JeffHarbert Reader
Dec. 31, 2013 1:44 p.m.

I've never owned a car with this many miles on its original engine before.

160,000 miles

Spoolpigeon SuperDork
Dec. 31, 2013 1:58 p.m.

Here, that could be a record for the lowest mileage car someone has ever bought.

Swank Force One MegaDork
Dec. 31, 2013 2:02 p.m.

If it weren't for the MSM, it has my lowest mileage beat by 12k miles.

SnowMongoose HalfDork
Dec. 31, 2013 2:33 p.m.

Assuming I ever get the Miata back on the road, she'll turn over 130k pretty quick.
You know what they say about assuming though...

Wally MegaDork
Dec. 31, 2013 4:55 p.m.

That's practically new. So far I've put 280+ on an Escort before I wrecked it, 216 on my Cavalier when I traded it in and now I'm driving a Malibu with 370k. The Wife bought a Fiat in October and has 7500 on it so far.

mad_machine MegaDork
Dec. 31, 2013 6:47 p.m.

heck, I had a 1st gen Hyundai Excel that went to 164,000 miles before I traded it in.. and we all know how reliable those were

moparman76_69 SuperDork
Dec. 31, 2013 6:56 p.m.

In reply to Wally:

+1 for the duct tape on the dash.

Wally MegaDork
Dec. 31, 2013 7:34 p.m.

That's not duct tape, that's the General's finest carbon fauxber.

poopshovel MegaDork
Dec. 31, 2013 7:55 p.m.


JoeyM Mod Squad
Dec. 31, 2013 8:13 p.m.
poopshovel wrote: Pffffft.

You have a way with words.

fasted58 PowerDork
Dec. 31, 2013 8:15 p.m.
Wally wrote: That's not duct tape, that's the General's finest carbon fauxber.

Bing Crosby approves.

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