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. 

Views: 2124

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

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?

RSS

Latest Activity

Tarquin Anstruther replied to Braeden P.D.'s discussion Post-Mortem Symposium
"What about Jesus Christ to find out what he really meant?"
53 minutes ago
Jack Smith joined Bruce Uall's group
Thumbnail

The Shirtless Man

Shirtlessness is the essence of manliness.
1 hour ago
Northumbrian commented on Ian Wilson's group Out to Build Bridges
"Even if it took me a long time to admit it, I am glad I did finally start coming out of the closet to people. At last I found out before I entered a relationship with a woman and ended up divorced as a result"
8 hours ago
Chad commented on Andrew's group Men with Beards
"I too am about to reach the years mark and may need to trim it shorter again. Anything you wish you did before you trimmed it? Any suggestions to get through the stages of loss faster? Lol."
8 hours ago
Henrik Stroemblad added a discussion to the group Book Group
Thumbnail

Biggles?

Anyone here ever read Biggles, by Cpt. WE Johns? I read the books more than any other books when I was a kid. Biggles taught me more about being a man than anyone else, real or fictional. Had about half of the 95 or so books that were written. Favorites were the WW1 ones, but they were all good.
10 hours ago
Northumbrian replied to David R.'s discussion Lifestyles in the group Out to Build Bridges
"I wouldn't call it the gay lifestyle, since it's not like I had a bad experience with a woman and decided to be gay, I just knew but denied it because of when I grew up and I'm glad to be out of the closet. I'd say I was born…"
10 hours ago
R. Max replied to Braeden P.D.'s discussion Post-Mortem Symposium
"Lemmy from Motorhead Davinci  Teddy Roosevelt  Gandhi  Beethoven Steinbeck "
11 hours ago
Luke Hall joined Buffalo Bill's group
Thumbnail

Everyday Carry

A group to discuss those objects we carry every day, and the balance between utility, effectiveness, and sentimentality.
11 hours ago

© 2016   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service