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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #200 on: September 09, 2014, 07:57:45 AM »
We also have two- a 1991 Camry with about 237,000 miles on it and our 2004 Prius (which we bought about a year ago).  Since moving to a heavy salt-using northeastern US city 6 years ago the Camry has developed some rust, but he's still going strong.  Being a west-coaster myself I was surprised at the emphasis on nice cars as status symbols in this area-- driving a 23 year old car is definitely counter cultural here. If we successfully become more badass about winter biking, we'll become a one-car family again when the Camry finally dies.

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #201 on: September 09, 2014, 01:53:41 PM »
In late 2003 I won a Jeep Grand Cherokee in a contest. I drove it until last spring when I turned it over to my son who is a new driver. 220k miles. I bought the exact same vehicle with only 32k on it for myself. My son left for college a couple of weeks ago. I turned in the tags on the "new" Jeep and proudly drive the "old" on around again. Now at 230k miles and running like a top.

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #202 on: September 11, 2014, 11:21:35 PM »
My wife and I drive a single 2001 BMW 320 diesel with 130k miles on it. Still works like a champ and gets 38 mpg. Needless to say we maintain it ourselves.

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #203 on: November 12, 2014, 08:46:05 AM »
Whelp, dredging up an older thread seemed better than starting a new one.

New to me car, purchased yesterday:

2006 Hyundai Elantra GT with 142,000km (about 89,000mi) on it.

I had my mechanic do a thorough once-over on it and he gave his blessing; "90% perfect."

I've been using car sharing for the last year and got to the point where I wanted to drive a bit more than was economical for such a system, hence the purchase. My last car was a 2002 Elantra GT which I loved and this one is quickly winning me over.

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #204 on: November 12, 2014, 03:42:11 PM »
Rocking my 1993 Toyota corolla with 179k. Got it in 2004  with 83k miles on it for $3500. Have put maybe $6k into it, the most of which when I moved to a new state with funny inspection laws (individual shops can say anything doesn't meet state requirements)

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #205 on: November 13, 2014, 05:49:02 PM »
Wow - I am a loser - and before today I was impressed by my 10 year old mini-van with 142,000 miles....'doh!

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #206 on: November 13, 2014, 10:46:15 PM »
I drive a 1998 Isuzu Hombre Truck manual transmission. Only 144K miles and it still runs just as smooth as the day my dad bought it.  It's a rare truck as I have never seen anyone else with.
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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #207 on: November 13, 2014, 10:50:47 PM »
Wow - I am a loser - and before today I was impressed by my 10 year old mini-van with 142,000 miles....'doh!

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #208 on: November 13, 2014, 11:03:46 PM »
I cant really brag much as my "new" 2008 cavalier only has 68,000 on it.
My previous 2 (and only) cars were a 2003 focus (salvage title)and 1999 camry with 168,000 and 206,000 respectively. I miss that little focus.

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #209 on: November 14, 2014, 06:18:28 AM »
2008 ford escape hybrid.  190k miles picked it up in a fleet vehicle raffle at work. 5400 bucks.  I drive a lot for work and get the 56.5 cents per mile accounting for gas tires and oil my car was completely paid back to me by my company in 4 months after purchase
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« Reply #210 on: November 14, 2014, 06:19:06 AM »
Oh and did I mention the 45 mpgs I get in a small SUV
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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #211 on: November 14, 2014, 08:23:30 AM »
2007 Toyota Avalon 118,900 miles, got it May/2012 with 56,000. I believe it will last 300,000.

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #212 on: November 14, 2014, 08:50:49 AM »
My 2000 Honday Odyssey went past 175k miles this weekend. Looks like crap outside, but runs like a charm.
I wonder if it can make 200k or even 250k.

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #213 on: November 14, 2014, 09:42:39 AM »
I drive a 1998 Isuzu Hombre Truck manual transmission. Only 144K miles and it still runs just as smooth as the day my dad bought it.  It's a rare truck as I have never seen anyone else with.

I hate to break it to you, but it's not that rare: it's just a Chevy S-10 with a different badge on the grille.

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #214 on: November 14, 2014, 10:02:16 AM »
2000 Honda Accord V6 bought new and now has 267k miles.  Repainted once, but looking a little ratty because the Clearcoat is burning  off down here.

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #215 on: November 14, 2014, 11:00:57 AM »
Still driving a '97 honda civic.  Only 130,000 miles so hoping for at least another 6-years.  Sadly, I once purchased a Lexus SC convertible one of my most foolish financial decision as described below.

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #216 on: November 15, 2014, 02:56:08 PM »
I drove a '71 VW Super Beetle from '04-'08, and then a '67 VW Squareback until about a year ago. When I read folks on here talk about their "old" '98 Civic or whatever, I don't understand.

Sometime around 2011, we picked up a '91 Chevy Astro, and that was like total luxury (and a horrible gas hog); eventually we sold it and bought a '95 Civic as a family car (and then a '96 for a commuter), which are still "new" cars for me. I don't tend to consider anything newer than 1980ish "old".

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #217 on: November 15, 2014, 09:53:54 PM »
I drove a '71 VW Super Beetle from '04-'08, and then a '67 VW Squareback until about a year ago. When I read folks on here talk about their "old" '98 Civic or whatever, I don't understand.

Sometime around 2011, we picked up a '91 Chevy Astro, and that was like total luxury (and a horrible gas hog); eventually we sold it and bought a '95 Civic as a family car (and then a '96 for a commuter), which are still "new" cars for me. I don't tend to consider anything newer than 1980ish "old".
Our second car was a '94 Civic with a 5-speed.  I LOVED that car.

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #218 on: November 16, 2014, 12:27:45 AM »
I drove a '71 VW Super Beetle from '04-'08, and then a '67 VW Squareback until about a year ago. When I read folks on here talk about their "old" '98 Civic or whatever, I don't understand.

Sometime around 2011, we picked up a '91 Chevy Astro, and that was like total luxury (and a horrible gas hog); eventually we sold it and bought a '95 Civic as a family car (and then a '96 for a commuter), which are still "new" cars for me. I don't tend to consider anything newer than 1980ish "old".
Our second car was a '94 Civic with a 5-speed.  I LOVED that car.

Our '95 is an automatic, which I think is kinda lame, but my wife doesn't care to drive stick, so it is what it is. The '96 is a stick hatchback; had it for a little less than a year now, and I really like it. 45mpg delivering pizza, intermittent wipers and a HEATER. Also, it's super quiet compared to my VW....

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« Reply #219 on: November 16, 2014, 06:14:23 PM »
Son who started university this fall bought himself an older civic, standard transmission. Its running great so far and he can't believe how good it is on gas compared to our dumb 2010 Ford Edge.

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #220 on: November 16, 2014, 08:35:38 PM »
We have a 1991 Honda civic wagon, with 252K miles, (bought at 161k in 2003), and a 2004 Prius with 225K miles (bought at 185K in 2010). Prius is the daily driver, we don't drive the Honda much, but license and insurance for the year are way less than the cost of renting a car for the times where it's come in really handy! Honda eats a little oil, I think it's a slight leak and not burning it.

It is completely mind boggling to me how someone could put 185k miles on a car in only 6 years! Was it owned by a taxi driver?

My car is a 1996 Accord, manual, and has about 186k on it. Since I put so few miles on it per year, and based on a previous posted saying "327,000 miles on my 1992 Honda Civic. Still gets ~ 40mpg.", I'm hopeing I can drive this car for at least 14 more years!

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #221 on: November 17, 2014, 05:37:57 AM »
2000 honda civic lx with 140k

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #222 on: November 29, 2014, 01:42:03 PM »
We have a 1991 Honda civic wagon, with 252K miles, (bought at 161k in 2003), and a 2004 Prius with 225K miles (bought at 185K in 2010). Prius is the daily driver, we don't drive the Honda much, but license and insurance for the year are way less than the cost of renting a car for the times where it's come in really handy! Honda eats a little oil, I think it's a slight leak and not burning it.

It is completely mind boggling to me how someone could put 185k miles on a car in only 6 years! Was it owned by a taxi driver?

My car is a 1996 Accord, manual, and has about 186k on it. Since I put so few miles on it per year, and based on a previous posted saying "327,000 miles on my 1992 Honda Civic. Still gets ~ 40mpg.", I'm hopeing I can drive this car for at least 14 more years!

Our Prius was a well maintained company car before we owned it - some salesperson drove it to deliver paint samples. Since 2010 we've put only ~45K on it.

We noticed today that very soon our 2004 Prius will reach  234,567
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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #223 on: November 29, 2014, 02:58:02 PM »
2004 Volkswagen Passat Wagon edition, one of the last series built in Germany, and it's built on the Audi A4 chassis of the era apparently. 125,000 miles or so right now.

Unfortunately, I have to replace the passenger's side axle due to a blown out Cv boot, but I like doing work on the car and I already bought the part so it's not a big deal. I don't drive more than 200 miles in a month, so i'm hoping, bar any catastrophe, that this will be the last car I own until I can move to a bicycle friendly suburb or city.

I've moved across country once with the car, with room to spare, and it'll come in handy if I ever need space to sprawl out during long road trips where I can't find a motel. I feel like this car is the best balance between practicality and luxury, plus I really like wagons for some strange reason, so it fills that niche for myself.

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #224 on: November 29, 2014, 03:21:36 PM »
1995 Toyota Corolla - about 126k miles.  Bought it used from a co-worker for 4k in 2004.  Put less than 3K miles on it per year.  Knock on wood - still going strong!

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #225 on: November 29, 2014, 04:00:11 PM »
just got to 200k miles on my 2007 yaris

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« Reply #226 on: November 29, 2014, 04:18:56 PM »
It just occurred to me that next year (2015), each of my cars will turn 50. My 1965 Nissan Cedric and my 1965 Datsun Fairlady will give me a combined automotive age of 100. That's a little bit mind-blowing!

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« Reply #227 on: December 02, 2014, 06:49:52 AM »
Inherited my Grandmother's 1995 Mercury Sable.  Only 76,000 miles and runs great.  As a car lover I'm driving it just due to the frugal aspect-a free car that can run for another 10 years hopefully!

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« Reply #228 on: December 02, 2014, 12:02:10 PM »
I had to call my car insurance company to get a copy of my proof of insurance.  The guy on the phone thought that my "2000" Toyota Echo was a typo.  lol

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« Reply #229 on: December 03, 2014, 07:41:23 AM »
It just occurred to me that next year (2015), each of my cars will turn 50. My 1965 Nissan Cedric and my 1965 Datsun Fairlady will give me a combined automotive age of 100. That's a little bit mind-blowing!

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #230 on: December 03, 2014, 07:46:42 AM »
I purchased a 2001 Audi A6 in 2004 for 12K with 104,000 miles on it. I'm still driving it with about 215,000 miles on it. I moved from Virginia to Alberta, in that car. It's needed replacement parts here and there, but the car drives like a dream. I just added a hitch and roof racks to it. It's now my everything vehicle.

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #231 on: December 04, 2014, 01:08:43 AM »
'99 Focus wagon, 128,000 miles.

Only major expenses have been clutch and timing kit (neither done by me, I'm afraid to say).

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #232 on: December 04, 2014, 07:05:27 AM »
I'm not ready to let go of my car (2002 Chevy Cavalier).  It's getting to be expensive at 208,000 miles, right now the head cylinder is out of it and at the shop for a blown head gasket and manifold.  It was my first car; my parents gave it to me because they thought it was too small but I love that car.  If I can't fix it I'll probably scrap it and get a used Lemon-Aid recommended car.  But for now I'm going to keep trying.

  I have another vehicle, a 95 Dodge Dakota (140,000 miles) that is paid off with historic tags that I use for hunting, fishing, landscaping, side jobs, etc. Right now it's my good car until I fix my Cavalier, and if it doesn't even out I'll scrap the Cavalier and drive the truck until I find a good used car.  I suppose having two cars is anti-Mustachian, but I figure since I do my own repairs it evens out.   

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« Reply #233 on: December 04, 2014, 07:18:56 AM »
I'm not ready to let go of my car (2002 Chevy Cavalier).  It's getting to be expensive at 208,000 miles, right now the head cylinder is out of it and at the shop for a blown head gasket and manifold.  It was my first car; my parents gave it to me because they thought it was too small but I love that car.  If I can't fix it I'll probably scrap it and get a used Lemon-Aid recommended car.  But for now I'm going to keep trying.

  I have another vehicle, a 95 Dodge Dakota (140,000 miles) that is paid off with historic tags that I use for hunting, fishing, landscaping, side jobs, etc. Right now it's my good car until I fix my Cavalier, and if it doesn't even out I'll scrap the Cavalier and drive the truck until I find a good used car.  I suppose having two cars is anti-Mustachian, but I figure since I do my own repairs it evens out.   

Is the cylinder head at a machine shop or is the whole car at the shop? That's one thing that would have saved me a ton of money the last ten years, if I could do a valve job!

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #234 on: December 04, 2014, 08:01:37 AM »
I'm not ready to let go of my car (2002 Chevy Cavalier).  It's getting to be expensive at 208,000 miles, right now the head cylinder is out of it and at the shop for a blown head gasket and manifold.  It was my first car; my parents gave it to me because they thought it was too small but I love that car.  If I can't fix it I'll probably scrap it and get a used Lemon-Aid recommended car.  But for now I'm going to keep trying.

  I have another vehicle, a 95 Dodge Dakota (140,000 miles) that is paid off with historic tags that I use for hunting, fishing, landscaping, side jobs, etc. Right now it's my good car until I fix my Cavalier, and if it doesn't even out I'll scrap the Cavalier and drive the truck until I find a good used car.  I suppose having two cars is anti-Mustachian, but I figure since I do my own repairs it evens out.   

Is the cylinder head at a machine shop or is the whole car at the shop? That's one thing that would have saved me a ton of money the last ten years, if I could do a valve job!

Just the cylinder head is at the machine shop.  I attempted to do it myself, but the cost of the penetrant dye, feeler gauges, machinist ruler, just wouldn't have been justifiable.  They'll hot tank it and tell me whether or not it's worth fixing.  This is basically the cars Alamo, if I have to get a new cylinder head I'm not going to fix the car.  Primarily because the stop-leak I put in to seal the head gasket temporarily caused way too many problems.  Also helps that my cousin works at the machine shop. 
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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #235 on: December 04, 2014, 08:24:29 AM »
I'm not ready to let go of my car (2002 Chevy Cavalier).  It's getting to be expensive at 208,000 miles, right now the head cylinder is out of it and at the shop for a blown head gasket and manifold.  It was my first car; my parents gave it to me because they thought it was too small but I love that car.  If I can't fix it I'll probably scrap it and get a used Lemon-Aid recommended car.  But for now I'm going to keep trying.

  I have another vehicle, a 95 Dodge Dakota (140,000 miles) that is paid off with historic tags that I use for hunting, fishing, landscaping, side jobs, etc. Right now it's my good car until I fix my Cavalier, and if it doesn't even out I'll scrap the Cavalier and drive the truck until I find a good used car.  I suppose having two cars is anti-Mustachian, but I figure since I do my own repairs it evens out.   

Salvage yard. I got a set of perfectly good heads for $60 at a pull it yourself salvage yard. I could have sold them for $500, probably.

Is the cylinder head at a machine shop or is the whole car at the shop? That's one thing that would have saved me a ton of money the last ten years, if I could do a valve job!

Just the cylinder head is at the machine shop.  I attempted to do it myself, but the cost of the penetrant dye, feeler gauges, machinist ruler, just wouldn't have been justifiable.  They'll hot tank it and tell me whether or not it's worth fixing.  This is basically the cars Alamo, if I have to get a new cylinder head I'm not going to fix the car.  Primarily because the stop-leak I put in to seal the head gasket temporarily caused way too many problems.  Also helps that my cousin works at the machine shop.

Edit: My text did not show up. What I was saying is that you can get a new head at a salvage yard. I got a set for $60 at a pull-it-yourself salvage yard. They were very nice and could have sold for $500 judging by recent sales on ebay.
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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #236 on: December 04, 2014, 10:56:27 AM »
I'm in the market for a new old car. A cement truck hit me at a stop light. A 1999 Mercedes E320 bought in 2008 for $10,700. So far the insurance company has offered $6,315 for the car since it's a total loss. So the cost of buying the car comes out to $731 a year. I'm still negotiating with the insurance company on the payout. Final mileage is 113,777.

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #237 on: December 04, 2014, 11:06:44 AM »
I'm not ready to let go of my car (2002 Chevy Cavalier).  It's getting to be expensive at 208,000 miles, right now the head cylinder is out of it and at the shop for a blown head gasket and manifold.  It was my first car; my parents gave it to me because they thought it was too small but I love that car.  If I can't fix it I'll probably scrap it and get a used Lemon-Aid recommended car.  But for now I'm going to keep trying.

  I have another vehicle, a 95 Dodge Dakota (140,000 miles) that is paid off with historic tags that I use for hunting, fishing, landscaping, side jobs, etc. Right now it's my good car until I fix my Cavalier, and if it doesn't even out I'll scrap the Cavalier and drive the truck until I find a good used car.  I suppose having two cars is anti-Mustachian, but I figure since I do my own repairs it evens out.   

Salvage yard. I got a set of perfectly good heads for $60 at a pull it yourself salvage yard. I could have sold them for $500, probably.

Is the cylinder head at a machine shop or is the whole car at the shop? That's one thing that would have saved me a ton of money the last ten years, if I could do a valve job!

Just the cylinder head is at the machine shop.  I attempted to do it myself, but the cost of the penetrant dye, feeler gauges, machinist ruler, just wouldn't have been justifiable.  They'll hot tank it and tell me whether or not it's worth fixing.  This is basically the cars Alamo, if I have to get a new cylinder head I'm not going to fix the car.  Primarily    because the stop-leak I put in to seal the head gasket temporarily caused way too many problems.  Also helps that my cousin works at the machine shop.

Edit: My text did not show up. What I was saying is that you can get a new head at a salvage yard. I got a set for $60 at a pull-it-yourself salvage yard. They were very nice and could have sold for $500 judging by recent sales on ebay.

That will likely be plan B in my case. 

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« Reply #238 on: December 04, 2014, 11:20:20 AM »
I like this thread! 1998 Toyota Camry V6 XLE purchased in Feb. 2005 for $10k cash with 88,000 miles. Now has 214,000 miles. Keeping for one more year then I'll start to look at slightly newer camry's (2009-2011 model year).

Update, I hit the milestone 222,222. As you see I posted above I was gonna start to look for a newer Camry in Feb. However since I switched jobs and catch the train I drive a lot less. I'm gonna keep Camry for a bit long. (300k maybe) I would like radio controls on stearing wheel and heated seats, but I've been without all these years, what's a few more.
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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #239 on: December 04, 2014, 08:32:07 PM »
2004 Pontiac Grand Am GT my father got for my 16th birthday used, with 7500 miles on it for 17k in 2004. Somebody leased it in late 2003 and couldn't pay the lease, so it was a great deal.

I'm 26 now, it's been ten years, and the thing now has 147k miles on it. It was just in the shop for some overheating issues, turned out to be a bubble in the coolant, and it was flushed. Everything's tip-top now, but for awhile I was shopping around on cars because I thought it was done-for.

So glad she's still around! I need her to get me through a few more years till my SO gets her first job and buys her "dream car"(BMW) with her own money. Then I can part ways with her in peace.

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #240 on: December 04, 2014, 09:55:08 PM »
I just changed the valve cover gaskets on my 2000 Sienna.   She only has 150,000m.    i hope to get 250,000 out of her.   

Still, that job sucked.    Taking the engine apart to get to the rear valve cover was fine, but what frickin masochist designed all the wiring to be virtually unmovable on top of parts that frequently break?    It was nice to only have to spend 60 bucks on the job vs 700 for a mechanic though.

I'll occasionally drive my dad's new Lexus and then notice all the stains and noises in my cars.   I'll pine for something nice for a few days, and then forget about it.   Cars are probably the most ridiculous purchase ever, even when you get them cheap. 

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #241 on: December 05, 2014, 09:15:29 AM »
2004 Honda Accord ~ 87,000 miles.

Drive it about once a week when I'm home and use it for vacations.  Plan to maintain it as long as feasible, although I've been considering something a bit larger (used Odyssey or similar) which would allow hauling larger items and car camping.

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #242 on: December 05, 2014, 09:31:55 AM »
I just changed the valve cover gaskets on my 2000 Sienna.   She only has 150,000m.    i hope to get 250,000 out of her.   

Still, that job sucked.    Taking the engine apart to get to the rear valve cover was fine, but what frickin masochist designed all the wiring to be virtually unmovable on top of parts that frequently break?    It was nice to only have to spend 60 bucks on the job vs 700 for a mechanic though.

I'll occasionally drive my dad's new Lexus and then notice all the stains and noises in my cars.   I'll pine for something nice for a few days, and then forget about it.   Cars are probably the most ridiculous purchase ever, even when you get them cheap.

I'd post a picture of my valve covers but it would just upset you.

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #243 on: December 06, 2014, 06:34:06 AM »
Mazda 3 Sport 2010, bought spring of 2011 (demo model with some mileage).  Just over 178,00 km, replacement engine November 2013.  My mileage is less in retirement, and the hatchback suits my needs perfectly, so I am looking forward to many more years.

I had a sedan and I needed a hatchback, and my dealership wanted my old car for a loaner (high mileage, perfect maintenance).  So I got it at a good price, and with regular maintenance I don't expect problems.

I have also discovered the perfect car colour - bright coppery red.  This is the first car I have had in years that has not been rear-ended.  None of the other times have been serious - they have been things like someone following a bit too close on a rainy night and sliding into me at a stop sign.  But almost 5 years and no dings.
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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #244 on: December 25, 2014, 02:27:14 PM »
I have a...
1963 Mercedes 190Dc with what I think is ~120k miles on it (project car)
1982 Toyota pickup with ~330k (odo broke @ ~285k/10 years ago)
1982 VW Rabbit diesel with ~85k on the body and ~375k on the engine I swapped in (needs a rebuild and could use another transmission)
2000 Honda Insight with ~90k that's my daily
2005 Prius with ~196k that my mom's using

Not really old or high mileage, but my wife has a new 2014 plug-in Prius that's turned out to be an awesome car. She gets about 5-20% better mileage on gas than she did when she was driving my 05 Prius. The EV range is pretty good too, ~8-14 miles per charge.

Wow, you have three of my dream cars: an old Mercedes diesel sedan, an old toyota pickup, and a vw rabbit diesel. One day I aspire to have your exact lineup (all manuals of course, and I can take or leave the hybrids).

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #245 on: December 28, 2014, 08:45:43 AM »
Last night:  234,567 miles!

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #246 on: December 28, 2014, 09:42:51 AM »
I just found something cool for all these high-mileage old cars.  When co-workers and friends brag about their new cars this one little bumper sticker will take your old honda and magically turn it into a Ferrarri(at least in value).



http://www.vanguardgear.com/shop/lifestyle/bumper-sticker.html



I drive a 2008 Hyundai with 55k miles.  Low mileage because I don't drive it that much.

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #247 on: December 28, 2014, 06:19:36 PM »
I just found something cool for all these high-mileage old cars.  When co-workers and friends brag about their new cars this one little bumper sticker will take your old honda and magically turn it into a Ferrarri(at least in value).



http://www.vanguardgear.com/shop/lifestyle/bumper-sticker.html



I drive a 2008 Hyundai with 55k miles.  Low mileage because I don't drive it that much.

Love it!

Our car isn't that old--2002 prius--but we only have 75k miles on it. We bought it in 2006 from a used car lot, but it had never really been owned or used and had only 8 miles on it. It was really a lucky find. We love it and hope to have it for many long years to come, assuming that the new teenage drivers in the house don't wreck it!

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #248 on: December 28, 2014, 07:02:06 PM »
I bought a 1999 Subaru Forester, but then had a 3rd child. I sold it to my sister and her husband. They drove it for years and texted a picture when the odometer reached 200,000. They drove it a few more years and texted a picture when the odometer reached 300,000. In 2012, they sold it to my daughter for $1500. She drove it until she needed to go to basic training, and sold it to my niece. My niece drove it for awhile and sold it to my nephew...15 years, 5 different family members and well over 325,000 miles.

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Re: Brag on your MMM high-mileage or old car
« Reply #249 on: December 28, 2014, 08:35:09 PM »
Not sure if I can call it overly old, but the other week I picked up a 2002 Holden Barina with 111,000km for $3000.

It's got plenty of space for the driver for a small hatchback, and the 1.4L engine has plenty of go.

Let's see how long it lasts :)

I've got a photo of the odo at 111111 as well :)
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