Sunday, February 12, 2012

12 years or so ago I bought my first new car, a Toyota Echo. I loved the name, the interior, the mileage, the look, and of course the low price. They didn't seem to understand how important it was to me that I get a green one. But it was, so I had to special order my new car and wait a few weeks.

She was beautiful and shiny, and when I picked her up she only had 3 miles on her. Eventually I named her Darby. I've always loved her, even though these days I mainly drive the truck. John drives a lot for work and at 35 MPG of course he drives the Echo.

She had a big milestone today.

Almost there:

300 thousand miles! Never thought I'd see the day!

Middle of nowhere, near Plaza, WA.
(I love the center mounted dash console - the wheel never blocks my view)

And here we are, 300K after the first time I got behind the wheel:
What a good car she is.

(We had a good lunch, too, and a great visit with my stepdad who, coincidentally, was with me when I bought my car, and cosigned to make it all possible. Thank you, Henry!)


Mikey said...

Wow, that just doesn't happen often. I'd guess you take good care of your vehicles. Just goes to show what happens when you do. Congratulations!

Linda said...

Looks like a great car! We bought our son a 2001 Subaru Forester with 180,000 miles on it. They say they're just getting started at that. haha. I hope so! I hope it does as well as your little Echo!

Anonymous said...

That's the same color as my 2003 Toyota Prius ... just had to have a new regular 12 Volt battery put in my car ... boy, those aren't cheap! I've just got 75,600 some miles on my car ... wonder if my Prius will be able to rack up those kind of miles you have on your Echo. Wow ... 300,000 is impressive!!

froglander said...

That's a pretty impressive milestone!