I wish I would have found this forum before we started our roadtrip-lots of good info.
We started our road trip on Sunday and have to be in NYC by Aug 5th (16 days total). We bought an '02 Audi A4 Quattro to make the trip more comfortable.
Here's what's happened so far:
-Left Sunday at 6pm instead of our planned time of noon (packing is hard)
-Arrived in Sedona at 1:00am
-Toured Sedona a bit in monday morning and had lunch at the Red Planet diner , Incredible! (Aside from the food of course)
-Left Sedona at 2pm on monday to try and catch sunset at Grand Canyon .
-Audi lost power 30miles outside of sedona.
-Drove to Flagstaff at 20mph to find mechanic.
-Found a nice mechanic at 3:30pm on monday.
-Problem diagnosed as bad ignition coil (no parts in town)
-Borrowed Mechanic's disgusting Ford Tempo and stayed at the Monte Viste in downtown flagstaff.
NOW: 11AM on tuesday and still no ignition coil.
So, when the parts get in at noon as they promised (not holding my breath), we have to make the choice between heading up north to Montana then east along the great lakes, OR south to New Orleans and up through the appalachians. We are very indecisive. What do you all think?