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mon 2005-feb-14 23:24:00 pst   ...   permalink

Today my car's odometer crossed the 200,000 mile mark. Last week I cleverly reset my trip meter at 199,800, so all the digits rolled at once -- simultaneously to 200k and 200. And so naturally, I documented the event.

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tue 2005-feb-15 06:56:55 pst
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That's really quite impressive foresight. :)

tue 2005-feb-15 12:45:34 pst
posted by zoe

What a coincidence! My odometer rolled over to 200,000 on my way to work last Friday. I failed to photograph the event, and didn't set my trip meter to roll over at the same time (though my odometer/trip meter share the same digital display, so it wouldn't be as interesting to do that, since I can only view the odometer or the trip meter at any given time). I felt a bit like I should commemorate the event in some special way, but couldn't come up with an appropriate commemoration ceremony. It is both a momentous event, and a slightly scary event. My truck has been quite trouble free for as long as I've had it, but I just can't imagine it will stay that way for much longer.

Wanna go car shopping with me?

tue 2005-feb-15 15:01:04 pst
posted by marfta

Neat! Kyle's car rolled over 100,000 last week. He drove around the block so that it would be 100,000 when he parked in the driveway, so there is a photo of that somewhere.

I remember our family having a birthday party for our orange VW Rabbit when it "turned 100,000." We had cupcakes with orange frosting. I was ten.

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