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Phil's Rambling Rants
November 21st, 2012
09:06 pm


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As you know if you know me very well, my car is getting kinda long in the tooth as it were. In fact, I was approaching a milestone -- 300000 miles. I was getting all ready to take a cellphone pic of all the zeroes and post it. I was leaving EFRC and it was at 299997, so I'd hit it before I got to the interstate, so I could pull over. All good, I'm driving through Center Point, I roll to 299999, driving along, waiting for it to roll over. And waiting, and waiting, and it never does.

My odometer is pinned at 299999 miles. I've driven about 150 miles and it hasn't changed.

It's digital, so somebody specifically programmed it this way. The trip odometers and speedometer still work so it's not some amazingly timed mechanical failure.

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Date:November 22nd, 2012 03:42 am (UTC)
Yowza! I would have thought that that was illegal.

Is it any use trying to extrapolate it based upon the tripmeters?
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Date:November 25th, 2012 06:55 pm (UTC)
I think so, too. Better go into the dealership and complain.
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Date:November 22nd, 2012 11:32 am (UTC)
What are you driving, that the manufacturers never expected it to last that long?

Or maybe it's a sneaky way to reel you in for a Major Servicing...
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Date:November 22nd, 2012 12:57 pm (UTC)
Wow. Maybe people thought it would never get this far? Well, congratulations on taking such good care of your car.
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Date:November 22nd, 2012 06:39 pm (UTC)
That's annoying.

BTW, I do not seem to have your e-mail address to arrange Friday dinner...
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Date:November 23rd, 2012 08:49 pm (UTC)
At least your car made it to the moon before this happened. Too bad you can't track the return trip...
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