I was meeting with some clients when the topic of "buying new cars" came up. They were quick to inform me that they were totally against it and bragged about how long each of them had been driving their cars. Then the wife proceeded to tell me that she had almost 400,000 miles on her Pontiac Aztek.
400,000! I couldn't believe it. I don't think I've ever even crossed 150,000.
I was so impressed with her story, that I wrote a blog post about it:400,000 Miles? No Problem. How Driving a Tank Can Make You a Millio...
Anyway, has anyone here ever got close to that? Curious to see.
I got a 1996 Ford Mustang up to about 225,000 (that is an approximation because the odometer quit at 189K). Actually, I still have that Mustang, and it still runs -- it just overheats randomly and I can't figure why.
Ah the legendary OM613. 500k lifetime practically guaranteed with proper maintenance. There's a Youtube video of some drunken Fins trying to kill its 4-cylinder cousin in the 240D. No coolant, no oil, and full throttle. Smoked like a house fire but it survived even water being squirted into the intake for quite a while. You really have to MAKE those engines die on purpose.