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    Quote Originally Posted by MushCreek View Post
    Might be useful to know which makes and models are the least likely to go 200K.
    Most cars today should do 200k miles, but when looking for the vehicles that would be less likely to get there companies with vehicles that experience high degrees of transmission problems are a good place to start.

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    I drove a Plymouth Horizon 350,000 miles, and a Dodge Omni just short of 300,000 miles. Both of them were assembled nearby in Belvedere, IL. Like Lee Iacocca used to say, if you can find a better car, buy it. I now drive a Kia Soul simply because it is the nearest thing I could find to the old Omni/Horizon. All three cars are shift/clutch (do they call them "standard").

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedog225 View Post
    ...Just shy of 3.5 billion km since launch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leikec View Post
    Most cars today should do 200k miles, but when looking for the vehicles that would be less likely to get there companies with vehicles that experience high degrees of transmission problems are a good place to start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    can you say "Jeep"?
    Jeep seems to be frequently at the bottom of Reliable Cars lists...
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    Quote Originally Posted by leikec View Post
    Most cars today should do 200k miles, but when looking for the vehicles that would be less likely to get there companies with vehicles that experience high degrees of transmission problems are a good place to start.

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    sounds like BMW and their "sealed for life" transmissions.
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    Several years ago, when I was thinking about a Jeep (got the Kia Soul instead) I remember someone here posted that if you lay real still in bed at night you could hear a Jeep rusting in your garage. I liked that.

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    Jeep seems to be frequently at the bottom of Reliable Cars lists...

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    I had 355000 kilometres (220000 miles) on my 1984 model Opel Kadett E with 1.2 litre push rod engine when I sold it recently. Techically it is good for another 100000 kilometres at least but spare parts have become too hard to find so it isn't viable for commuting to work anymore. Owning more than one car at a time would cost too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyG View Post
    ...Just shy of 3.5 billion km since launch.

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    The Landrover series, 90, 110, and defenders are renowned for doing well over 200,000 miles, often in tough conditions, engines pulled after that still have the manufacturing marks in the cylinders.

    My 110 is well over 200,000. Our little kIA rio is heading that way after 15 years of commuting to work.. however from Christmas that's 12,000 miles a year I won't be doing.
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    I used to do 33,000 miles a year, 29,120 of which were commuting to work, a 182 mile round trip four days a week.

    Then Covid-19 happened and Anglia Railways decided that a three day a week season ticket, which I had asked them for for twenty years, was possible after all.

    In Britain, the real reason for owning a Ford is the same as it has been since Henry built Dagenham, a copy of River Rouge, in the 1930s and established the key policy: Ford spares are cheap. No British car maker ever understood this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyG View Post
    ...Just shy of 3.5 billion km since launch.

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    Here it is


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    I bet it’s got a tail of dust from all the plastic bits taken apart by solar radiation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    my Tacoma is at 275k. It is literally disappearing before my eyes do to rust—and that’s with it getting a new frame a few years ago.

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    These had a reputation for durability.






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    Those Priuses being sold at 200K are being bought be Uber drivers and won't be sold again until they've done half a million.
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    My old Mercedes Benz 300D hit 300,000 I expect my Tesla to hit a minimum of 500,000
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    My old Mercedes Benz 300D hit 300,000 I expect my Tesla to hit a minimum of 500,000
    How long will the batteries live, Joe? That's one of my concerns with the all electric cars. My neighbor has one and it's doing great so far. He also installed a 35KW solar system prior to buying his Tesla

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    My 1984 MB 240D still going showing 348K at the moment, Had the head off once for a bad valve. Original injectors and a couple of starter motor changes. Glow plugs need replacement ocassionally. Replaced the rear swing arms once.
    My 2001 MB ML320 is the work car with all the tools in it. Currently at 316K. Changed the plugs once, radiator and a starter motor and a few hoses. Cheers/ JC

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    My 06 HHR has 450K on it and if the $25 bearing that it needs wasn't such a pia to change it would still be on the road. My previous winner was a 93 Ford Escort wagon that had the speedo cable break at 460K, that was 3 years before it was finally retired. Both required normal maintenance and parts. The rear brakes on the HHR were first repaired at 425K and that was only because a spring broke. The pads were still ok!

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    Quote Originally Posted by heimlaga View Post
    I had 355000 kilometres (220000 miles) on my 1984 model Opel Kadett E with 1.2 litre push rod engine when I sold it recently. Techically it is good for another 100000 kilometres at least but spare parts have become too hard to find so it isn't viable for commuting to work anymore. Owning more than one car at a time would cost too much.
    I wish the one I had (my first car) was even half as good. It was a 1982 Opel Kadett according to the VIN plate, but was badged as a Vauxhall Astra. I got it with 60,000 miles showing and just about got it to 90,000 after 20 months of ownership, but it was basically toast. The motor needed some major work, but since the body was rusting, starting with the sills, there really was no point in fighting the inevitable.
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    Anything first world built past 1985 has good chances of living past 200000 miles mark, with cars built pre dieselgate having very good chances. Naturally aspirated diesels have best chances of way past 300000 miles mark.

    Of course, the most accurate non-answer to what vehicles have best chances of crossing the mark would be a lorry.
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    All I can tell you is that a 1999 Ford F-250 with the big diesel will get past 285,000. I replaced the transmission at 210,000, the fuel pump, water pump. Stuff like that. The engine has always worked a treat and has never leaked oil.

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    200,000 doesn't seem like a very high bar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    200,000 doesn't seem like a very high bar


    Its pretty good here in salted road country, where corrosion kills a car long before mechanical failure.

    Being a frequent flyer at the car wash helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    How long will the batteries live, Joe? That's one of my concerns with the all electric cars. My neighbor has one and it's doing great so far. He also installed a 35KW solar system prior to buying his Tesla
    Again with this ridiculous dead battery myth. There have been millions and millions of Tesla’s sold for over a decade with millions and millions of mils driven with very little battery degradation. There are Tesla’s currently out driving with over 500,000 miles on their original battery pack.

    Even if you have significant battery degradation which is very rare you never have to replace the entire bank of batteries because Tesla’s are made up of thousands of little individual AA sized rechargeable batteries. So at the very least you will only have to replace a section of the battery banks. Equivalent to a Tuen up on any other luxury car.
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    well actually, there's been 1.9 million teslas sold
    and half of those are less than two years old
    and for the first decade of tesla the battery chemistry was different
    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    Again with this ridiculous dead battery myth. There have been millions and millions of Tesla’s sold for over a decade with millions and millions of mils driven with very little battery degradation. There are Tesla’s currently out driving with over 500,000 miles on their original battery pack.

    Even if you have significant battery degradation which is very rare you never have to replace the entire bank of batteries because Tesla’s are made up of thousands of little individual AA sized rechargeable batteries. So at the very least you will only have to replace a section of the battery banks. Equivalent to a Tuen up on any other luxury car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    well actually, there's been 1.9 million teslas sold
    and half of those are less than two years old
    and for the first decade of tesla the battery chemistry was different
    This Tesla Model S P85 Just Surpassed 1,500,000 Kilometers


    On January 6, 2022, a Tesla Model S P85 (the oldest performance version) reached an impressive mileage milestone of 1,500,000 km (932,256 miles).

    The car is used in Germany by Hansjörg von Gemmingen - Hornberg, who is known in the EV world for setting the highest mileage records in Tesla cars.

    The main question that comes to mind is whether the car is running on its original battery and drive units? Well, no.

    As far as we know, the original battery pack had an issue after 290,000 km (180,000 miles) and was replaced under warranty. However, Tesla was initially figuring out the issue and installed a loaner battery, which was used for half a year or 150,000 km (93,000 miles). Then, Tesla installed a new, final battery. We don't have any info about any further replacements, so it might be the first 1 million km battery?
    In terms of drive units. The Tesla Model S P85 is a single-motor, rear-wheel-drive car. High power and torque was an issue in the early Teslas, which caused a few motor replacements. Three units were replaced by 680,000 km and the fourth one was running up to 1,000,000 km. We don't have any info on whether anything happened after that.

    https://insideevs.com/news/559261/te...00-kilometers/


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    outlier

    been through at least three battery packs plus a loaner interim battery pack
    and at least four motors in its first 600,000 km's

    no info on battery replacement nor motor replacement in the second half of its life
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    outlier

    been through at least three battery packs plus a loaner interim battery pack
    and at least four motors in its first 600,000 km's

    no info on battery replacement nor motor replacement in the second half of its life
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    Here’s how a Tesla Model S holds up after 400,000 miles in 3 years


    Tesla’s vehicles are becoming increasingly popular with taxi and shuttle services, which are pushing their vehicles a lot over short periods of time – giving us a good glimpse at how the cars hold up with high mileage.

    Tesloop, a Tesla-only shuttle service based in Southern California, recently had a Model S reach 400,000 miles on the odometer and gave an account of how it is holding up.
    Less than a year ago, we reported on one of Tesloop’s Tesla Model S hitting 300,000 miles in just 2 years. <electrek.co/2017/08/30/tesla-model-s-hits-300000-miles-in-just-2-years-saving/>The company claimed that the vehicle alone saved them an estimated $60,000 on fuel and maintenance compared to a similar vehicle for their shuttle service, which mainly serves Los Angeles to Las Vegas.

    Now Tesloop’s very first Model S, a 90D which they dubbed eHawk, has surpassed 400,000 miles (643,737 km) – enough to make it the Tesla with the highest reported mileage in the world.

    Tesloop has incurred a combined maintenance cost of roughly $19,000 or about $0.05/mile. This cost breaks down to $6,700 for general vehicle repairs and $12,200 for regularly scheduled maintenance. The Model S’ full service record is available here.

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    docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HqBIOtNsYPalG51nAw_nubgskv4TQPGx8WhPZO4a_U8/edit#gid=0
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    I can do this ALL day
    me too
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    me too
    Yea but with every one of mine I'm disproving your outlier accusation

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    uh

    no
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    Again with this ridiculous dead battery myth. There have been millions and millions of Tesla’s sold for over a decade with millions and millions of mils driven with very little battery degradation. There are Tesla’s currently out driving with over 500,000 miles on their original battery pack.

    Even if you have significant battery degradation which is very rare you never have to replace the entire bank of batteries because Tesla’s are made up of thousands of little individual AA sized rechargeable batteries. So at the very least you will only have to replace a section of the battery banks. Equivalent to a Tuen up on any other luxury car.
    FWIW, dismantling the battery pack is more like an engine/transmission replacement than a tuneup. That's before you pay for the new battery pack.

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