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    A member here and dear friend clued me in on this one- a Toyota dealer in Tuscaloosa Alabama took an early 2000's Rav4 in on "trade" with 689,400 miles on it. I saw a photo of the odometer. I believe they detailed it and put it on the showroom floor for a while.
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    249,XXX and counting..........
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    I see a lot of late 90s early 2000s vehicles posted here with 100.000Mi+...

    My little Renault Clio only has 89.000km (55.000mi) on it, but it is only 2 years old, and I'll be driving it for at least another 2 years. That has to count for something right?

    It had only 3km (1.8mi) on it when I got it... But with a 100km (62mi) commute (one way) 4 days a week, it quickly adds up.
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    I traded my 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with a little over 150,000 miles on it for a new Pathfinder in 2013. It now has 95,000 miles on it. I also had a 2003 Corvette with over 110,000 miles that I traded for a 2013 Corvette.

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    237k on my 2001 4runner that I bought 5 years ago with 147k. Runs like a champ. I just need to replace the catalytic converter and eventually, the very tough battery that has lasted way beyong where it should have.

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    Couldn't resist taking this odometer pic of my '98 M3 about 4 1/2 years ago. Will post the next one when I log exactly 100,000 since I've owned it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bimmerboy View Post
    Couldn't resist taking this odometer pic of my '98 M3 about 4 1/2 years ago. Will post the next one when I log exactly 100,000 since I've owned it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by aginthelaw View Post
    Or you can wait another 111,111 miles
    Good idea! I'll do that too. The "222" pic.
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    2003 GMC Sierra 2500 Extended cab regular box - 132,500 miles (212,000km)
    2005 Buick LeSabre - 188,125 miles (301,000 kms)

    ....I recently sold my 2009 Corolla to my son...it has 287,500 miles (460,000km)
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    I like taking fun odo pics too. Here's one from last week, 2003 Accord.


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    Oh, those weird times when a vehicle failure wasn’t a “marketing” part of the design...

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    I’m not sure what your aim is with that comment but if you’re just looking to stir up controversy, don’t.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    I like taking fun odo pics too. Here's one from last week, 2003 Accord...
    That is a fun pic

    I have a 2014 Accord that I'm coming right up on 100k with.

    I also have a 2001 Civic that I'm pushing 208k with.

    I would love to hear more about yours!

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    I never posted: back in November or December I sold my 1998 Oldsmobile 88 with 228k on it, she was still running like a top with no mechanical issues at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    I like taking fun odo pics too. Here's one from last week, 2003 Accord.
    I'm lovin' the RPM's at that speed even more than the mileage! Looks like 2400-2500. I'm at exactly 3000 there in 5th, and really want an overdrive.

    The next-gen 6 speed tranny bolts right up to my engine, but needs a custom length driveshaft.
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    Haha. It’s been a very trusty companion. ‘03 Accord EX 4D 4cyl. Bought in 2010 with 89k after college, from a nice older couple who took great care of it. 217k now. I don’t put as many miles on a year now as I did the first couple of years as I started my own business in 2014 so I have also had a truck since then. Started with a kinda beater ‘03 Sonoma, which actually treated me very well. Traded it in with 173k. Now I have a ‘16 Ram 1500 quad cab 4x4. I can actually fit all my stuff in this truck, lol. Only 43k on that one though so it doesn’t belong in this thread. Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    I’m not sure what your aim is with that comment but if you’re just looking to stir up controversy, don’t.
    Sadly, this is not a “stir up”. Here in Europe there are multiple reports on new BMW V8 engines that fail within a warranty period because of being overly thermally stressed (N63B44, S63B44) — twin turbines in a gap of the “V”. This design rises local temperatures to 500°C.

    VW (VAG) EA888 1.8 TSI and 2.0 TSI — all three iterations are a failure.

    Ford Ecoboost 1.5 and 1.6 — the entire line is a failure.

    Subaru FB20 — thermal overstress, excessive oil consumption, thin cylinder walls lead to thermal deformation, not uniform wear. There was a period in time when cylinder blocks were deformed right from the assembly line...

    We live in time where immediate profit entirely obscures reliability, dependability and simple respect to the customer.

    No need to go too far — the latest Android 10 update has practically killed mic audio quality. My Nokia 7+ with a factory Android 9 was capable of this:



    Now all I have is this:



    8.5 kHz instead of 20+ kHz!!! WHO has released this into production?!

    Apple iOS — I was FORCED to turn it off just a minute ago because it was f%cking up my text some 6 times in a row...

    How may they release this BS to public in THAT condition?! Do they enjoy when we suffer?
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    Phones are a little off topic here but I get your point. Many People want more and more and more features for the same or less money. I would gladly give up many of the new buttons and gizmos on a new car if it meant that money could be be put into a more reliable drivetrain design. I agree with you on that. Unfortunately we don’t get that option.

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    I too HATE gizmos in my vehicles, and propose there are more than a few reliable platforms out there but they're not fancy or cool by today's standards and get zero press. Since 2005, my family has a combined total of almost 800,000 miles on Toyota 1NZ variants, from the first gen Scion Xb's to the Toyota Yaris for example. My stepson, despite harassment, routinely goes 18-20k miles between oil changes. Once had the oil light come on "a couple days ago" and we got one half of a quart of oil out of the hot engine. That was 60k ago, still purrs. But, nobody wants them because they're ugly, basic, and slow. Reliable as the sunrise though...
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    I finally gave up and as much as it hurt to do it, sold the 97 Honda Prelude I was restoring. It was auctioned off and the $ went to a wounded veteran program. It had 228k on it when I got it and at 237975 it started coming apart. Issue after issue until my goal was to see 238000 on the odometer. The day it crossed over to 238k the head gasket popped. It went away with 238020 miles on it. The guy who bought it was estatic to find an all original equipment version as most by now have been stupified beyond repair. I was restoring it stem to stern with 100% factory parts and a few factory upgrades not available in the US.


    It sure looked pretty broken down in my driveway.

    My son had always wanted a Toyota Aristo because it was a luxury hot rod. He bought an 03 Lexus GS 300 and set about turning it into an Aristo with left hand drive. Well he found a genuine Aristo recently so he parted with the Lexus. Parted with as in "hey dad you want the Lexus?" My reply was "does a dog bark at the mailman?" So this summer I will be turning it back into a Lexus.


    Soon this black n tan will get the spa treatment at my place.
    An 03 GS300 with 252xxx on the odo but the major overhaul has already been done.
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    Some more Bimmer fun. I took this video last summer to celebrate putting exactly 100,000 miles on my car since purchasing it at 49,318.

    I didn't realize a neighbor was sitting on her front step trying to talk on the phone... lol. Sorry, Mrs. Neighbor!

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    Took delivery of my next money pit today. Already fixed one thing that was annoying. A door ajar alarm was ringing so I sprayed each hinge, and closure with WD40 and let it soak for an hour and yippee!! No more door ajar alarm. Got the radio working and learned via youtube videos how to solve the noises in the dash from climate control actuator motors hunting for the correct mode. A local shop says $800 to fix what may take me a whole day but have 10mm ratchet, ratcheting screwdriver and dental picks……and if all goes well the issue will be solved fairly easily.


    Toyota logos gone, Lexus logos back.
    My son was morphing it into a Toyota cosmetically with junkyard scores since it seems folks around our area have done that to cars then crashed them.


    No logos on the trunk yet.
    I want to wax the car before applying factory logos on the trunk.


    Custom floor mats to match the interior.
    With 250k+ miles on it there's much to do but it's a pretty solid car to start out unlike my previous one that broke down the day it arrived due to slipshod modifications stem to stern. I'm the third owner and aside from a few cosmetic changes this one is completely stock.
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    never mind
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    Byk - Interesting stories behind the Honda and Lexus. Definitely cool. Both look really nice.
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    Years ago, when first married and broke...

    Bought a 91 nissan stanza w/ 175k for $900.

    Kept it 4 years, added another 100k to it. Sold it BACK to the people we bought it from for $500.

    They drove it 11 more years, sold it to a guy we know.

    That guy drove it 2 years, during which time it caught fire once (power steering leak).

    He sold it to a guy that ran it low of oil and blew the engine.
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    Nissan used to make long lasting stuff. I don't know if they do or do not anymore. Same with Toyota. It is my understanding my favorite Japanese brand Honda vehicles don't hold up so well anymore.

    91 was nearly the last year of the Stanza that was halted in 92 replaced by the Altima according to wiki. Hmmm, I figured it was the Sentra that replaced it.

    We had a 71 Corolla when I was a kid that was a hand me down car to my older sister, then my twin brother. He sold it in '84 and we used to see it on occasion in the 1990's. It didn't have a ton of miles. It had city miles……the worst kind.

    I had a chance to see the car fax on that 97 Prelude and boy oh boy that car had some adventures. It started out in December 96 in Detroit, in winter. It was crashed in the first 90 days. I was like the 10th owner with a couple of people owning it just a couple of months. It had been reported crashed 5 times. By the time I got it a few unreported wipeouts had occured. Both tow hooks up front were flattened. I worked and worked on that car until the day I decided to moth ball it. I spent a week detailing it and getting the finish all sparkling until I could see a yard stick in the shine. Then I put it under a high end cover. That's why it still looked great after sitting for 5 or 6 years. It was just time to part with it.

    On the Lexus I just bought I put a leftover sticker from the Prelude on the rear window in honor of the 97 Prelude and in typical fashion for that Prelude the sticker started peeling off the Lexus on the first night. The Lexus has its issues but in just the last 48 hours I have learned a lot about fixing modern cars and trucks by reading. The initial goal is to learn normal failures and see about fixing those. Oil leaks, malfunctioning gizmos and the like. And being I had worked on Hondas for a while I had a drip pan left to place under the car so no stains litter the surface under the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    Nissan used to make long lasting stuff. I don't know if they do or do not anymore. Same with Toyota. It is my understanding my favorite Japanese brand Honda vehicles don't hold up so well anymore.
    No doubt! That Prelude was nice! I would have had to keep that one. Stick or Auto?

    I love the simplicity of older cars. I don't want something with the insane amount of bells and whistles.

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    The Prelude was just that. A Prelude of things to come at Honda. They got away with a bunch of nifty ideas in plastics, manufacturing techniques and even some performace. Many of the things in use today. The version of Prelude I had was the 5th and final generation. Mine original had a stick shift and what is still being used in some acura cars called atts, which in essence is a front wheel drive car trying to act like a rear wheel car when cornering.

    By the time I bought it the atts system had been removed and the drive train switched to a 4 gen prelude transmission rigged to a SH engine. There were a lot of rigs and other deletions that plagued the car the whole time I had it.

    Now the fine folks at Honda had this crazy idea to place the filter of the automatic transmission inside the transmission in a non user serviceable way. It was great on the first 4 generations of the Prelude but in the 5th one it was nicknamed auto-tragic transmission. I forget the exact details but it was a gear or something made of a metal that did not take heat well. To this day 5g preludes with an auto-tragic that was never used on the highway for long commutes still hold up. But if your daily was to scoot down the interstate an hour a day those did not hold up well. Honda jumped the gun and used the same technology in lots of Accords as well so all through the early 2000's junkyards across America were littered with nice cars with a busted transmission.

    They used the same metal on syncronizers for the stick shift trannies too so even though those largely did not fail, they ended up with that crunching sound we love so much going into second or third gear (or both in some cases).

    As a testiment to the 5th gen Prelude though only a bit over 58000 were made and its not unusual to see one on the road here in 2021. Mine was one of the first ones made and my sons 01 is one of the last ones made. When we swapped engines in his we weighed carefully the options of balance shaft delete, after market or stock. Being the car was destined to be a Sunday driver with occasional spirited jaunt down a country road we opted for stock. 6-1/2 half years and about 45k miles it's doing fine. He bought that car with a botched motor rebuild job so we swapped in a more torquey engine from a Japanese station wagon.

    I've spent the last two nights geeking out on what goes wrong with Lexus cars. It seems some of the things wrong are pretty common and can be solved without much fuss. Just time and parts swaps unlike my 97 Prelude where I first had to learn what it was in stock platform then figure out how to unrig what had been botched or deleted. Often times taking other things with it when it failed. The Lexus was a family car from new until 2019 when my son bought it and fixed some of the gremlins (or paid a shop to). So no guessing what a monkey with a gun had done to this one so far.

    Much of my time will be spent learning what parts Toyota shared with this one since a Corolla door actuator is half the price of a Lexus one. So if it's the same part just in a different plastic bag with a different part number I'll go that route like I did with the Prelude a number of times. My Prelude had Acura parts and Accord parts that were available at a nearby junkyard and were direct swaps.
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    I love this thread with its stories, pictures and information.

    I sold my '01 Civic (that I posted earlier) with 212k+ on it. No new problems and was doing fine, but we had bought my in-laws' 2005 Hyundai Tucson from them and it had working air conditioning, so no longer needed the Civic.

    141k on the Tucson when we got it in November and it will share commuting duty with my V-Star 950. The Civic averaged 2,000 miles a year (LOL!), but now my commute is 40 miles 5-6 days a week, so the Tucson is already building numbers.

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