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Post those >100,000mi vehicles

ven

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Incredible stuff kestrel , Toyota (Honda to) are super reliable . Most of my cars have been either Jap (Nissan s14a/subaru wrx/Mitsubishi shogun and GTO) or German . Few fords in early days as well(RS turbo and RS cosworth).

Still if I could pick any motor, the F150 is up there along side the 911(family bus and daddies weekend ride).:naughty:
 

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I bought a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria new in August 1998.
I kept it until last year, put 260,000 miles on it and the fenders rotted out. I got rear-ended at a traffic light and totaled it.
My biggest repair with it was a $300 plastic intake manifold that cracked.
My mechanic said that it was a half a million mile engine, and he often had seen that in the town car fleet he maintained.

Four or five years ago, my dad offered me his 2008 Grand Marquis with about 60,000 miles on it, but I was happy with my Vic, so he gave it to my youngest brother (made it a part of his inheritance). Last year my brother offered it to me with a broken odometer... he estimated that it had 220,000 miles on it. I swapped him a rifle for it.

I ran it for about a year, and had the gauge cluster repaired. $60.
It must have had about 200,000 miles on it when he sold it to me.

It's a classy car with chrome and gold accents, and a landau vinyl roof. It now has 220,602 miles on it.
I took this picture to show my brother that I got the gauge cluster working.
:)
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Current car has around the 186k mark on. It's a Subaru Impreza non turbo and to be honest i have no idea how it is still running as well as it is. I recently had an MOT and it only needed 2 drop links taking the total including MOT Test, parts and labour to £100 :)
 

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I always buy 2-3 year old lease returns or buyouts, I just sold a 1996 Lexus GS300 6 cylinder with 263,000 miles that was beat to death but ran like a champion. I have an awesome 2002 Yukon Denali XL with 187,000 miles, it runs like new, last year we bought a 2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited with 84,000 miles on it and it's up to 101,000 miles and lastly I have a 1970 Mustang convertible with a Boss 302 that I bought in 1974 and it has 169,000 miles.

On the flip side, I bought my wife a 2006 BMW 750i in 2008, it has 19,000 miles, it has been a horrendous headache spending as much time in the repair shop as in my driveway and it barely made it to 120,000 miles before giving up the ghost. BMW are the biggest POS on 4 wheels, they drive nice when new, but they age quickly and are big $$$ to maintain & repair.
 

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2012 with 166,000. Garage kept and I do anything that needs done. I've done brakes and shocks, I change the transmission fluid every 50,000. I keep the underside painted and it has no rust anywhere.
 

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Thanks, I still have my 98 Silverado, I'll get a picture on here today. It's my hunting truck and it's getting close to 200,000. I've had the 98 since new.
Dan
 

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All my motorcycles had under 4000 miles, but all my cars & trucks (except the ones I crashed) have/had over 100,000 miles. My 2012 Nissan Rogue just passed 123,456 this weekend. I should’ve taken a picture
 

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2012 with 166,000. Garage kept and I do anything that needs done. I've done brakes and shocks, I change the transmission fluid every 50,000. I keep the underside painted and it has no rust anywhere.

What kind of paint do you use underneath? And what exactly is painted? Sounds like some good preventative measures there!
 

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I have a Ford Ranger with 251,000 miles. Its my second Ford Ranger with over 230,000 miles. Runs like a top. Change the oil once or twice a year. Replace the brakes, ball joints, and wheel bearings as needed.
 

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What kind of paint do you use underneath? And what exactly is painted? Sounds like some good preventative measures there!

I use Rustolium rust converter, you can get it anywhere they sell spray paint. My wife has a 2005 Tahoe that looks like new underneath also. It's a flat black that converts rust and its paintable like a primer. I believe it's called rust reformer.
 
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Passed the 400,000 mile marker with the '94 Toyota Corolla wagon last week;

The car certainly looks very tired, but has been a very good vehicle:
  • It had its first wheel bearing replacement last year (so still has three original wheel bearings)
  • The engine has never had any repairs beyond normal service (regular oil changes and the scheduled timing belt / water pump services).
  • The last two full tanks of gas just delivered 44 and 42 MPG respectively - not bad for an official EPA rating of 31 mpg Hwy.
Nothing to complain about, really.

Edit: My calculations indicate that the engine has had in excess of 1.1 Billion revolutions.
Just to provide a final update;

Earlier this year, I finally sold off the Corolla on Craigslist.
411,641 miles total - for all of $340. :)

Final 'sale pics' here in this DropBox album (along with the prior advert 'sale pic' back from 2004 / 105,000 miles / $4,000), and a final pic of it driving away.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hhroedhg5n4rjo8/AAD1YGV9Wn5CI8t8TbEttvwva?dl=0

Yes, $340 was a very low price, but:
  • tires were worn out
  • original alternator had finally failed
  • timing belt overdue for replacement (@ 140,000 miles)
  • & many other issues including cracked radiator
The purchaser was a young hispanic man who fixes up beaters & sells them to immigrant families in Portland. So 'Old Red' may get a second lease on life after all - as far as I was concerned, the car was only worth its scrap value, quoted at $25 at the local junkyard.

Virtually perfect transportation for 15 years, but was /so very happy/ to see it go. :D
 
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WOW, be hard to find another such high level of dependability in a car.......out standing. Newer cars just have too much to go wrong these days, most fixes require plugging in to read codes to. So i have to ask Kestrel , what is going to replace the old faithful?
 

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We ordered from the factory a 2000 Mercury Mountaineer. Got it just the way we wanted it. Now with over 205,000 miles it's my wife's grocery/grandkid getter, and she won't part with it. I'm currently driving a 2008 Lexus GX470 with 128K miles. Drives like new.

The most miles I had on any vehicle was an '89 Plymouth Grand Voyager, purchased new and sold in '96 with 240K miles and an iffy head gasket. At the time I thought it was a great vehicle, but since then the Ford and Toyota products I've owned have needed so much less frequent repairs than my Chrysler products before that, I would be very hesitant to own another Chrysler product.
 

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"the Ford and Toyota products I've owned have needed so much less frequent repairs than my Chrysler products before that, I would be very hesitant to own another Chrysler product."

Rexlion, I hear you on the Chrysler products. When the Jeep TJ Wranglers came out, I waited a year to let them work the bugs out. Good thing, as they had
problems with the cylinder bores on some of the early engines. I then special-ordered one with a Dana 44 rear differential and limited-slip differential -- you couldn't
get factory locking differentials back then. Had 2 significant problems that were taken care of under warranty, and then it left my wife stranded on the Interstate
at 40,0000 miles -- just waiting for the Hillside Stranglers to drive by... It was a dead fuel pump. Rather expensive fix due to having to drop the gas tank (in which the fuel pump was located), plus very high cost of parts. I've driven Toyotas the equivalent of to the moon and back a couple of times, and have never even HEARD of a fuel pump going bad before!! At the time, I was trying to be "patriotic" and buy an American vehicle, but had bad luck with both. The other was a really nice Mercury Grand Marquis that would shut off whenever it rained heavily... and which gave us any number of other problems. Both got sold within a couple of years of purchase due to multiple issues. Switched back to Toyotas and have been happy ever since.


Our long-distance champ at the moment is a 2006 Toyota Camry with ~221,000 miles. It has been phenomenally reliable. We had a brake job done at
180,000 miles, and the alternator finally went out at about 210,000. Other than that, just regular oil changes, new tires, and an occasional light bulb.
It still runs beautifully, and gets excellent gas mileage, even with the original spark plugs still in it. My original goal was to try to get 250,000 miles out of it, but
it's looking like it could go for quite a few more years. We've had several other Toyotas over the decades, and all have been super, but this one is the best yet
as far as being totally trouble-free for so many years/miles. We also have a 2007 FJ Cruiser which we've kept the miles low on -- only a little over 100,000. It's
been totally trouble free so far. It has such excellent off-road capabilities that I've tried to limit using it as basic transportation. As they don't import them any more,
people are actively seeking them out on the used market due to their reliability and capabilities. Looks like my 4WD needs are under control for at least another 15-20 years, at the rate I'm going! :D

John
 

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Stepson's 2009 Toyota Yaris just rolled 230k. He neglects it terribly. 20k on oil changes, got one whole quart out of it draining it once. (I check it every week! No you don't...) I wanted to cry... Did plugs at 175k for him, he had a random misfire code. They were opened up to .140... brakes only when they grind, never done a trans service, the list goes on. My son, raised in the same house, has 220k on his 2010 Tacoma and maintains it by the book. I've got 123k on my 2007 Tundra.
 

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My 2005 Honda Civic lasted 226,000 miles when it died and was towed to the dealer where I bought it, and while I waited to hear the bad news I was already into a deal for a 2019 Fit LX.
 
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