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By Capt John on September 8, 2012 6:33 PM
Where's the 200,000 + category? Lots of us with durable older cars. Our Saturn has 214k, has the original clutch.
We have only replaced the alternator and battery, and used 5 sets of tires, and 3 brake jobs. My '84 Toyota had 250k when I sold it.
By David on September 9, 2012 6:37 AM
My 1998 Honda Accord, has 165,000! Feels like Brand new, just like the day it rolled out of the lot!
By Sweetums on September 10, 2012 12:26 PM
One with 315,000, the other with 295,000. Too bad my old Saabs outlived the parent company...
By Tim Demerjian on September 11, 2012 7:44 AM
About to observe the 9th anniversary of ownership, my '04 Subaru Impreza WRX STi is already past 260k, on the original, untouched, engine and tranny. Fixed a long-standing slow head gasket leak with Subaru's 'Coolant Conditioner' a month ago, and now, no leak. Subaru engines are well known for these leaks, and I have been fortunate to have found an inexpensive solution. Every year (30k), the struts are replaced and the gear oil is changed. It is raced locally at auto-x events and still pulls top ten finishes.
By Maggs in AK on September 12, 2012 11:53 PM
1997 Corolla. Think it started out in life as a rental when we got it. 351K+ and counting (that's K as in thousands, folks).
Replaced struts all the way around, bj, tre's up front, fuel tank pump, one CV axle, radiator. That's it. Periodic maintenance and oil changes, baby.
Lookin forward to the 'Toyota Leap' at 400K.
Best part- still gets 38 mpg.
By david dailey on September 13, 2012 5:46 AM
New cars (good ones) today, cost as much as my home did, which I am living in after 37 years. And, the taxes on my home cost more than my first car. Go figure.
My car has 270,000.
By Mark on September 22, 2012 9:52 AM
My 1997 GMC truck has 235,000 miles and it's going strong. No engine or tranny problems; just normal maintenance. I love it!