Oct 26, 2006

A Milestone of Miles - Updated

99,9999 100,000! Hooray!!
This morning my 1994 Acura Integra crossed the line from 99,999 miles to 100,000. It is now parked at exactly 100,000, but not for long because I've got an interview to get to later today. Most people are surprised that my 12 year old car hasn't already passed this momentous occasion, but she's a late bloomer like her owner.

Now I feel like she's on borrowed time.

Thanks to Mike Grass from the WaPo Express for acknowledging "the snooker's" achievement. A police car was behind me but luckily turned before the odometer did. The process was not safe and legislators should immediately ban videotaping while driving.

P.S. I will point out that while it took 12 years, every single mile happened with me behind the wheel.


Barbara said...

I drive a 1991 Honda Accord with 170,000 that is still going strong. I'd say your Acura has a good life ahead of her still!

wharman said...

Wow! Good thing the acura and honda are made in the same factory! My car's outside isn't pretty. She's spent a lot of time in the sun, gulped a lot cheap gas, and kissed a lot of bumpers, but her insides are still gorgeous, and that's all that counts, right?

Marci (aka Baby Banana) said...

I have a 95 Altima that just hit 100,000 not too long ago.

It's not at all gorgeous (inside or out) and it's currently deader than a doornail in my condo's parking lot. :\

Phil said...

I say never drive it again. Keep the odometer at exactly 100,000.

wharman said...

Marci - that's not an uplifting story. What do you need with a car, though? You can run to most any destination more quickly than DC traffic'll get you there!

Phil - I considered doing that. My own car museum! I'm pampering a pooch out in the burbs, though, and she needed feeding. I'm at 100,007.