We had a great trip back with absolutely smooth sailing the whole way. As we passed through Weston, West Virginia, where we had the breakdown on the way out, we saw one of the Courtesy Patrol trucks helping a disabled motorist. I stuck my arm out the window and waved and he flashed us the "V" for Victory sign. Thanks again, guys.
The Falcon is great, but it is noisy, even running with the top up. Jim got us noise cancelling earbuds for our iPods before this trip and they are AWESOME! Totally cuts out the road and car noise. You can't even hear your own horn honk! Totally recommended for any road trip, in any car. Some featured music on the way back: