This past Saturday, my wife and I traded in Dez for a new white Tiguan, which my wife has named Snow Bear. That means its time for a final driing report on Dez, which turned over 55,000 miles on June 21st. Between June 21 and October 28, my wife and I drove Dez 813 miles over 129 days. That's an average of 6.30 miles per day and 192.2 miles per month. That's slightly more than half the 11.76 miles per day and 358.82 miles per standard month she and I drove the car between March and June and still less than the 7.19 miles per day or 219.42 miles per standard month we drove the car between November 2016 and March 2017. It's also much less than the 22.73 miles/day and 693.18 miles/standard month she drove it during the second half of the comparable period last year. Not visiting our daughter in Chicago will do that.
During that same time, I drove Pearl more than 2,000 miles. In the first update, Driving update: two years of Pearl as Tesla begins deliveries of Model 3 today, I reported that I drove an average of 18.18 miles per day and 554.55 miles per standard month between June and July. My calculations for the second update, September 2017 Driving update: Pearl, showed that I drove an average of 16.39 miles per day and exactly 500 miles per standard month. The average of the two is 17.29 miles per day and 527.28 miles per month. Added to Dez's final miles and rounded to the same decimal points, my wife and I drove a combined average of 23.59 miles per day and 719.5 miles per month. That's less than the 31.18 miles per day and 950.88 miles per standard month we drove between March and June. It's also less than the 26.26 miles per day and 800.90 miles per month we drove between November and March. It's still less than the 24.93 miles per day and 760.4 miles per standard month we drove both cars during the first half of the comparable period last year. My wife and I are reducing our carbon footprint both by driving less overall and by having a higher proportion of the miles on Pearl the Prius.
As for Snow Bear, she had 264 miles when we bought her. That means we will have driven her 736 when she rolls over her first 1,000 miles. That's when I expect to post the next overall update on our driving. Speaking of which, Pearl should roll over 37,000 miles around Thanksgiving. Stay tuned.
Finally, Dez, farewell and may you be as good a car for your next owner as you were for us!