Up to you and how fast you want to move it along.
Regarding Roadwar, yeah, the combat got old after awhile. I loved the rest of the game, though. It was magic cruising around the entire map of America (and later, Europe) at that age. In fact, that same thing attracts me to the likes of Test Drive Unlimited and The Crew today. =)
Speaking of combat, I've often wondered if a more tactical combat RPG like Wizards Crown would fly today.