First Impressions: Dallas to Vegas to SF
|Somewhere on CA-58 between Buttonwillow and Santa Margarita.|
Here is the route I took. I tried to avoid the major interstates in favor of two-lane alternatives, which turned out to be great -- more fun to drive, fewer highway patrol, and had the roads almost to myself.
Here are the relevant stats:
Total miles = 1995
Avg gas mileage = 21 mpg
Avg speed = 66 mph
Traction control engaged = twice
- OMG, passing. The turbo boost is the ultimate passing tool. By the time you slide over into the passing lane, the turbo boost kicks in like an afterburner.
- Fast. This car really likes 80+. In fact, setting cruise control at 125 is something that works surprisingly well in this car (in the desert, on straight, empty, dry roads).
- Loud. Sports car people like hearing "the song of the engine." It's surprisingly loud compared to the little 4 cylinders engines I'm used to. Not in a bad way. Sweet spot for cruising is about 3300 rpm.