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    My experience for over 20 years is almost every vehicle easily lasts 200k miles these days with basic maintenance.

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    cars have gotten a lot better than they used to be. Even my Landy has 122,000 miles on it.. 30 years ago, it would have been worn out, rotted out, and nearly dead.
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    The mileage listed on 11.8 million used cars traded in during 2020 revealed the top vehicles most likely to reach such a milestone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    false
    fabulous!
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    My 98 Dakota took 24 years to hit 200,000 and just passed it's last E-check.
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    BMW fan - have had 3. Sold my 1992 525i 5spd at 197,000 miles and saw it for at least 3 years in town (Sonoma, Ca). Had a 1998 328i sedan auto sold w/ 175,000 miles - loved that car - Rocket ship. Had a 1999 528i auto get totaled by someone pulling out of Whole Foods right into the passenger side - 167,000 miles in 2017. Looking for a replacement, was not enthralled with the BMW's available - I only buy used well maintained German cars - have had Audi also. Settled on a 2012 MBZ E350 Sport sedan, currently at 87k - quick as stink, very comfortable - have done 13 hours solo - and I am 75 - pricy to maintain compared to my BMW's.

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    My Renault has a bit over 350K km. Apart from brakes and tyres, the only failure was the starter motor. The brushes dissapeared into powder recently..so, used part fitted. Hope that hasn't jinxed it!!

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    something looks mighty askew about that list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    something looks mighty askew about that list.
    fabulous!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    fabulous!!
    Seriously no Accord, Corolla, Camry or Civic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    Seriously no Accord, Corolla, Camry or Civic?
    maybe people don't trade those vehicles in
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    I have taken two vehicles over two hundred since the nineties and am working on a third.

    I have not bought new since 82.

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    My 1993 F-150 4WD had about 290,000 miles when it burned a hole in a piston. I had the engine rebuilt and still drive it although it doesn't get used much. It is mainly a spare or if I need the 4WD. I think my 2008 Tacoma passed 333,333 miles yesterday, but I forgot to watch that. I had to replace a water bypass tube, an ignition coil and spark plugs, and the brushes in the alternator last year. That is by far the most ever done to it except for Toyota replacing the driveshafts and u-joints and center bearing for free under recall.

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    A few years ago I parted with a CitroenC5 at 176,000 miles and at that point it was using no oil and had a sound body.I suspect it would have gone to 300,000 miles and I might be a bit better off today had I kept it.

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    But…….
    They are still cars.
    If we must have cars, better to brag about one that only sees 4000 miles per year.
    Actually, my bike sees more than that.

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    Put on 424 miles on the 1996 GMC Sonoma last two months. Up to 52K miles. Have replaced the water pump and alternator. Still nice and shiny but it wants to be a Tacoma.
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    200,000 miles is a lot of years for most of us. My 2005 van has only 70,000 miles. When it has 200,000 miles, I think the tech in it will be to obsolete to be of value - a good reason for the car to not last 200,000 miles.
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    My old Accord sedan went 303,000 miles.

    My first-gen Acura Legend coupe went 295,000 miles.

    My Accord V-6 coupe went 250,000 miles.

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    I doubt that our Camry will reach 200K.... At least, for me. We put only 5,000 miles on it in its first year. So, that would mean 40 years to hit 200K. I doubt I'll still be driving at 114 years old. Somebody's bound to take my keys away by then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    maybe people don't trade those vehicles in

    Because they just keep on truckin'
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    Our '06 Honda Element is well over 200K and still going strong. 'Course, having said that....

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    My '08 Tacoma 4 cyl, 5 spd., 4 WD is going strong at 197,000. It needed a new clutch about 175K, and expensive repairs to the 4 WD electrical parts and the A/D, but the cost per mile to operate is still pretty low.

    My 2000 Honda CR-V made it to 289,000. I think it had its original clutch; anyway I can't find an invoice for replacement. It needed a couple timing belt replacements over the years which were expensive. I tested the compression at 156K and it was 170 lbs in all 4 cylinders. That car would go almost anywhere the 4 WD Tacoma would go.

    Then last summer it suddenly burst into flames.

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    Two Royalex canoes stored close to the fire were partly melted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UCanoe_2 View Post
    My '08 Tacoma 4 cyl, 5 spd., 4 WD is going strong at 197,000. It needed a new clutch about 175K, and expensive repairs to the 4 WD electrical parts and the A/D, but the cost per mile to operate is still pretty low.

    My 2000 Honda CR-V made it to 289,000. I think it had its original clutch; anyway I can't find an invoice for replacement. It needed a couple timing belt replacements over the years which were expensive. I tested the compression at 156K and it was 170 lbs in all 4 cylinders. That car would go almost anywhere the 4 WD Tacoma would go.

    Then last summer it suddenly burst into flames.

    honda fire resized cropped.jpg

    wrecker resized.jpg

    Two Royalex canoes stored close to the fire were partly melted.

    melted canoes resized.jpg
    Must'ta been the battery pack...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofswen View Post
    Must'ta been the battery pack...
    I'm guessing: Squirrels building tiny campfires in the engine compartment...
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    My Astro Van is at 183k, but not the original engine. But it still has the original transmission which shifts like new. My first Miata went 213,000 and would have gone longer but it needed a diff and the body was getting pretty bad.

    This Accord I own will probably go way over 200k.

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    2002 Chevy Silverado 2500 Duramax. 368,000+ last time the LED odometer worked. Some towns like Hartford ,WI salt instead of plowing snow to save the road surface.

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    I've bought several Peterbilts and not one of them had less than 200k when I got them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phiil View Post
    But…….
    They are still cars.
    If we must have cars, better to brag about one that only sees 4000 miles per year.
    Actually, my bike sees more than that.
    My fiat Abarth only sees 1800 miles a year. It is a 2012 with 18,000 miles on it
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    When on the road for a job I drove a Mazda 626, the base model that they sold as a reps car, for 100k, then bought it off the company, we drove the wheels off that thing for another 100k, then gave it to our daughter, she drove it for another 50 then gave it to her brother who ended up totalling it at about 350 when he got tangled up in a multiple nose to tail.
    It never had anything other than routine servicing, tyres and brakes.
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    My 9 year old Ford Mondeo mark 4 estate is sitting in the drive with 236,000 on it. It’s mark 1 predecessor was tailgated at a roundabout and written off at 292,000 miles.
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    Might be useful to know which makes and models are the least likely to go 200K.

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    Prius was no surprise. I did 169000 miles in mine with the only failure a taillight bulb.

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    I'm surprised the numbers are so low, only around 3%.
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