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1st Runner-up, July 2012
Vehicle:
2000 Volkswagen Passat
Mileage:
253,647 miles
Owned by:
Richard Champney, Male, 60, Engineer, North Chelmsford, MA
Oil:
Mobil 1™ 0W-40
No. of years owned:
13
My Passat has a 1.8L 4 cylinder, 20 valve engine, 5 speed standard transmission, and front wheel drive. It has the original turbo, original engine. I bought it new in the fall of 1999, drove it home and drained the factory oil. It has been running with Mobil 1™ synthetic oil for a quarter million miles and it runs like the day I bought it almost 13 years ago.
 
Recently when my mechanic, Jim, was writing the 250,000 miles down on my inspection sticker, he asked me, "So you've had engine work on your car recently? It sounds like it is new."
 
I answered, "Nope, have never opened the engine. It's just had regular maintenance like plugs, filters, timing belts. I did put Mobil 1 in it on the day I bought it and that is all I ever used."
 
Said Jim, "Oh, that explains it. That engine is going to run forever."
 
To which I responded, "Yeah. It makes it hard to justify buying a new car when this one still runs great."
July 2012|Winner| 1st Runner-up| 2nd Runner-up

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