Driving across the continental United States is something that you should do at least once during your lifetime. Hell, I’ve done it six times in the last four years and would do it again tomorrow if the opportunity presented itself. If you’re like me then driving is something that brings you solace. For me it’s a getaway from all the BS that daily life usually has in store and is, in my opinion one of the most relaxing things a person can do. I’ve driven across this country in new cars, classic cars, exotic cars, economy cars and SUV’s and with each trip I’m always asking myself what I would like to run the open road in next. Keep in mind that from end to end your talking about covering around 3000 miles of super slab, so the car you’re driving plays a very important role.
Personally I’m a big fan of going big. Give me something with a long wheelbase, a V8 and a range of at least 300 miles and I’ll be a happy Dude. I tend to cover about 500-700 miles per day so obviously comfort is of great importance. I’m thinking of something like a Ford Crown Vic or Lincoln Town Car. They’ve got room, no center console (which I like), a massive trunk (for putting souvenirs in) and a very unassuming presence that helps keep State Troopers away. They’re also big enough that, God forbid you get stuck, you can sleep in them quite comfortably (yep… I’ve been there). In the end a good road trip car has to also fit your personality and you need to be comfortable driving it. So with that being said, what would you guys drive across this great nation and why? Inquiring minds want to know.