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06HHR HalfDork
12/9/18 2:09 p.m.

I know a guy who's closing in on 300K on his 2012 VW Jetta. 

Nugi New Reader
12/9/18 6:47 p.m.

I am over 380k on my 87 toyota pickup, original carbed 22r. Trans got replaced at 250k, and time for a valve job soon, but It still commutes to the ski slopes a few times a week with no problem. Only stock part I gave up on was the carb. Rebuilt it twice and still didnt run right. Swapped on a weber, fpr, and electric pump, and called it a day. Considering a 3.8 swap, bit the 22r is such a beast of indestructability, i am hesitant.

I have had 2 different 2nd gen CRX's above 300k, and have one over 230k now. 

midniteson Reader
12/9/18 9:16 p.m.

Well, 6 years later My 96 Accord is long gone.  I sold it at 275,000 miles a few years back. Great to see this thread come out of hibernation! 

But...of course I now have 2 different semi rare cars over 200,000 miles! 

#1 1985 Toyota Tercel 4WD 6speed manual 4cyl with 223,000 Friend pulled it from a junkyard for $600 bucks. Water pump timing belt cam and crank seals brakes all the way around. vaccum leaks fixed.  

Has run 3 Idaho Gambler 500's. And still used as a winter daily. Very tough little car.  

build thread:https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/build-projects-and-project-cars/mr-t-1985-toyota-tercel-4wd-sr5/133791/page1/ 


And car #2 

Is my semi unicorn! an awesome 2000 Toyota camry 5speed manual 4cyl 219,000 miles on the Chassis. I bought it with a blown engine and swapped in a 95,000 motor out of another car i had. New Exedy clutch hoses etc. just finished the swap and got it on the road again. 

Build thread: https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/build-projects-and-project-cars/black-betty-99-camry-5spd-the-tale-of-two-appliances/134754/page1/

It is so awesome to see the Updates on cars years later.

Big Thanks to everyone who posted over the years!

Keep Posting those High mileage Runners!

Tk8398 Reader
12/9/18 9:27 p.m.

I have two currently, 1996 Subaru Legacy Outback with 466k, and 1987 Mercedes 300SDL with 280k.

midniteson Reader
12/9/18 9:50 p.m.
SVreX said:
Danny Shields said:
SVreX said:

You guys can’t catch me!

My daily is now at 565,000. cheeky

You're gonna leave it at that? No details? Come on, they say if there are no pictures then it didn't happen. wink

If you say so...

That is impressive! 

NickD UberDork
12/10/18 7:34 a.m.

My father had a GMT-400 that went 300k here in New York. Engine had never been opened, nor had the 4L60E or transfer case or differentials. It still started up with minimal cranking every day and the TBI 350 made 60psi of oil pressure. Three of the ball joints were even original. And it didn't live a pampered life. It was driven in CNY winters, hauled firewood and a woodsplitter all summer and was generally beaten on. Corrosion killed it in the end. The frame developed a crack (we welded that up), then a shock mount rusted off (also welded that back on), then the cab settled over the frame due to the cab mounts rotting out so that when loaded the driveshaft hit the cab floor. And finally, the aluminum driveshaft corroded so thin that it twisted in half. 

Toyman01 MegaDork
12/10/18 7:46 a.m.

All but one of the high mileage vans from earlier in this thread are gone. Bought by construction guys to be driven farther into the dirt. I still see one of them around. It must be well north of half a million miles by now. The one I still have is in the 270K range and still going strong. 

The others were replaced with a couple of Chevy Colorados. One that currently has 220K on it, the other with 240K. I also still have a Jeep Cherokee with 270K on it. 

SlimShady218 New Reader
12/10/18 8:15 a.m.

I have an '03 Altima with 251k, we bought it about 5 years ago with 205k and both my girls learned to drive with it.  Still starts up every time (i probably just jinxed myself). 

buzzboy HalfDork
12/10/18 8:31 a.m.

96 Cherokee has 280 but it got a new used engine at 220. 

82 300D racecar (became a racecar at 205) and is bone stock except the fact it's a hat car.

2002maniac Dork
12/10/18 9:00 a.m.

My 2002 TDI Golf just ticked over 291k. I've been driving it daily since march when I bought it with 275k.  It runs great and I believe it's still on the original turbo. This thing is so dang cheap to drive I plan on driving it till it either rusts out or gets wrecked beyond repair.

My 2003 Silverado has 265k but only gets driven when I need to do truck stuff (2-3k per year) Original 4.8 motor, trans rebuilt at 130k with higher capacity pan and external cooler and spin on filter.

MadScientistMatt PowerDork
12/10/18 10:46 a.m.

Previous daily driver was an E36 BMW that made it to a bit over 250K before I sold it, main things I replaced were the clutch and rear wheel bearings. My current Buick is at a mere 156K miles.

My wife's '05 Accord is just past 200K. Original engine, but had the automatic transmission replaced.

RX Reven'
RX Reven' SuperDork
12/10/18 12:42 p.m.

I’ve got 271,000 miles on my wife’s old 2003 Ford Explorer (2WD, 4.0 V6, 5 Sp Auto). Cosmetically, it’s in amazingly good condition in & out except for the famous “Ford crack” in the rear window trim piece. Mechanically, the O2 sensor failed ~130K, a rear door lock solenoid failed ~150K, the diverter flap in the HVAC failed ~170K, the rear window hinges failed ~190K, the transmission / brake interlock failed ~250K, and the water pump failed ~265K.

I remember cross shopping it against the Toyota Four Runner…I’d always bought Japanese in the past but the Explorer was ~7K less and was considerably more advanced (IRS, disk brakes all around, one more gear, etc.) so I took a chance and was rewarded with a surprise to the upside in terms of: total # of things going wrong, strand you on the side of the road # of things going wrong, cost of must fix, and cost of nice to fix.

Mileage and power have dropped significantly in the last ~5K (no, I didn’t overheat the engine when the WP failed – I think it’s just coincidental) and I would be driving a new car now except for a short notice work request and the So. Cal. fires.

Anyway, I put the Explorer in the garage (meaning all up with TLR & destination charge) for just under 24K and it gave back 15 years / 270K+ miles of what I consider to be very good service.

dean1484 MegaDork
12/10/18 5:08 p.m.

335,500 on my 2003 Serra Denali. Nothing has been opened. Just regular maintenance and consumables. 

newold_m New Reader
12/10/18 11:00 p.m.

232k on my 2001 e39 525i wagon.  Keeps on ticking...

Jim Pettengill
Jim Pettengill HalfDork
12/10/18 11:30 p.m.

Nothing remarkable here - 237,000 on my 2001 Toyota Tacoma 4WD Xtracab, 3.4/5 speed, TRD package.  No unusual problems, no rust, usual maintenance, just had timing belt and water pump, should be good to go for several years to come.

Wally MegaDork
11/25/19 10:36 a.m.

The Buick has hit 200,000 over the weekend. This has been the best appliance I've ever owned.  So far no rust, the only parts I've replaced are a high pressure fuel pump, an intake cam actuator, a blower motor,  front pads and rotors, and tires. Everything works, it's still shiny, and if the car's computer is to be believed over its life it's averaged 27.8 MPG and 38 MPH.  

AWSX1686 UltraDork
11/25/19 10:40 a.m.

My recently purchased 2001 F250, 7.3 has 430k miles. Runs great!

FuzzWuzzy HalfDork
11/25/19 10:41 a.m.

I'm only at 181k on my '06 BMW. If the engine continues to work just fine as it has been (still need to do valve cover gasket...), I should see 200k by this time next year.

N Sperlo
N Sperlo MegaDork
11/25/19 10:44 a.m.

Wally bringing this E36 M3 back to life after a year, it looks.

My P71 broke 200k this year, IIRC and I'm up to 225k miles. It runs pretty damn good and has very little rust. I did just replace the rack & pinion, ball joints, tie rods, sway bar linkages & bushings, pads & rotors, etc. Had a new transmission when I got it at 120k. Other than that, all work has been tune-ups. After replacing the rack & pinion, it has never felt quite the same as when I bought it. It has a bit of a loose feeling, so I'm going through and replacing suspension parts until I know everything is nice and tight. I should probably have it aligned after the ball joint repair.... cool

Floating Doc
Floating Doc SuperDork
11/25/19 10:47 a.m.

Odometer reads 243,000, and has been broken since about the year 2000

A reasonable estimate is 350 to 400,000 miles to date. TBI 350, so nothing unusual about that. The best part is no rust!

Paul_VR6 Dork
11/25/19 10:55 a.m.

2006 Honda Odyssey Touring - bought at 32k, 246k now:

Third timing belt

Third set of motor mounts, finally deleted the VCM and put in solid mounts

Lots of PAX tires, it eats them but runflat is life

Finally needed a starter at 225k

Doors get grumpy if the battery starts to get worn out, probably through five? batteries

Been getting a code for random misfire. I *maybe* will change the sparkplugs.

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
11/25/19 10:56 a.m.

my dads 2000 honda is about to need another transmission...  About 270k miles.  I think they are ready to see it go..

Jay_W Dork
11/25/19 11:02 a.m.

Wife's Jag xtype has 275k on it, it did need a centerdiff awhile back though..

bobzilla MegaDork
11/25/19 11:04 a.m.

The tib is showin 215k on the odo. Not much stock though other than the body. 

MrChaos SuperDork
11/25/19 11:14 a.m.

99 land cruiser 430k miles on factory everything

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