Monday, July 7, 2014

10k and Beyond

Yes, I realize I'm balancing a Camera and driving 55 mph.
After just six months I pushed the car beyond the 10% mark for what mileage I actually should be at with the title I chose.

The first 10,000 miles in the car were completely problem free, as should have been expected!

The fuel economy I've returned is almost exactly what I was getting in the Honda before it, and slightly below what the Monroney label on the car said when I picked it out, which is to be expected with my slightly *ahem* spirited driving style.

Going to the service department always sort of scares me.  For those of you who have been reading these pages for awhile you might recall several instances of larger-than-expected repair bills (go back to 2009 and read through the posts on the Volvo!).  I admit, after my 10k service I'm completely sold on the service department at my local Volkswagen dealer, Stohlman Automotive.  Granted, I'm a bit biased as I used to work there, but when I got in the car to drive that way I called to set an appointment, Sharon was able to take me immediately, and had the car out before she promised!  The entire process was complete in an hour, from setting the appointment to driving away with a nicely washed car.  What more can you ask for?

Overall?  I can't possibly be more satisfied with the car. 
Do not try this at home, kids.

The next 10k miles have quite a bit in store.  The first planned trip is to Omaha, NE because my cousin is getting married...and I'm the photographer.  In October, there are plans to head up to Toronto, and then down to the Biltmore near Christmas.  In between now and then I promise lots of stops at wineries, pizza joints, and even some other worthy local joints. Overall, it looks like I'll be able to hit 25 of my 49 state goal this summer alone. 

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