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Offline Sandberm

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Re: Vehicle High Miles Bragging Rights
« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2021, 11:15:25 AM »
Man, I thought i had stacked the miles on...but mine are spread over several trucks.

2001 2wd S-10, bought new, 296K, has had the endemic intake gaskets changed once, a couple of alternators, radiator/heater core (related to intake gaskets issue), one water pump, one fan clutch, front wheel bearings the usual brakes/tires/filters consumables and 2 major tuneups.  Still running strong, Oil changes every 5K, the larger filter every time, and a couple of busted windows.  Towed my boat a LOT with that one.

2001 4wd S-10, bought in '04 with 36K on the clock, now has 259K, has had the endemic intake gaskets changed once, an alternator, radiator/heater core (related to intake gaskets issue), one water pump, one fan clutch, on 4th set of lifetime lubricated front wheel bearings the usual brakes/tires/filters consumables and 2 major tuneups.  Still running strong, Oil changes every 5K, the larger filter every time, and a couple of busted windows.

1995 K-1500, bought in '13 with over 160k on it, now 225K on the clock, water pump, fan clutch, heater core, radiator, clutch/pressure plate/TOB, one alternator, the usual brakes/tires/filters consumables and 1 major tuneup. 

Recently got sideswiped in a Lowes parking lot from just behind the door of the extended cab, clear back to the tail light, load hanging off a landscape trailer did the deed, guy never even stopped...I am still FURIOUS about that.

Ive got 259K on my 03 s-10. Are you still on the stock transmission on those s-10's? If I towed my 16 ft tracker boat in the summer with my 03 s-10 the transmission would get hot and spew tranny fluid out what I assumed was a breather vent.

-I replaced the radiator at 105k when it started running hot because the dexcool plugged the radiator.
-Still have the stock heater core.
-Did the intake gasket.
-Catalytic converter
-1 alternator
-1 set of brake pads
-vacuum line that engages 4wd
-replaced the plastic 3rd door handle with aluminum one
-1 water pump
-transfer case switch a couple times
-Distributor
-O 2 sensors
-Drivers side power window motor twice, passenger side once
-Made my own drivers side door hinge bushing and pin
-1 drivers side window and 2 windshields, needs a 3rd
-2 fuel pumps (only time I got stranded when the first one went out)
-thermostat

So yeah, basically as reliable as a Toyota  :-[

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Re: Vehicle High Miles Bragging Rights
« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2021, 11:24:51 AM »
270k on a 2002 Subaru forester. Bought it at 100k and the guy was just about thanking me for taking a "ticking time bomb" off his hands...

The ONLY time it hasn't started was a snowy hunt when a hunting buddy left his reading light on all day. Luckily its a manual and I happened to park on a small rise.

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Re: Vehicle High Miles Bragging Rights
« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2021, 11:30:12 AM »
270k on a 2002 Subaru forester. Bought it at 100k and the guy was just about thanking me for taking a "ticking time bomb" off his hands...

The ONLY time it hasn't started was a snowy hunt when a hunting buddy left his reading light on all day. Luckily its a manual and I happened to park on a small rise.

You are getting lucky. They don't nickle and dime they take the whole $20 bill when the heads fail. That's generally the worst of it though.

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Re: Vehicle High Miles Bragging Rights
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2021, 12:12:10 PM »
270k on a 2002 Subaru forester. Bought it at 100k and the guy was just about thanking me for taking a "ticking time bomb" off his hands...

The ONLY time it hasn't started was a snowy hunt when a hunting buddy left his reading light on all day. Luckily its a manual and I happened to park on a small rise.

I've got 140k on my forester.  Did the water pump and timing belt last year.  They do have tiny batteries in them, so little room for error in cold temps and leaving a light on. 

My highest mileage I had on a ticker was 212k out of a V6 5 speed dodge dakota.  Clutch went out and I didn't feel like fixing it so I sold it for $500. 

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Re: Vehicle High Miles Bragging Rights
« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2021, 02:01:16 PM »
I almost have 218,000 on my '04 Toyota Tundra double cab 4WD with the 4.7. Only thing done to it so far is the timing belt and water pump at 150,000. Struts and shocks done at 205,000. Hoping to hit the 500k mark with this truck down the road. I love driving this truck whether it's up in the woods, pulling the 18' bass boat or cruising down the highway.

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Re: Vehicle High Miles Bragging Rights
« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2021, 03:00:24 PM »
Have a 2002 Tacoma with the 3.4L bought new, has 260k on it now.  Cosmetically its seen better days, but gets me A to B.
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Re: Vehicle High Miles Bragging Rights
« Reply #36 on: February 19, 2021, 03:40:27 PM »
2006 Silverado with the Duramax.

I just passed 48K. 

I think she's got a few more miles in her.    :P
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Re: Vehicle High Miles Bragging Rights
« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2021, 04:01:39 PM »
2006 Silverado with the Duramax.

I just passed 48K. 

I think she's got a few more miles in her.    :P

Iíd say so!   My 2016 has 114,000, and still drives like itís new.

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Re: Vehicle High Miles Bragging Rights
« Reply #38 on: February 19, 2021, 04:03:41 PM »
Man, I thought i had stacked the miles on...but mine are spread over several trucks.

2001 2wd S-10, bought new, 296K, has had the endemic intake gaskets changed once, a couple of alternators, radiator/heater core (related to intake gaskets issue), one water pump, one fan clutch, front wheel bearings the usual brakes/tires/filters consumables and 2 major tuneups.  Still running strong, Oil changes every 5K, the larger filter every time, and a couple of busted windows.  Towed my boat a LOT with that one.

2001 4wd S-10, bought in '04 with 36K on the clock, now has 259K, has had the endemic intake gaskets changed once, an alternator, radiator/heater core (related to intake gaskets issue), one water pump, one fan clutch, on 4th set of lifetime lubricated front wheel bearings the usual brakes/tires/filters consumables and 2 major tuneups.  Still running strong, Oil changes every 5K, the larger filter every time, and a couple of busted windows.

1995 K-1500, bought in '13 with over 160k on it, now 225K on the clock, water pump, fan clutch, heater core, radiator, clutch/pressure plate/TOB, one alternator, the usual brakes/tires/filters consumables and 1 major tuneup. 

Recently got sideswiped in a Lowes parking lot from just behind the door of the extended cab, clear back to the tail light, load hanging off a landscape trailer did the deed, guy never even stopped...I am still FURIOUS about that.

Ive got 259K on my 03 s-10. Are you still on the stock transmission on those s-10's? If I towed my 16 ft tracker boat in the summer with my 03 s-10 the transmission would get hot and spew tranny fluid out what I assumed was a breather vent.

-I replaced the radiator at 105k when it started running hot because the dexcool plugged the radiator.
-Still have the stock heater core.
-Did the intake gasket.
-Catalytic converter
-1 alternator
-1 set of brake pads
-vacuum line that engages 4wd
-replaced the plastic 3rd door handle with aluminum one
-1 water pump
-transfer case switch a couple times
-Distributor
-O 2 sensors
-Drivers side power window motor twice, passenger side once
-Made my own drivers side door hinge bushing and pin
-1 drivers side window and 2 windshields, needs a 3rd
-2 fuel pumps (only time I got stranded when the first one went out)
-thermostat

So yeah, basically as reliable as a Toyota  :-[

Yeah the radiators/heater cores were both due to the Dexcool.  I have had no transmission troubles, but i right out on purchase (or prior to)and had an additional trans cooler installed, because i knew i would be towing.  I had forgotten that i broke one of the 3rd door handles on each truck, early on, bought a spare and have never used it.  Both of mine need windshields, not until AFTER winter.  no issues with transfer case switches or front axles,  I DID change one fuel pump each after some BAD gas (it was corrosive), and i didn't trust the original ones after that.  I probably need to do the drivers door pins/bushings...but they dont leak yet.
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Re: Vehicle High Miles Bragging Rights
« Reply #39 on: February 19, 2021, 04:23:26 PM »
Bought a 2002 Toyota Echo as a commuter years back, sitting around 265 right now still runs good.  I really wanted to just drive it until the wheels fell off but have too many cars now that kids all started buying their own and I work from home.  Might have to let someone else push it over the 300 mark.

Bought a 2003 GMC Silverado with 185K  and now at 215K, I only drive it to hunt and haul things, at this rate it will take 15 more years to hit 300  :)

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Re: Vehicle High Miles Bragging Rights
« Reply #40 on: February 19, 2021, 06:32:52 PM »
2006 Silverado with the Duramax.

I just passed 48K. 

I think she's got a few more miles in her.    :P

My 06 has 230,000 on it. Just getting broke in. :chuckle: Actually runs and drives like new. Did a pump rub kit a few weeks ago. First set of brakes ever last summer. I think 3 glow plug and an alternator. Oh,changed leaky transmission hoses last summer also.

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Re: Vehicle High Miles Bragging Rights
« Reply #41 on: February 20, 2021, 02:05:43 PM »
I'm in, not a vehicle most would think could last this long and it will go even longer, i was shooting for 500k and would of gotten there in 3 yrs but my commute changed and now it will take 17.5yrs so thats not gonna happen with me behind the wheel
2004 Mitsubishi Galant, 2.4L 4 cyl Auto, has been trouble free (knock on wood) nothing but regular maint which i am super anal about on my vehicles, does not use more than 1/2qt oil between changes (just conventional oil btw) and still drives just fine. For me personally this is my newest vehicle in my fleet (my wife's vehicle is a 2013), all my other personal cars all have 150k or less and that includes a 1968, 1996, 2002 and a 2005

We should also add low miles bragging rights, my 2005 vehicle only has 29k on it, my dad has a 2000 Honda with less that 20k on it  :yike: and it looks factory new in and out, he recently had to have the airbags done under recall and the dealership took pictures of his car.
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Re: Vehicle High Miles Bragging Rights
« Reply #42 on: February 20, 2021, 02:11:49 PM »
I've gone with the fleet mentality too

4 pickups, the newest being a 2010 and the wifes 05 Pathfinder with 205,000 miles. Love the Pathfinder, though the transmission does funny things every once in a great while. Thing is as tight as new. Id buy another of that 05-12 vintage in a heartbeat

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Re: Vehicle High Miles Bragging Rights
« Reply #43 on: February 20, 2021, 02:41:08 PM »
 We purchased a new Honda Accord back in 89, was my wifeís daily driver. I changed the original clutch at 320k and we ended up giving it to my bother with 380k on it. He drove it for a couple more years before giving it away, had 400k+ on it.
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Re: Vehicle High Miles Bragging Rights
« Reply #44 on: February 20, 2021, 03:35:42 PM »
My '08 Sonata has 250,000 trouble free miles. Just routine maintenance and an alternator at 180k.
  For low miles, the '17 Ram only has 15k, not as low as I'd like but it rides/drives/towes so nice its hard NOT to take it. I joke with my wife about hauling 1 ton of air around.

 


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