Friday, April 5, 2013

100,000 miles

My 2003 Mitsubishi Gallant, which Brad and I have owned for more than 10 years, hit 100,000 miles recently. In one year, I've barely put 3,000 miles on it, and most of those occurred when I was still commuting to College Park regularly for work. At that rate, this car may just last forever.

This car runs fine and it's paid for, so I have no intentions of giving it up anytime soon, especially when I rarely drive it. I have been driving for 23 years (what?!) and I've had three cars. Brad's had three cars in his 21 years of driving. I guess we both hang on to cars long past their prime. Mason may just inherit a 2003 Gallant once he starts driving!

How many cars have you had in your driving years? How many miles did you push your car to before you gave it up?


lnipaver said...

you are LUCKY. I had 180,000 on my last when I turned it in. I am at 73K in just over 2 years!

Mrs. said...

Wow -- my car had just over 200,000 (most from my dad's work commute, as it was a hand-me-down car). We went to one car after we got married, but it was a sad day trading it in!

rainsthoughts said...

I had three cars before I met McRuger. My first car was a black 1979 Ford Fairmont. It was straight out of the Godfather movies. Then a Honda and then a used Volvo. My family is well-known for running our cars into the ground. My father's truck currently has 300K miles on it and my mom's car is over 200K.

Now I have a Hyundai with 90k and I can't wait to get a minivan! But, it's probably going to be a while.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Funny story. I have a 2002 Gallant. That I will drive until it dies. Still runs great. It's paid for. Like you, I see no need to replace it out of vanity.