okay i'm so torn here.
i am driving from oakland ca to chicago next week because i'm moving. it's unfortunately not going to be a lazy sightseeing trip, we pretty much have to drive all day, taking four days probably (i made it here in 3).
anyways my car is getting older and even though i've had it checked out and they say it's good to go, i'm confused about which route will be safer and better on my car...hwy 80 through the mountains or hwy 40 through the desert. i was thinking the desert would be better but now so many people have told me that my car will overheat and we'll be stuck in the middle of nowhere in 150 degree heat....that i was starting to lean towards the mountains. but then today the mechanic said the desert would be better.
i'm just torn.
so....anyone have any experience with summer driving through the desert? and/or the mountains? especially in an older car? help!