Who's Driving The Highest Mileage Car on TDPRI?

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  1. castpolymer

    castpolymer Poster Extraordinaire

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    The only rule for this thread is you must drive the vehicle regularly ( say at least once a week ). My '97 Landcruiser just hit 220,500 miles. I have set a goal of hitting 300,000 mile before I consider a new - to - me ( I always buy used ) ride.
     
  2. eddiewagner

    eddiewagner Poster Extraordinaire

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    my wife has a mercedes diesel, built 1967, that she rides all the time. the milage of the car is astronomic and nobody can really tell anymore. guess she would win a free oilchange....
     
  3. Squier Esquire

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    My truck has 387,052 miles! I cant drive it right now because of no license, but it still runs strong!
     
  4. robt57

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    I just sold my 99 Buick for Top Dollar to the first person that jumped on it with 187k on it.

    So I am disqualified, but I kind of looked forward to going over 300k with it, but the wife wanted something with 10 years less miles on it.... So we compromised and got a car with 10 years less miles on it. ;)
     
  5. e-merlin

    e-merlin Doctor of Teleocity

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    I know my daughter's Camry has over 200,000, but I'm not sure of the exact mileage. If my other daughter doesn't destroy it, I'm thinking that my Grand Cherokee will gladly hit the 200K mark. It's not using oil, and still runs great.
     
  6. Ted M

    Ted M Tele-Afflicted

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    Nowhere near the highest mileage vehicles, but my Honda Civic SE has 190,000 miles and runs like a top.
     
  7. KeefRiffhard

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    My 1991 Toyota Previa has 304,000 miles on it and is still running strong. All I've ever had to put into is brakes, tires and exhaust. Great vehicles once you get used to driving around in a big egg.
     
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    My parents' old Crown Vic that I'm driving has 213000 on it and it's still going strong!
     
  9. Necksnapper

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    1994 Chevy K 1500. 494,000 plus some. Runs good. Cold a/c. Drive it every day.
     
  10. Tommyboy

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    This post reminds me of a funny story. When I lived over in Ohio about 10 years ago, I posted a newspaper ad to sell my 1993 Cutlass Ciera that had 232,000 miles on it. The first person that came to see the vehicle bought it on the spot. Unfortunately, I couldn't cancel my ad right away after selling the vehicle because it was Saturday and the office for the classified ads department was closed until Monday morning.

    I received over 60 calls on Saturday and Sunday from people wanting to buy that car with 232,000 miles on it.
     
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    Doesn't have high mileage since I now only use it for going to the mailbox and running around the ranch, but I have a 1980 Toyota pickup that I bought new. It only has 170,000 miles, but 1980!!! And it doesn't burn or leak a drop of oil.
     
  12. bluzkat

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    Ah yes... *compromise*, that sounds like the definition that gets used around here also. :D

    27 years (this fall), how long for you?

    :cool:
     
  13. boris bubbanov

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    Well, my older ones all got "Katrina'd" so the oldest one we have is the '95 900 S 3 door with 192,000 miles on it.

    My parents have an '84 900 3 door from new that says 314,000 or something but the odo has been broken for 8-9 years now. My Dad uses it for carrying the models to the flying field 45 miles away one way, with the small motorcycle strapped on the back. Some say it shouldn't count because the transaxle was rebuilt. To my knowledge the valve cover has never been off the car. 4-5 water pumps, though.
     
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    '96 Civic is at 220K, '91 Protege is at 200ish, '96 E350 is at 660K.
     
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    Wow, I lose. My '96 Outback just rolled over 200K. :lol:

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  16. Tdot

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    I have the '97 Lexus version of your car with 191,000 miles, and I'm confident that it will hit 300k someday. (A friend just sold his '96 Landcruiser that had well over 300k on it).

    Here's a disturbing thought.
    300,000 - 220,500 = 79,500 miles to your goal.
    79,500 ÷ 17mpg = 4,676.5 gallons
    4,676.5 x $4.00 = $18,706 to reach your goal (not including tires, oil change, etc) Of course that's an exaggerated estimate, because with the gov't handouts, tax exemptions and loopholes, the oil companies say U.S. consumer prices will drop.

    I also drive a '67 MGB (built in '66) with a five digit odometer (no too optimistic, were they?), reading |6|8|9|2|4| miles right now. Could be actual total miles, or the gauge could have rolled over six times by now and be 668,924 miles:rolleyes:. Now that I think about it, that gauge hasn't actually worked the past few years. And has any British car ever gone over 100,000 miles?:lol: Hey, that's why it only has 5 digits, so they could say that it has rolled over and imply reliability! "Why, no this 8 year old car hasn't been in the repair shop or storage for 6 years, that 20,000 odo is really 120,000. Plenty of trouble free life left in this little beauty, runs like a top... it only looks like it's been in storage because it's been well cared for.
     
  17. Freejack

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    No car but my 02 Hayabusa motorcycle has 102,400 miles on it. That's pretty high for a sport bike :)

    Carl
     
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    1995 Camry, 247,000 miles !
     
  19. CharlieO

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    I'm impressed by all of you guys who have hundreds of thousands of miles on your vehicles, but don't you get tired of driving the same vehicle for years? I'm the opposite, I guess. I have been driving for 43 years, and have owned close to 30 cars. The highest number of miles on any of them was 109,000 at the time that I sold it.

    I suppose that many people would think that I've wasted a lot of money on cars over the years, but several of the cars that I've owned were sold for more than I paid for them, some of them after more than two years of driving.

    I have been taking advantage of the supply of super-low mileage cars in Florida. My current 2005 Crossfire had just 5149 miles on it when I bought it in January, and it replaced a 2002 Sebring that I bought with 8140 miles in 2009. The original owners took huge hits in depreciation. I sold the Sebring for $100 more than I paid, and if I'm lucky I'll do as well with the Crossfire.
     
  20. castpolymer

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    660k! Holy Crap! I think we have a winner!
     
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