2011 Hyundai Equus Signature: Milestone
July 18, 2011
There is something interesting about watching all those zeroes turn up. The first time I ever saw 100,000 miles, it was in a Datsun 1200 on a little road in the Absarokas on the way into Yellowstone National Park.
But the 2011 Hyundai Equus did not hit the 100,000-mile milestone in Montana. It was 10,000 miles in Los Angeles.
Actually I was on my way back home from San Francisco at about 11 p.m. and turned off on Sepulveda Boulevard (at 42.8 miles, it's the longest street in Los Angeles), hoping for some colorful place for a picture right as 10,000 miles came up. Instead it turned out to be a coin-operated carwash near the intersection of Sepulveda and Manhattan Beach Boulevard.
Manhattan Beach is a pretty nice neighborhood. Vasek Polak made his fortune just down the street in Hermosa Beach by selling Porsches to aircraft engineers and used to have a showroom filled with Porsche racing cars. There's even some big John Cerney artwork that advertises the nearby Volkswagen dealership along the San Diego Freeway, a nice bookend to the way this trip to Monterey and San Francisco started out.
Michael Jordan, Executive Editor, Edmunds.com @ 10,000 miles