My dad emailed me this photo yesterday:
It’s the odometer of his truck, which he bought on the same day that I bought my car, and yes, that is showing that he’s driven 100,000 km! In 944 days.
In contrast, here’s my odometer:
53,683 km. Or 54% of the distance my dad has driven.
Further, 9,806 of the kilometres that I have driven have been for work. Meaning that I’ve only driven 43,877 km on my own time, compared to my dad’s 100,000! Clearly, my dad is superior to me in the field of putting mileage on his vehicle!
One area that my dad doesn’t beat me though, is in winning bets on Canucks vs. Leafs games. Such as the bet we have on tomorrow night’s game. I expect to be the proud owner of a lottery ticket purchased by my dad after the Canucks beat the Leafs on Hockey Night in Canada!
I took my beloved Zaphod Beeblebrox the Car in for its 45,000 km service appointment this week, so I figured it was as good a time as any to write an update about my beloved car. Also, it gives me a chance to tell all y’all about the new fun website I’ve been using to track my gas usage (spoiler: it makes graphs!)
Ever since I got my car, I’ve been tracking my mileage. To do this, I’ve been using a handy dandy spreadsheet. And because of this, I can easily tell you that in the 2 years and 2 months that I’ve owned my car, I have:
- driven 45,609 km – that’s an average of 57 km per day!
- used 2,839L of gas
- spent $3,656 in gas and about $1,300 in other car maintenance-related expenses
But I was recently introduced to Fuelly , a website that tracks your mileage for you… and gives you pretty graphs and infographics! Being a graph-loving nerd, I naturally had to try it out. Fortunately, Fuelly lets you import data so I could just import the data I’d been tracking on my handy dandy spreadsheet and viola – graphs!
Aren’t they pretty?
If you are interested in my ongoing tracking of Zaphod’s mileage – and who wouldn’t be, really? – you can “follow” me on Fuelly.
With six hockey games, and a 9 km run, under my belt in the last ~week – and another hockey game and another 10 km run scheduled for the next two days, I’m starting to feel the mileage. So perhaps it’s fitting that my car hit a mileage milestone today too: