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    We have a 1994, 6-banger Toyota Highlander with 278,000 miles on it. As soon as we bought it, the sunroof motor went out on it and was replaced under warranty, all good after that. The underbelly has less corrosion on it than that of my 2 year old Tundra (we live in northern Illinois).

    If I had known this car was going to be this outstanding, I would have taken better care of it with transmission fluid changes, etc.
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    About a month ago I bought an '01 Honda Civic with 197k miles on her. I've been a huge Honda fan since getting into vehicles circa 2002 but have never had one until now.

    Immediately had the timing belt, water pump and drive belts replaced. She still needs ball joints and suspension bushings taken care of, along with an 02 sensor and front seat belt buckles replaced - then she'll be in pretty good mechanical shape!

    Sold the Achieva, which has been running strong and problem-free for over a year now: final mileage on her was about 127k.

    Our Olds 88 is now showing 218k and continues to provide excellent service.

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    Yesterday. On my daily escort...

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    My 1997 Honda Civic is on 118000 miles. It's done a few good trips to the mountains of Wales and Scotland. In the 5 years I've had it it's needed a couple of rear wheel bearings, the exhaust centre/rear sections have rotted through and been replaced and a piston had corroded and stuck in the brake caliper so it's had one new caliper too. It's been a lot more reliable than any of the European cars I've had.

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    Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi Estate, bought as an ex police car at 113,000 miles and 4.5 years old and now nearly 9 years old. This will almost certainly be its last year of service, but what a splendid workhorse it has been.


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    2 years later with 255,000 miles
    Quote Originally Posted by FlashKat View Post
    1999 Infiniti G20t 236117 miles.

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    200k , congrats mike, just shows with the right looking after, engines should just keep going. Body work/chassis is the main killer on UK roads thanks to our salt.
    Mine today


    Still sweet as a nut/tight as a drum(damn what have i said.................)

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    Passed the 400,000 mile marker with the '94 Toyota Corolla wagon last week;

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/kadba1pk7p...iles.jpeg?dl=0

    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.
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    Wow, that's awesome, Kestrel!

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    Wow! Yes, that is awesome!

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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).

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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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    That’s a beauty!

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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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    Here's the '98 next to the '12. Hope you guys like them.
    Dan

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    Very nice , love the trucks .

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubicon1000 View Post

    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!
    GOOD TINT!

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by markr6 View Post
    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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