I made an accidental discovery and thought I'd share this. I had not yet bought any floor mats for my newer CRV and wanted to put something down before I went to the field trials in October. I'd rummaged through a basket of dog towels and blankets and come up with one of those small fuzzy little 'shag' rugs that are made for bathrooms. I decided to use it until I got something else. It works so well that I continue to use it and got another one for the other side when I was at Walmart yesterday. The smaller size (something like 24 x 30) is just right for my vehicle. They are very absorbent, soft and flexible, have a non-skid rubberized, waterproof backing, and wash and dry so nicely. They don't cost an arm and a leg. And they come in a variety of colors!
We're at that 'perfect' fine line between rain and snow = freezing rain. But I am NOT complaining! At least not until it freezes solid!
Also about my GREAT car which happens to be in the photo: Last week on my way home from visiting Hannelore and Sue, the odometer clicked 350,000 miles! I put 266,000 on my last vehicle but THIS is the best one I have ever had.
A few months ago, I predicted that my car would turn 300,000 miles by Thanksgiving. It turned 300 K today! It happened on my way to work, in Zanesville, just before the 6th Street Bridge over the Muskingum River.
My car is a Honda CRV. I bought it new in March, 2000 at Roush Honda in Westerville, Ohio when I still lived in Westerville.
Essentially, I'd used the Consumer Reports Auto Buying Guide to make the decision for me as to my next vehicle. CR certainly steered me in the right direction! It has been a great car with awesome reliability for 11 years. We will see how much farther down the road it takes me.
Today, which happens to be my birthday, the odometer on my car turned 290,000 miles. Great present! Probably shouldn't brag too much, but this has been an excellent vehicle for me. It is a silver 2000 Honda CRV. Like I did before I bought my last car, I studied Consumer Reports Auto Buying Guide from cover to cover. It ended up being a decision between the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CRV.
My previous car was a Toyota on which I put 266, 000 miles. I really thought my new car would be a Toyota, too. But there were four reasons why I chose the Honda over Toyota, all facts I learned in Consumer Reports. It has proven to be an excellent choice.
When I bought the car in March, 2000, the odometer read 8. Today, I was on my way to field trials in northern Illinois when this monumental (to me) number rolled onto the odometer. I was on I-70 in western Indiana and pulled off onto the berm to take the picture.
Next photo will be at the 300,000 mile marker!