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The first time Dean died, Sam put an iPod Dock in the impala. He knew his brother wouldn’t approve. But he did it anyways because he remembered Dean saying if Sam screwed with the impala, he’d come back to haunt him.
Total mileage for the first 8 seasons on the Impala: 178,282.
However, in season 1 we see the Impala’s odometer, and it has 70,098 miles showing on it in. If we subtract the known mileage from before that episode, when Dean first visited Sam at Stanford, his odometer probably read somewhere near 58,081, for a total of 236,363.
But the odometer on the Impala only has 5 digits, so we have to assume that it has turned over a few times, with John and Dean driving it for hunting purposes since 1984.
If we average the mileage per year we get a mean of about 22,285. If we assume that kind of mileage since 1984 (minus a few years for things like Dean parking it in Indiana for a year, etc.), the Impala probably has around 534,846 miles on it. Give or take. And this is just known highway mileage, not including driving within cities.
“The Impala, of course, has all the things other cars have… and a few things they don’t. But none of that stuff’s important. This is the stuff that’s important. The army man that Sam crammed in the ashtray - it’s still stuck there. The Legos that Dean shoved into the vents — to this day, heat comes on and they can hear ‘em rattle. These are the things that make the car theirs — really theirs. Even when Dean rebuilt her from the ground up, he made sure all these little things stayed, ‘cause it’s the blemishes that make her beautiful.” - Chuck, Supernatural 5.22 ‘Swan Song’
But seriously though…how much mileage is on that car? It’s been driving thousands and thousands of miles all over the country for the last thirty years and still purrs like a kitten and never seems to need basic maintenance. If you ask me, what’s really supernatural here is that car.
"Three days later another car rolled off that same line. No one gave two craps about her, but they should’ve. Because this 1967 Chevrolet Impala would turn out to be the most important car… no, the most important object in pretty much the whole universe."