|He's a looker!|
My little 2001 vortex blue beetle and I have been though a lot together and yesterday he rolled his odometer--100,000 miles! Toot that horn and celebrate. This is the first new vehicle we ever bought (we usually purchase new-to-us models) so it is the first time we've put all the mileage on ourselves. My little fanny (or as my daughter would be quick to point out--"lack of fanny") has been in the driver or passenger seat for 95% of those miles so I've left quite an impression on my blue buddy. :)
Granted, with digital odometers, rolling an odometer doesn't have quite the build up it used to. Now you don't get to see all the 9's in various stages of progression--like an odometer eclipse. Then finally they are all 0's and you feel like you just got a teenage eye-roll--you know, like the ones you used to give your parents when you thought they weren't looking. But now as a parent you realize you don't have to see them, you can feel an eye roll clear across a room. So I guess I didn't get away with as much teenage angst as I thought I did--sorry, Mom and Dad.
My blue buddy and I are a lot alike:
1. We are definitely not as young as we used to be and require additional maintenance.
2. We each put off getting "tune-ups" until something doesn't work right any more.
3. We have both had an unfortunate run-in with handicapped signage. (Mine in the form of needing a placard to hang from the rearview mirror so I can park by a handicapped sign. His in the form of having a new driver take him to the high school parking lot to practice driving manuevers and accidently plowing down a handicapped sign while trying to leave a parking space. This was his first scratch/dent and a traumatic experience for my son as well.)
4. We both want it to be a long time before we need a complete overhaul.
Here's to a smooth road ahead of us!