Miles on your car?

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  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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

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

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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 6502a

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    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 68000

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    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 macrumors 601

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    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 demi-god

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    Had 375,000 miles on my 56 Chevy, great car, should have kept it.
     
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    220k on my 2000 Acura TL. Still drives beautifully. I love this car.
     
  14. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
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    My Jeep has 145,000 my wife's BMW has ~30,000
     
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    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

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    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)
     
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    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.
     
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    Update.
    Late 2014 Golf TSI Match 1.4.
    Less than 7k. (Not my pic)
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  25. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    47,000 miles on my 2013 Acura TSX
    10,000 miles on her 2016 Honda CR-V
     

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