Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Another Green Machine Milestone

We purchased the Green Machine, a 2006 Envy Green Scion xB, in early May, 2012. It had nearly 74,000 miles on it when we brought it into the family. We introduced it to you on May 9, 2012.

Here are a couple of pictures of it then.

By late November 2013 the Green Machine was rolling over 100,000 miles. We were going through Memphis on our way from Claremore, Oklahoma to where the bus was parked in Alabama.

Here it is at 99,999

And at 100,000 miles at 7:41 PM Thanksgiving Day 11/28/13 in Memphis, Tennessee. 

At that time we were averaging 1370 miles per month and less than 16,500 miles per year. This week, we are approaching 174,000 miles on the odometer. That is 100,000 miles since we bought it and 74,000 miles since the end of November 2013.

That brings our average mileage up to 1480 per month and 17,760 per year. Not too bad for us at all.

In November 2013 when the odometer rolled over 100,000 miles, I estimated that we would hit 200,000 on the odometer in January 2020. Now we are on track to hit that number in June 2019. It will be interesting to keep track of that.

I snapped a few pictures of the Green Machine last week on a sunny day in Foley, Alabama. It was not spiffed up in these pictures but it was reasonably clean.

As you can see, it is a little worse for wear. The above picture is from last week and this one is from early May 2012.

Keep in mind, it has been driven 100,000 miles between pictures plus pulled behind the BoggsMobile probably another 100,000 miles and pulled inside the tent trailer a bunch more miles. It deserves to show its age!

It has been a super great car. I believe it will make it until summer of 2019 when it rolls over 200,000 miles on the odometer and I hope it goes farther than that.

I did tell Kelly Jo recently that after we have the house project behind us, it is time to seriously begin saving for our next vehicle to tow behind the bus. Until then, the Green Machine will keep pushing the BoggsMobile down the road.

Thanks for stopping by to sit a spell today.



  1. "Until then, the Green Machine will keep pushing the BoggsMobile down the road." Now I really liked that & the Green Machine shall continue-on per the Lord's will, Loved-Y'all !~!, YO_Frankie.

    Frankie Shiflett

    1. Thank, Frankie! I hope it runs like the Energizer Bunny!

      We hope to see you all in May!



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