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Daily Driver (Car) Over 100K Miles?

Post by maroon » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:10 pm

I own an older Subaru Forester with > 100K miles. I recently spent $750 on a timing belt replacement so probably will keep the car 'til it dies.

Who else has a high mileage vehicle that's used as a daily driver? What type of vehicle is it, and how do you decide when to sell it? Do you buy another car whenever you want one, or when your existing car hits a mileage / age limit, or when the cost of repairs becomes prohibitive?

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Post by runner3081 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:32 pm

My last car was a daily driver until 244K miles. It was a 1998 BMW M3.

Currently, my wife and I have vehicles in the 120K range.

Looking to reach 200K miles on each. Then, once there or close, a transmission or motor replacement would have us move on, assuming they still run fine.

Otherwise, we maintain them and even if the engine went out now, we would probably have it replaced as front end parts, etc have all been kept up.

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Post by Mike Scott » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:17 am

My goal is 10 years and 200,000 miles before considering doing anything. It has worked for most things except for a couple with unexpected and expensive failures although both were near the goals before having transmission failures.

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Post by CedarWaxWing » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:36 am

Prius 2008 with 111 K

Subaru 1994 with 109 K

Ford Excursion 78 k... and I would be happy to sell that since my kids are gone and we no longer ferry scouts and soccer teams around. (When full it gets about the same people miles per gallon as a full Honda accord.)

I would feel very comfortable driving any of those 3 vehicles cross country with nothing but an oil change and fluid checks.

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Post by b.lock » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:49 am

I've got a 2010 Hyundai Elantra with 130,000 miles. I have been doing my own maintenance for the last 30,000 miles and it still runs great. Sometimes I shop for other cars on the internet to see what's out there, but I see no real reason to replace my car yet so I'll keep driving it for at least a couple more years.

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Post by daveydoo » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:33 am

maroon wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:10 pm

Who else has a high mileage vehicle that's used as a daily driver?
There have been a lot of really long threads like this in the not-too-distant past.
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Post by stimulacra » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:38 am

2010 Audi A4 Avant with 105k miles.

Currently it burns about a quart of oil a month. New set of tires and recently replaced a water pump.

Due for new break pads soon. Will probably sell it when faced with a $5k+ repair.

Would either get into a lower mileage version of the same car, a Mazda 3 hatchback, or VW GTI.

Ideally would like to get a second car, maybe a Toyota Tacoma or Honda Ridgeline, and alternate between that and the wagon.

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Post by panhead » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:05 am

maroon wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:10 pm
I own an older Subaru Forester with > 100K miles. I recently spent $750 on a timing belt replacement so probably will keep the car 'til it dies.

Who else has a high mileage vehicle that's used as a daily driver? What type of vehicle is it, and how do you decide when to sell it? Do you buy another car whenever you want one, or when your existing car hits a mileage / age limit, or when the cost of repairs becomes prohibitive?
I have a 13 year old dodge ram 4x4 which has about 140k on it. It's my daily. Like some others, I'm looking to get 200k out of it then I will decide what to do depending on its condition at the time. I'm in the northeast so rust is a bigger concern for me than mileage.

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Post by JHU ALmuni » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:22 am

I drive a 2004 Mercedes Benz C230 with just under 110K miles. No major issues and hoping to keep it for at least few more years.

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Post by sunny_socal » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:35 am

Just took an Uber the other day, the guy had 325k on his Mazda. Cars will stay running with basic maintenance:
- Timing belt (not really a bad thing - it's a good excuse to change the water pump and all the other belts at the same time)
- Oil
- Filters
- Tires
- Brakes & fluid
- Shocks (every 200k miles)

My car is 3 years old and already has 80k miles. When I hit 100k it's still going to be rather new. I'll certainly push it to 300k before I sell it.

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Post by wander » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:37 am

I will drive it until it gives up or I give up.

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Post by mrmass » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:13 am

2006 CRV LX bought used in 2009 for about $12.5K with 58K now has 133K miles. Runs fine. Considering buying a new (used) one to replace this while I have the income. (job doesn't feel secure)

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Post by neilpilot » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:31 am

JHU ALmuni wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:22 am
I drive a 2004 Mercedes Benz C230 with just under 110K miles. No major issues and hoping to keep it for at least few more years.
Just sold my 2002 C240 at 130k miles. It hadn't seen a Mercedes dealer since the new car free maintenance expired, I did most of the maintenance, and never had a major problem. Replaced it with a 2016 GLC300, just because after 14 years I was looking for a change, wanted improved safety of a newer car, and have the money to spend. I still considered the C240 a reliable car.

My DW still drives her 2008 Saturn Vue, now approaching 150k miles. It's never been to the dealer since new, except for some minor warranty work. Has been even more trouble free than that old Mercedes.

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Post by sailaway » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:41 am

I would be PISSED if a car didn't cruise past 100k!

However, having has the current car for 9+ years, I don't really recall what the mileage was on any of the cars I gave up on when repairs were costing more a month than payments on a new car.

125k on the way to the lake this morning. Nothing but basic maintenance.

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Post by vineviz » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:48 am

According to various reports, the average age of cars on the road is about 11 years and the average car is driven over 12,000 miles per year.

On that basis, a car with 100,000 miles isn’t “high mileage”. In fact, it’s probably far less than halfway through its useful life .
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Post by Nissanzx1 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:55 am

My daily has 264K. No plans to upgrade. I Fund $300/mo in car account and if something comes up we are covered.

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Post by maroon » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:44 am

Thanks for the comments!

Like b.lock, I occasionally shop for cars on the internet to see what's out there; I just can't justfiy buying another car when there's absolutely nothing wrong with mine. I can certainly afford another car. That's why I was wondering about others' decision-making processes.

Since my car's had major maintenance (the timing belt replacement), I don't even enjoy browsing for new cars.

When I was younger, I considered 100K to be near the end of a car's useful life. Is it 200K now? :happy

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Post by Teague » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:56 am

maroon wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:44 am
Thanks for the comments!

Like b.lock, I occasionally shop for cars on the internet to see what's out there; I just can't justfiy buying another car when there's absolutely nothing wrong with mine. I can certainly afford another car. That's why I was wondering about others' decision-making processes.

Since my car's had major maintenance (the timing belt replacement), I don't even enjoy browsing for new cars.

When I was younger, I considered 100K to be near the end of a car's useful life. Is it 200K now? :happy
Yes, 200,000 is the new 100,000, or something like that.

Back in they day (1960's-70's) we were changing belts, hoses, spark plugs, and repacking wheel bearings every 30,000 miles. If it had rained you might have to spray the inside of the distributor cap with WD-40 to get it to start. A car that made it past 100,000 miles was something you might bring up in conversation as a relative novelty. Even then, the floorboard might have rusted out so driving through a puddle would send as plume of cold water strategically up your pant leg toward one's nether regions. (Quite an experience, trust me.)

These days cars are just much better and last much longer. But they are of course more expensive to buy and repair, and the work a backyard mechanic can do is more limited. Overall I'll take today over yesterday.

I drive a 2003 Ford Explorer with 224,000 miles and a 1999 Corvette with 150,000 miles.
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Post by bubbadog » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:12 am

I have a 2001 Toyota Tundra that functions as my daily driver.

It has 206,000 miles and is showing no signs (knock on wood) of giving up.

Basic maintenance (fluids, filters, belts, brakes, etc.) is all I have ever done.

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Post by Blueskies123 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:12 am

Probably most of us that post on this board, until we retire and realize there is only so much time left. Before I retired I had 180,000 on my Accord. I am retired now with 120,000 on my Avalon and 40,000 on the wife's Acadia. We drive a lot less now so when we replace the Avalon we may not have cars over 100,000 unless we live a long time.
I gave my Ford Expedition to my son, it is 20 years old with 170,000 miles.

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Re: Daily Driver (Car) Over 100K Miles?

Post by NCPE » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:32 am

The question for me is which high mileage car :confused

1990 Honda Civic 176,000
2007 Lexus RX350 180,000
1991 Chevrolet S-10 ~300,000 - speedometer doesn't work until you drive it at least 5 miles or so )
1996 Chevrolet S-10 292,000

Wouldn't bat an eye about jumping in any of these and head across the country. With proper routine maintenance you can keep a vehicle running for a long time.....

The decision to sell is comes when the cost of repair approaches the value of the vehicle. The transmission on the 1996 S-10 has started slipping and it would not be cost effective to spend $1,600 to rebuild it. It will be headed to the scrap metal recycler pretty soon.

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Post by Cycle » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:48 am

What type of vehicle is it, and how do you decide when to sell it?
Had a 2004 Honda Accord with 165k miles. Sold it for $3,300. I decided to sell it when I discovered bike commuting. DW has an 80k mile Honda CR-V. We will sell that for $200 in 7 years at 140k miles when the self driving fleets come to town.

Do you buy another car whenever you want one, or when your existing car hits a mileage / age limit, or when the cost of repairs becomes prohibitive?
Whenever I want one, which currently isn't the case. We own our last personal automobile.

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Post by Teague » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:49 am

NCPE wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:32 am

The decision to sell is comes when the cost of repair approaches the value of the vehicle.
I understand the sentiment, but I'm not sure I'd agree. Knowing the complete history and condition of one's existing vehicle makes it worth considerably more than a random, unknown, similar vehicle, IMO.
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Post by milo minderbinder » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:11 am

Forresters from 2009 to 2013 or so have a defect resulting in all kinds of engines leaks at around 140,000 miles. Our 2009 died at an early death at 150,000 miles.

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Post by Sandi_k » Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:07 pm

2010 Lexus RX 350 - currently at 228k miles. I bought it new in December 2009. My daily commute is ~ 100 miles RT.

All work has been pro-active maintenance - no unexpected repairs or failures.

I'm beginning to contemplate the next car. Not sure whether to buy a used Lexus hybrid with fewer than 30k miles (and save $10-$15k) or buy new and drive it into the ground again.

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Post by Walleyewhacker » Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:18 pm

2006 Carolla. Nice little car. The odometer broke at 299,999. They wanted to charge me to fix it. Nope, no thanks. Speedometer works just fine. I estimate that it north of 350,000 miles. I recently had to put in an new alternator and water pump. That is the first realitively big ticket item I had to spend on the car. (both together cost about $350 bucks.) Change the oil ever 5000 miles. I have a 4 wheel drive truck for winter driving. I'd like it to last until I'm done commuting to work which is about 5 yrs. If it makes it, it would be in the neigborhood of 500,000 miles. I don't think it will but there is always hope!

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Post by indexfund56 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:22 pm

I'm at 169,000 miles on my 2007 Honda Accord. I've kept the oil changed on time and done all of the other basic maintenance items when needed. I drive about 20,000 miles a year. I plan to keep driving it as long as I can. I've never bought a new car and will always buy used.

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Post by RootSki » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:28 pm

2010 Volvo XC60 T6 with 159,000 miles. Awesome car, amazing AWD in deep snow. Still as powerful as day 1. Dash and center stack still looks modern and relevant (not dated).

It will be replaced with another XC60 in a year.

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Post by dm200 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:13 pm

maroon wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:10 pm
I own an older Subaru Forester with > 100K miles. I recently spent $750 on a timing belt replacement so probably will keep the car 'til it dies.

Who else has a high mileage vehicle that's used as a daily driver? What type of vehicle is it, and how do you decide when to sell it? Do you buy another car whenever you want one, or when your existing car hits a mileage / age limit, or when the cost of repairs becomes prohibitive?
We bought (new) one of the original Chrysler Minivans (1985 model - November 1984 purchased) - and drove it for about 17 years with over 170,000 miles when it had many problems and became a safety concern.

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Post by Kevin8696 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:21 pm

maroon wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:10 pm
I own an older Subaru Forester with > 100K miles. I recently spent $750 on a timing belt replacement so probably will keep the car 'til it dies.

Who else has a high mileage vehicle that's used as a daily driver? What type of vehicle is it, and how do you decide when to sell it? Do you buy another car whenever you want one, or when your existing car hits a mileage / age limit, or when the cost of repairs becomes prohibitive?
My last car was a 2007 Honda Accord EX-L V-6 that I drove to 205,000. Ran great, no problems, ever.

Traded it when it was time for another timing belt and new tires. Did not want to put $1,500 into a $2,000 car.

However, I should have traded it around 180,000. The value seemed to fall off the cliff when it crossed 200,000.

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Post by mirror » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:22 pm

Mike Scott wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:17 am
My goal is 10 years and 200,000 miles before considering doing anything. It has worked for most things except for a couple with unexpected and expensive failures although both were near the goals before having transmission failures.
20k miles a year? Dunder Mifflin sales calls must have you running all over the place.

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Post by TD2626 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:25 pm

Teague wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:49 am
NCPE wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:32 am

The decision to sell is comes when the cost of repair approaches the value of the vehicle.
I understand the sentiment, but I'm not sure I'd agree. Knowing the complete history and condition of one's existing vehicle makes it worth considerably more than a random, unknown, similar vehicle, IMO.
What do you mean by "considerably more" -- if the value of the car was $2000 and one was facing a $3000 repair would you pay?

Maybe there could be a formula such that one doesn't pay for a repair that would cost more than, say, 125% the value of the car.

This assumes there is a "base" value for a car that is is fairly old (10-20 years) and high mileage (a few hundred thousand) but mechanically sound. This would be the value of transportation that it provides.

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Post by Teague » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:32 pm

TD2626 wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:25 pm
Teague wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:49 am
NCPE wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:32 am

The decision to sell is comes when the cost of repair approaches the value of the vehicle.
I understand the sentiment, but I'm not sure I'd agree. Knowing the complete history and condition of one's existing vehicle makes it worth considerably more than a random, unknown, similar vehicle, IMO.
What do you mean by "considerably more" -- if the value of the car was $2000 and one was facing a $3000 repair would you pay?

Maybe there could be a formula such that one doesn't pay for a repair that would cost more than, say, 125% the value of the car.

This assumes there is a "base" value for a car that is is fairly old (10-20 years) and high mileage (a few hundred thousand) but mechanically sound. This would be the value of transportation that it provides.
I might very well pay for that repair. I have done similar things in the past. What KBB or someone else declares my car worth is of very little interest to me.
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Post by Olemiss540 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:04 pm

2 - 15YO Escalades with 140k miles each.

The twin terrors ensure we have zero desire to upgrade vehicles until there will no longer be food/drinks dousing the interior on a daily basis. With cell phones, Uber, etc there is little concern with driving something higher mileage these days. Worst case I leave it on the side of the road and get a lift to Carmax to buy another.
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Post by FrugalInvestor » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:16 pm

Our current daily driver (an Acura) has about 112,000 and we're getting ready to replace it. Our last one (a Lexus) had 140,000 when we traded it in. Both required only routine preventative maintenance (which I do myself), tires and brakes during that time. We typically get tired of our vehicles before we completely wear them out. With proper care I'm sure a second owner could get another 100,000 miles of use out of them.
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Post by graeme » Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:03 am

After owning several Hondas and keeping one 1991 Honda Prelude to 296,000 miles, I sold it when the air conditioning needed expensive repairs. Our family driver is a Honda Pilot with 176,000 miles on it that we hope to drive to around 300,000 miles.

Watching the reliability of Hondas, it's looking a bit like Toyota vehicles are winning regarding reliability but it does depend on the model.

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Post by jnet2000 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:46 am

We have three older Hondas with 120,000-200,000 on each one. We plan to drive them until the repair cost is higher than the value of the vehicle. Then we will buy a used honda :D to replace it.
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Post by Luke Duke » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:03 am

My daily driver will hit 273K miles this week. I intend to drive it as long as it is economical to do so. In the past month, I have taken two 400+ mile road trips in it with no hesitation.

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Post by JBTX » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:18 am

We have a 120k car and a 100k car. We typically keep them to 150-200k, Usually dump when we get expensive and accumulated needed repairs, which I've often found seems to start around 180k, give or take.

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Post by Watty » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:44 am

In addition to the millage you really need to look at the age.

A car that has been driven a lot of miles each year is a lot different than a much older car that has the same millage.

maroon wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:44 am
When I was younger, I considered 100K to be near the end of a car's useful life. Is it 200K now? :happy
More like 150K. After that there are still lots of cars that will last longer but for all the people who have cars that last a long time there are a lot of car that did not last anywhere near that long.
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....and how do you decide when to sell it?


I do not keep my cars until they have very high millage but a couple of things I consider are;

1) The resale value of the car. A well maintained car like a Honda, Toyotoa, Subaru, etc can sell for a surprising amount if you sell it yourself. I once sold a nine year old Camry with about 130K miles for about a third of what it cost when new. If I kept that car longer I would still be having nearly $1,000 a year in depreciation along with some likely non-routine maintenance. That made deciding to get a replacement car a lot easier decision. The average selling prices of used cars that you see is just an average and if you take your time you can usually sell a car in great condition for well above the average price.

2) Safety and feature improvements with newer cars. I bought a new 2018 Corolla this year that has a laundry list of advanced safety features. The car it replaced didn't even have ESC.

3) When you buy a replacement car before your old car dies you can take your time and wait for a great deal. I start casually watching the car market for a replacement car several years before I actually plan on buying a replacement so that I can buy when I see a great deal. If you are buying a used car this can be especially important since it can take a while to find a great used car. I have had to buy a replacement car in a hurry and that is not a way to get a great deal. Hint, try to avoid driving a rental car into a car dealership.
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Post by ssquared87 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:02 pm

runner3081 wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:32 pm
My last car was a daily driver until 244K miles. It was a 1998 BMW M3.
Great car, I've got one with 152k miles. Don't daily drive it anymore because I've got some back issues and the seats are mediocre, but I'd have no hesitation to daily it otherwise. It's now my weekend car and remains one of my favorite cars...extremely reliable, cheap and easy to maintain

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Post by alfaspider » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:25 pm

Nothing magic about 100k miles. My father in law has a daily driver with close to 400k miles that he's driven for almost 20 years now. But, as other posts have pointed out, advanced age means fewer safety features. At some point, it may not be worth giving up enhanced safety to save a buck.

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Post by MindTheGAAP » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:38 pm

07 Lexus GS350 w/ 126k miles. It's of the generation that burns oil a little quickly (they rebuilt the IS engines for same problem but aren't doing the same for GS). Will drive it until it becomes cost prohibitive but hoping it'll last another 50k with me just adding a quart of oil every couple of thousand miles. The rear mechanical sunshade no longer works properly so I just leave that down - not going to pay $2k for the option to put that up. Just put new tyres on it on Friday.
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Post by David Jay » Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:38 pm

We don't own a vehicle with less than 100K - DW minivan has 125,000, my sedan has 140,000 and the pick-up (for hauling the camper) has 161,000.

No plan for replacing any of the 3 in the immediate future.
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Re: Daily Driver (Car) Over 100K Miles?

Post by northtexan » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:08 pm

I have a 1999 4runner with 200k miles on it which I bought with a lot of miles on it. I also just purchased a 2017 Accord. I switch off between the cars depending on what I need that day in term of car usage. I do wood working with large pieces of lumber which I need the 4runner to haul. The 4runner has been running into some problems as of recently. I believe I have spend about 9k total (purchase/maintenance/repairs). I have recently started to do some of the work on my own. Just saved $400 on a fuel injector replacement, and I plan on doing more of the work on my own int he near future to save money. Since the 4runner is known to last a long time (300-400k) I will keep throwing money at it since I love the car and as long as I don't spend upward of 15-20k total and am able to get to the 300-400k mile mark it would be financially advantageous compared to buying a newer truck or 4runner to have the same utilization in my opinion

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Re: Daily Driver (Car) Over 100K Miles?

Post by gold99xx » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:15 pm

2006 Toyota Landcruiser
Miles 100K
I expect the car to last at least another 10 years.
Most of the small parts are rated for plus 250K miles
The larger stuff ( engine, body, etc) are rated for plus 500K miles

Change oil on time and rotate // change tires and you are good to go.

This is my third LC, I have made it to 350K on another one when boredom won out...

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Re: Daily Driver (Car) Over 100K Miles?

Post by jazman12 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:26 pm

the need for reliable transportation trumps everything
Act soon... time is running out

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Re: Daily Driver (Car) Over 100K Miles?

Post by ponyboy » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:30 pm

pffft...at 100,000, my cars are just getting broke in.

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Re: Daily Driver (Car) Over 100K Miles?

Post by dm200 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:30 pm

jazman12 wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:26 pm
the need for reliable transportation trumps everything
Yes - a big reason that different folks have different conclusions

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Re: Daily Driver (Car) Over 100K Miles?

Post by H-Town » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:55 pm

maroon wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:10 pm
I own an older Subaru Forester with > 100K miles. I recently spent $750 on a timing belt replacement so probably will keep the car 'til it dies.

Who else has a high mileage vehicle that's used as a daily driver? What type of vehicle is it, and how do you decide when to sell it? Do you buy another car whenever you want one, or when your existing car hits a mileage / age limit, or when the cost of repairs becomes prohibitive?
100k? I crossed that mark a while ago. Not a big deal. I'm aiming for 300k as I'm averaging 20-25k miles a year.

I don't need advance tech stuff. They're distracting and easy to break down after 5 years.

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