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  1. Default L.A to NYC easiest route on the car

    hi im driving from L.A to NYC this thursday 2 july and i have a vintage car so i was wondering if anyone knew which route would be easiest on the car, less hills, less heat, that kind of thing. thanking you.

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    You are going to have to pick between hills and heat. Least hills is I-10 to I-95. Least heat is I-15/I-70/I-76/I-80, which is also the fastest.

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    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    There really isn't much difference at all on the effects on a car of any of the interstate highway cross country routes. If the car is able to travel cross county, then it can handle pretty much any of it, and really, being stuck in traffic for an hour can be far harder on a car than traveling over a mountain.

    Having said that, I'd probably say I-80 (using I-84 to bypass Salt Lake City) to I-15 would be your best bet, with the fewest mountains and traffic - with Chicago being the only major trouble spot along that route).

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    Let me clarify Michael's comment if I may - that would be I-15 (or I-215?) through SLC to Ogden, then I-84 east to pick up I-80. This avoids the long grind up Parley's Summit on I-80 between SLC and Echo Canyon. This also bypasses I-70 from I-15 to Denver, which is one of the most scenic Interstates in the country, but has some pretty high mountains through CO.

    Just out of curiosity, what kind of car is this?

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