What's the most miles you ever had on your car?

 

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. 

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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.

 

JB

I had a 94 Ford Mustang (back in the day) and there was no way it would have made it as long as yours has.  It was a soft top convertible and it started to tear above the passenger seat.  I use to have to line it with plastic bags when it would rain.  Oh, those were the days :)
Had a 98 that I got rid of after 170,000.  It was going solidly strong, I was just ready for a different vehicle
275K+, because there was a few months where the odometer didn't work
My college vehicle (1990 Mazda MX-6) had over 280K miles when it died. I paid $3,000 for the car and it lasted 8 years with no major repairs. My father died on a Thursday and the following Monday as I was driving into work my Mazda died; that was a very sad time in my life.
I got an 89 silverado with 242,000 plus about 100,000 are mine
My '04 Blazer just passed 116,000. Not entirely sure it will live to see 200,000, let alone 4.
I got up to 304,000 on my 1983 Mercedes 300SD before an expensive part broke and I got a new car. The engine was still strong when I got rid of it.

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.

My Pickup stopped counting at 99999, so to all the unknowing, it looks like my '76 Ford F-100 has 50k on it! I've only had it about a year now, but she's showing no signs of stopping anytime soon.
I just bought a 96 Taurus with 226,000 on it. A lot of miles, yeah, but I only paid $950 for it.
Spun the odometer on my 1973 Volkswagen Beetle. Should be at a total of something like two hundred eleven total?

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