I took a round trip from NYP to Raleigh on the weekend of 3/26 and 3/27 on the Silver Star. The cars are a solid improvement over Viewliner I cars in ride quality and build quality. The seats are plusher, and the table much sturdier. I did not use the bed. The space underneath the step where the toilet typically was useful for storing a small carry-on bag. I noticed that many passengers had difficulty storing suitcases. As I walked two and from the diner, I saw people sitting with a suitcase between the door and seats. They were either unable or unwilling to put their bag overhead. A person traveling with me was unable to store his larger bag overhead. He had been able to store a bag overhead in the viewliner I cars.