I'm planning on taking a trip around the country, totaling about 7,000 miles. I have a 2001 Chevy Malibu with 110K+ miles on it. I've never had any major problems with the car. However, I know it's old and I'm a little worried about relying on it for that big of a trip. If I didn't take the car that would mean paying over $1200 for a rental car- which sounds a little too crazy to me. I plan to get AAA and get my car serviced before the trip. I'm mostly confident in my car, but everyone I talk to seems to think I'm crazy, so it's given me doubts.
What would you do? Pay over $1000 for a rental car just for peace of mind or take the 110K+ car?