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    I just rolled over 122,000mi on my 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It's in great condition and I plan to run it into the ground. 150,000mi is definitely looking doable. 200,000 would be crazy. But at this point I know things can change real quick.

    What are you driving over 100K? What preventative measures do you take to keep it going strong, if anything? Anything else you want to share about it?

    And a side note. What do you metric drivers use as your "100K"? 100,000km (62137mi) isn't very impressive, and 160,000km doesn't have that nice ring to it. Maybe 150,000km? Just curious
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    Congrats..................you have almost run it in! Cars today are not like they were 20yrs back when 100k was time to get shut, now 100k is run in miles and often(well here in the UK anyway with salt on the roads) the body/chassis etc goes before the engine!

    Subaru, done around 147k miles now and (touch wood) all is very well, Regular oil/filter changes and just weekly oil/coolant/fluid checks.............always done this with my motors. Has full service history and just 1 owner which may have helped,every stamp until I got it in fairness there is no subaru dealer and dont like being stung by main dealers!

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    I have been looking at some Subaru Outbacks just in case, for when the time comes. I would like to stick with a Jeep Grand Cherokee, but prices have gone crazy since my last purchase.
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    Jeep grands are nice cars. I always fancied one and I've had an old cherokee 4.0 which was cool.
    My current car is a renault grand espace with 104000 miles. Big 3.5 v6 petrol lump and it runs beautifully. Shame the renault electrics are so poor. Costs me a fortune to keep running, but nothing else will cart my herd about with the same pace, so it's a keeper.
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    Dodge Ram Turbo! 188,991 miles lol Has run basically flawlessly for over a decade. Rough expenses/maintenance so far are: Upper, lower, inner, outer front end rebuild $1600, front pass side wheel bearing $600, tires (12) $2100, batteries (4) $800, oil changes (36) $2500, brakes $500, steering wheel leather cover $45, Goodyear floor mats $50, window tint $80.
    So lets take a gander at what it actually cost to own said vehicle over the years.
    Total estimated cost of ownership, minus vehicle purchase price: $8275. Divided by years of service 13 = $636 average annual maintenance expense. Not to shabby for a Dodge.
    Now for the fun part most folks don't consider over the years: A really really rough attempt at fuel costs: cheesy computer shows an 17.8 mpg average. 188,991 / 17.8mpg = 10,618 gallons used. I am gonna ball park diesel cost average at $2.75 a gallon over the years. So total fuel costs (not counting damages to environment lol) = $29,200

    Please remember, these are all ESTIMATES & I am not liable for any mathematical screw ups! Its my post anyways, I am allowed to blow it! <---I did that disclaimer for all those over technical folks that poke around sometimes.

    Original purchase price back then was around $29,000. Not MSRP, but what you could actually get it for.
    Vehicle: $29,000
    Fuel: $29,200
    Maintain: $ 8,275
    Total: $66,475 (this is darn near the price of a loaded up one now-a-days!)
    Years used 13
    Annual average: $5113
    Monthly average: $426

    Note: none of this includes insurance, taxes, license plate or financing costs if you had to incur those nasty boogers. Those would vary too much depending on the local or individual.

    So here we are today:


    With many more miles to go.
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    2000 Ford Ranger 4x4, 4.0L V6, 5spd....266,860 when I got gas this evening. Bought it in 2001 with 9,000 miles, so pretty much all the miles have been mine.

    Around 150k, I put an intake gasket on it.

    At around 196k, I put a clutch in it (not cause the original clutch was wore out, but the thow out bearing went kaput....clutch still had quite a few miles left on it.)

    Somewhere in the low 200k, it lost oil pressure. Pulled the motor and put new rod and main bearings in it along with a new timing gear set.

    Its had the usual stuff for its age like a water pump, radiator (stupid plastic crap!), ball jounts, etc.

    Other than regular oil changes, it hasn't been pampered. Its been in the slop and snow of Missouri winters every year....which reminds me...had to put new rear leaf spring hangers on it cause the driver's side rusted out letting the spring push up against the underside of the bed!

    Hoping to get 300k out of it or more!
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    Never buy the cheapest gas you can find & don't use ethanol gas if possible.

    I had a '93 Grand Cherokee Laredo with nearly 190,000mi on it (4L straight 6)
    Washed the underbody alot in winter, but mother nature & salt got the best of her underside..

    It did its job while not putting lots of cash into it.

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    2001Dodge RAM 1500, 148,305. Keep him clean,and change oil on a regular basis. I would love to trade it for a Jeep or Dodge Nitro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orbital View Post
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    Never buy the cheapest gas you can find & don't use ethanol gas if possible.

    I had a '93 Grand Cherokee Laredo with nearly 190,000mi on it (4L straight 6)
    Washed the underbody alot in winter, but mother nature & salt got the best of her underside..

    It did its job while not putting lots of cash into it.
    I have a 91 octane alcohol-free gas station right next to my workplace, so I'll get a gallon of that every few weeks for my lawn mower and trimmer but that's about it due to the cost. Right now it's $2.64/gal, which isn't horrible. Regular 87 is around $2.15/gal at the moment. But I'm too cheap to fill the Jeep with the good stuff on a regular basis (or at all, actually).

    Good call on the winter salt. I visit the $2 do-it-yourself carwash just to rinse it off, especially the underside. Not worth a full $8 carwash just to get nasty 12 hours later.
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    At 237999 all was going well.


    Check engine light came on as it was changing to 238000.


    Drove it home and parked it.

    At 237,000 miles all was well. At 237,500 still good. By 237800 she started having issues with the induction system and after nearly a year of figuring that out at 237900 things continued to cause me grief. Another 3-4 months of figuring out what was wrong at 237995 I had her running perfect. My goal was to get her to 238000. A quick jaunt to achieve that goal took place and as the odo was going from 998 to 999 the oil light came on. As it went from 999 to 000 the check engine light came on.
    Turns out there is nothing wrong mechanically, but there is a short in the dash somewhere.

    After 4 years of restoring this 97 Honda Prelude there has been good times and bad. Times I couldn't wait to get it back on the road and times I hoped space junk landed on it while I slept.

    Fixing up a car isn't magic. It just takes patience and ca$h. But going behind a previous owner who used slip-shod methods and any ole part that fits there have been a bunch of unforseen events.

    I wouldn't take a million dollars for this one. But wouldn't pay 5˘ for another one.






    I was doing this 91 at 145xxx but gave it to my son.
    He mothballed it for 2 years to pursue an 01

    Before I gave it to my son.


    The 01 has about 160k miles


    The 91 mothballed indoors


    The 91 the other day.


    This 91 had nearly 250k miles when I sold it. It still ran like new.


    This 91 had 180xxx when I parked it.


    Here it is awaiting an overhaul.
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    "After 4 years of restoring this 97 Honda Prelude there has been good times and bad. Times I couldn't wait to get it back on the road and times I hoped space junk landed on it while I slept" I have had a few project like that. That last part made me laugh out loud, Too funny.
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    My wife laughed at that statement too.

    It went like this:
    I had spent several weeks learning how to properly rebuild a connector plug in the evenings when the wires in the connection to the door were breaking off inside the pins. Keep in mind, electric locks, windows etc.




    Nobody I knew knows how so I figured it out.
    Back to factory spec.

    Then the adapter that mates my transmission from one model to this model was disintigrating. Like I said a PO rigged stuff...


    Out of 4 bolts, 1 was left...barely




    I fastened this custom plate all nice n proper.

    Time to reassemble stuff. The axle would not go back in. I mean like 5 hours later it was not in.
    My wife dropped by to see if I wanted some dinner.

    I slid out from under the car, let out a few sentences where I used the F word at least 5 times each.
    I turned to her and said "I hope space junk lands on this piece of junk while I sleep tonight!"

    She laughed and said "sell it"... I retorted "blasphemy!"

    Next day the axle popped in the hole in like 45 seconds and 30 minutes later I was driving it.

    A week later I took it in for an alignment. While in the shop when the tech was done it cranked, n cranked, n cranked n cranked but would not start. I had it towed home.
    That was the begining of the induction woes.

    It's been a labor of love. But since joining CPF my resources for the car have been used to buy flashlights.
    At least they don't break your heart.
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    I have a 98 cherokee with 230,000 still running like a champ and has a convoy s2 sitting in the glove box

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    98 Honda Accord with 171000 miles. I did have to put in a transmission at 145k. 98-02 accords are known for transmission problems.
    I'm lampin'

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    As someone who did fleet maintenance for a living for 26+ years, I smiled more than once, bykfixer. I have a soft spot for Hondas. Owned an '80's Prelude, a '78 Civic 2dr we called "The Egg" back in the day. 200+ on the odometer when it stopped working, I beat the bejeezus out of that car. 1200cc 4-speed. Loved it when it worked right. Those power window and lock connectors are fun, we take them apart to run extra wires through for side window LED strobe marker lights in my police fleet. Plenty of extra room in there for more wiring! Not a pain at all to do!!!

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    Here's my 2002 VW Golf TDI 5MT w/ 270k miles on the clock. It's averaged me 47mpg since I bought it at 160k miles, 58mpg best tank, and consistently gets about 700 miles per tank.



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    Excellent picture there thirstyturtle!
    Thanks, CPF!

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    1998 VW Jetta GLS- original owner...238,000 miles. Still running very strong (daily commute).

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    Another VW here from the Great White North.

    2000 B5 Passat 1.8T. Manufactured in Cologne. Bought at 88,000km (55,000mi). Currently sitting at 198,000km (123,000mi). Runs great, no showing of rust. Gonna keep her till she dies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scout24 View Post
    As someone who did fleet maintenance for a living for 26+ years, I smiled more than once, bykfixer. I have a soft spot for Hondas. Owned an '80's Prelude, a '78 Civic 2dr we called "The Egg" back in the day. 200+ on the odometer when it stopped working, I beat the bejeezus out of that car. 1200cc 4-speed. Loved it when it worked right. Those power window and lock connectors are fun, we take them apart to run extra wires through for side window LED strobe marker lights in my police fleet. Plenty of extra room in there for more wiring! Not a pain at all to do!!!
    All those Prelude hobbyists across the planet just hacked out the old connectors and either spliced in stuff or drilled new holes and again, spliced in stuff.
    But it was a quick connect system for when say, another door was required.
    I found a (sorta) secret technicians service bulletin on how to replace connector pins as the folks at Tyco (Hondas supplier) had over pinched a whole bunch of terminals leading to eventual broken wires at the terminal. Super easy once you know how.

    Those "egg" cars changed the automotive world like the 6P changed the flashlight world.
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    246,000 miles on body and 85000 miles on LSX swap

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    2007 Chevy Cobalt with 130,600 miles and don't beat it up

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    Nice drivers everyone! My Jeep mentioned in the OP recently developed a loud popping noise that I can even feel thru my feet. Only when turning SHARP and to the right at slow speeds like in a parking lot. Every time I pull into the driveway. Then when I'm leaving, it "pops back into place" after driving about 10 seconds when I hit a small dip in the road. I heard it could be CV joint, U joints, control arm, sway bar links, and a million other things...so I'm just gonna keep on driving until it blows up.

    Other than that, no too many problems. Some suspension parts around $1000 (majority labor from dealership), two starters, 1 battery, only one brake job I can remember, couple sets of tires, ignition replacement (warranty) and I think that's it.
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    Sharp to the right.................would guess drive shaft or cv. These normally click though, best bet is you or someone underneath and rock steering on that lock. May get an idea a bit better........Could be steering linkage, near hub .

    Previous had 119k on the clock (bought with 59k).............at 12mpg thats a lot of juice!!!


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    Older pic with 137k on clock


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    Possibly a anti-roll link,, I snapped one (replaced both right away)
    that might be throwing off the steering linkage

    Jeeps, with their basic 4wd systems don't like sharp turns, the diffs protest in a bad way. Just a simple heads up there

    Easy throttle input, easy steering & brake input goes a long way. Drive them easy but give the motor revvs now & then
    My Jeep liked a couple Techron treatments a year & I used Lucas Injection Cleaner (upper cylinder lubricant I'd buy by the gallon)
    ..the motor ran perfect even at 190K,, just the chassis underneath started giving up.

    Also:
    Maybe replace the gas cap if haven't lately,, a worn cap can cause all kinds of tricky issues
    Consider having a back up fuel filter, lowish fuel pressure ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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    I have a 1996 Saab 900SE turbo with well over 250k. The interior is disintegrating here in 2016, but it still runs well on the original engine, manual trans, and turbo. It only reads at about 215k, but the instrument cluster has been dodgy for many years, and when it is off it does not add to the odometer.
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    2006 honda civic lx with 206 000km. running fine so far and i drive it hard. When i bought it it had 30 000km

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    my rocket car classic, stock 1984 242ti, 179,000 miles, ~18mpg city, ~24mpg hw

    Only problem I have with it... it hates 5.0 mustangs... and my mechanic can't seem to fix the problem: won't be passed.


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    Chevy rocks!

    Currently own two - 2004 Avalanche with 287,500 miles and 2005 Suburban with 223,300.

    Both have been held up extremely well and at a cheap repair cost.
    Current wish list - Tool Ti!

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    ven, sorry to be the one to break it to you, but your steering wheel is on the wrong side! You may want to check into that.
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