Tuesday, May 19, 2009

My Saturn hits 200K

I thought it would have happened on Saturday, but on Sunday my beloved 1996 Saturn with the dent in the roof passed the 200,000 mile mark.


Isn’t that awesome? You’re probably thinking, “Whew! Maybe now we’ll stop hearing about this bloody car,” but for me, this was one of those days of infamy I wrote about last month. Yep, right up there with the moon landing, Princess Di’s death, and the day they canceled Guiding Light. (I’m still in denial about that one.)

I’ll always remember exactly where I was when my when the odometer (that’s what it’s called, right?) hit 200K; as it turns out, we were on Auto Show Drive, almost right in front on the Saturn dealer! If it hadn’t been a Sunday, I would have marched myself in there for some public bragging.

Beloved boyfriend came over to film the milestone for me—as you can well imagine, this guy is a freakin’ saint. If you click here you can see the video. It looks like Katherine Hepburn is holding the camera, but I assure you, that’s a reflection on my driving ability, not his videography skills. It was a very exciting moment.

Yikes, I have a lot more to say, but I have to get off to work.


Long may you run!

10 comments:

Danica said...

I think your car was trying to tell you something when it hit 200k in front of a Saturn dealer!

Congrats on the victory!

Caprice said...

My husband gets all excited about the odometer too. He makes me look at it when its all "1's or a cool number". Congrats on your milage and long lasting car!! She's a beauty!

AmyK said...

Congrats on the 200,000. That takes tender loving care and means you were able to use your $$$ for something more enjoyable than a car payment. Way to go!

Anonymous said...

Nice mileage! - (The car too! --:)

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Vegas Linda Lou said...

Bdog, thanks for the link--very interesting! And yeah, I've got a few miles on me as well as on my car. Oh, the places I've been and the fun I've had!

Lori Biker said...

Congratulations!! Did you treat it to the full cleaning inside and out? Did you go to the dealer on Monday? You may want to start the relationship building with them soon because when you do go in there to buy your next car,,,it will help if they have a warning first so they use TLC with you! You are delicate you know, and you will be suffering a loss!

Hurricane Mikey said...

I want to know the story of how you got a dent in the roof...

Julie said...

If the damn car dies while I am there, I am NOT to blame. I'm just sayin.

travel girl said...

I'm looking forward to riding in your car;)

Laisa Henry Burgazoli said...

Congratulations! You sound very proud, and you should be. Heck, I'm proud of the car and I've never even seen it! :-)