"Doug's car continues to make memories"
by Darcy R
Grand Meadow, MN
Mileage: 420,000 miles
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Doug’s car was a 2002 Honda Accord that he drove daily to work...over 180miles/day! Doug loved to drive and loved his car! Living in Minnesota and in the country it was not unusual to have to plow through drifts of snow, but that wasn’t a problem for his pearl white gem! Deer were a problem! One night on the way home from work, a deer decided to end its life tragically by jumping in front of Doug! The car had over 350,000 at this point! Since it was merely cosmetic issues, Doug and Maureen decided to have it fixed. Throughout the years a belt would need replacing, oil and tire changes but nothing extremely major.
Unfortunately the car out lived Doug and he passed from cancer a few years ago leaving the car with Maureen, his first love…the car his second! With so many miles on the car Maureen’s sons didn’t want their mom driving it and so she thought about selling Doug’s car. As one of her close friends I could see this was a tough decision. One day I thought heck it still runs, Maureen and I need to start carpooling so why not drive the Honda! It was done! For the last 6 months Maureen and I have had numerous laughs and experiences in this car! When it hit 420000 miles I was on my way home after dropping Maureen off and decided to share this on Facebook…you know what one of the first comments were…”must be a Honda!” Wow, people know. Of course the next comment was “that’s Doug’s car”…yep!
The car has seen better days, it needs oil about every 1k miles, the AC no longer works and the heater has a temper but we still enjoying getting around 32mph and the wonderful stories we are creating in Doug’s car.