well, i thought we drove far but kudos to snake and safari64.
we live in the cave creek az area. my wife had been looking for a specific model, ccd, and not too old.
i came home from work one day and she annouced that she had found the perfect AS. only hitch - it was in Cape Cod, MA
. apparently the AS dealers in the area didn't have what she wanted. darn internet makes this kind of search way too easy.
she finally convinced me that she wasn't completely bonkers and this was indeed what she wanted.
so I did what all happily married men do: I agreed with her
to make sure it was really 'the one' she flew out to inspect it before we finalized the sale.
[ NOTE TO ALL: Never buy unless you see it, touch it, jump up and down inside it, etc. Just my 2c. ]
the deal was made and we drove from AZ to MA to pick it up. Round trip: about 5500 driving miles. [if you count the inspection trip its about double]
trip out: single truckin', return trip: haulin' AS.
A lot of the fun was on the trip back where we could parallel much of the old rte 66 and we got to see a lot of the country.
didn't see too many AS's however.
The best part of the deal [for me at least - altho the AS is wonderful] was that we traded in the old mini-van and I got a 2009 F-150 as an incentive - no down-side there!!
so, whether it 1 mile or 1000 or more - happy trails.