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NeoPTLD
09-05-2003, 01:46 AM
I just hit 122,000 today :disgust:

Who else has over 100,000 miles on their daily driver?

To those with more than one cars, you lucky bastards.

minendo
09-05-2003, 01:47 AM
I just hit 120,000 about a week ago.

TechnoKid
09-05-2003, 01:47 AM
On the 91 van, i got about 120k miles, on the 94 civic i got 86k.

0roo0roo
09-05-2003, 01:50 AM
sisters 89 camry has 104k. runs rather well still.

toant103
09-05-2003, 01:51 AM
1986 accord lxi with 176k. 50 miles round trip each day

Chaotic42
09-05-2003, 01:51 AM
189,000. It needs a new reverberator or something like that.

Ryan
09-05-2003, 01:51 AM
My maxima was 146k miles :) I delivered pizzas in it, the only time it failed me was when I got a leak in the radiator :)

Eli
09-05-2003, 01:52 AM
My dads '81 3/4ton Chevy PU has 230k on it... but the new engine only has ~20k. Slightly built 350. ;) ~340hp.

The V6 that was in it when he bought it was toast.

Pilsnerpete
09-05-2003, 01:52 AM
on the 86 Toy p/u sr5, with alloy rims from 96 Tacoma--187,400...that's when the speedo cable broke about 6-8k miles ago. Got a couple issues, but seems to run like new. last I checked, compression was @ 180-190psi.:P

boyRacer
09-05-2003, 01:53 AM
Me. :(

i'm pretty sure its around 130-140k now. The odometer stopped at 117k... :(

wish i was a spoiled kid. :(

SethK28
09-05-2003, 01:53 AM
1989 Nissan Pathfinder SE V6 234,000 miles

minendo
09-05-2003, 01:54 AM
Originally posted by: Eli
My dads '81 3/4ton Chevy PU has 230k on it... but the new engine only has ~20k. Slightly built 350. ;) ~340hp.

The V6 that was in it when he bought it was toast.
My uncle got rid of his 86 (maybe 87) Blazer when it hit 300,000 miles. Still on the original engine.

kt
09-05-2003, 01:55 AM
1987 Acura Legend - 221,000 miles

datalink7
09-05-2003, 01:55 AM
150k

87 Honda CRX.

Jittles
09-05-2003, 02:04 AM
113k

92 Ford Ranger all original cept the clutch.

crab
09-05-2003, 02:05 AM
160,000

1990 Ram Van

Origional engine, trans etc.

Pilsnerpete
09-05-2003, 02:07 AM
Originally posted by: Eli
My dads '81 3/4ton Chevy PU has 230k on it... but the new engine only has ~20k. Slightly built 350. ;) ~340hp.

The V6 that was in it when he bought it was toast.
slightly built@ ~340hp? Not a bad slight build!

Nocturnal
09-05-2003, 02:07 AM
I currently have a 93 Honda hatchback with 130k.

ThaGrandCow
09-05-2003, 02:08 AM
My '92 eclipse just rolled over the 100,000 mile mark last week. I expect it to spontaneously burst into flames sometime in the next week.

nan0bug
09-05-2003, 02:13 AM
96 Ford Taurus with 118000ish miles. Need new brake pads but thats about it. Had to trade in the 180k Cavalier.

Eli
09-05-2003, 02:13 AM
Originally posted by: Pilsnerpete

Originally posted by: Eli
My dads '81 3/4ton Chevy PU has 230k on it... but the new engine only has ~20k. Slightly built 350. ;) ~340hp.

The V6 that was in it when he bought it was toast.
slightly built@ ~340hp? Not a bad slight build!Heh.. It's a pretty fun little(big?) truck. It can move.. or at least it feels like it's moving.

10.5CR, 4bbl, moderate cam.. that's all I really know. It really sucks down the gas, and requires premium.. that's the only thing that sucks about it. :( Whenever he pulls onto the freeway, he calls it "flushing the toilet".. lol. I think he gets maybe 13MPG highway.. any stop and go kills it though, probably like 5-8mpg city.

The 3 speed manual is dying though, so he doesen't push it much. It's leaking from every gasket and seal, he has to have it refilled every couple of months.

I think he wants to put a newer 5 speed in it when it dies. Would help with gas milage a bit.

BatmanNate
09-05-2003, 02:14 AM
127k on mine. ('87 Supra MA71)

Shockwave
09-05-2003, 02:15 AM
107,000. Ballpark of course. On the 97 Taurus. Needs some minor work done though, I'm just too lazy to do it.
52,500 on the Expedition, but its not a DD so.....

Ronstang
09-05-2003, 02:20 AM
I'm a little over 200K on my 1993 Taurus SHO. It still runs great and everything on the car actually still works.

Walleye
09-05-2003, 02:21 AM
Originally posted by: NeoPTLD
I just hit 122,000 today :disgust:

Who else has over 100,000 miles on their daily driver?

To those with more than one cars, you lucky bastards.

230,400.


i could be driving a truck with only 75,000 miles.... or 175,000 miles. it went past the break, so it had 00000.0 miles at 2 times in it's life.

CrackRabbit
09-05-2003, 02:23 AM

Pilsnerpete
09-05-2003, 02:33 AM
Originally posted by: CrackRabbit

hmmm...good one.

gnuel3
09-05-2003, 02:34 AM
88 Camry, 216,000 :)

amnesiac
09-05-2003, 02:38 AM
almost there. 80,000 on my 2000 Toyota Tundra.
I had 120,000 on my 1995 Jimmy when I sold it in 1999.

All 200,000 miles logged are within the state of CA, about 195,000 of them are in Los Angeles alone. :Q

Bullhonkie
09-05-2003, 02:44 AM
Had a 94 Dodge Intrepid as a daily driver with about 130k miles on it. It had some paint problems but was in good running condition. Sold it a few weeks ago to my uncle though after I had bought my new car.

drum
09-05-2003, 03:48 AM
117k on '88 ranger. i drive about 45 miles a day

jpeyton
09-05-2003, 04:08 AM
I'm at 170k+ on my 1991 Accord, but the odometer stopped around 164. Har har.

Occifer
09-05-2003, 04:51 AM
around 117,000 on my 93 Nissan Sentra. About a 2 Mile round trip to and from work every day. Although it does get 40mpg on longer trips. Some of the clear coat is coming off though :(

rudeguy
09-05-2003, 05:00 AM
94 cavalier here with 165k....still runs like a champ though

thedarkwolf
09-05-2003, 05:20 AM
100k bleh
I've had 6 cars sofar and the lowest mileage one had 115k miles. My two current ones have 135k 89 5.0l Mustang and 140k 89 Caravan turbo.

cavemanmoron
09-05-2003, 05:28 AM
over 120,000 on my pickup, rusty 4x4 Chevy

over 250,000 on my Chevy Van.

Zugzwang152
09-05-2003, 05:34 AM
96 civic lx, 116,000 :)

StageLeft
09-05-2003, 05:40 AM
171k on the 93 sentra. Mrsskoorb generally takes the maxima on days we both work.

Excelsior
09-05-2003, 05:40 AM
1993 Bonneville SE. 176,224 miles.

NFS4
09-05-2003, 05:41 AM
'95 Camry LE. 127,000 miles

stickshift
09-05-2003, 06:41 AM
errr we've got three cars so far (sorry the first two aren't close to 100k miles, oh well)

'03 civic: ~7k miles
'02 sentra: ~ 9k miles
'93 maxima: ~140k miles

i have the urge to buy a red '99-'00 civic ex coupe (they're purdy ;)), but i'll have to wait till I actually graduate college (this year, woohoo)

rh71
09-05-2003, 07:03 AM
90 Accord (daily driver) = 118k
95 Rodeo (my baby) = 78k

chin311
09-05-2003, 07:09 AM
daily driver, (ONLY CAR) does about 50 mi round trip everyday

96 corolla, 104k....the perfect car for the long daily drive, cheap.

Viper0329
09-05-2003, 07:14 AM
91 Toyota Pickup 170,770 miles.

Lucky
09-05-2003, 07:14 AM
140K yesterday. 92 honda civic.

Lucky
09-05-2003, 07:20 AM
FWIW replies up to this point are running 25-15 with imports leadings.

radioouman
09-05-2003, 07:23 AM
Just got rid of a 1988 Plymouth Reliant that made it to 155,000 miles and it was still in great shape (and all original). Sold for $500.
Right now I'm driving a 1993 Dodge Dakota that just turned over 145,000 miles. In late 2000, I bought a brand new Saturn. I quickly discovered that driving a new car was just too boring, and no matter how much I tried to keep it in new condition, it never lasted that way. Older cars are just much more interesting!

kranky
09-05-2003, 07:27 AM
96 Olds, just went over 100,000 last month.

GtPrOjEcTX
09-05-2003, 07:29 AM
110K on my '92 Firebird.

ViperMagic
09-05-2003, 07:45 AM
107k - '96 Bonneville

25-19 - Domestic is gaining!

gohan
09-05-2003, 07:49 AM
2000 Hyundai Elantra. 119,258 miles

vi edit
09-05-2003, 07:59 AM
'94 Camry LE. 132,000 miles

DurocShark
09-05-2003, 08:01 AM
1984 Volvo 244GL -- approx 250,000 (odometer died a year ago at 208,000)
1996 Chevy s-10 -- 140,000

Both pass smog with no problems. :P

DurocShark
09-05-2003, 08:02 AM
Originally posted by: Eli
My dads '81 3/4ton Chevy PU has 230k on it... but the new engine only has ~20k. Slightly built 350. ;) ~340hp.

The V6 that was in it when he bought it was toast.


V6?!?!?! I thuoght those had straight 6's...

prontospyder
09-05-2003, 08:13 AM
1995 Dodge Intrepid - 139,000 miles
Had transmission rebuilt last year.

tigerbait
09-05-2003, 08:23 AM
123,000

'93 4Runner SR5

conjur
09-05-2003, 08:24 AM
'96 Sebring JX with about 145,000 miles (but not sure how much longer I'll have it...see here (http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.cfm?catid=38&threadid=1132565&FTVAR_MSGDBTABLE=) :confused:

Mr N8
09-05-2003, 08:24 AM
'95 Aurora = 130,000


'92 Crown Vic = 90,000 (was my wife's grandparent's car. They hardly used it)

'02 Honda Superhawk = 5000 miles

:) Looks like I'm in the market for a vehicle in the next year. Most likely another bike, though. Thinking Honda ST1300.

WinkOsmosis
09-05-2003, 08:32 AM
124k on my 1995 240sx.

shenaniganz
09-05-2003, 08:32 AM
Maybe the topic should be cars with 200,000+ miles.

89 Toyota PU with 210,000. I'll drive it until the wheels fall off.

GT578
09-05-2003, 08:38 AM
1996 Camry 147,000 miles.

ZOXXO
09-05-2003, 08:49 AM
80 F100 with 212K.

SyahM
09-05-2003, 08:49 AM
my first car - 1989 honda civic LX 240,000 then i sold it.
2nd car - 1990 integra LS 205,000 then i sold it.
current car - 2000 Audi A4 1.8T less than 50k.

308nato
09-05-2003, 09:24 AM
1989 Heep Comanche 173,000 - mine

1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 143,000 - wife

1995 Chrysler LHS 128,000 - mom

1989 Dodge Dakota Sport 4wd - 237,000 - dad


They all look good and are daily drivers.

Anubis
09-05-2003, 09:26 AM
110000 92 ford tempo

Toasthead
09-05-2003, 09:27 AM
my mazda B2300 Pickup has 146000. Still runs great.

SWScorch
09-05-2003, 09:27 AM
My 87 Bonneville has 170,000 and still going strong. About 80 miles on an average day.

My dad has had two 80s Ford Rangers with over 300K before he got rid of them.

Fausto
09-05-2003, 09:30 AM
1994 Altima with 117,000 miles here.......not that I ever drive the damn thing. :P

WhiteKnight
09-05-2003, 09:30 AM
My dad is still clunking around in a 1985 325e that has about 165k now.

Sluggo
09-05-2003, 09:36 AM
My 1999 Expedition is at about 115,000 miles, still starts everyday, and has only stranded me once in the 2.5 years I have had it....needed an alternator.

Brakes are another story, it seems to have a voracious appetite for brake pads, but those are cheap.

Marlin1975
09-05-2003, 09:39 AM
My own cars/truck...

Buick 140+
Chevy Truck 200+
1975 Chevy Monza 100+???


Have seen a...
Pontiac Bon. with 360+
Buick Regal 200+

tnitsuj
09-05-2003, 09:45 AM
1998 Honda 117k
1996 Honda 114k

DurocShark
09-05-2003, 09:50 AM
Originally posted by: Sluggo
My 1999 Expedition is at about 115,000 miles, still starts everyday, and has only stranded me once in the 2.5 years I have had it....needed an alternator.

Brakes are another story, it seems to have a voracious appetite for brake pads, but those are cheap.

You're going through brake pads because the braking system on those was designed for the 1/2 ton pickups. heh. Your Exp weighs a bit more than one of those pickups. :P

godmare
09-05-2003, 09:52 AM
97 cavalier at 99.5k.
Getting there :)
Runs great, though.. that's what happens when you maintain vehicles :)

dmw16
09-05-2003, 09:54 AM
a little over 149k

stev0
09-05-2003, 09:55 AM
until i got my truck.. my 96' explorer had 148k on it.

Amused
09-05-2003, 10:06 AM
My GF is using my old '97 Mazda 626 LX (4 cyl) and it has damn near 200,000 miles on it. But those are 95% highway miles. It's on it's second tranny. No major engine work, though.

She's a field consultant for a sandwich shop franchise corp. and travels all over the state.

Electric Amish
09-05-2003, 10:46 AM
My 94 Probe hit 118k

TwinkleToes77
09-05-2003, 10:51 AM
When i sold my 87 Dodge Aries it had 140,000 (sold in 2000) , and never had one problem with it.. Super reliable car.
When i sold my 94 Chev Corsica is had 101,000 (sold in 2002) was a POS too.

Angrymarshmello
09-05-2003, 10:55 AM
Mine: 1988 Honda Accord LXi - 184,000 miles
Dads: 1988 Honda Accord LX - 204,000 miles
Moms: 1991 Ford Aerostar - 112,000 miles

Ladies Man
09-05-2003, 10:56 AM
93 mustang.... 130ish k miles
rebuilt aod transmission.... original engine still purring like a kitten, a rather big kitten.

kermalou
09-05-2003, 11:07 AM
my dad still has a 90 lexus ls400 with over 165K miles on it.

Aimster
09-05-2003, 11:08 AM
1995 nissan maxima with 249,000 miles :)

chin311
09-05-2003, 11:09 AM
Originally posted by: gohan
2000 Hyundai Elantra. 119,258 miles

holy god, do you ever shut the car oFF?!?!

KnightBreed
09-05-2003, 11:38 AM
'92 Mazda MX-3 with 151,000 miles

djheater
09-05-2003, 11:42 AM
92 Toyota Corolla, 109,000

she's just a baby really :heart:

Panakk
09-05-2003, 12:14 PM
1996 Accord Coupe EX --> 118K

Fatdog
09-05-2003, 12:18 PM
1990 Bonneville SSE---> 251,000 miles.

With the original trans no less. :Q

mdennison
09-05-2003, 12:21 PM
97 saturn sc2 122k miles

has useed a quart of oil every 2k miles since it had 40k on it

SWirth86
09-05-2003, 12:23 PM
1988 Volvo 740 180K
1997 Acura 3.5RL 135K

Barrak
09-05-2003, 12:24 PM
Last car, Susuki Sidekick, 145k when I sold/traded it in, still ran fine. Now have a 98 Dodge Ram 1500, it has 96,000 and runs like the day I got it.

NissanGurl
09-05-2003, 12:33 PM
'96 Sentra 152K Still gets me where I need to go :)

Drakkon
09-05-2003, 12:34 PM
94 Ford Taurus just got there this weekend 100,010 miles right now :D gets me to school and back home pretty well along with an occasional trip down to phoenix :-O

Farmall
09-05-2003, 03:24 PM
98 Windstar - 134k
90 Grand Am - 166k

Nyical
09-05-2003, 03:27 PM
99 Chevy S-10 112k on it

NogginBoink
09-05-2003, 03:27 PM
I just put to pasture my car with 193Kmiles on it.

Imported
09-05-2003, 03:32 PM
My '98 Civic just passed 121k miles.. :)

Vic
09-05-2003, 03:32 PM
Originally posted by: tigerbait
123,000

'93 4Runner SR5How's that running? My GF's '93 Xcab V6 4x4 with 119k still runs like new almost. Only problem we've had is the starter had to be replaced at 85k.

TheNemesis
09-05-2003, 03:33 PM
[quote]
Originally posted by: minendo
[quote]
Originally posted by: Eli
My dads '81 3/4ton Chevy PU has 230k on it... but the new engine only has ~20k. Slightly built 350. ;) ~340hp.


I find it VERY hard to believe that a slightly built 350 makes anywhere near 340, even at the flywheel. What modifications did he do? I'm assuming at least the cam, probably heads, maybe even vortec heads/intake for that kind of hp...

Dragnov
09-05-2003, 03:35 PM
I think I win by speed, not amount.

1989 Toyota Cressida - 150,000
2000 Dodge Caravan - 70,000
2001 Toyota Camry - 60,000

Brutuskend
09-05-2003, 03:36 PM
Plymouth 22000+

VW too many to count (O.D. has rolled over so many times it's like my dog begging for treats)

Howard
09-05-2003, 04:25 PM
Originally posted by: Chaotic42
189,000. It needs a new reverberator or something like that.
Your rice got fried?

ObiDon
09-05-2003, 04:36 PM
Wow, there's not much German love in here. Does nobody own them or drive them or do they just die early deaths?


<--- 1987 944 daily driver. 180,000+ miles. Original engine, transmission, and clutch. :)

jlee
09-05-2003, 04:38 PM
Originally posted by: NeoPTLD
I just hit 122,000 today :disgust:

Who else has over 100,000 miles on their daily driver?

To those with more than one cars, you lucky bastards.

130,7**, IIRC. Daily driver..'98 Corolla. Drives like new..well, a little better now. ;)

Hubris
09-05-2003, 04:44 PM
Mine's got like 193,000 miles on it, original engine, clutch, transmission, etc. Still runs just fine, though she does go through oil quicker than she used to. Plenty of pep still, too.

kermalou
09-05-2003, 04:44 PM
Originally posted by: ObiDon
Wow, there's not much German love in here. Does nobody own them or drive them or do they just die early deaths?


<--- 1987 944 daily driver. 180,000+ miles. Original engine, transmission, and clutch. :)

original clutch

Maetryx
09-05-2003, 04:55 PM
I'm one of those "spoiled" people with two cars:

1990 Plymouth Sundance Liftback Sedan 4D with 115,000 (original)
1990 Subaru Justy GL 4WD Hatchback 4D with 93,000 miles (but recently rebuilt engine)

Slash621
09-05-2003, 04:59 PM
130,000 K on my S13 coupe

130,000 K on my GS-R sedan

Slash621
09-05-2003, 04:59 PM
also 180K on my gsr- coupe

tweeve2002
09-05-2003, 05:00 PM
161,000 on my chevy suberb. 70,000+ in just 2 and a half years

Maetryx
09-05-2003, 05:01 PM
Originally posted by: tweeve2002
161,000 on my chevy suberb. 70,000+ in just 2 and a half years

Tweeve... are you following me around AnandTech?? :)

jkersenbr
09-05-2003, 05:16 PM
1989 Dodge Dakota. V6. Just rolled over 137000 this morning.

Factory engine (and trans as far as I know). Even had the factor plug wires on it until about 10000 ago.

Priit
09-05-2003, 06:11 PM
I have 1990 VW Golf with ~132k miles sill running strong (engine and gearbox are untouched, I don't plan to sell it until it hits 250k or more). I also have 1958 Gaz 69 that I'm rebuilding (if everything goes well and I can find enough money&free time, it should be running by spring) with 300+k miles. Pictures from both can be found here (http://www.zone.ee/ce2).

anno
09-05-2003, 06:16 PM
Originally posted by: NeoPTLD
I just hit 122,000 today :disgust:

Who else has over 100,000 miles on their daily driver?

To those with more than one cars, you lucky bastards.

my husband does.. it's probably past 400000.. (odomoter has been dead since at least '79), but it's about 10 years into it's second engine..

69 volvo p1800.. a picture (http://www.dm.net/~anno/family/the%20car%20(with%20ted%20and%20aidan)%20at%20the% 20glen.jpg)

(edited for straggling w, and again for different picture)

Squisher
09-05-2003, 06:50 PM
'91 Dakota 114,000mi.

Just replaced the water pump, it was the first major repair on its 318ci.

And, it has a killer stereo. :D



Although, lately I've had the itch to get a newer Dakota.

Davegod75
09-05-2003, 07:07 PM
just got rid of my 1990 mazda 626 with 210,000 +

Bootprint
09-05-2003, 07:13 PM
Vitara 4wd Softtop with almost 200,000 kilometers (a little over 120,000), and adding around 30 miles a day for work...

Edit '99 model purchased in 2000


Before that I had a '89 Tracker that lasted until around 280,000 miles.

Angrymarshmello
09-05-2003, 07:15 PM
Originally posted by: TheNemesis


Originally posted by: Eli
My dads '81 3/4ton Chevy PU has 230k on it... but the new engine only has ~20k. Slightly built 350. ;) ~340hp.


I find it VERY hard to believe that a slightly built 350 makes anywhere near 340, even at the flywheel. What modifications did he do? I'm assuming at least the cam, probably heads, maybe even vortec heads/intake for that kind of hp...

What do you think the ;) means? "Slightly built" hint hint. Geez.

psianime
09-05-2003, 08:15 PM
87' Civic. 133,000 mile club. :)

bbkat
09-05-2003, 09:22 PM
Originally posted by: tigerbait
123,000

'93 4Runner SR5

136,000

'96 4Runner SR5

My '91 Accord had 250k. And I got $500 on a trade-in :D

daclayman
09-05-2003, 09:22 PM
1991 Pontiac Sunbird SE - 140K+ I've put 15,000 (4mi avg.) pizza deliveries on this beast. If it wasn't for the chronic waterpump/radiator problem ($720) with these cars, I'd have only spent $1000 in maintenance over 5 years. Never has burned a drop of oil though the valve cover gasket seeps oil.

joecool
09-05-2003, 09:35 PM
Originally posted by: rbloedow
My maxima was 146k miles :) I delivered pizzas in it, the only time it failed me was when I got a leak in the radiator :)

my '89 maxima has 137k. totally excellent car - i'll sell it long before it'll die!

InverseOfNeo
09-05-2003, 09:42 PM
93 camry going to it 112k next week....although i think its more around 115k as i don think the spedo works 100% of the time:P

thomsbrain
09-05-2003, 10:13 PM
143,500, more or less.
91 accord wagon. i'm trying for a million. :)

SSibalNom
09-05-2003, 10:18 PM
I have over 300,000 miles on my infiniti j30t 1993, thing is way old and has been beat up. It was in an accident, totaled, bought back from junk yard, salvaged, now it looks good again.. still has no problems, runs good ^.^

clarkmo
09-05-2003, 11:01 PM
144,000 96 Plymouth Breeze. 1 brake job at 130k. You think I should change the beltts and hoses yet?

her209
09-05-2003, 11:04 PM
I have close to 172K miles on my 94 Camry.

Siddhartha
09-05-2003, 11:06 PM
187,000 miles

sash1
09-05-2003, 11:39 PM
'92 Camry - 207k miles

Do I win? :P

~Aunix

skyking
09-06-2003, 07:06 AM
'86 mazda 626, 327,000 miles, looks it but runs OK. Still gets over 30 MPG all the time.

DainBramaged
09-06-2003, 07:12 AM
My 89 Maxima has 228k and still starts and runs just fine.

Bigdude
09-06-2003, 07:38 AM
93 Chevy S-10 174,000 miles
99 Grand Prix GT 116,000 miles
2000 Suzuki Bandit 1200S 7000 miles
2002 Aztec 53,000

Bigdude
09-06-2003, 07:44 AM
Originally posted by: DurocShark

Originally posted by: Sluggo
My 1999 Expedition is at about 115,000 miles, still starts everyday, and has only stranded me once in the 2.5 years I have had it....needed an alternator.

Brakes are another story, it seems to have a voracious appetite for brake pads, but those are cheap.

You're going through brake pads because the braking system on those was designed for the 1/2 ton pickups. heh. Your Exp weighs a bit more than one of those pickups. :P


Yeah, they are all like that, my friends Yukon gets 25k on a set of front pads.

StageLeft
09-06-2003, 08:04 AM
Reading this thread sure makes it hard for a person to convince themselves they need a new car :)

Aftermath
09-06-2003, 08:10 AM
137,405 on my '91 Mercury Grand Marquis LS. Had a tranny rebuild a few months back, the only serious work it's ever had done.

skyking
09-06-2003, 08:21 AM
Originally posted by: Skoorb
Reading this thread sure makes it hard for a person to convince themselves they need a new car :)

I have not had a car payment since .....1985?? I have better things to spend money on than my earth-bound ride:)

charmedmeat
09-06-2003, 06:58 PM
188,000 on my 96 Mazda 626, got it with 50K miles and only replaced exhaust once and brakes once :) This thing is a tank!

jwells777
09-06-2003, 07:13 PM
They make cars with less than 100,000? Hmmmm....And here I thought the magic car fairy just brought them with 150,000+. Anyway...see below for my car history:

Chevy Conversion van (1984?) 130,000
Mazda RX-7 (1987?) 144,000
Jeep CJ5 (1980) 76,000 or 176,000 not sure which
Nissan Sentra (1984?) 176,000
Acura Integra (1991) 276,000
Infinity Q30 (1990) 175,000
Jeep CJ5 (1979) ??? not sure as it had a rebuilt engine put in at some point

...Wow...I've driven alot of old crappy cars...

Ylen13
09-06-2003, 07:18 PM
my 1995 altima almost did but it died before it got there. I personally have decided not to keep any cars that go over 85000 miles on odometer

Eli
09-06-2003, 07:19 PM
Originally posted by: DurocShark

Originally posted by: Eli
My dads '81 3/4ton Chevy PU has 230k on it... but the new engine only has ~20k. Slightly built 350. ;) ~340hp.

The V6 that was in it when he bought it was toast.


V6?!?!?! I thuoght those had straight 6's...Blahblahblah. :P
Originally posted by: Angrymarshmello

Originally posted by: TheNemesis


Originally posted by: Eli
My dads '81 3/4ton Chevy PU has 230k on it... but the new engine only has ~20k. Slightly built 350. ;) ~340hp.


I find it VERY hard to believe that a slightly built 350 makes anywhere near 340, even at the flywheel. What modifications did he do? I'm assuming at least the cam, probably heads, maybe even vortec heads/intake for that kind of hp...

What do you think the ;) means? "Slightly built" hint hint. Geez.:P That's what the guy that built the engine said it should be around. He's been building them for years, so it's probably about right...

It's got performance heads(10.5CR), moderate cam, and a big carb on it.. that's about all I really know. God, does it get horrible gas milage though. :disgust:

I was under the impression that 340HP from a big V8 like that wasn't really very much though. Can't they go 450+ realitivly easy?

tokamak
09-06-2003, 07:23 PM
over 190K on my 1990 Dodge Dakota v6. had a new tranny while still under warranty but since then pretty much problem free. most of those miles are teenager miles, too :D

Storm
09-06-2003, 07:39 PM
Originally posted by: Skoorb
Reading this thread sure makes it hard for a person to convince themselves they need a new car :)

You can say that again :)

SCSIRAID
09-07-2003, 03:59 PM
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan.... 104K

Crucial
09-07-2003, 04:08 PM
112,000 on the 95 Trans Am

StageLeft
09-07-2003, 04:10 PM
Originally posted by: Storm

Originally posted by: Skoorb
Reading this thread sure makes it hard for a person to convince themselves they need a new car :)

You can say that again :)Reading this thread sure makes it hard for a person to convince themselves they need a new car :)

StageLeft
09-07-2003, 04:12 PM
Originally posted by: Ylen13
my 1995 altima almost did but it died before it got there. I personally have decided not to keep any cars that go over 85000 miles on odometerHow'd it die? Even a Dodge can make it to 100k with a bit of luck ;)

jacob0401
09-07-2003, 04:16 PM
1997 Toyota Corolla ~107,000...drive a lot maybe? :D

FrustratedUser
09-07-2003, 04:18 PM
1997 Olds Eighty Eight, GM 3800 II V6 - 122500 miles and running strong.

KC5AV
09-07-2003, 04:30 PM
180,000 and going strong.

Thegonagle
09-07-2003, 04:59 PM
Most of mine in the past have had over 100,000 miles, in some cases a lot more.

But the car I just bought (2001 Mazda Prot&eacute;g&eacute; ES) only has 18,000.

cyberizer9
09-07-2003, 06:13 PM
'93 Camry V6 LE, 127K, had to replace head gaskets last year. Still looks surprisingly new! :P

cyberizer9
09-07-2003, 06:14 PM
Originally posted by: Skoorb
Reading this thread sure makes it hard for a person to convince themselves they need a new car :)

lol, so true. I was shopping for an used Acura MDX around half hour ago and

PeeluckyDuckee
09-07-2003, 06:32 PM
reading this thread helps calm me down when it comes time for me to get my first ride with around 90,000 - 130,000 kilos on it.

oniq
09-07-2003, 06:41 PM
My '02 Kia Spectra has 19400 miles on it, it'll be 2 years old Dec 31st :). My last car was a '91 Mitsubishi Galant which I got rid of for $90 with 166,000 miles on it in 2001. Overdrive was dead. Oil leaks. It was a mess. Great first hand-me-down car though.

DrumminBoy
09-07-2003, 06:48 PM
will hit 190k by the end of the month in my '92 civic DD

TJN23
09-07-2003, 06:59 PM
1990 subaru legacy - 158,000

Viperoni
09-07-2003, 07:44 PM
121k on my 91 Topaz, runs great.

datdamkid
09-07-2003, 07:46 PM
my mom has a mercury villager 1996 model w/about 108thousand and my dad has a van for work with about 140 thousand and my dads new mercedes has about 14000...but its a year old so...

Renob
09-07-2003, 07:50 PM
My 95 Toyota T100 hit 200,000 miles last week:D

Never had a problem, does not leak a drop, does not burn oil and runs like a champ.

The oil has never been used for more then 4000 miles and the rearend and coolant get changed every spring.


By far the best truck I have ever had.

Ime
09-07-2003, 07:51 PM
Not me, had to trade in the firebird for something more reliable.

jlee
09-07-2003, 08:00 PM
Originally posted by: jacob0401
1997 Toyota Corolla ~107,000...drive a lot maybe? :D

'98 Corolla with 130,7**. ;)

Night201
09-07-2003, 08:01 PM
Hit 100,000 about 2 weeks ago. I have a pic and video if you are interested.

eLiu
09-07-2003, 08:29 PM
1985 300SD Turbodiesel (mercedes)

195k+ on it currently...i'm shooting to break 200k by years end hehe

Turkish
09-07-2003, 08:33 PM
75,000 on my 1999 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro ;)

pac1085
09-07-2003, 08:35 PM
88 Saab 9000. 135,000. It should go at least another 100k miles without a problem.

No Swedish love here either! Come on guys, we all know these cars are super-reliable! :D

Joker81
09-08-2003, 07:39 AM
That reminds me I have a 95 ford taurus with abot 97,000 miles on it. I need to keep a camera in the car cuz I want to take a picture at 99,999 and 100,000. Im a nerd like that.

ObiDon
09-08-2003, 07:42 AM
Originally posted by: Joker81
That reminds me I have a 95 ford taurus with abot 97,000 miles on it. I need to keep a camera in the car cuz I want to take a picture at 99,999 and 100,000. Im a nerd like that.
If you were a true nerd, you would put a laptop and a webcam in your car so you don't have to worry about catching the very moment that it rolls over. ;)

chin311
09-08-2003, 07:52 AM
Originally posted by: CadetLee

Originally posted by: jacob0401
1997 Toyota Corolla ~107,000...drive a lot maybe? :D

'98 Corolla with 130,7**. ;)

weeeeee a corolla club.

96' corolla 104k

jaydee
09-08-2003, 06:13 PM
197k -- '95 Saturn, burns a quart of oil every 2 gas tanks, but I'll get 45 mpg highway by myself.

Noirish
09-08-2003, 06:18 PM
I'm about to hit 40k miles in 3 years.
That's like 13k per year.
I guess I can hit 100k in another 4 years maybe.

GroundZero
09-08-2003, 06:19 PM
254,000 and counting

brtspears2
09-08-2003, 06:25 PM
I'm 3 miles away from 66666 miles... 2/3rds way there to 100k. So far this chevy malibu has only had one problem in 5 yrs, needed a new battery. Still runs like new

Subzero
09-08-2003, 06:55 PM
Just over 331,000 on the 89 GMC suburban 4x4 and still runs so nice .......:beer:

BuckNaked
09-08-2003, 07:07 PM
272,000 on a 88 Toyota 4x4.... engine was rebuilt about 30,000 miles ago.... I have had the truck for 14 years... Sold my 2001 Ford Ranger to get away from car payments.... Oh what a feeling! :)

Dave

SithSolo1
09-08-2003, 07:15 PM
Roommate one has a 91 Acura Legend with 192K, but he needs a new trany.
Roommate two has a 96 Ford Explorer with 140K on it, he just needs a new car.
Me, I have oh wait, I don't have a car.

When my parents sold our old 89 Chevy Astro back in 97 it had ~240K on it.

Blieb
09-08-2003, 08:08 PM
I had 135k on my 86 prelude. It was a nightmare ... I got it with 107, and dumped it 3 years later ... 98 ... got an S10, I have 84k on that ... it's gonna need a few things soon, but still looks tight and runs well overall.

Tiembo
09-08-2003, 08:11 PM
82 Toyota Cressida, ~180k miles when we traded it in. It was my first car, and I'll miss it :brokenheart:
98 Toyota Camry, 67k miles. I'm very confident that this will go 100k, since I'm very good about maintenance.

Finnkc
09-09-2003, 09:33 AM
1994 VW GTI - 250,000 Km s

Purgatory-Z
09-09-2003, 11:49 AM
1993 Ford Tempo. Tan, never been to a carwash....ever...

158,000 miles. Runs like it did when I got it (~100k), if you don't count that huge radiator leak that I still have. Oh well, when you are driving 30 miles each way it pays to put the miles on the beater car.

sillymofo
09-09-2003, 06:44 PM
Hahaha... I topped you all... I got an '88 prelude that got over 200,000 miles on it, sold it for a cool $900 bucks.

Cyco
09-09-2003, 06:48 PM
I got a 1991 Vauxhall(just moved to England) Cavalier that has over 150,000 miles on it that I use to go to work about 15 miles away. Still runs pretty good, all things considered.

YellowRose
09-09-2003, 06:55 PM
My 1989 Isuzu Amigo, 2 wheel drive, 2.3l 4cyl engine, with a 5 speed manual transmission has 300,000 plus miles on it.
I'm going to keep it for another year or two then start looking for a new one. The new one will probably be the last one I ever buy
given my tendency to drive them till they fall apart. Any one have suggestions on a truck that will last 20 years.

CraigRT
09-09-2003, 06:57 PM
I'm not currently driving a car yet over 100K, but I know of quite a few high mileage DD cars, I'll post them.. cool stuff :D

My friend had an 87 Carb'd Prelude. had 335,000 kms on it when I saw it last (a few months back) and ran relatively well.

Another friends' father had a 97 or so Starcraft Suburban, had over 400,000 kms on the odo, daily driven from London, Ontario to Toronto and back almost daily for a few years.. WOW!

yet another friends dad, had a 88 or so Volvo 740 with 485,000 kms on it.. something finally let go on it.. enough for them to park the car and eventually just sell it for a couple hundred bucks.. that thing was a trooper that's for sure!!

and last but not least, my best friend had a Sundance turbo as his first car.. bought it with 310,000 on it for $500.. drove a year without a single problem and then sold for $700, with over 340,000 kms on the odo :)

i'll see how far i can take mine.. heh

Kntx
09-09-2003, 07:03 PM
98' taurus

147k

hasn't had an oil change since... 125ish. I gotta get on that.

Chunkee
09-10-2003, 06:14 AM
93 honda wagon...in the garage waiting on a minor repair 162,065

and i hate it

want new one

Chaotic42
09-10-2003, 06:16 AM
Originally posted by: Howard

Originally posted by: Chaotic42
189,000. It needs a new reverberator or something like that.
Your rice got fried?

I don't get it.

It needed a new catalytic converter and resonator. It's a 1991 Ford.

nakedfrog
09-10-2003, 09:48 AM
77 Grand Marquis, a wee bit over 150,000... I think, anyway, the odometer only has 5 numbers, so for all I know it could be 250,000.

MuffD
09-10-2003, 09:56 AM
1991 Acura (stock) Integra with 152,000. Stock clutch too.

AkumaX
09-11-2003, 01:07 AM
just hit 187000

alembic5
09-11-2003, 01:47 AM
243,000 on my '87 prelude... woohoo!! :)

rmrf
09-11-2003, 01:53 PM
160k - '90 Honda Accord
12k - '03 Dodge Durango

MaxDepth
09-11-2003, 02:08 PM
1994 Mazda B-2300.
225,768(8)


She has been more reliable than all of my girlfriends.
:D

MaDDaWg1018
09-11-2003, 02:11 PM
Originally posted by: amnesiac
almost there. 80,000 on my 2000 Toyota Tundra.
I had 120,000 on my 1995 Jimmy when I sold it in 1999.

All 200,000 miles logged are within the state of CA, about 195,000 of them are in Los Angeles alone. :Q



damn, how the hell did u get almost 100k already on ur 2000 tundra?!?!? haha, do you drive to canada to goto work or something?! =p

i have a 2000 accord and JUST hit 50k...and i thought i drove a fair amount too. hahaah, makes me feel a lot better, thanks! :P

lowtech1
09-11-2003, 02:15 PM
Over 148,000 miles Taurus.

Black88GTA
09-11-2003, 02:18 PM
121k on my 88 Trans Am - motor at about 18k
56k on my beater 92 4 cyl Mustang - picked up the whole thing for $200 w/42k on it (thought it was 142k - Carfax proved otherwise after the sale :)) almost 2 years ago, and it's never failed me ONCE. I bought it Nov. 2001 expecting to keep it one winter!

Kind of sad how the newest, most fuel efficient, lowest mileage, and most reliable car I've ever owned was purchased with no warranty for $200 :(

MDE
09-11-2003, 09:47 PM
91 Lincoln Continental that is currently dead (head gasket) has over 200k on it. Not sure of the exact number as the speedometer\odometer haven't worked for months. What can you do? It's a Ford.

PlatinumGold
09-11-2003, 09:48 PM
i got 85k on my '99 Olds Intrigue.

Liviathan
09-11-2003, 11:09 PM
96 Ford Explorer...108,243

mattgyver
09-11-2003, 11:21 PM
'96 Ford Taurus with 193,000. Everything works, and quite well. Until several months ago it was driven 130 miles everyday, and never let me down. Well, it had to have a new catalytic converter, but I don't count that. :)
I have a '94 Chevy Silverado with about 250,000 that still runs great, but it's not my daily driver.

BCinSC
09-12-2003, 08:00 AM
73 Porsche 914 with 168K. She's a sweet ride.

robcy
09-12-2003, 03:23 PM
99 Deawoo Nubira with 102,000 original everything but brakes and tires, and air filter, oh you know the regular stuff. Runs great gets 35mpg, and everyone said it was a lemon. For $10k brand new, you will not get any complaints from me.

tart666
09-12-2003, 07:23 PM
94 cad etc. 129k. only car, works fine
(edit) and oh, yeah: 300HP american V8... Vroom vroom