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Posted by joeabbott on April 30, 2009


The other day I took my car in for its 100,000 mile tune-up and, while a few miles early, it finally rolled over today. I was hoping to catch it at exactly 100,000 but I overshot by 10 miles. Probably for the better as I was very likely northbound on I-405 and that’s likely not the best situation to be taking pictures of my odometer using my cell phone. 🙂

This picture was taken just as I was pulling out of the parking garage. And, yes, mom, I was at a complete stop when I took the picture.

Oh, the tune up … it was about the price I paid for my first car! And I get to hear this just a few days before I hear GM has stated they’re shutting down the Saturn line (I drive a 2002 Saturn Vue). And while it’s true someone could buy the line, it’s not a good sign. Anyhow, after they washed it and did a really thorough job of cleaning it up, it’s “like new”! It drives more smoothly, it handles nicely, and it’s clean. Quite comfortable. Now I just need a government bailout to pay for it!


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