He was so close to lifetime Gold.....

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  1. Jim
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    Atlanta to Seattle in a civic? Someone was a glutton for punishment!
     
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    You know, only 70,000 more miles and he/she could have upped the asking price. So close to rolling over to 0000000.
     
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    Anyone want to calculate the total profit on business mileage reimbursement over the years?
     
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    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).
     
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    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?
     
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    Oh my word. Can you imagine the hours spent in that thing?
     
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    Ferrari has a type of elite status for owners- but based on multiple car purchases, not mileage :)
     
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    That should prove to be quite an expensive status mileage run !
     
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    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.
     
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    Unbelieveable!
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    That is great about the advertisement! Passion for riding is very cool.
     
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    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.
     
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    Now if it was Dov, it would have been Mercedes, The Woman, not the car. [​IMG]
     

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