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How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« on: August 15, 2015, 03:17:29 PM »
I was curious to know how many miles you have on your car(s) for your work commute.  Some of mine are getting high on miles (~250k) and I haven't really owned a vehicle for any period of time that has this many miles.  Things still seem to be running fine and it is almost a pride thing to see how many miles I can squeeze out of them without them requiring excessive maintenance. 

How many do you have on your vehicle(s)?

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2015, 03:19:17 PM »
We are down to one car (for now).  It's a 2000 and has about 87,000 miles.  To be fair, it did spend 2.5 years in storage while we lived in a right hand drive country. 

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2015, 03:41:08 PM »
2005 Scion Xb with 207,000 mi on it.  I am debating getting a new car when the next inspection is due.  I have a rust hole on the inside on the fencer/ need a new exhaust / check engine light is on.

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2015, 04:16:03 PM »
2007 Hyundai Elantra with 153,000 miles on it.  Planning on getting rid of in early 2016 for another Hyundai with less miles. 

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2015, 04:44:44 PM »
2004 Sentra with 65k on the clock, SO has a 2003 Elantra with 165k.

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2015, 05:06:19 PM »
I am kinda oppositely embarrassed -- I probably drive too few miles to really justify this car.  Anyhow, it's a 2012 Mazda6 with 10,500 miles.  On the plus side, I have only spent about $1,000 on gas over the entire life of the car!

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2015, 05:27:11 PM »
'91Chevy S10, 160,000 miles. Also am in the position where I need it to pass inspection, and weighing repair costs against junking it. :-/

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2015, 05:45:34 PM »
2005 Ford Esape with 87k miles
2006 Toyota Avalon with 136k miles

Hoping to not have to buy a car for at least another 5 years.

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2015, 06:24:41 PM »
warning: I have too many cars.

2010 Toyota ~36k
2005 Toyota - 77k
1981 chevy P/U - unknown.  I know the last 5 digits, but I don't know if the number in front of that is a 1 or a 2 or a 3 ...
1975 Triumph - unknown.  I've had it since 1983.  Odometer broke around 1985.


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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2015, 06:38:00 PM »
Current car '06 Prius with about 92K miles I guess. I got it with about 69K, little over 2 years ago. Previous to that it was an '04 GTI with about 169K and I had bought it in '06 with 36K.

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2015, 06:42:35 PM »
2003 with 88K miles. I dread the day I have to waste money to replace it.

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2015, 06:56:56 PM »
2010 Honda Fit with 37700 miles. I accidentally clicked a new Jeep ad on this page, so you're welcome, MMM.

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2015, 07:50:33 PM »
03 Crown Vic - 260k km (163k miles)
02 Accord - 280k km (175k miles)

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2015, 07:56:48 PM »
I was curious to know how many miles you have on your car(s) for your work commute.  Some of mine are getting high on miles (~250k) and I haven't really owned a vehicle for any period of time that has this many miles.  Things still seem to be running fine and it is almost a pride thing to see how many miles I can squeeze out of them without them requiring excessive maintenance. 

How many do you have on your vehicle(s)?

I don't commute with my car, should I still reply? :)

2002 Holden Barina - 117600km (73100 miles)

This car has the fewest kilometres of any I've owned. Of the five cars I've had thus far, three had over 200,000km by the end and one over 350,000km.

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2015, 07:57:27 PM »
I've got a 2005 Toyota Camry with around 114,000 miles. It does its job and I haven't had any major repairs so far. My driving has been cut significantly since I work from home now, so I expect it to last several more years without having to invest much money into it. Next time around I want something more fuel efficient.

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2015, 07:58:44 PM »
1991 k1500 with 240k miles. Had over 200k when I got it. Recently totaled a 1971 olds delta 88 with about 270k miles. That one had well over 200k when I got it, too.

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2015, 08:39:31 PM »
2013 f250 - 57k miles (2 of those years and over half the miles my company paid for 100% of my gas and a 650/mo truck allowance)
1999 Toyota Camry with 102k miles. Now that I pay for gas, we drive the camry more. I need to start taking it to work since my gf doesn't drive as much. I just really enjoy my truck, and gas for my commute is only about $5/day, which I make in about 4 minutes of work, and I work 12 hr days.

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2015, 09:21:03 PM »
2004 Peugeot 206 which I've had since new: 130,000km (81,000 miles)

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2015, 09:46:10 PM »
2005 Ford Focus with 162K miles on it.

We've had it for almost 3 years.

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2015, 09:55:23 PM »
2008 Subaru Forester with about 108,000 miles (173,809 km). It has an evergreen decal on the side.

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2015, 10:26:39 PM »
102500 miles. (165000 Km). It is a 2003 Audi A6 sedan with 4wd. It is a great car. Not the lowest gasoline consumption but we don't drive it that much. We talk the bus to work. We drive around 6200 Miles (10 000 km a year). We plan to have the car for at least 5 more years. However there is a little bit of rust but one of my friends is a car painter and can fix it cheap

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2015, 10:46:24 PM »
Pretty beat-up 1993 Camry with 204k miles on it. Just got the A/C fixed today and recently hung a new fender and door on it so totally mismatched colors... but it works!

Also have a 2009 Rav4 with roughly 75k on it.

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2015, 06:14:11 AM »
2000 Honda Civic - 146k miles

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2015, 06:54:41 AM »
We just replaced a 2001 Tl with 253000 miles for a 2013 Tl with 16k miles.  The old car was having power steering issues and needed tires so we decided to let it go.  The engine was great.

My ride is an 07 odyssey with about 112k miles, runs great.

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2015, 08:05:08 AM »
My -84 Audi 90 has done 205k miles (8k miles since i bought it in 2011) Not overly safe, nor fuel efficient. I drive it one or two times a week. 

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2015, 08:23:35 AM »
'02 Hyundai Elantra, 88K miles (got it used in '03 with about 25K). No driving commute here, so it's basically just for trips and errands. Been averaging less than 3K/year for the past few years.

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2015, 09:53:43 AM »
Our '05 Ford Focus has very close to 80,000 miles on it (we bought it in February 2010 with about 50,000 miles on it, so averaging less than 6,000 miles a year), and our '01 Acura TL has about 125,000 on it (purchased in January 2012 with around 117,000 on it, so averaging a bit more than 2,000 miles a year). We usually drive the Ford when going out of town, since the gas mileage is better. I mostly walk to work, and DH's job is about 2 miles from where we live. We spend very little on gas. Choice of where to live has made a huge difference for us financially.

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2015, 07:11:02 PM »
'04 Toyota, 150,000 miles.

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2015, 07:18:37 PM »
My "new" 1997 Ford F-150: 352,000
My "lightly used" 2010 Hyundai Accent: 175,000
Wife's "broken in" 2005 Buick Century: 372,000

We... we used to drive a lot.

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2015, 07:25:28 PM »
Wife's "broken in" 2005 Buick Century: 372,000
This is impressive!  Does it still run okay?  372,000 miles in 10 years is a ton of driving.  Did the miles come from a sales job or something?

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2015, 08:04:50 PM »
ME:  '05 Infiniti:  130k miles

DW:  '06 Honda:  160k

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #31 on: August 16, 2015, 11:17:43 PM »
1999 Toyota Avalon 265K - my commute is a relatively reasonable 11 miles each way, but I put a lot of miles on it with a sick Mom ~210 miles away and a relationship about 300 miles away
The car runs perfectly and hasn't had any problems at all, but I am in need of a preventative-maintenance timing belt replacement...

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2015, 03:10:26 AM »
The normal daily driver is a 1991 Toyota MR2 with 275,000 miles.  My bad weather driver is a 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse at 127,000.  The wife's daily driver is a 2002 Toyota Celica with 165,000.  My perfect weather ride is a 1994 Suzuki Katana with just 13,000 miles (we don't have much good weather around here I guess).

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #33 on: August 17, 2015, 06:25:17 AM »
2007 Camry - 145K miles. One car for my wife and I. Sold her Jeep after we moved extremely close to her job.

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #34 on: August 17, 2015, 06:26:15 AM »
I'm on the total opposite end, as I just got a new car... I personally believe it's reasonable to buy a new car every 15 years :)

So, I bought the car in December and now have 2,024 miles on it.
It has already had its 6 month/7,500 miles service.  Thankfully the dealership isn't crazy and skipped all of the mile based service pieces and just did the time one (oil change- it was free, otherwise I'd do my own); if they didn't at this rate I was going to be getting a new timing belt at 5,000 miles :)

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #35 on: August 17, 2015, 07:04:58 AM »
2004 Corolla 223k miles
2005 Matrix 161k miles
2001 Chevy 2500 125k? I don't pay much attention to this one. LOL

All three run great, but I worry that the first big expense for the Corolla is going to be the nail in the coffin. We replaced the timing belt late last year (for the first time!) and that's about it other than brakes, tires, struts, etc. It has been a great car, so I'm going to see how far I can take it, mileage-wise. I do worry a bit about safety, though. It seems like safety features have come a long way in ten years.

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #36 on: August 17, 2015, 07:35:53 AM »
2007 Prius with 161,000 miles. Between the wife and I, it's our only car. Just replaced the hybrid battery at $1800, but I'm hoping to get a lot more life out of it.

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #37 on: August 17, 2015, 07:42:57 AM »
2003 Pontiac Vibe with about 144,000 miles.  Hoping to get another 50,000 out of it...

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #38 on: August 17, 2015, 07:47:25 AM »
2008 Ford escape hybrid.  205k
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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #39 on: August 17, 2015, 09:15:15 AM »
1997 civic -249k
2004 subaru- 180k
2000 ford-    104k
1997 bmw- 150k

Hoping to push them all into the 300k range!

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #40 on: August 17, 2015, 09:33:24 AM »
We've got a 2009 Corolla w/ ~70K, and a 1999 Ford Explorer Sport w/ ~195K.  I usually bike commute, but I take the explorer once a week (~5 miles).

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #41 on: August 17, 2015, 09:57:58 AM »
I'm surprised (in a non-judgmental way) at the number of people here with multiple cars. Driving is expensive here in the UK, with regular overheads like road tax and annual MOTs (roadworthiness checks and resulting corrective action) that can easily add up to US$1000 or more per annum for an older car.

Then again, "bad weather" for us is relatively mild (maybe a couple of weeks of light snowfall a year), so this may be different from some of you who live in more challenging climates.

We have a 2004 Peugeot 207 SW with 84,000 miles on the clock, but we only do about 6,000 miles a year. Need to consistently use the bicycle for the daily commute and get that down further.

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #42 on: August 17, 2015, 10:19:43 AM »

I've got a 2005 Toyota Camry with around 114,000 miles. It does its job and I haven't had any major repairs so far. My driving has been cut significantly since I work from home now, so I expect it to last several more years without having to invest much money into it. Next time around I want something more fuel efficient.

We're almost exactly the same as this. 2005 Camry, about the same mileage. The car is super reliable which compensates a lot for the relatively poor efficiency.


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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #43 on: August 17, 2015, 10:21:34 AM »
2006 Hyundai Sonata @ 80,000 miles

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #44 on: August 17, 2015, 11:05:28 AM »
My 2006 Kia Spectra just rolled over 100K.  It was a great day!  It's been a great car...no issues yet.  Hope she stays that way for a long while!

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #45 on: August 17, 2015, 11:32:57 AM »
I'm on the total opposite end, as I just got a new car... I personally believe it's reasonable to buy a new car every 15 years :)

So, I bought the car in December and now have 2,024 miles on it.
It has already had its 6 month/7,500 miles service.  Thankfully the dealership isn't crazy and skipped all of the mile based service pieces and just did the time one (oil change- it was free, otherwise I'd do my own); if they didn't at this rate I was going to be getting a new timing belt at 5,000 miles :)

What do you drive? Many late models no longer have timing belts - this is a good thing. I hate timing belts.

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #46 on: August 17, 2015, 11:34:07 AM »
06 Matrix just hit 100k
09 Civic about to roll over 50k

they are just babies

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #47 on: August 17, 2015, 11:34:33 AM »
97 Camry with 170k

Thing still looks mostly fine other than a dent in the right side bumper.

Burns a little oil so once a month or so we have to put some in. But other than that it runs like a champ.

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #48 on: August 17, 2015, 11:37:01 AM »
2005 Toyota Matrix - 155K miles
2004 Dodge Dakota - 112K miles

We'll consider replacing them around 200K miles.

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Re: How Many Miles Do Your Cars Have?
« Reply #49 on: August 17, 2015, 11:37:17 AM »
Oh and we have a 2013 Genuine Roughhouse 50cc moped with now almost 12k miles.

Majority of my commuting is on it. Bought it used with 2600 miles for $1600. Love this little machine. Hope I can get it to 20k+.