Picked my 05 Aqua Blur 6spd in Auburn, IL drove about 100 mi in 100 deg weather. Had the A/C going and the top down. What fun! Varied the engine speed by alternating between 5th and 6th, like Jim G said. A/C blew as cold as we needed (100% of the time incidently), the temp gauge stayed @200, never got to 210 and the driveshaft didn't "tink" once. So far none my worst fears have been realized. It performed just like it is supposed to. 2800mi to go before we get back to Redding, CA, so I'm knocking on wood tonite. My wife,Gloria, name it "Blueberry" because the color reminds her of Blueberries. We'll keep you posted as we go.