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strengverboten
04-02-2013, 05:30 PM
I realized after Clintofio's "grown up car" thread, that we have a wealth of knowledge here about many topics...but beyond the "pics of your ride" topic, we really aren't taking advantage of our decades of experience. I vote we add an ongoing topic of quality long lasting vehicles.

Sort of a "you can buy one of these without worry" type of thing. Not a brand fight type of thing, just your experience.

No interest in starting a cheap Charlie "bought this crashed junker for $500 and drove it despite it not having a drivers door" topic - that doesn't belong on WT at all.

And if you're the type that trades up rides every year to something better - lets hear about that too.


I'll start...

I've found 2 wheel drive, manual transmission Ford trucks to be more or less sun rise dependable ( barring neglect or purposeful damage) For me this includes Rangers, F150s (300-6cyl, 302 and newer 5.4 gas engines).

To that I'll add 3 different 200k mile and still-running-well when sold Toyota 4x4s my dad owned and a higher number of Nissans he did the same with.

I've also a car dealer friend who buys 100k mile Suburbans/tahoes and drives them to 200k with very little out of pocket spending.

Again - lets not glorify cheap ( after all my wife's ride is a new BMW, not an old ford truck) but if its a good car, lets hear about it.

Dr_Dave
04-02-2013, 05:33 PM
My daily car 1996 jeep cherokee 4wd 298k miles. Oldest car 1993 pontiac trans am 35k miles.

bae
04-02-2013, 06:01 PM
I'll confess. I usually drive cars until they die, or give me reason to believe they are unreliable by design and likely to hose me over when I least expect it.

So, my automotive fleet at the moment is a bit aging, and consists of these bought-new cars that I haven't replaced yet because they seem to work fine, and haven't betrayed me:

1999 Volvo V70R - most useful vehicle we own, it's still ticking after lots of miles. Routine service is a bit expensive on it, but it doesn't ever break or leave us stranded, and still goes fast, for a wagon. Starting to blow oil past the turbo seals, this may spell the death of it, since it'd cost a fortune to fix, and the thing now probably has a negative trade-in value :-)

1998 BMW Z3, completely done-over stem-to-stern by Dinan when I bought it, supercharged, the works. This car amazes me, it replaced my beloved '67 MGB, which was a car that required constant tinkering just to keep it running. This particular Z3 just works, all the time, it has never caused me a single moment of trouble, nothing breaks on it, it always starts, even if I leave it in the garage all winter. I see no reason to upgrade it, even though it is now "old".

1999 Hummer H1 - other than nagging electrical problems, and one design problem with a heat-sensitive electrical component mounted where it gets hot, this also has been reliable, which surprised me. I've taken it from Arctic to desert, and it happily, slowly churns along. The brakes suck, but they sucked out of the box.

2003 Porsche 911C4S - this is my daily driver, also has been completely reliable over the past 10 years. Had some out-of-the-box issues with a leaky oil seal they fixed under warranty, since then, nothing goes wrong. I don't see much of a reason to "upgrade" yet.

2011 Mini Cooper, as stripped down a model as I could locate, to be our family's "runabout" and the car for the teenager-types to drive without killing themselves. Nothing wrong with this one yet, it's a ton of fun for the price.

strengverboten
04-02-2013, 06:04 PM
Great post, Bae... exactly what I was talking about.

I too usually keep vehicles for a while, but mainly because I trade up and trade off motorbikes all the time - and I'd rather spend my money there.

ss58
04-02-2013, 06:08 PM
Bought a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6 cyl with 100,000 miles for kids to learn on. They have moved on and it's got 202,000 on it. It's my range, run around car. Just change the oil.

Oldest is '68 Dodge Coronet R/T 440 magnum with a six pack....convertible.78,000 original miles. I'm a Mopar guy.

Should add the XO's 2002 MBZ E320 wagon has 195,000, bought it new. She won't give it up. When she does I'm throwing a lift kit in it and some big rubber....my Po mans G Wagon. I'll give you guys first dibs on the jeep.

jdonne
04-02-2013, 06:28 PM
1990 Mazda miata, daily driver for 12 years. Had the works by flyin miata. 228 rwhp in 2200lbs = :yell:
Sold with 148k miles.

Housertl
04-02-2013, 06:33 PM
My current car...1999 Isuzu Vehicross

tedbo
04-02-2013, 06:42 PM
Everyday truck is my 1990 Ford with the 300 straight six auto matic. Changed transmission about 50,000 miles ago and still runs at 341,000 miles on it.
Oh, it is a grey man looking vehicle!

Housertl
04-02-2013, 07:02 PM
Those are pretty cool.

My two best have been a 91 Jeep Cherokee with the 4.0L motor, and a 93 Nissan 240SX. The Nissan has been a daily commuter and absolutely trouble free, would buy another if I could find one, but most out there are trashed by the boy racer crowd. I recently rebuilt the motor in the Cherokee, at 230,000 miles; when I pulled it apart I realized I should've just left it alone for another 10 years, it wasn't ready for a rebuild.

I saw my first one in May of 2011, within 2 weeks, I had sold my Subaru Outback Sport and had one shipped to me from Ohio. Once I am done with it, it will be a beast....Swap in a 99 Trooper manual transmission and transfer case, and then swap in a diesel engine from a 2000 Isuzu bighorn from Japan.

strengverboten
04-02-2013, 07:04 PM
I saw my first one in May of 2011, within 2 weeks, I had sold my Subaru Outback Sport and had one shipped to me from Ohio. Once I am done with it, it will be a beast....Swap in a 99 Trooper manual transmission and transfer case, and then swap in a diesel engine from a 2000 Isuzu bighorn from Japan.

okay... all that's pretty cool really.

Rick Klopp
04-02-2013, 07:05 PM
I'll have to brag on two Chevrolet products:

The first was a 1981 Surburban, your basic 2-wheel drive with the standard towing pkg and a 350 motor. Nothing required over the years except routine maintenance and maybe a water pump, alternator and a couple of batteries. We did, however, go through a couple of transmissions. We retired it with 285,000 miles on it after the kids left it running one day and it blew a radiator hose and warped the heads. The second is still my daily driver bug-out vehicle. It is a 1984 K5 4X4 Blazer. With only have 149,000 miles on it, it's still running strong and wouldn't hesitate to take it anywhere.

Vehicles just seem to be more Warrior-Friendly back in the 80s before the county became so environmentally obsessed. And you could fix them with a simple tool kit along the side of the road. Matter of fact, my Blazer still has a manual choke. I like it that way.

McGyver
04-02-2013, 07:10 PM
My daily driver: 2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Bought it new in 2003. Still running strong.

David Ledbetter
04-02-2013, 07:25 PM
1996 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 recently sold to my nephew, it has been in the family since it was new. It still runs strong, I will probably buy it back from him when he is tired of it. 150K + miles.

Current daily driver 04' Toyota 4Runner. Bought new for wife, she now drives a Camry and I got the 4Runner. Over 150K miles and still moving.

I would love to have a 4 door jeep but no reason to get rid of the Runner. I have always had good luck with Toyota's so I keep buying them.


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CLYDE71
04-02-2013, 07:29 PM
2000 VW Jetta TDI (TURBO DIESEL) I only have about 150k, but runs like a champ and the body is solid,even with all the crappy winters. I have a couple of friends that commute everyday to chicago for work and just turned 400k on the same car. They still have the original clutches and only reg maintenance.

The only thing that really chaps my butt is that when I bought my diesel, diesel was cheaper than gas!?

Best car I ever owned

WinstonSmith
04-02-2013, 07:55 PM
Another vote for the Toyota Tacoma. My friend's has well north of 200K miles on it, and I just picked one up for the teenager to drive with 100K miles on it. Drives like it's a year old.

chad newton
04-02-2013, 08:11 PM
78 kenworth with over 2,000,000 miles on it. It was a shame to see it torn apart last week and the frame was the last thing to go over to scrap metal today. My first truck.

AlwaysVigilant
04-02-2013, 08:27 PM
97 Ford Explorer XLT AWD 5.0. Tons of power, fully loaded, excellent road manners and decent off road chops.

When I got rid of it in 04 it had 160,000 on it. Replaced a belt, brakes, tires and struts. That's it.

oletymepreacher
04-02-2013, 08:54 PM
Two early 80's Toyota Tercels with close to 400,000 miles each. Had I not cross threaded plugs, I'd probably still be driving them.

'81 Chevy one ton/ with 454. Still using it with 450,000 miles. Replaced engine and clutch about 35,000 miles ago.

Present daily wheels; Toyota Tacoma, 240,000 miles, Toyota 4Runner, 260,000 miles. Both are going strong. Compression test shows engines are like new. Just preventive maintenance on both, as well as tires and batteries.

NateR
04-02-2013, 08:57 PM
You really can't go wrong with a Honda Civic. Personally, I think they have all the charm of a toaster, but my wife's 2000 DX had over 200k on the clock when we finally traded it in.

One that surprised me a bit was my 2001 Mazda B3000 (basically a re-badged 2wd Ford Ranger). It had 160k on it when I sold it to a local guy; as far as I know, he still uses it for his lawn care business.

Aside from routine maintenance items (oil, tires, brakes, etc.), I don't recall either of them ever needing major repairs.

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Base Bleed
04-02-2013, 09:42 PM
LX470...abused beyond reason. Finally about to retire it. 230000 hard miles.

Once towed a trailer load to the land fill after closing one of my stores. Guy working the scales said, "Son, you're gross weight is 25,000 pounds." Couldn't believe it. It felt like nothing. I'd been hauling that type of load with over the Smoky Mountains for a few years.

Aside from a mysterious transmission rebuild, it has been pretty flawless.

If the assembly point was the island of Japan, I have utter faith in it. All of my cars fulfill this criterion. Except my K5, that is. It is almost 40 years old and cranks first try every time...and its all original.



God & Tribe

Fulanito
04-02-2013, 09:52 PM
1995 Isuzu Trooper. Bought it new, drove the piss out of her for 13 years all over Central America. Was needing a good bit of work at about 200,000 so I gave it up to a guy who wanted a project. He breathed new life back into it and it is still a daily driver for a college kid.

SEANSTRAIT
04-02-2013, 09:58 PM
2004 Toyota Tundra. Love that truck and will keep it until it falls apart around me-and that will be a while.

kabar
04-02-2013, 10:45 PM
My cousin's husband recently retired his '92 Dodge Cummins Ram pickup with 1.2 million miles on it. He drives a long distance rural mail route and really racks up the miles. It was still running fine, and he'd never had the engine open for any kind of engine repair, but he rolled it after sliding off the road in the snow and decided it wasn't worth fixing.

M1A's r Best
04-03-2013, 02:48 AM
I (mistakenly) traded off my Ford F150 4WD about 3 years ago. It was a 1990 model with the 300 six cylinder and manual 5 speed. It had 251,000 miles on it. Original rear/front axles, engine, transmission, transfer case, U-joints (based on my previous chevy I'd bought a set, but never had to install them), water pump, power steering pump, AC components (had replaced the Freon with the new stuff at one point). Over the 251,000 miles I'd replaced the radiator once, the alternator once, the battery 3 times (in twenty years that ain't bad). Oh, and the radio/CD player was replaced. I still wish I'd kept it and traded in one of the Chevy S10 Blazers.

Mickey Rourke
04-03-2013, 03:51 AM
Like bae, I drive mine until they are shot.

I've mostly owned GM products (the exceptions being a Nissan p/u and my current Jeep), and gotten well over 250,000 out of them unless they were wrecked.

Currently, my 1995 Cherokee (4.0L) has 230,000+ with few problems. Likewise, my wife is at 171,000 on a 1997 Grand Am (3.1L).

Scott Vandiver
04-03-2013, 05:31 AM
I love my 2000 F250 7.3 diesel. Currently at 250K miles. I put a bigger turbo and chip in it and it runs like a mustang. Only issue is the transmission ford put in it went out at 150. I put a shift kit and Torqe converter lock up kit in the new transmission and have no worries. Runs great and pulls anything I can afford to put on a trailer. Best $30k I ever spent.

Pict
04-03-2013, 06:13 AM
I had an '89 Pontiac 6000, six cylinder, that we gave to my BIL at 200,000 miles. He traded it to a friend and from what I heard it was totalled in an accident at @ 325,000. I've heard that the four cylinder version was garbage. Mine drove like a get-away car.

Gun Mutt
04-03-2013, 06:23 AM
I see lots of 200k+/mi Jeep Cherokees in my work and they come in 2 varieties:
Served it's time & is ready for scrap or gtg for another 10yr/100k.

Stoic
04-03-2013, 06:41 AM
One of the most impressive vehicles I've ever seen was my grandfather's 1985 Ford F150. He bought it new in '85, and it's still running, in the hands of a younger cousin. I don't know how many miles it has now, but the last time I checked, which was probably 7-8 years ago, it was well over 500,000 miles. Unbelievable.

I just recently bought my own F150, an '06, with 160k on the clock. I was leery at first of buying such a high-mileage truck, but I needed one, and needed to reduce my payments. It ran beautifully for the entire trip home (2300 miles), and with some minor maintenance, it's even better now. I expect it will last a long, long time.

Also, I would strongly recommend any Subaru. I've owned two now, a WRX and an STI, and they were both rock-solid reliable. They simply refused to quit, even when abused regularly. The STI was also the most fun car I've ever driven.

bavarian
04-03-2013, 07:22 AM
Like many here I drive my cars until they die. Current drives are a 1996 Audi A4 1.9tdi quattro (200,000 miles)as a daily beater. Had to change the radiator 2 y's ago. AC compressor is dead since last year. Other tan that it is very reliable. Maintaince parts are not inexpensive. Wheel bearings, upper links and control arm with bonded rubber mountings of the quattro drive layout are famous for wear-out.
Since last year a 2008 Volvo XC70 AWD diesel engine, with only 50,000 miles. Great car for long distance drives. Drove a 1996 Volvo 850 until 2009 also very reliable with only standard maintenance for more than 200,000 miles, apart from 2 broken front shields.

Molon Labe .45
04-03-2013, 07:37 AM
87 4runner is my daily driver. 332,000 miles and still going. I have had some nice cars and have a newer vehicle to drive but I prefer my old yota. Some cars just have character and the 1st gen 4runners have it in spades. Besides it painted od green:drooling:

Jesse 8
04-03-2013, 07:43 AM
My every day driver is a 97 ford mustang GT with the 4.6 I've had it almost 2 years now, just turned 160k. Runs great, loses some oil and coolant. Nothing I can't live with for now. Almost makes me wish I didn't need a truck.

Jack Rumbaugh
04-03-2013, 07:46 AM
My Volvo S60 has been a great car. 160K and still has a ton of life left. Best paint of any car I have ever owned. We have had several Toyotas and own 2 at the moment. We sold an 82 Celica in the late 90s that had over 250K on it. I bet it is still running. Wife's Sienna has had a few problems with the sliding doors but no major mechanical issues. It has 130K on it. I picked up (stole) a 2004 Sequoia for business use with 200K on it. It is a solid truck and in amazing condition. I'll drive it for another 100K.

Growing up, my dad had a MB 220D that ran forever. He bought in '72 and sold it in the late 80s with 400K on it. Damn thing wouldn't die.

Grey Man
04-03-2013, 08:09 AM
Mom had a pontiac montana that lasted 8 years, killed 5 or 6 deer, I put a new engine in it once after my sister ran it without coolant 80 miles, total mileage was close to 400K when we sold it to the junkyard, I went back a few months later and they'd torn the doors off of it and used it for ferrying parts from the back yard to the front to load up for clients.

My first car was a chevy lumina that I got at 160K miles, after 13 years between my dad, my sister and myself we put 300K miles on it and was still running when we gave it to the junkyard (wiring problems made it unsafe to drive)

Cars are so well built now that they last well into 200-250K miles if maintained. No reason to sell them early other than "I want something newer/nicer/faster"

Netpackrat
04-03-2013, 03:04 PM
I am still driving the 3/4 ton Chevy pickup that my dad bought new in 1973.

Craig R
04-03-2013, 03:29 PM
I had a Toyota truck, I believe it was an 87 that had 275,000 when I sold it. I saw it 5 years later carrying a sofa in town. I asked the guy about it at a stoplight, it had 487,000 miles on it with a different bed. It was the much heralded 22r engine with a 5 speed.

eldon54
04-03-2013, 03:35 PM
Drove my Dad's 1951 Chevy pickup (he bought new) all the way through junior/high school and college. It's pretty much retired and needs restoration, but my brother still has it and fires it up once in a while.

mongooseman
04-17-2013, 04:01 AM
1989 Toyota Corolla. Bought it for my wife with 2300 miles on it. She traded up to a midsize and it was handed down thru three teenagers. The only serious work I had to do to it was replace the switch in the starter twice. Close to 150,000, it ran like a sewing machine until youngest son was involved in an accident after school. I swear I teared up when they hauled that thing off on a roll back. No doubt in my mind it would still be running.

bdcbbq
04-17-2013, 05:50 AM
I had a 1978 Datsun F10 that I got from my Dad while in college. When I traded it off after graduation it had over 250,000 miles and still ran great. I don't recall anything being done except normal maintenance.

PRDubi
04-17-2013, 06:52 AM
1986 4runner..
Had it for 22 yrs now..got it college.

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Zaveral
04-17-2013, 07:49 AM
I had a 1991 Chevy S-10 that my dad bought new and took very good care of for the first 50,000 miles or so. Then I bought it from him and drove it all over the country to go hiking and climbing. I only changed the oil once a year and it lasted til it had 300,000 miles on the odometer. It had the 60 degree V-6 and a manual 5-speed transmission. I sold it when I got married.

BTW, the US Postal Service uses S-10s for their mail trucks. They use a S-10 chasis with a narrowed front end to make it turn tighter plus they add their specially designed aluminum body to make it lighter and work for them. They were built by Grumman, the same folks who build fighter planes, and call it the LLV (Long Life Vehicle). All the current small postal trucks are S-10s that were built in the late 80's and early 90's. There are so many S-10s out there that parts are cheap if you need them.

fidalgoman
04-17-2013, 08:14 AM
I think Iíve had approaching forty cars in my lifetime most of which Iíve killed one way or another. Usually just wearing them out.

I wonít buy another exotic French car unless they just about give it to me. All speed and no reliability. Fun to drive though. Most of my cars have been GM and Toyota. I love Toyota dependability but many of the GM cars were performance cars since I have to admit to loving the torque of big block.

My Jetta diesel was the longest mile car I ever owned but if I could find a good, low priced, used 911 as a daily driver I would be good with that.

TattooedGunner
04-17-2013, 08:25 AM
My '02 Toyota Tacoma has almost 220,000 miles. I still drive it everywhere.


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mich_d_l
04-17-2013, 09:49 AM
I really appreciate this thread popping up at this time, since I am going to be buying a new truck next month. I am guilty of killing way too many cars in my life, mostly through poor maintenance, with some bad luck thrown in. The longest running vehicle i owned was a chevy g20 sport van from1977. It had a straight six engine with 380,000 miles. The trans was rebuilt at 200,000 or so and it was a beater, but i miss it. It had such bad compreesion at the end that though I could start it still, it died as soon as you turned the steering wheel. Now I am looking for a replacement for my 82 suburban, I am thinking 3/4 ton pickup, i am just trying to find a good model and year. I like to look at adds and find a car with really high mileage then look for the same vehicle with lower miles. So thanks for sharing all your data.

Mike the Lurker :-)

Web Services
04-17-2013, 11:01 AM
Like many here I drive my cars until they die....

Seems to be a trend. Making a mental note never to buy a used vehicle from a WT'er.

Goodspeed(TPF)
04-17-2013, 11:16 AM
Seems to be a trend. Making a mental note never to buy a used vehicle from a WT'er.Damn ZackW. That's funneh. :P

BillyOblivion
04-17-2013, 11:48 AM
2000 VW Jetta TDI (TURBO DIESEL) I only have about 150k, but runs like a champ and the body is solid,even with all the crappy winters. I have a couple of friends that commute everyday to chicago for work and just turned 400k on the same car. They still have the original clutches and only reg maintenance.

The only thing that really chaps my butt is that when I bought my diesel, diesel was cheaper than gas!?

Best car I ever owned


Look into LP gas injection. Adds power and reduces consumption.

ERN
04-17-2013, 02:57 PM
1988 Mustang GT. 5.0 5 speed. I used that car to its full potential any time I could. I learned heel and toe downshifts, etc over the course of 13 years and 170k of mostly city driving.

A couple clutches
A water pump every 60k miles like clockwork
One electrical ignition part that cost a couple bucks.
The usual batteries, brakes, consumables.

Used no oil at the end, but compression was not great.

Sold it to a kid and still see it beating around town up to 210k now.

Netpackrat
04-17-2013, 03:50 PM
Drove my Dad's 1951 Chevy pickup (he bought new) all the way through junior/high school and college. It's pretty much retired and needs restoration, but my brother still has it and fires it up once in a while.

I yield to you, sir. :thumbup:

jerrod
04-17-2013, 04:06 PM
I acquired a 1976 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser in high school. Kept it so long, I ran 460,000 miles on it before I sold it for a obscene amount of money. The guy I sold it to still has it, and I want it back so bad. I also still have a 1970 AMC Javelin that I roll out sometimes, but it only has 60,000 miles on it. My other toy is a 1997 Land Rover Defender with 85,000 miles on it. It sees some trail time, but I over-maintain it. Daily drivers are, a lifted, supercharged 1998 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 with 215,000 miles(I've abused this truck, and it won't die), a 1996 lifted Land Rover Discovery with 185,000 miles(which is a lot for a maintenance hungry Rover), and a 2004 Buell XB1200 with 60,000 miles on it.

I'm a maintenance whore, so I have a hard time killing vehicles. I want, a new car but I have no room. I either have to sell one, or kill one. I'm not selling the Javelin, or the Defender(wife drives more than me), and the Tacoma, and the Discovery won't die!

Steve Paulson
04-17-2013, 04:13 PM
2000 Subaru Outback LTD Wagon. I loved that car...but I love my wife more. It was hurting her, literally, so it had to go. Sold it to a kid from the church, and he promptly wrecked it. :facepalm:

It gave me 8 very fun & faithful years.

dondy66
04-17-2013, 05:03 PM
!982 Honda Civic , hatchback , 5 speed . I had it for 12 years , 158 K miles and gifted it to a friend who started medical school . he ran that car for another 6 years . Yes I still drive Hondas .

BPMOU80CO
04-17-2013, 07:47 PM
LX470...abused beyond reason. Finally about to retire it. 230000 hard miles.

Once towed a trailer load to the land fill after closing one of my stores. Guy working the scales said, "Son, you're gross weight is 25,000 pounds." Couldn't believe it. It felt like nothing. I'd been hauling that type of load with over the Smoky Mountains for a few years.

Aside from a mysterious transmission rebuild, it has been pretty flawless.

If the assembly point was the island of Japan, I have utter faith in it. All of my cars fulfill this criterion. Except my K5, that is. It is almost 40 years old and cranks first try every time...and its all original.



God & Tribe

Base, those LX 450 and 470 are built like a tank. Loved my LX450 cruiser, would still be in the garage today if it weren't for the small back seat after my first daughter was born.

My favorite vehicle right now is our 3/4 ton 02 Suburban with the 8.1. Picked it up in 2011 after my second daughter was born for a steal with 120K on the clock. Have done some normal wear and tear items but at 144k now I'm pretty confident it'll hit 200k easy. It's my wife's daily driver, and while its thirsty with the 8.1, she doesn't drive to far running the kids around. Getting ready to replace the carpet and re-skin the leather seats to make it a little more comfy and throw some 285s on it. Plan on running this beast til it dies, love paid off vehicles.

Still love the land cruisers though.

Base Bleed
04-17-2013, 09:01 PM
Base, those LX 450 and 470 are built like a tank. Loved my LX450 cruiser, would still be in the garage today if it weren't for the small back seat after my first daughter was born.

My favorite vehicle right now is our 3/4 ton 02 Suburban with the 8.1. Picked it up in 2011 after my second daughter was born for a steal with 120K on the clock. Have done some normal wear and tear items but at 144k now I'm pretty confident it'll hit 200k easy. It's my wife's daily driver, and while its thirsty with the 8.1, she doesn't drive to far running the kids around. Getting ready to replace the carpet and re-skin the leather seats to make it a little more comfy and throw some 285s on it. Plan on running this beast til it dies, love paid off vehicles.

Still love the land cruisers though.

I love suburbans too. Cruisers and burbs are The only two SUVs that I consider keepers in small town USA.


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Sleestak
04-17-2013, 09:05 PM
1985 Mazda 323

Steve Paulson
04-17-2013, 09:08 PM
I love suburbans too. Cruisers and burbs are The only two SUVs that I consider keepers in small town USA.


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My '02 Tahoe has been a frikkin' rock as well. 135k+ and strong as anything.

karl johnson
04-17-2013, 11:39 PM
280K miles 1995 Isuzu Trooper. It spent it's first years doing oil field work in TX and Mexico, I'm told, and it doesn't seem to mind. When something does wear out, I can replace it with a $25 part bought online and put it in with two adjustable wrenches, a big screwdriver and / or a hammer. It is absolutely not the style machine I am used to, it came with the wife when we were married last year and I gave her my much newer Audi to take to grad school a few states away, but it is growing on me quickly.

YARP
04-18-2013, 04:58 AM
I love my 2000 F250 7.3 diesel. Currently at 250K miles. I put a bigger turbo and chip in it and it runs like a mustang. Only issue is the transmission ford put in it went out at 150. I put a shift kit and Torqe converter lock up kit in the new transmission and have no worries. Runs great and pulls anything I can afford to put on a trailer. Best $30k I ever spent.

Anything that the 7.3L diesel is in I would trust, it's an awesome engine:thumbup:
Ill take an excursion over the pickups though, currently about to roll the odometer over 250k miles and its still running solid. I know of another gentleman that just rolled 400k miles on his with only regular scheduled maintenance, although he's no where near as hard on his transmission as I am. The trans should be beefed up. The amount of space in the interior is daunting and your pretty much driving down the expressway in a moving fortress. Despite its large size it still handles nicely.

Aaron1100us
04-18-2013, 05:27 AM
Most miles is my 2001 Cherokee with 160,000 on it. I've only done oil changes,brakes, tires and one belt change.



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TrojanSkyCop1
04-19-2013, 12:29 PM
2003 Saturn L200. Had over 250k miles by the time I sold her just prior ot my Iraq deployment this past December.

The '67 Mustang I owned from 2001-2006 had 54,000 miles on the rebuilt engine (approx 125,000 miles on the body).