I know, it’s silly, but …
Today, coming home from running some errands around town, my mostly-trusty little ’02 Subaru Outback Sport rolled 100,000 miles – yay! I picked it up, all shiny and new, on April 1st 2001, and it’s taken me all over California and into Nevada and Oregon. As the photo below, taken in July ’01 shows, it has even actually seen a small modicum of light off-roading.
It hasn’t been without its warts, with a creaky driver’s-side window motor, a broken drive belt, a recent left-front axle replacement, and several sets of brake rotors & pads. It currently chirps cheerfully when idling, which I choose to think of as a bird calling until I get around to getting it fixed, and the right-front axle is now making the same noise the left one did before it was replaced.
Still, those issues, and the poor fuel economy caused by it being full-time all-wheel-drive (I average around 23mpg in mostly city driving) aside, it’s served me well for the past 6 1/2 years, and hopefully will continue to do so for quite some time to come!