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Post  roddie on Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:52 am



I was luckily on a street yesterday, where it was safe to pull-over to take the photo. I knew that my Trailblazer's odometer would register 100K before I got back home.. but wasn't really keeping an eye on it. Just by chance; I glanced at the odometer when it read 99999. I could have easily missed the photo-op. Fairly low miles for a 2005 model-year vehicle.. about 5500/yr. My mom has a 2005 Buick Lacrosse with 62K on the odometer. That's less than 3500 mi./yr.




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Post  pkrankow on Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:24 am

Fun stuff.
I remember my parents blazer hitting 000000.0 miles.  Old '79 k5.  Good times.
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Post  rsv1cox on Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:34 pm

It looks well kept roddie and I like the color.

I only have about 38K miles on my Honda CR-V bought new in 2007, my longest kept car ever and mine for the duration. Love that car. But, I usually have 2 or 3 cars at any one time so I divide driving time between them.

Mentioned here once before I had my son film in 8mm my VW Beetle turning over 100K sometime back in the '60's.

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Post  roddie on Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:32 pm

Thanks Bob. I like the color too. The vehicle is in pretty good condition. It has a 4.2L I-6 engine that on a "good day".. achieves 15MPG on the highway. It probably equals the fuel-economy of the larger 5.7L V8 that was offered in the "SS" version.



The SS is a sharp ride.. and has that unmistakable rumble of the V8 and SS badging. I like it.. but I'd want a lot more than what the SS package has to offer.. for the extra cost.
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Post  Ken Cook on Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:38 pm

Roddie, that's pretty cool. My 93 Dodge truck which I bought new has just turned 376k. Transmission went at 280. Currently the ring and pinion are starting to act up. I have a ton of play in the driveshaft. No burnouts until I get that fixed.
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Post  Ken Cook on Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:39 pm

Somehow I double posted
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Post  getback on Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:34 pm

Mentioned here once before I had my son film in 8mm my VW Beetle turning over 100K sometime back in the '60's. wrote:
That's a bunch of miles for a 69 VW Very Happy I see everyone is trying to get the best out of there old faithfuls . Gosh Ken That mite bee Dodge Abuse LOL I think you have got the best of that Babe . Phil what the heck is a Old '79 k5. k5?? Thousand miles . Roddie a few good burn outs and ya right back in the seat hunting for more // man thats why i don't ride with some people (youngins) lol!
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Post  MauricioB on Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:30 pm

roddie wrote:

I was luckily on a street yesterday, where it was safe to pull-over to take the photo. I knew that my Trailblazer's odometer would register 100K before I got back home.. but wasn't really keeping an eye on it. Just by chance; I glanced at the odometer when it read 99999. I could have easily missed the photo-op. Fairly low miles for a 2005 model-year vehicle.. about 5500/yr. My mom has a 2005 Buick Lacrosse with 62K on the odometer. That's less than 3500 mi./yr.





Hey Roddie! ... many models 1/4 and 1/2 A enter there, should be seen in the photo friend! Very Happy Small Cox Logo Beer Cheers
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Post  balogh on Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:28 am

Would you believe it?
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/highest-vehicle-mileage

The longest milage in a car I have ever seen was about 850k km (kilometrage) in a small Mitsubishi Colt taxi I rode somewhere in the Middle East and the taxi driver swore the engine and transmission were all original...

Some of the cabs I ride in Germany also have 5-600k on the ODO but that is the max before these cabs retire...and begin their second life sold to new owners of some of the poorer European countries like Albania.
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Post  Oldenginerod on Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:59 am

balogh wrote: the taxi driver swore the engine and transmission were all original...

Our fleet of Taxis in Melbourne (Aus) all run on LPG and it's not unusual for them to well & truly pass 1,000,000km on the original engine.  Ford Australia (no longer manufacturing) made a dedicated LPG Falcon for many years which was a favourite of the Taxi world.   We have many "dual fuel" conversion out here, but the Falcon was LPG only, with no provision for petrol (gasoline).  Becuase of this there is no carbon produced by combustion and the oil stays spotless.  Carbon (and other contaminates) is what wears out an engine.  Nothing abrasive = little wear.  The oil from these cars is actually so clean that I have used it to oil all the external cladding on my timber barn.  (If someone can find the post on my barn, you can see how nice the timber came up.)

Aside from that, I still can't post pictures on either Safari or Firefox.  Been doing it for years no problems.  First it was not being able to open youtube clips on Safari (Firefox works) and lately pictures aren't hosting on either browser.  Looks like it's about time for an OSX upgrade.
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Post  rsv1cox on Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:18 am

balogh wrote:Would you believe it?
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/highest-vehicle-mileage

The longest milage in a car I have ever seen was about 850k km (kilometrage) in a small Mitsubishi Colt taxi I rode somewhere in the Middle East and the taxi driver swore the engine and transmission were all original...

Some of the cabs I ride in Germany also have 5-600k on the ODO but that is the max before these cabs retire...and begin their second life sold to new owners of some of the poorer European countries like Albania.

I knew the answer before I clicked on the link Andras. The Volvo P1800 another of my all-time favorites.

I have only owned one Volvo, a '95 960 top of the line station wagon bought new. I carried on a love/hate relationship before I traded it a few years later. I loved the car, but it had constant problems, air conditioner, suspension, motor mounts, etc., etc.

Tough car though. Got T-boned at an intersection that would have totaled many a car. Repaired, it may still be in operation today.




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