OT: let's see your high mileage vehicles

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Hey guys.

Just hit 300,000 miles on my 96 Ford F350 7.3 this morning.

My father in law bought this truck new and I've had it for about 10 years now. Stock injectors, fuel pump, H.P. oil pump, etc. I was with my father in law the day he bought it. It has hauled horses to race tracks all over the country. I could have bought a new truck a long time ago but this truck has great sentimental value to me, with him passing, and I will never get rid of it. I love the looks, that 7.3L sound, and the simplicity of it you just can't get with newer trucks. I'm hoping to hit 500,000 on her!

I'm sure some of you guys have older higher milage vehicles you love that just keep on going and going. Let's see em and hear the milage! Any stories behind them?

Oh yeah, and pictures if you have them!
 

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Sorry no pic , I had an old Dodge van, 360 V8 with a Quadra-gulp 4 barrel , 12 miles to the gallon, empty, loaded, fast or slow. Nothing worked in the instrument panel except the high beam indicator, which functioned flawlessly.
When I sold it, close to 300,000 miles. It also had a dead cylinder and vibrated so bad that the wires to my cassette had to be re-soldered periodically. I hauled the band Big Finn all over Kansas in that beast. Not having a speedometer was bad, I once asked the key player following me how fast I'd been going ..." 90!"
We dodged tornadoes, and one night I drove 150 miles in a rain storm, no wipers, i was a little drunk but kept my eyes on the road.
 

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My '98 Ford Escort Wagon (drummer's dream!) has about 130,000. I got it four years ago with 64,000, which I believe to be accurate. The odometer (but not the speedometer) broke about three years ago, and the cruise went out last year. A/C and heating are fine, cassette stereo not as good as it was. 30+ mpg. Engine and trans are fine, but she's rustin' out from under me in the Michigan salt.
 

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20 yrs old today, bumpy as h***, can't fit anything in it except maybe a bag or 2 of groceries. Everytime i have to get some drums, i have to take my wife's SUV. And oh did i say pig on gas? No? Well it is.
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Those older diesels will run forever. The original power strokes were great motors, used to run the dog s#$t out the ambulances that had them. Cummins 12 valve and the older 24 valves as well.
I can't see any benefit in owning a new diesel truck with all the new EPA/emissions regulations on them

Most Ford built ambulances are running gas again. The county service I still work for on occasion has moved back to all gas.

My 2013 F150 5.0 is about to turn 128,000. Physician friend has an Infinity I think it is with 400,000 miles on it. He's going for 500,000 he says.
 

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Are all of these vehicles equipped with manual transmissions? How in the world are you guys getting those kinds of miles on cars with Auto trannys without rebuilds? Automatic transmissions must be better than they used to be.
 

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Timely thread, this is my '94 Toyota 4Runner. 225,000 miles. Extremely reliable and a great drum hauler. It had been having a number of issues for the past few years but it kept on ticking. About a month ago the head gasket went. My trusty mechanic who had been keeping it on the road for the past 10 years, told me it was time to move on. At one point I had planned to set it aside and eventually restore it, but with some unforeseen major house repairs earlier in the year and the uncertainty ($$$ and other things) related to the the Covid stuff going on and a lack of space in my driveway, I decided to donate it to a local charity. Here is one of the last photos from last week as it was loaded on to the flatbed. I hope the charity can make use of whatever little funds they can get from it.
EDIT: It was an auto transmission, never had any issues, 4WD worked great as well.
 

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2008 Honda Fit automatic , base model , no extra nothing . 247,000 klms . bought brand new .

Runs good, no weird noises or serious anxieties . In twelve years I've changed -

spark plugs
transmission fluid x 2
oil and filter and air filter x 2 a year
tires
brake pads ( still has original shoes in the rear)
battery x1

I do not baby my vechicles .

Been shopping for a newer car since last December , no big rush now but my next one will be a Honda or Toyota . Toyota made in Japan - it's right there on the ID code - " J " .
 

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Timely thread, this is my '94 Toyota 4Runner. 225,000 miles. Extremely reliable and a great drum hauler. It had been having a number of issues for the past few years but it kept on ticking. About a month ago the head gasket went. My trusty mechanic who had been keeping it on the road for the past 10 years, told me it was time to move on. At one point I had planned to set it aside and eventually restore it, but with some unforeseen major house repairs earlier in the year and the uncertainty ($$$ and other things) related to the the Covid stuff going on and a lack of space in my driveway, I decided to donate it to a local charity. Here is one of the last photos from last week as it was loaded on to the flatbed. I hope the charity can make use of whatever little funds they can get from it.
EDIT: It was an auto transmission, never had any issues, 4WD worked great as well.

A good friend of mine has a 96 like yours . Runs well .
 

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I had a 91 Volvo wagon that when I had to give it up it had 372,000ish on it, the body rusted away from the frame but the engine was still going strong. Then I had a 2004 Volvo xtc awd wagon with around 215,000 on it, loved that car but I got in an accident. And I currently have a 2004 Camry with... well I'll just take the picture of the odometer.
 

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i drive my 2000 nissan frontier everyday. it just turned 190,000 miles. 4 cylinder engine, 5 speed manual transmission. regular oil changes, and that's about it. great truck!
 

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1993 Audi 100CS (A6) 5 Speed manual V6 12V 172hp 2WD front Drive. ODO stopped at 234K couple 3 years ago. Pearl white (gone) / Black leather (good)

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Car was born Sept 1992 so 28 years old. Could use valve stem seals once exhaust gets hot (20 minutes) lays down a nice James Bond 007 smoke cloud; funny Oil on dipstick doesn't change much; I don't need to drive it much anymore just for short fun; so it's a mystery wrapped in an enigma.
Still fast athletic and solid.

The Lincoln above with 560K wins
My Dad was a Car dealer 1948-2018 70 years.
I joined in at age 9 in 1965 for 43 years.
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except daughter is new (and used) car sales at local huge 18 brand dealership and she out sells most all her male counterparts. I in my time was a mechanic. mostly
 
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These are some impressive numbers! Highest I've ever gone (from new) was to 198,000 in five years' time. Sold the car before it turned 200K; my thinking was that it's easier to sell a car in the [very high] 100Ks than in the [very low] 200Ks.
 

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Hey guys.

Just hit 300,000 miles on my 96 Ford F350 7.3 this morning.

My father in law bought this truck new and I've had it for about 10 years now. Stock injectors, fuel pump, H.P. oil pump, etc. I was with my father in law the day he bought it. It has hauled horses to race tracks all over the country. I could have bought a new truck a long time ago but this truck has great sentimental value to me, with him passing, and I will never get rid of it. I love the looks, that 7.3L sound, and the simplicity of it you just can't get with newer trucks. I'm hoping to hit 500,000 on her!

I'm sure some of you guys have older higher milage vehicles you love that just keep on going and going. Let's see em and hear the milage! Any stories behind them?

Oh yeah, and pictures if you have them!
It’s just broken in!
 

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