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Old 30 September 2018, 14:35   #1
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My car is 15 years old and...

it's about to hit 100K miles! Only 18 more miles to go to the milestone.

It's a 2003 Ford Taurus SES. A fine car.

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Old 30 September 2018, 18:33   #2
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I remember one Al Bundy episode where he could win a prize for most driven miles and his car had 999,999 but then the gauge changed to zero because he had to drive his wife somewhere.
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Old 30 September 2018, 21:50   #3
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I remember one Al Bundy episode where he could win a prize for most driven miles and his car had 999,999 but then the gauge changed to zero because he had to drive his wife somewhere.
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Old 30 September 2018, 22:16   #4
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I hope to snap the moment that's it's 100,000.
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Old 01 October 2018, 13:56   #5
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Do what Al did: drive the car backwards and forwards until the ticker is at 100k
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Do what Al did: drive the car backwards and forwards until the ticker is at 100k
and then you find out it only goes FORWARD like in Ferris Bueller's Day Off
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Old 01 October 2018, 22:10   #7
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Don't forget to say - 'Can't wait to see the look on the bastard's face.' while at it, just full effect...
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My first car (a Ford Fiesta) only had 5 digits on its mechanical odometer. It ticked over to 100,000 miles, which was displayed as 0 miles. I pulled over to take a photo of it at the time
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Got you beat, my ford focus is still only at 76,500? miles and is a 2000.. but then again.. i'll never get to the 100,000 in it.. my old ford escort i had before it.. didnt even have 60,000 when i scrapped it and that was a 2000 as well.
i do on average about 1200miles a year.. my limit is 4000 according to my insurance..so i'm well within that.
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A little history... I bought my Taurus back in 2008 with 83,126 miles on the clock. Yes, I drive very little.

Today on my way back from Discount Tires with a new set of tires the magic moment has arrived.

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Old 02 October 2018, 15:45   #12
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My previous car bit over a year ago...

Yeah, I know, should probably clean thing sometimes...
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I wouldn't, the dirt holds the car together.
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And I just dug out the photo of my old Fiesta after ticking over to 00000 miles Taken 12th August 2006 apparently...
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What year was that Fiesta? I wonder when they added a digit to the odometer.
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Wonder if car's computer had correct number

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What year was that Fiesta? I wonder when they added a digit to the odometer.
It was a 1996, but the last of the old shape (mark III) rather than the mark IV that was introduced alongside it around the same time.
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Old 03 October 2018, 19:35   #18
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Thanks. So it was in the mid 90s? I wouldn't know because I went from an 87 Cavalier wagon to my 2003 Taurus.
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I would suspect the mark IV Fiesta in 1995 or 1996 had the extra digit since it was around then that people started expecting even small cars to routinely last 100,000+ miles. The bigger Fords like the Escort and Mondeo possibly already had them, but I just can't remember...
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Since I was a mechanic in a trade I can tell you that the cars in the olden days have worn out rings around the 80K mark. Same with the rod bearings.

How do you tell? It smokes and it knocks.
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