by Marty S
Mileage: 222,222 miles
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My 1998 CRV gave me 299,500 trouble-free miles of service until meeting one challenge that it couldn’t really surmount – an adult deer who decided to run across a dark highway near Winterset, Iowa. The photograph shows a momentous occasion that I had been planning for a long time: 222,222 miles on the overall odometer and 222.2 miles on the trip odometer. I think this occasion took place somewhere in South Dakota in August, 2003. Even the deer couldn’t stop the car. I used the incident as an excuse to buy a new CRV (now at 115,000 miles in its own right), but a body shop took the car, still operable, and completely rehabilitated and resold it. Incidentally, beyond its high mileage, the CRV performed admirably in protecting me from the deer collision. I knew something happened because the air bag went off, but was barely jolted in an impact that took place at about 60 miles per hour.