I am doing my first driving school next week at Summit Point, near DC. Driving there from NC (by the time I catch a plane, rent a car, and drive, it's about a wash on time). Options to drive are my C2500 with big motor, FlowMasters, real spare tire, etc. It's a nice ride that can run over retreads on the highway and never feel a thing. Or my TR 2003 Z. A little louder in the cabin, has to dodge retreads in the highway (is this just a southern thing, or are these things everywhere?), no spare tire, but a lot more fun to drive. Would you risk a long cross country on unknown roads in the Z? Or take the truck?