Miles on your car?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by dukebound85, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    I thought this would be interested as I just inherited my late father's truck (2002 Toyota Tundra). This truck has 470k miles on it! I am getting it repaired (leaf springs/ ball joints/ etc are shot) and hope to get another 200k + out of it.

    What is the max miles you have ever had on your personal car?
  2. ucfgrad93, Sep 17, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2016

    ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    I have a 2003 Toyota Camry with 209,000 miles on it.

    Edit: enter the correct mileage.
  3. FX120 macrumors 65816


    May 18, 2007
    I had a 1994 Ford Ranger when I was in high school. I bought it with 285k on it, from the original owner who hadn't really done anything to it but oil changes, brakes, tires, and a water pump. I changed the alternator when it rolled 310k, and a new fuel pump relay shortly after. It had just under 350k on the clock when I sold it, and I wouldn't be surprised if it is still driving around today.
  4. madoka macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2002
  5. iLog.Genius, Sep 18, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2016

    iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    124,895 mi/201,000km on BMW.

    Want to make it to 300,000km. Only then would I be happy giving up on the car and getting a new one.
  6. timerollson macrumors 65816

    Dec 4, 2005
  7. cmanbrazil macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2010
    I think around 146,000 mi on a Nissan stanza. My 2011 Camry has 135,000, and my goal is to drive it to at least 200,000 mi. I have decided to buy a really nice car the next time, so I am saving up for it.
  8. millerj123 macrumors 65816

    Mar 6, 2008
    175,000 on a '98 wagon, 134,000 on an '05 minivan. I really want to get to 200,000 on the wagon, but my last three tanks of gas have dropped from 29 mpg to just over 26.
  9. A.Goldberg macrumors 68020


    Jan 31, 2015
    About 120,000 miles on my 2009 BMW 535i xDrive.

    Looking to replace it in the near future. High mileage BMWs of this era tend not to be great cars to own.
  10. JackieInCo Suspended

    Jul 18, 2013
    The car that I use for my job has 215,000 on it. It's a 1999 Honda Accord. Everything still works including the AC. I may retire the car by next summer because it's starting to overheat on hot summer days with the AC on. I won't drive a car in the summer without AC. I think the problem though may be with one of the cooling fans, haven't got it checked out. The fans used to kick on on hot days with the car off and it hasn't done that this summer.
  11. JamesMike macrumors 603


    Nov 3, 2014
    Had 375,000 miles on my 56 Chevy, great car, should have kept it.
  12. npolly0212 macrumors 65816

    Sep 21, 2015
  13. mgguy macrumors 6502


    Dec 26, 2006
    220k on my 2000 Acura TL. Still drives beautifully. I love this car.
  14. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    lol I do about 3k miles a year as I work from home so I'll probably have the fewest on my car. My previous car, an 06 Cadillac, didn't even have the chance to reach 30k miles. Meanwhile I have 900 miles on my BMW i3. Yet in those ~ 5,000 miles I owned the Cadillac I had a driver run a red light and t-bone, me and just recently I had a flat on my i3 so perhaps I'm just unlucky even if overly-cautious.
  15. lowendlinux Contributor


    Sep 24, 2014
    North Country (way upstate NY)
    My Jeep has 145,000 my wife's BMW has ~30,000
  16. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    Coming up on 80,000 on my Ford Focus.
    I had a Renult 11 that did 144,000 before I sold it.
    Had a Ford Mondeo got to 200,000. I didn't service if for about 5 years. Then gave it to a friend who did the same (he was the one that saw it past 200) before it died.
  17. rbrian macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2011
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    This got me thinking. When I was younger, I could only afford very cheap cars, so you'd think they'd be old and have high mileage. Surprisingly, despite paying as little as £480, the oldest car I've owned was 15 years old at the time, and only had about 80k on the clock.

    I don't own a car now, but I park my company van at home. It has 1755 miles at the moment. It's a face lifted, slightly more refined version of the otherwise identical 8-year-old Vauxhall Corsavan with 85k it replaced a few weeks ago, yet some of my colleagues still have vans up to 10 years old, some with 150k, and in much worse condition than mine, which only suffered the usual clogged turbo which affects all the 1.3 cdti engines after 40k, several blown bulbs, a broken anti-roll bar, and a snapped door handle linkage. There's a van which is a year older than my old one, with 119k on the clock, that has just had its entire engine replaced for the third time. I can't believe the van is worth more than £1000 in perfect condition, so how does that make any sense?
  18. needfx macrumors 68040


    Aug 10, 2010
    macrumors apparently
  19. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
  20. Mr Kram macrumors 68020

    Mr Kram

    Oct 1, 2008
    typically, i flip cars quite often, but my wife once had a 2005 Audi Allroad with a tick over 100,000 miles. coincidentally, that was also the longest we've ever owned a single car (about 10 years). it was a great car with a decent amount of modifications, but it was due for some major services. i dumped it cheap to a wholesaler. about a month later, someone from one of the Audi forums contacted me saying that they were pretty sure they purchased my car. lo and behold, it was true. he completed most of the services himself and it is still running today. i think it has about 130k on it now.
  21. determined09, Sep 20, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2016
  22. kryten42 macrumors 6502


    Sep 17, 2015
    In a little world of my own
    I've never taken a car over 100k personally :( Highest I ever had was my Audi 80 back when I was at University, that got to around 85k when I sold it. The most in a year I have put in a car is around 45k, but back then I either got a replacement every 12-18 months or had a company car. Now I work from home and do around 10-12k a year (hopefully less as just started working from home in April). My 2013 Lexus RX has around 41k on it after 3.5 years. My other half's 2011 Buick Regal T07 has around 75k on and we will be trading that soon hopefully (she drives more than me, she got it at 31k around 3 years ago)
  23. elf69 macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2016
    Cornwall UK
    I have a 1998 suzuki alto.

    Has a massive 993cc engine with a 3 speed automatic gearbox.
    Real power house ;)

    I have only had it little over a year and previous owner was a elderly lady.

    It has little under 52K miles on it!

    It also returns 43-45MPG (imperial gallons not US gallons) to and from work.
    It returns 47-48MPG of long trips (equivalent to highway in US) 50-60mph average.

    It struggles to get above 70mph as such tiny engine and rubbish gearbox.
  24. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    Late 2014 Golf TSI Match 1.4.
    Less than 7k. (Not my pic)
  25. AustinIllini macrumors G3


    Oct 20, 2011
    Austin, TX
    47,000 miles on my 2013 Acura TSX
    10,000 miles on her 2016 Honda CR-V

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