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I Somehow Own 14 Cars And A Transit Bus… What Have I Done? (Winner Update) – Jalopnik

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Image: Mercedes Streeter

I recently received surprising news that two cars I haven’t even seen in over a year may soon be coming home. Their awaited return got me thinking, just how many cars do I own? Dear reader, I counted and I tell you, my mouth dropped when I realized I’m sitting on a pile of 15 cars.

Update: November 16, 2021: One of you either has some eagle eyes or are really good at estimation. I have noted the mi…….

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Image: Mercedes Streeter

I recently received surprising news that two cars I haven’t even seen in over a year may soon be coming home. Their awaited return got me thinking, just how many cars do I own? Dear reader, I counted and I tell you, my mouth dropped when I realized I’m sitting on a pile of 15 cars.

Update: November 16, 2021: One of you either has some eagle eyes or are really good at estimation. I have noted the mileage of some of these cars in my posts, so I imagine some people probably went on a bit of a treasure hunt. Here’s the total mileage, rounded to the nearest thousand:

2005 Smart Fortwo – 25,000 miles.
2008 Smart Fortwo – 112,000 miles.
2012 Smart Fortwo – 157,000 miles.
2016 Smart Fortwo – 6,000 miles.
2002 Audi TT – 199,000 miles.
2004 Volkswagen Phaeton – 160,000 miles.
2004 Volkswagen Passat W8 – 166,000 miles.
2004 Volkswagen Passat TDI wagon – 200,000 miles.
2005 Volkswagen Passat TDI wagon – 234,000 miles.
2005 Volkswagen Touareg VR6 – 187,000 miles.
2006 Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI – 192,000 miles.
2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sportwagen – 365,000 miles.
1991 Honda Beat – 100,000 miles.
1989 Suzuki Every – 56,000 miles.
2002 Nova Bus RTS – 384,000 miles.

That’s 15 vehicles for a total mileage of 2,543,000 miles.

The winner of the contest is Twitter user @Giantlain with the overly specific number of 2,547,326 — a 4,326 difference.

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Congratulations! The guess is so close it’s like you’ve been staring at my odometers. Are we neighbors? Anyway, our team should reach out to you with the next steps.

The original story continues below:

This collection will most likely be the death of me. I’m not entirely sure how I even arrived at this number. Perhaps even more surprising is how many miles my total collection has when all added up.

It’s been just over a year since joining this lovely site, and I won’t lie to you, it’s been a dream come true. In the decade this site has stood number one on my browsers, I never imagined my name being on one of it’s prized bylines. The very people I call my coworkers today, inspired me to build my automotive dream team. That very dream team I built and wrote about for my …….

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