Originally Posted by MACDRIVE
A 1990 Bonneville being driven 200 miles per day and only having 70,000 miles on it. Something don't add up. :P
Car came to me in Feb 2006 with 24,000 on the clock. It went into service in April 2006 as my company car with about 25,000 on the clock (I'd have to dig out my log books from earlier in the year to give you the exact number.) All the rest of the milage has been racked up over the course of a year.
Which is another suggestion I have for you all. Start carrying a little notebook and record your milage. This may seem like a lot of work, but it helps to keep track of the car'* usage. I typically crank the car up in the morning, let it idle up to temp while I fetch a mug of coffee for the trip, then head off to my first call. Writting down the date, odometer, and location when I get there. Oil changes, service items, fuel usage all get jotted down in the little notebook too. Any failures/quirks go in there too. Every so often I compute the gas milage of the longer trips, just to see how the engine is doing in terms of fuel consumption.
Side benefit: Come april, when filling out form 1040 Sched C, I can confidently say "Yes" to the question "Do you have a written record? "