Of course, one week before the trip, something has to go wrong that requires a scramble to get done. My albatross was a problem that plagues these cars. The heater core went out. Never mind that the one in the car has less than 2000 miles on it and that it is less than 2 years old. She decided to give it up anyway as evidenced by the coolant on my passenger floor mat. Paid for the expensive shipping, and 5 hours of labor later I have no-leaking heat once again! Thanks to Steve Koger (Steve will be riding with me on the trip in lieu of my wife due to lack of vacation tiime) for the labor!