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September 12, 2005

Ode to the five digit odometer

"Rolling over" 100,000 miles in a car used to be much more exciting. For those too young to remember, older odometers simply had five integer digits. When the car hit 100,000 miles, all was reset to zero. That was fun.

Hitting 100,000 miles is still an event to be appreciated. I drove my car over the threshold last weekend. But up pops a sixth integer digit. Boring. 100,000 miles is roughly equivalent to driving four times around the globe at the equator. This is the first car I've had where I've driven all the miles (I often buy one-year-old cars to save the initial depreciation, but this came brand new). Did it sing a song? Did Lee Iacocca personally dance on my dashboard? No. But I still managed to memorialize the event with a photo - and a movie!. Never mind the speedometer... Sometimes you've just gotta get that shot!

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Or the movie (click to play):

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Posted by Mitch at September 12, 2005 01:07 PM
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