Definitely not in favor of buying one sight unseen. Good for you, OP that you're willing to go out 1,000 miles or so. That length trip can be done in one day if you can stand 14 hours behind the wheel. Although 1,000 miles on I-95 may take a bit longer. Drove Philadelphia to Bangor last summer - it seemed like it took forever and that's only about 600 or so.