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The SUV reached 150K

December 10, 2008

That’s right. My wonderful Lexus RX300 made it to 150,000 miles on Friday evening.


I remember when we lived in Athens and it flipped to 100,000 miles, and I thought, “Hold on, baby!” And now here we are, a new idle control motor, new transmission and new city later (and the same wiper blades), the Lexus and I are still plugging along.

I’ve been single, engaged, married, a student, unemployed, and successfully working while driving that car. I’ve made trips to Ponchatoula, Marietta, Nashville and Perdido Key too many times to count, as well as voyages to all states between Pennsylvania and Florida. That Lexus has heard loud terrible singing, occasional outbursts, a few tears, some prayers, and one too many road rages (thanks a lot, State Route 316). Plus, many meals have been consumed in the car… even Lucy has had dinner en route to Louisiana. It has also endured five home moves, several Bradford Pear branches during my tree-trimming-disposal episode, and a borrowed lawnmower from my friend Meghan.

I hope I can accomplish a lot more in that car, since we plan to drive it into the ground. It’s still comfortable, reliable and perfect for our needs. 

Onward to 200K!

One Comment leave one →
  1. Stu permalink
    December 11, 2008 2:24 pm

    *One* too many road rages? You must have a gullible readership.

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