35,000 miles driven and 165,000 to go

September 8, 2007 – 8:37 am

35,000 miles drivenYesterday I watched the eclipsing of the 35,000 mile mark on my Dodge Magnum SRT8.  It was not really a momentous occasion, it was only the 35,000th mile.  Since this is my first bought-from-the-dealership-as-new car, it was a big deal for me.

While I was on the 2 freeway driving a little above 65MPH (photographic evidence below) I realized that as the 35,0001 mark passed on my car, I would be driving this car for a long, long time.  I mean, like until the 200,000 mile mark or until the car dies.

Though I haven’t done any wrenching on the car myself, I have been the one that earned the money to pay for all of the maintenance that the car has received (I even keep the receipts as a merit badge that I’m doing well by keeping the car serviced regularly).  Not so recently Dodge announced that the 2008 Magnum would have a new front fascia and hood with a functional scoop.  There’s some interior changes also, but I don’t think that any of those made me think about making alterations to my car.  The hood scoop though, well it got my attention.

I’ll be upgrading my current hood to the hood with the scoop as soon as I find a dealership with a good price.  Since the front fascia is suppose to enhance front brake cooling, I might swap that out too.  Oh ya, when I say that “I might swap that out”, I do mean me.  Well, me and the help of friends and/or family.  (let this me early warning)

Well, I’m about to leave for Disneyland so I’ll chat about my car later, and I’ll include the “photo shoot” of my Magnum in that future post.  Yes, I actually took my car someplace to take pictures of it.  The best part is that afterwards we didn’t have any funny feelings about it and we are still friends.  Ya, that’s a little creepy but it’s all just joking around (and that’s the story I’m sticking to).

Dodge Magnum SRT8
I was running out of gas, about a gallon left when I snapped this 35,000 mile picture.

Dodge Magnum SRT8
While stopping off the freeway to get gas, I noticed this car with massive wheel diameter and…

Dodge Magnum SRT8
Some really wimpy looking disc brakes.  Where’s the beef?

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