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Old 08-16-2019, 02:32 PM
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My 2005 Forester has a mere 188,000km and has been a good ride (mostly).

Toyota makes some solid cars! The 90's Camrys are legendary as being nearly impossible to kill out of neglect.

In that same vein: if you haven't already seen this, case in point:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sl75jyakVwA

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Old 08-16-2019, 02:39 PM
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The biggest problem with high milleage cars is that at the time to sell them you will get next to nothing for them. No matter how good it looks.
But it's still better than leasing!!

So that Honda that I started the thread with was sold 2.5 years later with 250,000 miles.

Having bought it used in 2003 with 30,000 miles for $8500 and selling it for $2500.......it provided me with 12 years and 220,000 worry free miles as all I ever did to that thing was change the oil.......actually.......I take that back, I replaced the starter but that was the ONLY thing that ever went wrong with it.

In fact......I recall being on the highway at 70mph and next thing i knew the car lost 80% of it's power, started shaking violently, and every single light on the dash started flashing. Thinking something catastrophic had happened I parked it and had it towed to Honda. Couple days later Honda called me back and said "hey, so your main CPU that runs the entire car sh*t the bed and needed to be replaced.......however......there was a recall on this particular year for that particular issue and Honda has no record of you bringing your car in to get it replaced..........so they went ahead and replaced it for free.....you're good to go." (the car had 200,000 miles on it when it happend )

I think i stood there and starred at him for 5 minutes before i said anything.

But my point is, granted you might not get top dollar for it when it does come time to sell but if you're able to keep a car for THAT long and put THAT many miles on it then you're definitely coming out ahead.
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Old 08-16-2019, 02:48 PM
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1997 4Runner from Rpoole8537

I attempted to publish my post(above) with photo of 97 4Runner with Iphone. Something went wrong. Trying again on laptop. 262,000 miles.
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Old 08-16-2019, 03:04 PM
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I attempted to publish my post(above) with photo of 97 4Runner with Iphone. Something went wrong. Trying again on laptop. 262,000 miles.
Niiiiiiice................she's a beaut
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Old 08-16-2019, 03:52 PM
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My problem with high mileage vehicles is I ride my bike too damn much to create one. I'd have to keep my current vehicle for 30 years to get it over 200k miles, and a northern climate just doesn't agree with that equation.
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Old 08-17-2019, 06:52 AM
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My 2001 Yukon XL rolled over 197,000 this week. Still getting 16-18mpg and hauls all my kids, bikes and anything else I need. Plus when traveling to races, there's room inside for 2 bikes plus gear, or 1 bike and still room for me to "camp" inside it.


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Old 08-17-2019, 07:48 AM
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My '06 Murano S AWD with 201,000 miles. Drives more like a tall station wagon than a SUV. Gets around 24 mpg on the highway and 20 in mixed traffic. The paint on the hood has mostly peeled off and there are multiple dings/dents, but I don't care :-) One roof rack, and there is a hitch rack on the back too. It is spacious enough that we often just put the rear seats down and sleep in the back when we go camping.

I commute by bike these days so I drive it maybe once a week, but it starts right up everytime and keeps on going. I do have to throw some money at it every now and then, but it beats having a car payment.


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Old 08-17-2019, 08:55 AM
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Can't find any photos but had a 2003 2 door VW Golf TDI...was a pretty rare find in a 2 door. Sold it with 300k a few years back. Stellar car. Have a 15' Golf TDI now hoping to get the same out of it

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Old 08-17-2019, 10:12 AM
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I currently have a 1997 Honda civic w 227k miles. She's a beater and when the engine goes replace with another and drive some more.
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Old 08-17-2019, 11:44 PM
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1996 FJ80 Landcruiser owned from new 425000 miles. Unfortunately totaled it about 5 months ago. Still has original engine and transmission. Only major items were a front axle rebuild, a couple starters, and a lot of brakes. Cooling system hoses all went around 300k. Was using a fair amount of oil from about 350k on but I think more of a failing seal than burning. Still passed smog with original cat though getting a bit worse every two years. Usually just put bikes inside


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Old 08-18-2019, 06:48 AM
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But it's still better than leasing!!

So that Honda that I started the thread with was sold 2.5 years later with 250,000 miles.

Having bought it used in 2003 with 30,000 miles for $8500 and selling it for $2500.......it provided me with 12 years and 220,000 worry free miles as all I ever did to that thing was change the oil.......actually.......I take that back, I replaced the starter but that was the ONLY thing that ever went wrong with it.

In fact......I recall being on the highway at 70mph and next thing i knew the car lost 80% of it's power, started shaking violently, and every single light on the dash started flashing. Thinking something catastrophic had happened I parked it and had it towed to Honda. Couple days later Honda called me back and said "hey, so your main CPU that runs the entire car sh*t the bed and needed to be replaced.......however......there was a recall on this particular year for that particular issue and Honda has no record of you bringing your car in to get it replaced..........so they went ahead and replaced it for free.....you're good to go." (the car had 200,000 miles on it when it happend )

I think i stood there and starred at him for 5 minutes before i said anything.

But my point is, granted you might not get top dollar for it when it does come time to sell but if you're able to keep a car for THAT long and put THAT many miles on it then you're definitely coming out ahead.
So no timing belt change in 220000 miles...hmm
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Old 08-18-2019, 10:09 AM
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06 Tacoma, 145,000 miles - which really isn't that much - don't even think about it when I turn the key every morning. The paint is getting shot though...S Fla sun is killing it
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Old 08-18-2019, 10:18 AM
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My 2015 outback bought with 4 miles on it just ticked over 180K. The plan is 350k which should be another 3 years. Brakes and suspension have been replaced.
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Old 08-18-2019, 11:54 AM
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Got a '96 Jepp Cherokee that runs great but looks a little rough on the outside...236,000 miles and still going strong.
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Old 08-19-2019, 12:49 PM
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So no timing belt change in 220000 miles...hmm
Ha!! Nice catch. I did change my timing belt but did so around 120-130,000 and never replaced it again. I also had a neighborhood buddy do it who charged me $200 and case beer instead of the $800 shops/dealer wanted to charge.

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06 Tacoma, 145,000 miles - which really isn't that much - don't even think about it when I turn the key every morning. The paint is getting shot though...S Fla sun is killing it
isn't even broken in yet........nice work !!

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My 2015 outback bought with 4 miles on it just ticked over 180K. The plan is 350k which should be another 3 years. Brakes and suspension have been replaced.
love it!

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Got a '96 Jepp Cherokee that runs great but looks a little rough on the outside...236,000 miles and still going strong.
love it!
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