I don't know much about the US and especially road tripping across the States, but I found this reply most interesting.Fun! A few thoughts...
My apologies if any of this was obvious or redundant for you. Have a blast and adventure in the car!
- Your route is especially southern without a lot of named stops down there. If that's the case, consider moving it north and taking I-40 instead of I-20. That will give you the opportunity to do a bunch of Route 66 excursions as I-40 follows the basic route of the mother road past Oklahoma City. It's more scenic. I did that route last year in my 911.
- Waze and a radar detector are a winning combination. Use both. One or the other isn't enough.
- West Virginia is awesome, but Virginia itself sucks for driving -- don't do any speeding there, because it has the nastiest speeding laws in the country. I intentionally avoid the Commonwealth of Virginia. If you must drive through Virginia, you have to put away your radar detector. Turning it off isn't enough. If it's easily accessible, they'll ticket you.
- Hearing protection is essential for long trips in the 4C. You'll be less fatigued. Wearing ear plugs has allowed me to do 300+ mile days in the 4C.
- If you're doing this with a passenger, consider a battery powered intercom system so that you're not shouting over things for 4k miles.
- Watch how much you plug into that 4C 12V outlet. Radar detector adapter and one phone are fine, but don't go plugging in one of those three way adapters and going nuts with it.
- Invest in a tire plug kit. You'll likely never use it and that's okay.
- You're going to discover that much of the 91/93 that you find in rural areas has been sitting in the tanks for a while. Don't be alarmed if you get some bad tanks of gas that result in rough running. There's not much demand for super in many parts of this country. The gas stations may carry it, but it's probably old.
Curious about this as well actually. His previous ones were red leather I think (I know who owns his old one). Was it the tilt angle though? I find the microfiber seats slightly more comfortable (simply because they hold you in place better and stay cooler) but overall comfort it's the same seat.If you don't mind me asking how so? were your previous all leather? Fabric?