I'll be going on my first long distance freeway trip in the Mirage this weekend. I am going to the upper peninsula of Michigan to see my dad for his birthday. Typically we would take our 2004 Prius, but my wife is staying home to attend a church conference. So, it will be me and the Mirage and 200 miles of road to cover.
In preparation for the trip I hope to:
- Get a new air filter installed
- Get the oil and filter changed (first time since purchasing the car!)
- Air up the tires nice and good, probably 50 psi
- Throw on a quick make shift warm air intake (WAI)
I really wanted to get to installing an air dam on the car, but I don't think I'll have time for that since I leave on Friday night after work. I am really looking forward to seeing how the Mirage does on a longer trip as 99% of the time I've just running it around town or commuting to work. Other than this trip, my longest trip was bringing it home from Chicago.
If you guys have any other suggestions to get ready for the trip and maybe eek out a bit more mileage, I'm all ears.