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Robert A. Miller
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PA
USA
398 Posts

Posted - 06/28/2010 :  8:44:53 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
How many miles do you have on your car? I suspect I have a low one, a 2000 Chrysler Town & Country van with 238,000 miles, still going strong. Believe it or not, with the original transmission.

What kind of a silly, free prize for the highest mileage? Any suggestions? Like a smiley from the board?

Bob Miller

Carrie711
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Citrus County, Florida
USA
154 Posts

Posted - 06/30/2010 :  4:41:42 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I own a bright red 1998 Dodge Avenger with slightly more than 44,000 miles on it. She is in perfect condition, all I have replaced are the battery and the tires. I must say that when I bought her I chose the passenger side foot brake delete option! (Family joke!)

I am the original owner. I used to drive it to work five days a week with frequent on-call trips back to the hospital, but I retired five years ago.

Now I have to ride with hubby in his GREEN Kia when we go anywhere because he doesn't like to be the passenger.

What kind of silly, free prize do I get for the lowest mileage?

Carrie
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Jnanne
Star Contributor

LA
USA
3052 Posts

Posted - 06/30/2010 :  5:08:57 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
1998 Montero with 220,000 miles. Just sold the 1999 Sunfire that had 180,000, but still have the 1994 Chevy pickup with 250,000.

Jnanne
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Ray Sola
Volition.com Staff

Prescott, AZ
USA
3099 Posts

Posted - 06/30/2010 :  5:33:44 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Carrie you just beat me. My 1998 Ford Ranger has 47,196 miles. When it is clean, someone will always ask me if it is new.
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Gretta
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Jacksonville, NC
USA
1566 Posts

Posted - 06/30/2010 :  6:15:26 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
We own a 1987 Ford Ranger with over 330,000 miles on it. Due to moving and where we currently live only having two parking spaces it is in storage until we have a place that has parking for 3 vehicles. Otherwise we have a 2003 Monte Carlo SS (bought it used with 20,000 miles on it) and it now has just under 100,000 miles. And a 2005 Ford Ranger, although I never drive it so I'm not sure what the mileage is on it.
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Quinn
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Atlanta, GA
USA
50247 Posts

Posted - 07/03/2010 :  05:45:04 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
One of my vehicles is a 1994 Cutlass Supreme. It has 46,000 miles on it and looks as good as the day I bought it 16 years ago.
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ChrisNC
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Windham, ME
USA
31 Posts

Posted - 07/03/2010 :  3:02:56 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I have a 1994 Dodge Dakota 4x4 with 194k on it... the motor still runs strong and I have a suspicion that it will outlast the body.

I have a 1989 Dodge Ramcharger with 60k on the odometer, which translates to 160k on the truck, because at 99,999 it rolled over to zero.

My favorite vehicle is my 1979 Trans Am, with 150k on it. She's a beauty and runs strong, no problems with the engine or tranny at all so far.

My only low-mileage car was a 1988 Mercury Cougar that was purchased new; in 2008, with only 35k miles on it, it was totalled when somebody pulled out from a side street and took out the entire passenger side... can't tell you how much I wish I was driving a Dodge that day.
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PamInCa
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CA
USA
6557 Posts

Posted - 07/03/2010 :  5:18:40 PM  Visit PamInCa's Homepage  Reply  Reply with Quote
I recently purchased a 1988 Toyota Supra Turbo and it has 51,000 miles on it. It sat in a garage in probate for 12 years. I am going to sell it before I put too many miles on it though.

My Nissan Altima had almost 200,000 miles on it and then the engine went kaboom.Since the body was in such great shape, a young man bought it, put another engine in it and said he is going to get another 200,000 out of it.

PamInCa
Author of: "The Essential Guide to Mystery Shopping"
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Jnanne
Star Contributor

LA
USA
3052 Posts

Posted - 07/04/2010 :  10:20:25 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Well, Pam, when I trot over to Los Angeles to do those shops I keep being offered (because apparently someone doesn't realize Shreveport, LA is not close to California), I'll pop by to look over your vehicle. I may need it for the drive back home!

Jnanne
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MsJudyP
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Dallas, TX
USA
1124 Posts

Posted - 07/05/2010 :  4:58:12 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
My 2007 Ford Fusion has 117,000 miles on it. I drive WAY too much with the jobs I do. It runs really well and my husband keeps it tuned and new tires,etc.I am off to oklahoma City this weekend coming to do more jobs.
Have car will travel. LOL
I bought my husband a 2002 Ford F150 with 214,000 miles on.Paid cash and it runs great.

MSPA Gold Certified
Shopping the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and beyond!
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CherryT
Member

Myrtle Beach, SC
USA
43 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2011 :  1:08:03 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
The Green Machine is a 1999 Ford Taurus with over 400,000 miles and it is still rolling with the original transmission and motor.

I win!

Our 1998 Sebring Convertible has about 225,000 miles and my Toyota RAV4 has 80,000.

Cherry
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JudyK
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Eau Claire, WI. 54703-1729
USA
1349 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2011 :  2:40:29 PM  Send JudyK an AOL message  Reply  Reply with Quote
My 2004 Chev Monte Carlo is pushing the 193,000 mile mark in a couple more weeks. Never a problem, tires every other year, oil changes every 7000 miles it uses synthetic oil, and the dash alerts me as to when to change it. Plus was given a used battery last fall. Im the only driver and original owner. Considering a new vehicle this spring, no idea what though. Wish they still made them Id buy another.
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EllenNC
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Raleigh, NC
USA
498 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2011 :  7:09:07 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
If we are figuring miles per year, then I might win. My '07 Buick has just over 180,000. My husband's 95 pickup has 321,000. I'm thinking it's time for a new car and that '11 Ford Taurus looks good.

Ellen
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JudyK
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Eau Claire, WI. 54703-1729
USA
1349 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2011 :  04:17:13 AM  Send JudyK an AOL message  Reply  Reply with Quote
I have to agree with you Ellen, that Taurus DOES look good.I havent seen one up close other than in the commercials yet. Ive been a Chevy person for way too many years, and am thinking its time for a change, Im just waiting for warmer weather to get out and look at whats available. It sure would be nice if the manufactures would come out with different body styles instead of them all looking the same year after year.
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Jnanne
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LA
USA
3052 Posts

Posted - 02/21/2011 :  07:17:16 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I think the care I loved the most was my Ford Taurus. Traded it in 2000 for a Sunfire that I didn't love nearly as much--but had fewer miles and lower monthly payment--which was very important at the time.

Then there was my first car--1974 Chevy Nova, V-8 muscle car. They don't make them like that any more. That thing was a tank.

Just checked the odometer on my Montero yesterday--up to 226,000. Six thousand miles on it in 8 months. Guess that is pretty close to the national average.

Jnanne
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JuanitaJ
Star Contributor

Houston, TX
USA
1085 Posts

Posted - 03/26/2011 :  04:17:35 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I have a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu with 106,000 miles. I bought the car when I started mystery shopping. All my oil changes, air filters, wiper blades, tire rotations, and other small mechanical things are covered by mystery shops, so my car is well taken care of. Also my car washes and waxes are covered by mystery shops so I keep this car cleaner than any car I have ever had.

It runs great. It is only a 4 cylinder but has great pick up. My next car I believe will also be a Malibu.

Juanita
MSPA Gold Certified
Happily shopping the Houston, TX area.
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JuanitaJ
Star Contributor

Houston, TX
USA
1085 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2014 :  11:28:07 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I broke down and bought a new 2014.5 Toyota Camry. It had 6 miles on it when I drove it home. Today, in highway driving, I was getting 36.5 MPG. I now have 110 miles on it.

I have kept my 2004 Malibu. I wouldn't get much for it. It has 144,000 miles on it. But it is running good and I would like to get some use of the practically new tires and recent repairs I had done to the tune of $2000.00 (brakes, A/C, ignition switch, fuel pump, etc).

When I find a friend in need of a car, I will give it to them. I already have someone in mind. It would tickle her pink.

Juanita
MSPA Gold Certified
Happily shopping the Houston, TX area.
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DarleneH
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Cleveland, OH
USA
1325 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2014 :  2:11:25 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
my 1998 Accord has 242,000 miles, too much for some oil change shops.
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