Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Turning One Million

Today, our odometer turned One Million. Happy Birthday, Odometer. Oh wait, it's not a million years old, but it has gone one million miles! Yes, that's right folks, one MILLION miles on the 'ol Freightliner and it runs like a spring chicken.

Why do you think the car manufacturers don't make a vehicle that can go a million miles? Hmmm? C'mon, I'm sure there is some guy out there who knows the answer to this.

Rock, care to take this one for me?


Suz said...

Wow, A million miles, sounds like Freightliner just keeps going & going & going.

Hugs Suz

Amy said...

Some guy in Vermont had a Volvo that turned over a million. He contacted the Volvo headquarters, and they gave him a new one, but took the millon miler for their museum. Tis true.

(Mine is just a baby it's only got 226,000)

YAY Freightliner!

Mise en Place said...

Here's to hoping we look as good after running a million miles, lol!


mdrock said...

Gladly :-)

Planned obsolescence or built-in obsolescence is a producer/consumer phenomenon that has been with us for the better part of a century. It is defined as a conscious decision on the part of a manufacturer to produce a consumer product that will become obsolete and/or non-functional in a defined time frame. This is done mostly as a survival tactic for the manufacture but is also tied to cost to some extent in that the addition of parts that are engineered and built to last forever have a tendency to make a product cost prohibitive.

You also have to look at the cost of parts replacement over time versus the wholesale replacement of the product in question. Ed’s semi is a good example. It will take a long time for the parts replacement cost to outweigh the cost of buying an entirely new tractor. With cars, this time frame is much shorter.

Gotta run ...

The Daily Rant said...

Thank you Rock. Fabulous, as always. Only a guy could do it so.....so....technically.