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Posted: 12/13/2005 10:03:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2005 7:58:21 AM EDT by DrFrige]
My Odometer on my Ford van rolled to 123456 today.... Cool!!!

Oh wait... that COULDNT BE!! Fords SUCK, They are good for 80000 miles if you are lucky!

Nope, STILL the original transmission and engine.... BEAUTIFUL!!!

Link Posted: 12/13/2005 10:05:21 PM EDT
My Ford aerostar got 180k before I quit driving it. It still runs great though.
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 10:07:34 PM EDT
My Ranger is at 145,000. Slave cylinder went out 5000 miles ago, but other than that it has been great!
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 10:14:28 PM EDT
One two three fooour five, six seven eight niiiine ten, eleven TWELVE!
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 10:23:50 PM EDT
If the van is a rockin'.....................it's probably the good Dr. trying to escape a spider.


I have a Ford too. 11 years and almost 90K later, I'd get another one.
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 10:34:33 PM EDT
My 82 Bronco had 285,000 miles on it before I got rid of it, running pretty damn good too. I was 16 when I bought it and it went through everything from road trips to california to getting all 4 tired off the ground 4 wheeling. Tons of fun, great car.
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 10:34:40 PM EDT
If you dont have pics, I dont believe you.

Link Posted: 12/13/2005 11:54:13 PM EDT
Grandpa had this old '86 Mercury Sable wagon.... back then apparently the odometers only went to 99,999.9 miles.


He went around twice. That thing's old enough to vote and has something on the order of a quarter of a million miles on it.....


passed it on to one of my younger uncles who was in a bind and needed a car. It still runs.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 1:36:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:
If you dont have pics, I dont believe you.




Funny you said that! I will post them tomorrow

And I am 100% serious
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 1:39:03 AM EDT
Good for you and your Ford.

My personal experience is different with both Chevy and, Ford (Mercury).

My Honda, OTOH, has rocked for 13 years and counting now.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 1:55:25 AM EDT
Had a Crown Victoria that was over 20 years old when I got rid of it this year. I had it for ten years, and it only went through one water pump, one alternator and two batteries.
It still ran great when I sold it and with 136,000 hard miles on it.

The paint, suspension, and vinly roof was beginning to give out due to the age of the thing.

Overall, a great reliable car that was built like a tank.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 2:53:04 AM EDT
8 Fords around this place. ALL of them over 100k miles.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 3:16:52 AM EDT
I had a 95 T-bird that was great. It ran fine when I sold it @ 160k Nothing but wear items repairs.

Have a Chevy Malibu that is a POS
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 3:36:57 AM EDT
DefriDge, my tercel has 145000 and hasnt had an oil change in over a year. but thats cuz we wernt driving it for a while. It does need one though
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 4:04:42 AM EDT
My Durango just went over 100,000 this week.

First vehicle that I have ever had that long
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 4:24:34 AM EDT
"That's the stupidest odometer reading I've ever heard in my life! It's the kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage!"
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 4:25:43 AM EDT
As long as we are keeping track I have a '96 dodge dakota with 260,000 on it and my wifes
'97 jeep cherokee has 290,000 miles on it.

We bought them both new and
i try to change the oil every six monthes or so. Oh yeah, and I replaced the water pump on the dakota about a year ago. That has been it for repairs other than breaks and tires.

Dan
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 4:31:13 AM EDT
My '94 F150 had 180,000 miles on it when I sold it this summer. It still ran perfectly, it was just starting to get a little cancer in the rear wheel wells.

I gotta say, it was a good ride.

It did start to run a little poorly around 165K, especially when it was damp. Then I realized I had never changed the spark plugs. The gap was only about a quarter of an inch!!!

Link Posted: 12/14/2005 5:25:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2005 5:28:20 AM EDT by AssaultRifler]
I did 123456 in the early 90's, 234567 in 2002! (1985 Toyota, the heartbeat of Tokyo!)

Link Posted: 12/14/2005 5:25:58 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 7:17:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2005 7:18:29 AM EDT by DeltaAir423]
2000 3.8L FORD MUSTANG!


Turned to 126900.0 just as I got back from the awuful waffle this morn.


ETA I drive 44 miles one way to work. I used to drive 65 miles one way, so the miles came real easy!
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 7:31:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Goonboss:
Good for you and your Ford.

My personal experience is different with both Chevy and, Ford (Mercury).

My Honda, OTOH, has rocked for 13 years and counting now.



Hey we had Toyotas that ran 200K miles... I think a MAJOR part is maintenance. You keep it up and it will run for a long time. Hondas are the same thing (Good for 200K+ miles)... No way in hell you would convince my dad of that though... to this day when he wants us to pass him a lemon at the dinner table or out of the refrigerator, he will say "Pass me a Honda"

He had such a bad experience with them.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 7:32:37 AM EDT
My wife's Winstar had 93,000 on the odometer when the water pump went out and she drove it till the engine seized.

"It was all the way up in the red but I thought I could still just drive home"

My '85 F-150 had 180,000 on the clock when I sold it. The guy I sold it to is still driving it with close to 300K.

My current daily driver is a '98 GMC w/ 276K. Other than a new tranny about 20K ago I've had no worries.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 8:21:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By echo6:
My wife's Winstar had 93,000 on the odometer when the water pump went out and she drove it till the engine seized.

"It was all the way up in the red but I thought I could still just drive home"

My '85 F-150 had 180,000 on the clock when I sold it. The guy I sold it to is still driving it with close to 300K.

My current daily driver is a '98 GMC w/ 276K. Other than a new tranny about 20K ago I've had no worries.




I hear people complain about replacing trannys in cars and trucks, but I look at it this way, if you can get 250k out of an "automatic" transmission, no one should complain.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 8:29:19 PM EDT
My 1990 Bronco just turned 160,000 three days ago and the wife's 97 Explorer turned 130,000 in August. So much for the heartbeat of America.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 8:48:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2005 8:49:40 PM EDT by tripytrucker]
1994 Peterbilt 379 extended hood
425 mechanical Caterpillar 15 speed w/deep reduction
1,127,455 miles still do top end of 118 mph, burnt 1/2 gal of oil a week(2,800 miles) and got 5.5 miles to the gallon

Man that was a sweet ride
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 8:56:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
I did 123456 in the early 90's, 234567 in 2002! (1985 Toyota, the heartbeat of Tokyo!)

tacoma4x4.no-ip.com/AR15s/ToyotaTruck.jpg



I've seen that pic on 4x4 wire, pirate, and where else? Planet zoo? Small world.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 8:59:49 PM EDT
"Remind me to change the combination to my luggage" -
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 3:27:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PeteCO:

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
I did 123456 in the early 90's, 234567 in 2002! (1985 Toyota, the heartbeat of Tokyo!)

tacoma4x4.no-ip.com/AR15s/ToyotaTruck.jpg



I've seen that pic on 4x4 wire, pirate, and where else? Planet zoo? Small world.



Next time you see it could you send me the links? want to know who's jacking my pictures.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 3:37:13 AM EDT
I had an 87 Crown vic up until about 2 years ago. It had 300 Thousand plus miles on when I traded it for a 98 Chevy 2500. It was a good car and it is still running around Tampa
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 3:47:10 AM EDT
My Honda Civic said 222,222 the other day, and will be pushing 234,567 soon - with the original clutch!
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 3:49:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tripytrucker:
1994 Peterbilt 379 extended hood
425 mechanical Caterpillar 15 speed w/deep reduction
1,127,455 miles still do top end of 118 mph, burnt 1/2 gal of oil a week(2,800 miles) and got 5.5 miles to the gallon

Man that was a sweet ride





Gotta love truck drivers!!!


Travis
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 7:57:57 AM EDT
THERE!!! Happy now??

Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:36:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DrFrige:
My Odometer on my Ford van rolled to 123456 today.... Cool!!!

Oh wait... that COULDNT BE!! Fords SUCK, They are good for 80000 miles if you are lucky!

Nope, STILL the original transmission and engine.... BEAUTIFUL!!!




Only a Ford owner would brag about 123K miles
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:45:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DrFrige:
THERE!!! Happy now??

im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5cc36b3127cce95a82c1f7c6a00000016108AZuG7V­uzZMw



Looks Photoshopped to me.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:59:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
I did 123456 in the early 90's, 234567 in 2002! (1985 Toyota, the heartbeat of Tokyo!)

tacoma4x4.no-ip.com/AR15s/ToyotaTruck.jpg



Best pickup truck ever made.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 10:00:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Yankee1911:

Originally Posted By DrFrige:
THERE!!! Happy now??

im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5cc36b3127cce95a82c1f7c6a00000016108AZuG7V­uzZMw



Looks Photoshopped to me.

I lack the talent for photoshop... My Photo-fu is VERY weak!
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 10:04:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DrFrige:
THERE!!! Happy now??

im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5cc36b3127cce95a82c1f7c6a00000016108AZuG7V­uzZMw



That would be a lot clearer if you stopped driving first.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 10:07:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Penguin_101:

Originally Posted By DrFrige:
THERE!!! Happy now??

im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5cc36b3127cce95a82c1f7c6a00000016108AZuG7V­uzZMw



That would be a lot clearer if you stopped driving first.

Maybe I did and my speedometer is stuck?
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 4:23:50 PM EDT
Yawn...

Let us know when you get to 4815162342
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 10:07:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Burley:
Yawn...

Let us know when you get to 4815162342



Any reason for THAT particular number?
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 10:13:43 PM EDT
Bah, got 261,000 on my VW, funny thing is it's a Corrado which is known to be the most unreliable VW they made. Original clutch went to 248,000

Link Posted: 12/17/2005 10:18:47 PM EDT
Had a Chevy 4x4 with 285,000 on it when I gave it to my parents to use as a farm truck. I bought a '97 Z71 and it has 168,00 on it right now and going strong.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 10:22:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Greywolf2112:
My Honda Civic said 222,222 the other day, and will be pushing 234,567 soon - with the original clutch!



Cool. I had a 1998 Ford Escort sedan with 192,000+ original miles and the original clutch.

Could not drive it any further to see how long the clutch would last though.

I got hit in April 2004 and insurance totalled the vehicle. Damn
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 9:31:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 50cal:
Had a Chevy 4x4 with 285,000 on it when I gave it to my parents to use as a farm truck. I bought a '97 Z71 and it has 168,00 on it right now and going strong.



I think its all in the maintenance. You maintain your vehicle and it should last a long time... My ford van that has the 123456 mileage on it is going into the shop... Brakes need to be replaced and Alarm is screwed, But that is just part of the maintenance. i bought it used a two years ago and I can honestly say with all the abuse I put it through, I would DEFINITLY buy another one
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 9:38:19 AM EDT
1983 F-150 XLT 302 2brl Carb
100% Factory, no rust or whiskey dentshas
not sure on the miles..too cold outside right now to checkhas
Runs like dream and looks pretty darn good too for a work truck.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 10:05:54 AM EDT
I'm driving a 89 Dodge Raider with 192,000 on it. So far just a leaf spring has been replaced.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 10:38:13 AM EDT
That's little league. My '91 GMC V6 is about to hit 430k.
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