Stuff the bags in, turn on the ignition, fill the tank up and …. er…. don’t step on it. The Chevy guys had warned me not to go beyond 80 kmph for the first 2000 KM!
Even with this restriction the drive was a dream! The roads were really good (in the daytime). Ajay had arranged for a driver to drive home the Maruti and he took the lead.
The U-VA handled itself perfectly on the highway and the drive was very comfortable. Even though there were several heavy vehicles and short detours at unexpected places we had absolutely no problems. The ribbon announcing that our car was new and the “L” sticker (I still have a learners license) ensures that other drivers kept their distance from me!!
We stopped for breakfast and lunch and after a brief stint at getting lost in Chennai reached home safe! The whole 8 hours were superb – the Ac kept us cool, the ride quality was excellent and music entertained us throughout!
So my first highway trip was a dream come true! The whole 8 hours were superb – the Ac kept us cool, the ride quality was excellent and music entertained us throughout! All this in our very own car – something that God gave us out of seemingly nothing!!