August 11, 2009
Today will be the last day that I drive my 2001 Protege. Carey and I went to Carmax last night looking to see if it was worth anything in the CARS program. The Protege was not, because even at 170,000 miles it gets 25 mpg. We stumbled across several cars that fit our budget and have a lot fewer miles, and just like that the deal was done. I will miss my Mazda, it's been a great car, but after 170,000 miles I think it's time. I pick up the new ride tonight. 2005 Toyota Corolla XRS. I'm excited. Thanks to Mazda for making such a great car!