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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Jim, Feb 9, 2011.
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Wow. That owner must have loved to drive. I don't even drive myself to the airport anymore.
Atlanta to Seattle in a civic? Someone was a glutton for punishment!
You know, only 70,000 more miles and he/she could have upped the asking price. So close to rolling over to 0000000.
Anyone want to calculate the total profit on business mileage reimbursement over the years?
My mechanic mentioned there is one company car- a new honda civic- that clocked 300,000 KM in 13 months. It was being used constantly going back and forth between Spain and Italy! Still in good shape also (although completely un-resellable).
Great idea...elite status for car manufacturers! What would the benefits be of getting the lifetime status at 1 million miles? Upgrades whenever you buy a new car? Lounge access at the dealer when you are having your car serviced?
Oh my word. Can you imagine the hours spent in that thing?
Ferrari has a type of elite status for owners- but based on multiple car purchases, not mileage
That should prove to be quite an expensive status mileage run !
I can only imagine. I was enthusiastic when I first learned of it, however when they advised me that scale models and keychains don't count I was crushed.
I had a friend who was a BMW motorcycle fanatic. He had 450k on one bike, 180 on another, and he had a new one, still in the break-in phase, with 80k. He would buy clutch plates by the box (I don't recall if it was 6 or 12 to a box) to save himself on trips to the dealer to buy replacements, since he'd go through clutch plates every 40 or 50k.
Yup. Last year in the Mercedes Magazine, there was a man with over 4 million kms on his Mercedes (car obviously- not bike)! That is dedication.
My friend was featured in a BMW motorcycle ad*, along with a few other high mileage riders. He would have easily hit 1 MM lifetime, but sadly he died of previously undiagnosed hepatitis type B at age 60; they think he'd probably contracted it in the army during the Korean war.
*in that ad he is shown with 385k; that was in '84, he died around '99.
That is great about the advertisement! Passion for riding is very cool.
I was delighted to find it with a brief Google search. My friend is the highest mileage rider in the ad, but he almost opted out- they had a real hard time spelling his name correctly in the preliminary layouts, he had to threaten to pull out till they finally fixed it.
Now if it was Dov, it would have been Mercedes, The Woman, not the car.