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Posted: 7/19/2002 11:19:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/19/2002 11:46:34 AM EST by Aimless]
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 11:22:38 AM EST
Ive got a 95 Tahoe with 120k, and its starting to crap out on me. Ive always maintained it very well, but stuff is just starting to wear out.
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 11:23:50 AM EST
My 2002 Ford Taurus has 11,950 on the odometer. Only problems so far were a warped front rotor, and the transmission coolant line broke at 4,300 miles. On the other hand, my fiancé drives a 1981 Mercedes Benz 240D with over 247,000 on the clock - original engine and transmission. the_reject
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 11:25:49 AM EST
Mine had better last a long time. I'm forgoing the new car upgrade in order to buy myself a unimog... [:D]
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 11:26:33 AM EST
My '85 Nissan truck is running strong at 205 K miles.
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 11:27:23 AM EST
Originally Posted By bastiat: Mine had better last a long time. I'm forgoing the new car upgrade in order to buy myself a unimog... [:D]
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Excellent choice. [;)] the_reject
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 11:32:36 AM EST
1990 Tauras SHO with 150K is still running strong. Needs ALOT of little things done to it. I'm not willing put any money into this car. It's seen it's days. This thread's main question is SO general it's impossible to answer. The trend seems to be Japanese cars hold up better then the American cars, then again, Japanese cars costs upwards 33% more!! Alot of European cars last as long and some longer then Japanese cars. But they cost 50% more then American cars and usually still require as much if not more maintenance then the American counterparts @ twice the labor cost an hour. But, within this statements, there's always exceptions, miricles, luck, the list goes on. I still think your question is to general. This reminds me, this fellow had American flags ALL OVER his car, stickers of famous American quotes, bla bla...... He was driving a Toyota pickup. I stopped next to him laughed cause I couldn't belive it.
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 11:35:11 AM EST
'89 Toyota Celica- manual trans, 207,670 miles.. original clutch set still, gets 25-30 mpg if I keep foot out of it, uses no oil between changes (3000 mile). Put a radiator in last year due to rot, Toyota pays for all my exhaust (1 front, 2 center pipe and 2 muffler). Body is rusty, few dents I collected insurance from people hitting me, can bounce the rev limiter at 116 mph when ECU program ends. Put on 1 axle boot kit maybe 6 month ago. All fluids changed regularly---ALL..
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 11:35:44 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 11:37:28 AM EST
1970 Chevelle 70,000 miles [:D]
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 11:40:24 AM EST
Originally Posted By MurderSHO45: 1990 Tauras SHO with 150K is still running strong.
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I had one of those briefly when I was a teenager, fun car, they had a high output engine built by yamaha! people are really suprised when you kick their ass of the line with a taurus!
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 11:41:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/19/2002 11:43:07 AM EST by Green_Furniture]
My '96 Range Rover has 140k and has yet to give me any "real" trouble. '86 911 has 130k and the only thing I've ever done to it is replace the oil coolant line about six months ago. '00 996 has 20 someoddK and it's still Porsche NA's obligation to fix. Thank God. '98 F250 4X4 LB has around 200k and not a single problem yet except a new battery last year. '72 C10 has ???? miles and it's just a tad rusty but will still sit for a few months and then fire right up.
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 11:42:18 AM EST
You don't say what year it is, and sometimes that makes a difference. I have a 97 nissan sentra with 93000 miles on it. Put 60K the first couple of years. I do the regular maintenance(sp) myself. The only problems I have had to take it in for was a recall on the wiper motor and the airbag light staying on. Other than routine maintenance(sp), I have had to replace the rotors, but I brake hard and they were only 30 bucks a piece. If you do the normal work on them, there are some that live out to 300K or more. Toyota was doing commercials a while back on their trucks going that far, and I thought there was a million mile truck but I could be wrong.
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 11:45:12 AM EST
-However I grew up when cars disintegrated before 100k- I'm guessing that you grew up in the 80's, because I have had a bunch of 60's chevys that just last forever they are really built tuff with lots of steel I see the cars that are only 15 years old with tons of rust in them(I live by the salty beach) and all the plastic breaking off.
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 11:47:52 AM EST
I had an 89 Nissan Pathfinder that did 225000 miles & it still ran pretty good.
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 11:47:55 AM EST
If you take care of it and it [i]doesn't[/i] go 100,000+ miles, it's either a Yugo or French. But by 150,000 miles, unless you're really anal about maintenance, the accumulation of niggling little crap makes keeping the car irritating, even if the driveline and major mechanicals are working well. Rust, rattles, dried out weatherstrip, torn/dirty upholstery, leaks, interior trim falling off, switches that don't work or only if you hold your mouth right, bearings in the A/C blower shot, blown vacuum motor for the A/C system so it only blows on your feet (at low speed, while the bearings squeal, which is OK, because the plastic deflectors on the vents are either broken or permanently stuck in one position anyway.) Etc. But it still runs!
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 11:48:43 AM EST
Originally Posted By ilikelegs: 93 Camery with 160,000. I have only had to replace the CV joints. It needs new shocks right now. Damn good car.
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94 Camry 157,000, great shape, no work besides maintenance. I thought it needed shocks, until I got a quote, $700.00 Meinekie (sp). I believe it will work fine for two more years. My Japanese cars have lasted about 10 years on average and my American cars 5-7 years.
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 11:55:26 AM EST
224,000 on a '87 Toyota P/U. No major trouble. At 300,000 I'll think about something else. And it will still be running I bet.
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 12:03:08 PM EST
I've got a 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier wagon, 4 cylinder, with 170,000 miles on it. Aside from normal maintenance, brakes & tires, I have replaced 1 water pump, 1 alternator and 2 batteries. It's the last new car I bought and I'm going to drive it until the wheels fly off! Sold out 1992 Dodge Grand Caravan with 180,000 miles, and my 1990 Buick LeSabre with 190,000. Can you tell that high mileage doesn't scare me? [:D] My step-dad cringes each time he gets in the car with me. He trades cars when they hit 50,000 because he "doesn't want to get stuck when stuff starts breaking."
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 12:05:46 PM EST
Between 2 (well placed) and 2000 rounds. Depends on the size and model, caliber, and of course, where you hit it.
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 12:08:08 PM EST
Two years ago I finally relinquished daily driving chores from my 1978 Cadillac Seville. 312,000 miles and EVERYTHING STILL WORKED...even the 8-track player. 22 years of dependable service. Best car I ever owned. Original paint, original leather, original tasteless vinyl top. Second motor. No rattles or squeaks. Damn great car.
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 12:17:53 PM EST
Funny you should ask - I just turned 100,000 miles on my car last night - a 1994 Acura Integra GSR. Other family cars: 1. 1994 Nissan Altima - 285,000 miles & still going (brother) 2. 1977 Honda Accord - 250,000 miles (parents, brother, then me) 3. 1979 Honda Accord - 220,000 miles (brother, then me) 4. 1991 Honda Accord - 180,000 miles & still going (mom) Cars should last a long time - and do, if you take care of them.
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 12:26:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By MAHABALI:
Originally Posted By MurderSHO45: 1990 Tauras SHO with 150K is still running strong.
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I had one of those briefly when I was a teenager, fun car, they had a high output engine built by yamaha! people are really suprised when you kick their ass of the line with a taurus!
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Yea, I'm talking smack about people owning japanese cars, yet my Tuarus is 1/2 Japanese parts!! The Engine is developed and tuned by Yamaha. Most bolts and screws are metric. It's been a fun car, time to move on soon though.
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 12:34:49 PM EST
1994 Honda Accord - 180k+ [:D] Better last another 180k! [;D] The wife wants a new car, so the Accord is going to have to stick around for awhile.
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 12:35:07 PM EST
1st service on my Ram Cummins Diesel is at 150,000 (valve lash adjustment). Next recommended service is at 400,000 miles. She has a 7 year 100,000 mile warranty... [8D]
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 12:39:40 PM EST
My wife drove her '71 Plymouth Valiant 275,000 miles, before the oil pump died.
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 12:57:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/19/2002 1:00:20 PM EST by LgAnimalVet]
I don't think that most new vehicles last very long. We do good getting 2 years out of a pickup and not much more than that on our cars. I do have a '91 dodge pickup with 847,000miles on it or so. All it is used for is to drag a 6 horse slant down the road, we will continue to use it until there is a problem with it. The only thing that has been replaced is the drivers seat.
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 1:38:16 PM EST
Up until last month, I had a 1990 Bronco II XLT 2.9liter V6, 5sp, fully loaded with all options except power seats. It had a good body, good paint (except roof, the Bronco II's suffer from rot rot) motor was as strong as a new one, no leaks or smoke. It had 189,500 miles on it. The interior was excellent, at 12 years old, it looked better than some guys 4 or 5 year old SUV's. All the gadgets worked. I sold it only because I got a good deal on a 1997 Ford Expedition. I will miss the tight turn radius!
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 1:41:37 PM EST
64 Plymouth Valiant slant 6 push button trannie, it had 223,256 miles on it before I sold it for $400. I bought it for $300 and drove it for 11 years. I only had to replace the brakes and drums. I had an 87 Nissan Sentra, I put 176,000 miles on it and it was running strong before I traded it in. 1975 Honda CB 750F bought used in 1978, it had 65,000 miles on it before I traded it in. I replaced 4 cylinder head gaskets and numerous sets of points and contacts in the 5 years I owned it.
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 1:42:28 PM EST
Nissan Stanza wagon.299,892 miles with minor repiars.Then the tree fell on it.Brakes ,alternator 3 times,is about it.My cousin bought it new and drove it 107,000.You ought to see what he can do to a car.
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 1:47:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/19/2002 1:48:29 PM EST by Raptor22]
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 1:53:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By LgAnimalVet: I don't think that most new vehicles last very long. We do good getting 2 years out of a pickup and not much more than that on our cars. I do have a '91 dodge pickup with 847,000miles on it or so. All it is used for is to drag a 6 horse slant down the road, we will continue to use it until there is a problem with it. The only thing that has been replaced is the drivers seat.
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847,000 miles?? just under one million miles in 10 years? and the only thing youve replaced is a seat? that must be a typo. im hoping you mean 84,700 miles. i can maybe see certain deisel engines going that far, but something has to break at over 800,000 miles maybe brakes , shocks, water pump or something.
Link Posted: 7/19/2002 2:10:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/19/2002 2:10:51 PM EST by MurderSHO45]
Originally Posted By EX11B:
Originally Posted By LgAnimalVet: I don't think that most new vehicles last very long. We do good getting 2 years out of a pickup and not much more than that on our cars. I do have a '91 dodge pickup with 847,000miles on it or so. All it is used for is to drag a 6 horse slant down the road, we will continue to use it until there is a problem with it. The only thing that has been replaced is the drivers seat.
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847,000 miles?? just under one million miles in 10 years? and the only thing youve replaced is a seat? that must be a typo. im hoping you mean 84,700 miles. i can maybe see certain deisel engines going that far, but something has to break at over 800,000 miles maybe brakes , shocks, water pump or something.
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He's probably the same type of people that can shoot-sub MOA @ 100 with Irons. [rolleyes]
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