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2003 GT Reliable enough for long road trip?

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Old 06-30-2015, 09:50 PM   #1
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Default 2003 GT Reliable enough for long road trip?

Hi all,

I have a 2003 GT that has been well maintained with regular fluid changes, filter changes and all of the things that should be done. It has appx 104k on the odometer. It has been driven pretty responsibly since I bought it at 29k miles but I haven't taken it out of the state in a long time. I have a stage 1 spec clutch and I snapped a clutch cable about two years ago and then 8 months ago, the clutch pedal broke. I recently replaced the alternator.

Right now the car runs like a top. Occasionally I'll have to jiggle the battery wires to start it but nothing serious.

My question is would you feel comfortable driving this car from NY to VA, and then VA to SC and then back to NY? It's about 9 hours each way I'm not sure about miles. I feel pretty confident in the cars ability, but I also don't want to feel like I need to bring a spare belt, cable, fluids tools etc just to feel safe. I do however really want to take my car on a nice trip as I never have
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Old 06-30-2015, 10:30 PM   #2
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Anything can break on a car. This is true at 1k or 100k miles. I wouldn't worry about it.
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fix your loose battery cables and give er hell, a new car can break down, so go with what life throws your way

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