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The Peugot

53 years and still going!! That is assum9ng he bought it brand new and kept it through all the episodes.

Two questions come to mind. I wonder how many miles were on it at the end, and I wonder if he ever took it back to Mike's Garage for work???

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I don't think the mileage was ever mentioned, but you raise a good point -- it had to be stupendous, considering it was his work vehicle as well as personal transportation for all those years. He apparently drove it everywhere, including Mexico. Of course in real life, they had to get a "new" car when the ABC series started, and there were several along the way. But I believe that within the Columbo universe there was just one car, one raincoat, one suit and pair of shoes, and even one dog, no matter how impossible that seems. And whether Columbo ever returned to Mike's Garage, I would assume the Peugeot got as little maintenance as possible.

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Ted
I don't think the mileage was ever mentioned, but you raise a good point -- it had to be stupendous, considering it was his work vehicle as well as personal transportation for all those years. He apparently drove it everywhere, including Mexico. Of course in real life, they had to get a "new" car when the ABC series started, and there were several along the way. But I believe that within the Columbo universe there was just one car, one raincoat, one suit and pair of shoes, and even one dog, no matter how impossible that seems. And whether Columbo ever returned to Mike's Garage, I would assume the Peugeot got as little maintenance as possible.
Except there was more than one pair of shoes. He ruined a pair in The Most Crucial Game and got a new pair, but knowing Columbo, he went back to the old pair after they dried out.

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Brett, you're right, I forgot -- but I agree with your theory about what happened next.

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Of course he did!! Kind of similar to what happened to the new raincoat that he got that was in about one-half of an episode.