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Re: High Mileage Vehicles [Re: madRiver] #5218593 09/21/19 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by madRiver

My parents have 2000 Tundra 4wd full cab they acquired in 2008 with 100k for $9500. They only have 127k now. I would hardly call it waste hanging onto a paid for vehicle. They likely average $350/year on registration, oil change(s), inspection and occasional repair/maintenance.

That truck would've been $20k here in MI


2019 RAM Big Horn 4x4 Blackout HEMI crew cab
2011 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L V6
1998 Mustang GT 4.6L V8 convertible
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Re: High Mileage Vehicles [Re: Snagglefoot] #5287693 12/07/19 01:38 PM
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My 1993 Civic just turned 564,000 miles / 907,673 kilometers.

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Re: High Mileage Vehicles [Re: Snagglefoot] #5287699 12/07/19 01:42 PM
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Very impressive. 👍

Re: High Mileage Vehicles [Re: Snagglefoot] #5289845 12/09/19 09:49 PM
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My old 2010 Impala only made it to 145K before it just wasn't worth fixing.

At 145K the power steering pump started to squeal and rack blew a seal which took it out. The transmission was starting to slip bad ( I maintained it too, filter and maxlife every 60K), the rear defrost didn't work and the airbag light was on. I couldn't see sinking $1200 into the rack and power steering pump when the trans was iffy and it had the little issues. This doesn't account for the other work I put into it in the 2 years prior either. Blower motor, evap solenoid, brakes all the way around, sway bar links, broken shift interlock sensor wires etc. I was getting pretty sick of it!

Luck have it we got a hail storm while it was laid up in my driveway and it was totaled out by insurance. I know lots of Impala's make it to high mileage, the owners must just sink money onto them like crazy. I was happy to see that one go.

Re: High Mileage Vehicles [Re: Snagglefoot] #5392873 04/03/20 04:37 PM
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Changed spark plugs today 1993 Civic
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Re: High Mileage Vehicles [Re: Snagglefoot] #5393212 04/04/20 05:00 AM
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My highest current mileage is the old 06 Kia Sportage...198,000, sitting in the garage at our vacation house in FL. Rust-free, peeling clear on the hood, needs a rear bumper cover due to a little collision. Everything works, coldest A/C in our fleet, perforated leather seats look terrific. It has had a coolant leak for 5+ years. Never see it on the ground, not in the oil, but I can smell it outside the vehicle sometimes. I just top off the overflow tank periodically and call it a day. It will be too ugly to be seen in LONG before it ever wears out. Lowest mileage is the 19 VW...6600 miles so far.


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06 Kia Sportage EX greenish gold(ugliest color ever)
11 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited HEMI Mineral Gray
14 Honda Accord LX metallic black
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Re: High Mileage Vehicles [Re: harry j] #5393226 04/04/20 05:45 AM
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No where near 584,000 miles... But not too shabby for a CVT transmission v6 motor combo.


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Re: High Mileage Vehicles [Re: Snagglefoot] #5393273 04/04/20 07:36 AM
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No super high milers anymore. 79K on my Challenger, 170 on my Vic. Caddy is anyone's guess...probably over 300K, but the car has been completely rebuilt twice. Liz's Grand National is the same way...her Blazer had about 290K, but we had to put a motor in it (original lost compression) a couple years ago.


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2013 Challenger SRT8 Core, Mobil 1 0W-40, Mopar
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Re: High Mileage Vehicles [Re: Huie83] #5393326 04/04/20 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Huie83
My old 2010 Impala only made it to 145K before it just wasn't worth fixing.

At 145K the power steering pump started to squeal and rack blew a seal which took it out. The transmission was starting to slip bad ( I maintained it too, filter and maxlife every 60K), the rear defrost didn't work and the airbag light was on. I couldn't see sinking $1200 into the rack and power steering pump when the trans was iffy and it had the little issues. This doesn't account for the other work I put into it in the 2 years prior either. Blower motor, evap solenoid, brakes all the way around, sway bar links, broken shift interlock sensor wires etc. I was getting pretty sick of it!

Luck have it we got a hail storm while it was laid up in my driveway and it was totaled out by insurance. I know lots of Impala's make it to high mileage, the owners must just sink money onto them like crazy. I was happy to see that one go.


I've seen lots of them go high miles without much money put into then (taxi's at near 500k miles) but these were all 2000-2007 models). The quality of gm seemed to start to slip after that especially if you take into account vehicles like the Cruze with turbo engines.


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Re: High Mileage Vehicles [Re: Snagglefoot] #5393332 04/04/20 08:58 AM
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My personal highest was my 89 Caprice went 335k miles on the original engine and rear end. The original transmission was run out of fluid and burned up at 291k miles when I bought it from the 2nd owner who bought it from her uncle.

I had most of the vehicles repair history which included a radiator, alternator, gas tank. I had to replace the starter and rear axle seals plus gas lines which were rusted away. I drove it over 2 hours a day on the highway for most of the time I had it and it never left me stranded, but it just got too rusty to be worth fixing when a brake line blew. Then I replaced it with the 83 Caprice I have now 10 years ago, work 160k (now 240k). The body is starting to rust in places but the frame and undercarriage is like new still. (Lots of undercoating).


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Re: High Mileage Vehicles [Re: Snagglefoot] #5393374 04/04/20 10:00 AM
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My Wrangler has 118K miles on it, the Clubman 122K, and the Club Sport 147K. The Wrangler was my DD from 2002 to 2007 while the Clubman is my current DD- pressed into service when I was coerced back to work in 2019.
I try to drive the Wrangler at least once a week while the Clubman should hit 150K about the time I retire for good in 2024.
The Club Sport was my instructor car from 1996 to 2011. Now it's strictly driven for pleasure and the occasional car show; I drive it to work a couple of times per month- which my Hagerty policy allows.
I've kept cars longer; my E83 X3 had 198K on it when I sold it to a friend and my MS3 had 158K on it when I traded it for the M235i.
I don't foresee ever selling the Wrangler or Club Sport.


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2009 Cooper Clubman
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

Wife's:
2015 X1 xDrive28i M Sport


Son's
2009 328i

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Re: High Mileage Vehicles [Re: Snagglefoot] #5393643 04/04/20 03:19 PM
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Wait, yeah-the 318ti. My friend's son had one as his first car. He sold it a couple years ago, I recall it had 370,000 miles.

The buyer promptly drove it from RI to Cincinnati at mostly-triple-digit speeds in 90-degree heat.


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Re: High Mileage Vehicles [Re: Snagglefoot] #5393949 04/04/20 08:35 PM
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Final score on the Mazda listed below:

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2011 Toyota Prius now at 110K
1981 Mazda GLC (323) retired at 606K
1972 Subaru DL retired at 190K
1954 Chevrolet retired at 121K
Re: High Mileage Vehicles [Re: Snagglefoot] #5393965 04/04/20 08:55 PM
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Ah yes, an 85 mph speedometer; the pet project of '70s Safety Nazi Joan Claybrook. Fortunately I only owned one car cursed with that moronic instrument- my 1979 Arrow GT 2.6. When I drove from Louisville to Cincinnati to visit my girlfriend(and now wife) a first generation Escort and a CB allowed to drive most of I-71 with the speedometer needle pointing at six o'clock.


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2014 M235i
2009 Cooper Clubman
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

Wife's:
2015 X1 xDrive28i M Sport


Son's
2009 328i

Buy what makes you smile...
Re: High Mileage Vehicles [Re: MCompact] #5394113 04/05/20 02:24 AM
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Originally Posted by MCompact

Ah yes, an 85 mph speedometer; the pet project of '70s Safety Nazi Joan Claybrook. Fortunately I only owned one car cursed with that moronic instrument- my 1979 Arrow GT 2.6. When I drove from Louisville to Cincinnati to visit my girlfriend(and now wife) a first generation Escort and a CB allowed to drive most of I-71 with the speedometer needle pointing at six o'clock.


That's a fun way to navigate. Those orig Escorts were Magic and yes, CB's were still very strategic. That trip sounds like plenty of drives I had 'in the day'.
In my earlier career, it was + 30,000 miles a year in the company car but to keep the car (and your job), we had to keep our license.
I was in a high-risk pool insurance for a time in '91 or '92 although I couldn't tell you exactly what that was aside from premium premiums. cry
A co-worker got more than few citations and hired his paperboy as his 'driver' for a while.
My last defensive accoutrement was the tiny Passport, early 90's maybe.

Rarely owned any high mileage cars or had any that went impressively far by some of these standard I see here. Bravo to all posting !

A few I've had over the 100k- Infiniti at about 128,000, Mazda CX-7 was 119k and my VW Fox went 188k
Those were sold, traded or given away still in good working order.

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17 Golf SW 4MO dsg- Dealer LOF/5-6k *New spec syn -VW/Audi XOM ?
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