5,000 Mile Road Trip, Where We Slept - 2012 Audi A8 Long-Term Road Test
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2012 Audi A8 Long Term Road Test

2012 Audi A8L: 5,000 Mile Road Trip, Where We Slept

January 28, 2012

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A few days ago I blogged about the A8's awesome range. Well, it combined with the Audi's very comfortable heated and massaging seats to keep us on the road. We drove between 700 and 1,000 miles a day, with only one exception. The final day eastbound we slept in Fort Wayne, Indiana and drove the final two hundred miles to Detroit the following sunday morning.

The first day we left L.A. late, about 11 am. Stopped to see my parents out in Palm Springs and then drove to and slept in Richfield, Utah. Because of our late start and family obligation it was a short day at just 600 miles.

Day two we drove to Salina, Kansas. Slept there. Total miles 912.

Day Three we drove 815 miles to Ft. Wayne.

The next morning (Sunday) we were in Detroit by noon.

On Wed. we drove south from Detroit to Memphis. 800 miles.

Thursday was westbound on I-40 to Tucumcari, New Mexico, an old time Route 66 town, and home to this very cool old gas station, which serves the town as a welcome center. Total miles 840.

And then Friday it was 980 miles to Santa Monica. We were home by 11 pm.

Great car. Great trip.

Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief


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