Wednesday, May 13, 2009


No, not dollars, cards or hits to the site. But miles.

Tomorrow morning around 4:30am I'm hitting the road to Atlanta to take a friend to the airport for a 7:45am flight. No big deal, but I looked down this morning and saw this:

My beloved 2006 Subaru Impreza is about to 50,000 miles. I don't know if I should be a proud papa, or upset about it. Imprezas have been known to run for more than 200,000 miles, so I'm not concerned at all... but it's a bit of a milestone.

Several years ago I was driving along and just happened to look down and my '97 Ford Thunderbird was just rolling to 100,001 and I was upset that I missed that milestone.

I'm hoping I can make this trip on one tank of gas.

Unfortunately, I won't be in Atlanta long enough to do anything tomorrow, and the Braves aren't playing, so there's no point in hanging around.

EDIT: That's strange. My Hella Supertones didn't show up at all in that picture.... I looked back at it and thought "something's missing." I immediately ran out to the car to make sure someone hadn't managed to steal them...

Here's a really bad, old picture of what the front of my car really looks like...


Jeffrey Wolfe said...

Nice, I'm at 84K on my 2000 Saturn and it's still good as new.

Ben said...

I've never had a problem with this car (other than the broken wheel, but that wasn't the car's fault). Maintenance can get expensive every now and then when it needs differential fluids changed, and 90% of the underside of the car is covered by skid plates so it's hard to work on without a lift. And gas mileage isn't great. The window sticker listed it at 23/28, but I think it's closer to 26/35 and I drive very aggressively sometimes so I could probably do better than that.

But compared to the 13mpg my old 4.6l v8 T-bird got, I can't complain. But that Thunderbird was a lot of fun to drive... 210hp, 285ft/lb torque. When you floored it from a stop the front end came up and it took off.

I love my car. I've wanted that car since I played Gran Turismo 3 back in 2002 or so.