- Sep 26, 2010
One of the things I have always wanted to do was drive Route 66 (as much as possible on the old highway) from Chicago to Los Angeles. I have been coast to coast on I-10 and border to border (north and south) as well. I am not getting any younger (in the words of my grandfather, "Daylight's burnin' son") and am thinking that 2015 is the year that I take this super cruise. For grins and giggles, I thought I would post what my ride will be (and why) as well as the obligatory question of "what oil and filter" with you guys/gals that want to list the same following suit. Historically, I have owned more GM cars/trucks than any other brand with Ford in second place, followed by the one Dodge truck, and one each--Mitsubishi, Nissan, and Toyota. For my choice, it is going to be a 2013/2014 Chevrolet Camaro convertible with a 6 speed and a V-6. Why? Although the Corvette would normally be the ticket and I am sure the newest ones will far outhandle/perform the C4's I once owned, there is something about that retro '69 look. The 300 odd ponies coupled with the 6 speed should provide enough of a spirited ride while not sucking down too many petrol fumes along the way. Though the retro '69 Mustang fastback would also be a nice ride, it seems smaller than the Camaro (have not looked, just a gut feel) and I do not like its lines as much as the new F-body. As for oil and filter, any approved would do since the total miles are far below a true '69 OCI, but M1 AFE 0W-xx would be the oil of choice with a Fram Ultra filter (yep overkill on both, but then again, nothing to worry about either). What car and oil/filter combination would you use?