Hi to everyone here! I have joined your great forum because my girlfrend and I have a big decision to make. Due to work commitments we have to move in mid-December from Vancouver to Montreal. The company will pay for us to get there, but they won't pay to ship my girlfriend's car, a Mazda Miata, so we are considering driving there. They have said they will cover the costs of us driving there, but do you guys think this is a wise move? Neither of us have any mountain or winter driving experience and this concerns us. I have been told that The Rockies require a lot of expertise.
Do you think, even with snow-tires and a good survival kit, it is sensible for us to drive from Vancouver, into the USA, travelling I-94 and I-90, through Washington, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, back into Canada, through Toronto and finally to Montreal, in mid-December in a little Mazda Miata? We are both a little apprehensive, but also excited at the prospect of drivng across the US. We are both from England and don't know if we will ever get such an opportunity again in life. To cross the USA (one of my wildest dreams), with all our expenses paid!! Our only other option is to pay $1000 of our own money to get it shipped, we have tred to sell the car but in this economic climate it ain't that easy to sell a sports car in Winter!
So what do you guys think? Are we insane to even consder this plan? After reading a few threads on here I can see this place is packed with very experienced drivers and your advice and opinons would be invaluable to us. Any help any of you guys can give would be really appreciated.