johnmeyer wrote on 6/3/2005, 2:06 PM
Do you also stare at your car odometer when it approaches 10,000 miles, just so you can see all the zeros?
skibumm101 wrote on 6/3/2005, 2:08 PM
Luuuucky, i was going for it, but forgot, always 40,000 to try for, wOOt!
mjroddy wrote on 6/3/2005, 2:09 PM
I know *I* do.
Yup... It's true.
B.Verlik wrote on 6/3/2005, 2:09 PM
Of course not. I waited until it hit 100,000.
Chienworks wrote on 6/3/2005, 2:12 PM
I videotaped my car's odometer going from 99,999.5 to 00,000.5. I'll have to find that tape somewhere and make a .wmv file out of it!
epirb wrote on 6/3/2005, 2:31 PM
Ok so now lets play"guess what kind of car Kelly's is or was"

I'm thinking, mmmmm Toyota Tercel or Honda Civic.

Only cuz I know his Bentley's in the shop !
epirb wrote on 6/3/2005, 2:32 PM
Actually I coukd probably tell what it was by seeing the odo. movie.
Liam_Vegas wrote on 6/3/2005, 3:10 PM
Actually it looks like post "395344" to me.... at least that's what the URL says anyway.
PossibilityX wrote on 6/3/2005, 3:45 PM
I'm the (not so) proud owner of a '94 Tercel with about 140K on the clock. The odometer reading no longer fascinates frightens me.

But even more frightening to me is the prospect of Y3K in the year 3000.

I'm worried that V5 may crash when all the computers go nuts...
Chienworks wrote on 6/3/2005, 9:06 PM
Was, sadly. I loved that ol' 4-speed hatchback!

I've had a few since that one. I traded in my last car, a 9 year old Taurus wagon, at 313,255.7 miles! I had bought it a year before at 295,000 or so and it was literally hemorraging pieces and fluids as i pulled it in to the dealer's lot. They still gave me $745 for it, which was about a buck more than the tax on the new one, so i can guess why they chose that amount.

Here's the real funny part though. As i was signing the paperwork for my new car, the mechanics pushed the Taurus around back and removed the engine to put into another customer's car! They said the engine was still good for at least another 100,000 miles.

I was somewhat tempted by the restored 1930's era Model T that the dealer had in the showroom. It wouldn't have been very practical for winter driving up here in New York though. So i went with my sentimental attachment and drove off with a (almost brand new) demo 5-speed Escort sedan. This was a great cause for some eventual humor. When i showed it to my best friend Greg, his only comment was, "Kel!!!! No! You can't pick up chicks with a 4 door" as he shook his head sadly. I was later vindicated though as the girl he originally "picked up" ended up marrying me instead!

Anyway ... that should be enough hints. What was the car i taped going over the 100,000 mile mark?
wakiyan wrote on 6/4/2005, 9:54 AM
<Anyway ... that should be enough hints. What was the car i taped going over the 100,000 mile mark?>

I'll have to stick with the Fords and guess it was a Pinto.

Chanimal wrote on 6/4/2005, 12:02 PM
Interesting WAY OT conversation.

It reminds me of the time my friend decided to trade in his Mazda RX7 for another car. The dealer just looked at the exterior and gave him top trade in value for it. Just before he left the lot with his newer car, the salesman stopped him and said,

"Hey. I just noticed two full cases of oil in the trunk. You may want to take it with you."

My friend smilled and said rather slily, "No thanks. You keep it. At two quarts a day, it should last you a week."

He then rolled up his window and got out of there quick.

By the way, he traded the car because he was tired of getting pulled over by the cops for the blue smoke. When he drove down the road the traffic behind him would part like the dead sea. We called this Old Testament relic, "blue thunder" because of the massive blue smoke and the big gapping hole in the muffler.

I guess what goes around...comes around.

(edited spelling)

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Chienworks wrote on 6/4/2005, 2:30 PM
Was there ever a Pinto hatchback? In any case, Pintos were before my time. I'm not *that* old. ;)
OdieInAz wrote on 6/4/2005, 2:37 PM
Pinto hatchback? Think I saw one on the history channel. Was that the car with the exploding gas tank? Ford estimated each death could cost them $200K or something, Something less for severly burned... Anyway, they decided it would be cheaper to not fix the gas tanks rather than redesign.
B.Verlik wrote on 6/5/2005, 12:40 AM
I'm thinking it was some kind of Ford too. It was an American made car, wasn't it?
Chienworks wrote on 6/5/2005, 4:12 AM
Well, nominally yes, but ... the factory tag inside the door listed an address in Ontario. Heck, my current Ford was made in Mexico. Of course, technically speaking, everything from Canada down to Chile* is "America" (named after Amerigo Vespucci who first mapped the western contients), so yes they were both American-made cars. If you want ot be sure your car was manufactured in the United States, you'll probably have to buy a Honda or a Saturn.

*Or are the Sandwich Islands farther south than Chile? If so, then Argentina would be farthest south.
epirb wrote on 6/5/2005, 1:20 PM
Made in Winsor Canada I'll bet.
cheroxy wrote on 6/5/2005, 9:43 PM
Technically speaking Chile goes further south, but Argentina has the most southern city in the world - Ushuaia. I lived in the city just north of that for seven cold months and visited Ushuaia a couple of times. Beautiful place. It goes from glacial rock barren mountain passes to ocean water in a distance of a couple miles.

cheroxy wrote on 6/5/2005, 9:45 PM
I forgot, Argentina "claims" to own part of antarctica. There is a peninsula that extends towards them and they claim a portion of it. The world considers the entire continent international territory though. Then again, they still think they own the Falkland Islands. I love the Argentine people, but they seem to have a lot of border line disputes :)