Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Lakewood, Washington
As far as long trips go - I purchased my 06 XK in Colorado Springs. Twice a year (winter and summer) we would drive up to Washington State to visit family. We took a summer vacation to Disneyland and the Grand Canyon in a big circle from Colorado Springs. Then we moved to Georgia and drove it there. Then we moved from Georgia to Montana and drove it here. Last summer we went to the coast of Washington, down to Oregon and back to Montana. Over the extended driving, we've had no issues to speak of. I have a total of three chips in the windshield (all from driving in Montana).
On the Interstate, I keep it at about 67.3 mph. I bring it up to about 73, set the cruise and then "decel" slowly until it changes gear and the RPMs drop to 1700 or so. On the Interstate I get about 15mpg with the roof-rack and additional weight of bumpers, rails, wife, five kids and luggage on top.
RIP - Silver '06 Limited; 5.7 Hemi; 2" TerraFlex Lift; 255/70R17 Bridgestone Dueler REVOS, Horizontal Inclinometer, Signal Frog Antenna Ball, Surco Safari 50"x50" Roof Rack, GetLost4x4 bumper, Bulldog 9k Winch, GetLost4x4 Rock Rails - (should have added a snorkel)