View Full Version : I joined the high mile club

05-17-2016, 03:05 AM
6 years and 11 months ago I bought a 2008 SL.
6 years and 10 months ago I then took delivery.

On my first weekend I went on a 1,000 mi drive
to Tahoe and into Nevada, which culminated with
visits to Monitor Pass and Ebbetts Pass.

I thought I'd drive maybe 7,500 miles a year and
sell the car after about 12 to 18 months.

I was wrong. :)

So... what better way to spend a Friday the 13th
than to re-trace my first road trip... and complete
my 100,000th mile at the top of Monitor Pass.

The big tree next to Kinney Reservoir right below
Ebbetts Pass fell victim to a winter storm several
years ago, but the somewhat smaller ones across
the road are still there and doing well.

The car is doing great for its age and all the use I
have gotten out of it -- so far I cannot see myself
parting with it anytime soon.

It's still capable of 111 mpg. :)

And it's still looking really good.

So... here is to, well, who knows how many miles!


moe b
05-17-2016, 07:21 AM
There should be more people like you out there! props for using the car and not garaging it! mad respect and hope you enjoy at least another 100k of motoring

05-18-2016, 01:59 PM
Great story! make sure the timing (belt i think it has in the 2008) gets changed!! Happy motoring!

05-19-2016, 01:30 AM
The G only has one belt -- for the alternator.
It costs less than $50 and is trivial to change.
I had mine done a few times during service.

Everything else is driven by chains. I'm sure
that I'll have to look at those eventually, but
so far they are doing just fine.