In Reply to: come on... go the 6,508 more miles! posted by Rob Levinson on June 20, 1999 at 13:49:54:
Rob: you're right, I should go to 300,000 and I probably will since I'm not quite decided what to get next and I rack up the miles pretty fast. Even if I have to jack her up and just spin the wheels, she'll have 300k on her before I take my $800 check and give the keys to the next owner, who'll probably tint the windows and replace the alloys with something from Pep Boys. (Shudder) I did not buy the car new. I bought it from the original owner who had it a few years and put 120k highway miles on it as a salesman in Knoxville. (My miles have been mostly highway miles as well.) It was very high mileage for so young a car so I only paid $9000 for the car. The cost per mile (assuming $800 residual value) comes out to about 4.7 cents per mile not counting upkeep, insurance, and minor repairs. That seems pretty good.
: : Did you buy this car new? It would be interesting to calculate your $/mile cost over the life of the car. : - Rob Levinson
: You owe it to the car to let it give you a nice even 300,000 miles of excellent service - it's an issue of honor!
: Did you buy this car new? It would be interesting to calculate your $/mile cost over the life of the car.
: - Rob Levinson