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Close to 386k on the 'War Wagon'.
Had 220-something on it when I paid $400 for it back in '12.


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Posts: 2114 | Location: OR-ee-GUN | Registered: December 18, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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2005 Honda CR-V with over 160,000 miles on it; needs new valve cover gasket. This is not as impressive amount of mileage compared to others but I never got anywhere near this with an American car.
 
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189,897 on my 2007 Tacoma.


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For high mileage use, two factors come into play. First being the initial quality of the engine with the second being maintenance. the Toyota 4.7 v8 is very high quality. It also has a timing belt. That is an inescapable maintenance item. Ignore the timing belt service and you'll bend valves, ruining the motor. I do the timing belt service religiously every 90,000 miles.

At first I was annoyed by it. But now I see it as an opportunity to do a thorough service wherein I change the water pump, thermostat, belts, hoses (intermittently), spark plugs, idlers, tensioners, gaskets, seals and check things like the alternator, P/S pump, A/C, radiator, air system and trans fluid. The first time I did it took me 11 hours. Now I can git 'er dun in 7.

I hated that I had to do it and considered selling it because of that. But now I see it prevents break downs and poor/unreliable operation. My truck has only ever left me stranded once and that was my fault.

Also I rebuilt my front end proactively. I installed slotted and drilled front rotors to solve a chronic rotor run out problem. Upgraded my rear leaf springs. Rebuilt my drive shaft u joints and over all replace or repair as things fail so that it doesn't become an overwhelming mess. The only thing I haven't cared to do is prep and paint it. One day I'll get to it....lol

Ultimately it boils down to I know this truck by now and I'm worried about buying a new one that I don't know.


Thank you for the details. Have you done anything to the transmission other than change the fluid?


I eventually swapped in a better transmission because the first owner abused it. He ruined the trans in less than 50,000 miles



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224k on a 2011 Toyota Yaris.

240k on a 2006 Highlander I just traded in.


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over 200,000 miles on the 2005 Tahoe.

When it needs an engine change I might change engine and transmission to make it a six speed automatic, or I might replace it with a newer Tahoe. It will all depend on cost.


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I have also given up on aftermarket auto parts. Most of that stuff is Walmart grade Chinese knockoff junk. I stopped shopping at Autozone, O'Reilly etc. for anything but filters and oil. I pay a little more for OEM stuff but the longevity and quality are well worth it.



I'm sorry, I'm thinking about the cats again...
 
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Subaru Outback 2003, 259,126 mi. I put a new engine in it last year so the milage only applies to body and running gear.


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Gen 1 2003 Tundra with over 192k.
Minimal maintenance except for oil and tires...and I don't baby it driving either.

I finally decided to have a Blue Service at 120k the service guy called and asked when the serpentine belt was last changed. I told him "That's the original", he suggested a new one since it had several chunks of teeth missing and it was time for a new timing belt.
OK. Smile


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My present beater is a 2001 GMC Sonoma with over 341,000 on the clock. I run them until the bone yard claims them.

Had a 1990 Suburban that made 364,000 before it died.
 
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Just over 130,000 on my 2005 Jeep Wrangler, hope to keep it until I’m gone.



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255,000 on the 2002 Ford Excursion. 7.3 diesel and my mechanic tells me I am only half done. I am just worried the body will fall off first from all of the dirt roads it sees.
If Ford brings back the Excursion I will be first in line.
 
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170k on my 09 Dodge Ram 1500.
 
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My `97 F250 Powerstroke had 285K on it when a friend borrowed it and then totaled it. The `00 Tundra that replaced it only has 223K on it.
 
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder; 289K miles. I'll see 300K before the end of the year. Cool



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...the service guy called and asked when the serpentine belt was last changed. I told him "That's the original", he suggested a new one since it had several chunks of teeth missing and it was time for a new timing belt.
OK. Smile

I had a serpentine let go on my girlfriend's 1986 Chevy Nova at about 75,000 miles. Luckily, it was a non-interference engine, so the internals survived and replacement was cheap, but it happened at a bad time. She had surgery a couple weeks prior, and this was the first time out of the house since then. Waiting for a ride and a tow was not pleasant. My lesson learned, check that your loved ones do the required maintenance.


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247k miles 2004 VW Golf GLS 2.0 5-speed manual


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Pikers. My Tundra is at 450ish,000 miles. Big Grin


What year model?

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I have a 1999 Chevy Silverado 2500 with 265,000 miles. A friend of mine has a 2001 Silverado wiht 600,000.


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Pikers. My Tundra is at 450ish,000 miles. Big Grin


What year model?

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It's an 00. Smile



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