It may sound strange but today I am thankful for my car. My car was a gift from my wonderful parents 16 years ago. I have put all its miles on it, know every dent and scratch and am blessed by its gift of longevity. Today the odometer turned 280,000 miles. It has some quirks, but is always faithful. I am so thankful that we have always had the option to replace her and not the requirement. I am tempted now to see how long we can go...just how many miles can I put on a 1999 Honda Civic?