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    Our NC/TN road trip

    October/November 2019 NC/TN road trip!

    2017 Porsche Macan GTS


    This was our first road trip in the Macan…very exciting!
    We had planned for a 2 week visit to NC to close up and winterize our cabin there. Figured we would do some sight-seeing as well!
    Left FL early in the morning and it was around 82 degrees and humid. It is approximately a 13 hour drive driveway to driveway. It’s a decent haul and it seems to get longer each time we do it! LOL.
    Fast forward 13 hours’ish later and we are in Burnsville NC! GREAT weather…about 50 degrees and sunny! So nice to get away from the heat!

    The GTS performed very well on the trip up. Averaged around 22mpg at 82’ish MPH on the interstate roads. Very comfortable ride, quiet if you want it that way, a little louder if you want it with the touch of a few buttons! Plenty of space inside for our stuff and us. Had no issues passing other traffic that needed to be passed or making it up some steep graded mountain passes. Again, it is a very comfortable ride.

    Got onto NC80/The Devils Whip on the way to our place… put it in sport mode, lowered the suspension, opened the exhaust valves and: let’s see how she handles!
    You can ‘feel’ the weight of the vehicle, but it handles very, very well for an SUV, little to no body roll. Holds lines excellently, takes the corners/curves like a champ! It feels like a larger/heavier 911.
    So, I know it does what everyone says it does…and well!

    We got settled in and relaxed. Again, weather is just perfect, the leaves were in full color swing upon our arrival, very late this year, but we were thrilled! Such great colors!!!

    Plans were to hit the Dragon and surrounding roads, but we never got there this time, planning on that for another trip, however, we had some excellent roads/views/scenery where we explored!

    NC 80, aka the Devils Whip.
    NC 209, aka the Rattler.
    NC 221 aka the Diamondback.
    RT 9 aka the Sidewinder.
    The Blue Ridge Parkway.
    Mt. Mitchell State Park.

    Some excellent roads, very fun and scenic!

    We also went into Asheville and participated in a Appalachian Region PCA car show that benefited the local VA hospital. Saw a bunch of cool cars and met some new friends!


    We had a front come through that brought a lot of rain and wind; and COLD air. We lost power for around 12+ hours and it started to really cool down inside! Woke up the next morning to frost covered trees and snow covered mountain tops! 24 degrees in the am! Got up to the low 50’s and was incredibly clear: blue skies and sunny. It remained this way for the rest of our time there.

    2 weeks flew by and I find myself home back in FL typing this up the night we returned as I attempt to wind down from the trip home.

    Once again, a great time, excellent road-trip, great driving, fun times, and we are looking forward to our next trip up!

    All in all we put 2,410 miles on the Macan this trip!

    Thanks for reading and looking at my pics!



    Upon arrival/view from our deck:

































    Car show in Asheville:









    Total round trip mileage:

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    Re: Our NC/TN road trip

    Beautiful looked like a great time. It`s always fun driving a great handling vehicle. I didn`t know 6684ft was the highest point east of the Mississippi. That puts into a real perspective of how high it is where I live. To think I live up another 500 ft. I`m glad you and the wife enjoyed yourselves.

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    Re: Our NC/TN road trip

    Thank you!!! Yes, I know it gets a few chuckles from people out your way! Funny that you live higher than our highest point is!
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    Re: Our NC/TN road trip

    Sizzle Chest- That was great, thanks for sharing it with us! Looks like the timing was just right for the leaves/etc.

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    Re: Our NC/TN road trip

    ^^^Indeed, it couldn`t have been better!!
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    Re: Our NC/TN road trip

    Looks and sounds like great fun. When ya got a nice vehicle, driving/wandering around a region is a wonderful escape, an excellent vacation with no lines, not much of a schedule, just cool places to go and a nice way to get there as you see fit.

    Doing it in a Macan musta been a great way to pass the miles. Will definately look into renting one for this Summers wandering. Probably not economical but what good vacations are?

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    Re: Our NC/TN road trip

    Looks awesome there.I know what you mean about the heat.At least in Texas we actually do get a heat break.Hell its my favorite season in Texas right now.Deer season !!! Enjoy your break you look like you killed it this.Working you A$$ off .I enjoyed every car you did .Great work Scott

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    Re: Our NC/TN road trip

    Thanks guys!!

    Heck yeah Budget!!

    T-man, excellent. Great season, fill that freezer with some back strap!!
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