Six times around the world

Gwendolyn, my (mostly) trusty Japanese traveling companion, rolled over the 150,000-mile mark yesterday in the 1500 block of the Northwest Distressway (this would be approximately in front of the Courtyard by Marriott). And she’s in pretty good shape, though there’s a gasoline-vapor issue that needs attention — changing out the gas cap was insufficient remedy — and the tinworm is overly attracted to her flanks.

Of course, this car was already six years old when I bought it, so not all those miles are attributable to me. Still, 150k is more than I’ve ever seen on an odometer. (I’ve had three other cars go past 100k, and one of them almost made it to 200k, but there were only five digits in those days.)


  1. Sean Gleeson »

    2 April 2014 · 7:30 am

    150k? Thanks, Oppama!

  2. backwoods conservative »

    2 April 2014 · 9:11 am

    You’re still in the minor leagues. My 1999 Dodge cargo van has 275,000 miles on it. It had 130,000 miles on it when I bought it in 2003. It just recently completed an 1100 mile round trip to Florida. It’s holding up pretty well.

    I remember the old 5 digit odometers. I bought a 1967 Pontiac in 1984. I had no clue how many times the odometer had turned over.

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