I’ve had mixed luck with purchasing vehicles for the sole purpose of running out west on vacation in. The last time we did this was in 2009 (Click Here) in on of the 1992 XJ’s (Click Here) I purchased for the task.
It was not without its gremlins though, the AC died on it two blocks from leaving our house on our trip west. So it was windows down the whole way. Also, the Passenger side window got stuck down on the way home halfway across Kansas… in a windstorm. But other than that, it performed perfectly!