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Post  KariFS on Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:57 pm

The other day I was looking at the odometer on my Saab and noticed it was close to kind of a milestone number. So, when the "magic number" was reached, I snapped a photo (just happened to be standing still waiting for the green light Smile )

That amount of kilometers is equal to 200,000 miles. On the way home I treated my (t)rusty servant with a full tank of 98 octane low-ethanol blend that it likes best. Here it is, in all its glory, covered in salt and mud, as usual:



It's a 2005 9-5 2.3t, low pressure turbo with 185hp, max torque 280Nm@1800rpm. 5-speed automatic transmission with traction control. So far it is the best car I have ever had, comfy, practical and quick enough. And not scared of snow nor sleet, always warm in the winter, windows never foggy. Also it is my highest-mileage vehicle so far. Still runs like a champ with its original turbocharger.

What about you guys, what kind of mileages you have on your vehicles?
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Post  fredvon4 on Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:59 pm

Had a couple off very high mileage cars* in the distant past

Now my "bought new" vehicles all get traded in 2nd or 3rd year with very low miles as I chase for newer better** technology that I have become dependent on

* 1974 Toyota Corolla 1.1L 4 speed with no heater sold originally to a GI in Hawaii. I bought at Fort Lewis WA cheap cuz of blown head gasket under aluminum head...owner over heated the engine with low coolant...easy fix....sold in 1984 to another GI for $300 running with 376,000+ on the odometer...no rust, but terribly worn out shape...never did need a new clutch...engine rebuilt back when I got it

* 1986.5 Nissan Hard Body pickup with 3.0L V-6 non turbo, 5 speed.... gave to my sons friend in 2005 with 413,500+ on the odometer...small rust areas, but running strong... second high mileage car with no clutch replacement....amazingly reliable vehicle....took to Germany twice and ran a LOT at high speed from very many of the total miles over the 6 years there

** newer tech I MUST have now...rear camera, adaptive cruise control, heated and cooled seats, heated steering wheel, Nav system, Stereo and superb speakers I did not have to add in

Got My wife a Grand Cherokee and promptly got myself a Lincoln MKC...cuz I am a Ford GUY!
Traded the Lincoln one year later on my own Cherokee...from I brand I previously hated
Half the price and much better car

Retired now and do a LOT of on line shopping...less than 4,000 miles annually on any vehicle now for several years....around here low mile used cars sell real FAST and for TOP bucks.....grin

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Post  Oldenginerod on Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:40 pm

Personally the only high milage story I have regards a new Toyota Corolla I purchased in 1984. I drove it until it had 420,000km on the clock. In that time, apart from regular servicing, it had one wheel bearing and a pair of rear shocks replaced. Then my mother took it over and added another 20,000km, followed by my sister with another 20,000km. In that time it had a water pump, radiator and clutch. Had 460,000km on it when it finally left the family and it still ran as sweet as it ever did with the engine virtually untouched.

I have a customer with two Toyota Camrys. In the past month each has clocked over 600,000km. One has had a head gasket & both had distributors replaced, but not much more than that.

Another customer has a Landcruiser he bought new in 1992. The dealer serviced it up to 100,000km and I've been doing it ever since. It is now heading towards 700,000km. Minor stuff like wheel bearings etc but not much else. Never needs oil between services. It's a manual and is still running the original clutch after towing a van all over Australia. Says a lot for the driver as well as the vehicle.
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Post  Jason_WI on Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:49 pm

One of our tractors rolled over 10000 hours on the tach last year. Captured a pic.

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Post  Cribbs74 on Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:35 pm

Was driving along several months ago, looked down and grabbed my phone and took a shot.

You only see 12,345 but it’s been rolled over twice so that’s 212,345 miles. 1972 Dodge D100


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Post  Cribbs74 on Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:14 pm

Jason_WI wrote:One of our tractors rolled over 10000 hours on the tach last year. Captured a pic.


It’s amazing what a little scheduled maintenance will do. For those you who don’t know that’s roughly 600,000 miles
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Post  batjac on Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:35 pm

I bought a Hyundai Elantra last year.  For the last month I've been looking at the odometer so I could celebrate it turning 10,000 miles.  Last Friday I had to take the wife's car to the dealer for some recall work.  She drove my car that day.  When I got into the Elantra on Saturday morning and started it up, the odometer shower 10,034 miles.  Doh!

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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:38 am

My highest mileage vehicle was a 1963 VW Beetle. Back in 1969 Mark in the back seat filmed (8mm) as the odometer turned over 100,000 miles. I still have the film.

Best Beetle memory:

Christmas Eve 1970 we were at Audrey's relatives in Millis Massachusetts about 50 miles away from home when attempting to leave at 10 PM the VW wouldn't start (cold and snowy.) Audrey's Uncle with his Chrysler Imperial gave me a push. His bumper over rode the VW's bumper, but it started making an awful racket. Shut it down.

The "Hood" was smashed in and the generator pushed off it's mounts. A little wrenching in the snow fixed that and Audrey and I and three kids in the back started for home. I will never forget the street lights illuminating the swirling snow. For most of the trip we were the only one's on the road.



BTW. That house bought new in Tiverton RI in October 1967 for $16,500 recently sold for $303,000.

Bob
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Post  roddie on Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:35 pm

rsv1cox wrote:My highest mileage vehicle was a 1963 VW Beetle.  Back in 1969 Mark in the back seat filmed (8mm) as the odometer turned over 100,000 miles.  I still have the film.  

Best Beetle memory:

Christmas Eve 1970 we were at Audrey's relatives in Millis Massachusetts about 50 miles away from home when attempting to leave at 10 PM the VW wouldn't start (cold and snowy.)  Audrey's Uncle with his Chrysler Imperial gave me a push.  His bumper over rode the VW's bumper, but it started making an awful racket.  Shut it down.

The "Hood" was smashed in and the generator pushed off it's mounts.  A little wrenching in the snow fixed that and Audrey and I and three kids in the back started for home.  I will never forget the street lights illuminating the swirling snow.  For most of the trip we were the only one's on the road.  



BTW.  That house bought new in Tiverton RI in October 1967 for $16,500 recently sold for $303,000.  

Bob

That's a "cool" story Robert! Millis, MA is just a few miles (maybe 8..) from my hometown of "Franklin, MA." The only town in-between, is the small town of Norfolk. Routes 109 and 115 as you likely remember; run right through the center of Millis. The "Sportsman's Lounge" on Rt. 109 was an old "watering-hole" that often had C & W bands playing there every weekend! Then there was the "Primavera" restaurant that was an icon of Millis for as many years that I can remember. "Cliquot-Club" soda-pop was made there too!

I'm picturing you driving that VW Beetle back 50 miles to Tiverton, RI from Millis, MA that cold snowy night.. on a "jump-start"... Shocked Must have taken a good part of two hours! The Beetle is an amazing vehicle in the snow.. but I'd imagine that you were all freezing your butts off! I can see Audrey helping to scrape the frost off the inside of the windshield during the trip home!

My wife Lynne had a couple of Beetles that she's told me about. She describes them as "toys".. Laughing One of them had a dead-spot in the starter.. and she'd have to lift the rear-bonnet and tap the starter with a hammer occasionally. These were her first-cars.. but when it came to driving in "snow".. you couldn't stop them.

When I was in my teen-years.. (circa 1978) my buddy and I had an accident in his dad's beetle. It was after a February snowstorm.. and we had gone out to get Valentine's cards for our girlfriends. We hit a snow-covered car that had been parked in the road while its owner was shoveling his driveway..

I was in the passenger-seat.. and was very lucky to escape with minor injuries.



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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:08 pm

Wow, I would say so roddie. A greenie for surviving.

How true. The Beetles heating and demisting qualities were atrocious. Forward visibility was through one little corner of the windshield, gradually expanding to, if your lucky half a windshield. But the little VW made it home as I knew it would with nary a skid or hesitation on those snow covered roads.

Audrey's Aunt married an Italian fellow and quite the cook. I loved going there, if you like Italian cuisine then you know why. Her Uncle John would drive down from Maine and join in. All were retired and we were the kids. Wonderful people.

Tragically the following Christmas Eve while out in their VW Karmann Ghia a drunk driver rear-ended them and the car burst into flames killing them both. Coincidentally Audrey and I were listening to the radio and heard the news report about the accident but no names were mentioned. Two hours later we got the phone call. Something you never forget or get over.

Bob
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Post  fredvon4 on Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:26 am

MY no chit Bug story

Arrived Germany in Dec 1973 for fist of many over seas Army assignments ( funny how in my career they sent me back 4 more times)

Couple of months learning the lingo... getting established enough as a good GI to finally earn OFF POST privileges.

Taxi most of the time was good and cheap, but started wanting to go other places other than into town to drink and party

Leaving fellow soldier has a $100 pay day special car to sell... 1951 split window VW that was totally trashed but started and ran well , could pass inspection and had good tires...

Drove the snot out if it all over my area of Germany every weekend...fests, shopping in the big city, visiting original family, every sort of weather, Freedom, easy on gas...big down side was on the Autobahn was only good for near 84KPH...so right lane only driveing

2 years with it a older sergeant offered to trade me his 70s Renault R-5 for my beater VW...was tired of freezing my ass off so did the trade

30 years later I see a similar 51 VW split window go across a auction floor for $72,000.... Huh...
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