On June 19th, this little cutie hit 175,000 miles! Let me tell you, this car is a champ. Her name: Bianca. She has reliably transported me to and from work every day, made a trek to Gatlinburg, TN, Niagara Falls, Beverly, WV and many other road trips in between. She even survived a suicidal deer attack back in July 2012 and had a bit of “plastic surgery” to fix her up. I bought her in August of 2006 (even though she is considered a 2007) brand new when Yaris first came to the United States for less than $12,000. It should be noted that before Bianca, I never owned a vehicle for more than 3 ½ years (a sad statistic, but true). Bianca will be turning 7 years old August 6th.
This car has needed nothing but general maintenance. It should be noted that she still has her original clutch! (I finally broke it in after 6 years!) I would love to see Bianca hit 250,000 miles, and at this rate, that will be in the next 3 years. We still drive her on long trips because she gets great gas mileage at 42-45MPG. The two of us fit fine in the car with plenty of room for the 72 lb pup in the back seat and luggage in the trunk.
I would really like to witness a car hit 500,000 miles, and if any car could do that, it would be Bianca (in another 10+ years). Until then, we will keep maintaining and admiring this cute little car of ours.
What is the most miles you’ve had on your vehicle?
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To read about when Bianca hit 150,000 miles, you can click here