And my car turned a big mileage breakthrough last night on my way home from work. I've owned cars that flipped over to 100,000 before, but never on a car that I loved so much or that I intended to keep and go on driving for many more miles.
She's a PT Cruiser and I took delivery of her in early December 2000, so I've had her for many years. She constantly amazes and delights me (except for the more recent repair bills - *sigh*). I've never driven a car that I love so much before. I look out at her shadow when driving to workshops or conferences and just smile. It's a classic silhouette and to me she looks beautiful.
I'm a car fan all the way around. Many of my friends, also my DH, look upon a car as transportation. I look at a car as art. The beauty of the lines, the layout of the dashboard, the arrangement under the hood - I love it all. The old saying is that America is car crazy, I think we're just in love with our cars - our rolling, functional, pieces of artwork.