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100,000 miles

Car (BMW 325xi) finally crossed the 100,000 mark today after 6.5 years...
100,000 miles
I've only owned 2 cars where I drove them as new cars and reached the 100,000 mark (first was a 1994 Toyota Corolla). After all this time I can happily say this car drives almost as good as the first day. Yep, there are a few more squeaks and rattles, but the engine, handling and all of its parts are pretty much working right now. Worst complaint is the right headlight is starting to flicker a bit during the first few minutes it comes on. This car will be a keeper for a few more years. I might be looking for something else come spring 2011. I will continue to enjoy no car payments in the mean time. :)

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bear_left
Aug. 21st, 2009 03:44 am (UTC)
I'm glad I could put 150 of those miles (give or take) on your car - thanks again for such a great ride!
dan4behr
Aug. 21st, 2009 09:35 am (UTC)
I once was the 'keeper of the keys' to what was our department's vehicle, a Chevy Astro van. I kept that old clunker up far better than the other company vehicles, and it was somewhat in demand as a result.
When she hit the 100K mark, I had a party in Vanna's honor (it was a white van - hence the name, Vanna-white...get it?). We had a nascar-themed ice cream social after work. Invitations were sent, and I served Rocky Road ice cream.
It was quite a hit.
beartech
Aug. 22nd, 2009 01:04 am (UTC)
I've crossed the 100,000 mile mark on a couple of used cars I've owned, but the only new car I've ever had(1996 VW Golf GL) I drove off the lot with 36 miles on it. I sold it 9 years later with 196,000 miles on it. For $3000! Original price was about $15,000. Most I ever spent on it was an O2 sensor ($~300 installed) and the timing belt ($125). I love German cars!
djmadadam
Aug. 22nd, 2009 06:31 am (UTC)
I'm almost at 106,500 on the Hyundai.
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