I bought this car in October of 2005. At that time, I think that it had about 20 miles on it, give or take. I don’t remember the exact number. It’s been an exemplary car, always dependable. It carried me back and forth between Charlotte and Charleston, SC for 19 months, every weekend, without fail. It has only required routine maintenance. I can’t recall anything actually breaking.
I noticed that it was nearing the 200,000 mile mark. I’ve never had a car with so many miles. I did have a 1988 Mazda 323 that I drove until it had 163,000 miles, and would have kept on going, but we needed a bigger car.
Today, after I arrived home from my walk in the park, the odometer sat 199,990. After lunch, I gave her a good wash and a wax and then put her back into the garage to wait until the evening to drive that final 10 miles to turn it over to 200k and that’s what I did. As usual, she pulled it off without a hitch 🙂
So, now onto the next milestone, 250k? Let’s see. She’s paid for and dependable. What more could I want?