My two closest friends and I are currently planning a cross country road trip for the summer of 2010. We would like to leave Boston, MA early summer and make our way across the country, stopping at several cities to visit family and friends and see many places along the way before we get to our main destination: Montana, where we plan to stay with family friends and camp for about a week.
We hope to drive my Volvo V70. It is in great condition, but it is about 10 years old. I am aware of major risks with old cars driving cross country, but does anyone have any suggestions/advice? As long as it is in good condition and we have the proper safety tools in case of problems, would it manage to drive well across the country?
And also, if the car doesn't end up working out, does anyone have any experience taking a bus or train across the country?
Thanks so much!