Many of you may not know this, but I drive a beat-up old farm truck. I grew up on a farm, and this 1997 GMC Sierra makes me think of home. Plus, I can throw junk in the back and haul stuff around.
Anyway, this beauty (which I affectionately call “The Green Hornet”) is approaching 200,000 miles. My auto mechanic recently told me that she needed to be placed in hospice care, but I have determined that she is still fit to drive. I really believe that she can go to 200,000 miles.
CURRENT MILEAGE: 190,639 miles
So … that means that I am going to write a series of posts as The Green Hornet approaches the 200,000 mile milestone.
PART ONE Why would anyone keep driving this junker?
This is a fair and legitimate question. After all the gas gauge is broken, there are several dents, and there is a slow oil leak. The primary reason I’m still driving this vehicle is because there is tremendous financial benefit to fully harvesting the value of PAID-FOR assets. It is true, however, that there is a point that an asset becomes a liability. At this point, The Green Hornet is not a liability (don’t ask my team about their thoughts, however!).
Once The Green Hornet achieves the 200,000 mile marker, she will most likely be put out to pasture.
QUESTION: Are you driving a “green hornet”? I would love to see pictures and hear your story! Send to me at firstname.lastname@example.org