I'm in asheville nc and i can say hwy176 is a fun ride. If you ever have a chance to come up to asheville Town Mountain rd. is worth checking out. It is loaded with curves to test out our awd. After about 6-8miles it runs into the blue ridge parkway which is also some good driving. Be careful if you hit the parkway for the law though cause its state owned property. Hit me up if your ever in my parts of wnc.