Thursday, October 09, 2008

200,000 Miles

My car hit a milestone on Tuesday, 200,000 miles. I wanted to take a a few pictures and a video, but I wasn't in a good spot to manipulate a camera so I could only safely get the two pictures. The 200,000 mile mark while I was exiting Interstate 95 North at exit 53 onto Interstae 395 North in Baltimore. Just before I got to the exit, the traffic was a bit of a challenge, but it let up just enough for me to manipulate the camera for pictures.

The car is a 1999 Dodge Avenger ES with a 2.5 liter 6 cylendar Mitsubishi engine. I'm not much of a car guy, but I do try to take fairly good care of it. Over the years it hasn't given me too much trouble. Early on, a transmission sensor would fail, and a few years back it left me on the side of I-270 a few times which turned out to be a problem with the coil pack ignition. The first time the mechanic couldn't find anything wrong, then a few days later it happened again, and I suggested that the mechanic actually find something wrong with it.

I hope it lasts two more years. That would be enough time for the van to be paid off and I will have some flexability in choosing my next car. If the car should die before then, I'll probably just get a new Toyota Corolla, or something similar. Cheap, good milage, and reliable will be my only requirements. Oh and it must have cruise control, without cruise control, I'll end up with tons of speeding tickets.

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