Hi. I'm a Korean, staying in Seattle for 3 months from mid Oct to mid Jan. It's aleady been 5 weeks since I got here. People told me the weather would be very bad in fall, but I found it much better than expected. What's most pleasantly surprising though, is the proximity of Nature to the city. I love it! I probably use the car I rent to go to those parks in/around city. If I become bold, I may go to woods outside of Seattle for a half-day light hiking. Thus I won't need a huge mileage. I promise your car will be treated as mine.