My car turned 80,000 miles today. Considering I got it in December 1998 that’s a low mileage vehicle. If you keep a car for 10+ years, even a droptop Mercedes, you get your money’s worth.
Ten years old means no CD, no navigation, none of the truly modern bells and whistles. The car was built for a cellphone but only an analog Motorola flip phone!
Two things I didn’t know or consider when I got the car. It’s supercharged which means I have to use premium gasoline. Not a big deal for most of those 80k miles, but whatever you were paying at the height of the gas spike, I was paying a lot more.
The car also has soft rubber tires with different sizes on the front and back. They are very wide and the car has limited traction in the rain and none at all in snow. We once spun out at 5 mph in snow flurries. Really.
I believe the tires are made for the high speeds the car can attain… not that I’d ever speed (sniff, sniff). I go through a set of tires about every 20,000 miles! Today was the day.
I’ve been taking my car to Steve for service for nearly 20 years. This was no exception. He won me over when I first moved to Hamden and I am loyal. I drove up to Cheshire and in an hour four new shoes.
It was pouring today, but I had the new tire feel under me as I headed down Route 10 toward work. I like the new tire feel.