NYS , this loser cop in an unmarked silver Malibu wrote him up . And then you get bombarded with letters from attorneys wanting to represent you. It's a real money maker for that state. And keep in mind that if you have a radar detector that a cop sees, you will get a ticket for that, even if it was turned off.
Yes, even on sections of I-95 where the speed limit is 70, going 10MPH over the speed limit is "reckless" driving. 70+10=80MPH. This is why I have my speed limit warning set at 78MPH.
 
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