What are the most miles you've ever put on a vehicle?

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  1. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire

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    For the past 7 years I've been working a job 65 miles from my house. As a result, I've put TONS of miles on my 2005 Toyota Sienna. As of this morning, I've got 332,216 miles. The thing still runs like a champ, though. As a matter of fact, when it was in the 250k range, we drove it from Oklahoma to Maryland and back for a summer road trip, and I wasn't the least bit nervous.

    Sure it's got a few minor things going on now (driver's side door has to be unlocked with a key instead of the fob, passenger sliding door electric open/close doesn't work) but nothing that impedes its ability to function great as a means of getting me to/from work. I love this van and hope to get at least 500k out of it.

    So tells us about your high-mileage vehicle.

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  2. robt57

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    I am on the opposite side of this equation than you. I have on average put more miles on my bicycle than in cars yearly. For probably over 10 years now.

    I always love and admire good cars that go many miles and are still good and serviceable. I admire the folks that maintain them to do so even more. :)

    Badges of honor, and all that. :cool:
     
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  3. VintageSG

    VintageSG Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    I put 125,000 miles on an XJ650 in three years, 138,000 on a GSX600F in three years and close to 70,000 on an MZ300 in two. All still good runners when I sold them. Modern oils make such a difference to engine longevity providing service schedules are adhered to. I once bought a Nissan Skyline with 125,000 ish on it for use on days I didn't fancy riding the bike. A couple of minor electrical items didn't work too well, but the engine, gearbox and chassis were indistinguishable from new. Only a worn and slightly saggy drivers seat, shiny steering wheel and gear knob gave the game away.
     
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  5. BorderRadio

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    315k, 1991 Toyota Camry. Non-interference engines are manna from the sky. Was sold, probably still going somewhere...
     
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    memorex Friend of Leo's

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    I had a 1988 Pontiac Bonneville. I think it had about 170,000 miles on it in 1998 when the frame rusted out and cracked. The Ford dealer was nice enough to give me $200 in trade for it, and I believe he was being generous.
     
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  7. don71

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    2000 maxima at 220,400 mi.
    2007 altima just hit 200,000
    They have been good to our family.
     
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    '79 Volvo 242. Odometer quit working at 350k, speedo still worked so I never got it fixed. Drove it a year or two after that, sold it to a colleague who drove it for a year or two, then sold it to her brother, who lived in Wisconsin. After a couple of years there, it came back to Montana, where my colleague drove it a couple more years after that. I don't really know how many miles it had when the transmission finally quit.
     
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    The newer models are built to last much longer than the ones of early driving days..100K and they were usually done for..I bought a new 1962 Rambler and when I traded it in the next year on 1963 Fairlane the front end was shot with only 38 K on it..The Ford didn't do much better with the same miles on it..
    Since then it's been used vehicles that I keep in good repair..
    No car payments..
    My current rides are a 1989 Merc Marque with 85K and a 1993 F150 with 140K..Both get me where I need to be..
    Did I mention no car payments..
     
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    I've put over 400000 on two vehicles before I gave them away an 84 Toyota Longbed and an 85 F150.
     
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    Around 270k.... 1989 Toyota Corolla plain Jane, manual tranny. First new car we ever bought, sold to friend who took it to about 310k when needed original clutch replacement, then traded in at 325ish.
     
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  12. RogerC

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    Wow! 170k on an American car from the '80s is a pretty big deal!

    A 1966 Volvo 1800S holds the record for most miles on a car. it has over 3,000,000 and is still owned by the original owner.
     
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    That's pretty amazing. How many timing belts have you gone through?

    I can't remember how many miles I put on my old Volvo as the odometer stopped working
    but I'd guess about 180k.
     
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  14. tery

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    444,441 miles on one Mack 18 wheeler - in about 4 years .
     
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    My Honda Accord just turned over from 228,9xx to 229,000 miles yesterday.
     
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    I've gone through 3 timing belts (they get changed every 100k). My mechanic is a good friend of mine and said I get the 5th one free :lol:
     
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    If you want to keep an engine running forever, change the oil when it looks like it needs it and,
    Use Z-Max two stage, once ever year.
     
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  18. RogerC

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    I guess I should've specified consumer vehicles. Big rig mileage is a whole other thing altogether.
     
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    My '79 Ford Van currently is at about 380,000 and counting .
     
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    Holy cow, otterhound! Is it still the original engine and transmission?

    My last vehicle was a 2001 Ford Windstar. I got to 196k before the transmission went, and went in a big way. I coasted it to a vacant parking lot, and it looked like a crime scene under it with all the red transmission fluid leaked out :lol:
     
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