I think 'on the road miles'...or on a trip is a great way to break in a new vehicle. Try and follow the break-in procedure in your manual as much as possible..and definately alternate speed. I ordered a new Vette some years ago..and after it came in..drove from midIndiana to St. Louis with the express purpose of putting some miles on during break-in.
I am a firm believer that you break it in like you are going to use it everyday. I would not be afraid to take a vehicle right from the dealers lot on a long trip. I have done this many times before and I have not had issues. Todays manufacturing processes and machining tolerances are so much better than yesteryear that the break in is not that much of a concern. You already have 400 miles on the power train you are as well as broke in. Just drive it and enjoy the ride.
I did a 3000 mile trip with one Buick that had 400 miles on it when I started, and did a 5000 mile trip with another Buick with a starting mileage of 200 miles. Got the windshield broke in Fargo, ND with about 500 miles on the car.
I am back 1400 mi later and going 3500ft up the mountains of the West Virginia turnpike from Myrtle beach to Cleveland and back. Average speed on the Highway was 70mph+ and I got close to 27mpg for the whole trip. There were some stretches going 85mph. I will never drive on Thanksgiving again :angryfire: waaaay too many morons on the road. I did take a rock to my top just above the windshield about 20 mi into the trip now I have what looks like a large hailstone dent and a few very small window chips but those were the only issues. It was also windy sometimes excessively ( highway signs flashing "High Winds Use Caution" ) and it did get blown around a little but I would expect that with any car in those conditions. Overall a good trip but I did not like the Onstar turns and directions I used my own Garmin on the way back it sat neatly in the cubby under the HVAC. :thumb: I have 1950mi now and I think it may be broke in 'ya think?
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