In 2012, The Avengers was tops at the box office. Sunday Night Football was the most popular television show in America. Canada stopped circulation of its penny. President Barack Obama defeated former Massachusetts governor (and current US Senator) Mitt Romney to earn his second term in office. The New York Giants won the Super Bowl, and the San Francisco Giants clinched the World Series. Apple debuted the iPhone 5. The Lion King became the highest-grossing Broadway show of all time. Daniel Day-Lewis won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of the 16th US President in Lincoln, and Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress for her role in Silver Linings Playbook (via Hobby Lark). And in February of that year, my Honda Accord rolled off the assembly line in Marysville, Ohio.
With the 200,000 mile mark now receding in the rear view mirror, I wanted to take a brief time-out from the usual road trip adventures to give an overview of how the car is doing and to explore what the future might hold.
No High Mileage Drama
A Little High Mileage Drama
The Accord 200,000 Miles
To commemorate the milestone, I threw together this quick walk around tour of my car:
And finally, I thought it would be fun to look at the news from 2012, when my Accord rolled off the assembly line:
Other Car Updates
One of the most fun aspects of keeping this blog is when people contact me to share their high mileage car ownership stories and their odometer photos. So I wanted to pass along two recent updates from family and friends:
After seven years of ownership, and with over 200,000 miles on the odometer, a question naturally comes to mind: “Is it time for something new?” There are some valid reasons to sell my Accord and buy something else. Increased vehicle age and mileage means maintenance and repairs. Car technology has advanced in the decade since my car was built. And like most people, I get the new car itch from time to time.
On the other hand… new (and used) cars are expensive these days. My car is running well. Even a new car will incur maintenance costs. And while there are cars I’d want to test drive if something happened to my Accord, there is nothing on sale that makes me want to rush out to replace it.
So with all of that said… what’s the plan, man? What do I intend to do with this car, now that I have reached crossed 200,000 miles?
That’s easy. 300,000 miles is right around the corner.