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    Quote Originally Posted by ninedd View Post
    Not fair - that's a Japanese vehicle! A Honda isn't even broken in till it's got 200K on it. This is on my Ford F-150.
    How is a Japanese vehicle not fair? Do they not obey the laws of physics? Or are you saying they just don't build their vehicles like crap?

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    I'm just saying we'd have to have two categories - Domestic & 'Alien' vehicles - just to be fair. 250,000 miles on a Ford is a lot! On a Nissan, that's just getting warmed up.

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    My Ford Explorer was purchased with 199,000 miles on it. It now has 290,000 miles and running strong. Best used vehicle I ever owned.

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    We don't have the vehicle anymore, so I guess this isn't really a fair comparison. When my mother sold her 1987 Chrysler Fifth Avenue (full size rear wheel drive 318 automatic) back in 1998, it had over 600,000km on it. I do recall we had to replace the water pump on the motor at some time, and we did do the brakes a couple times, and a few sets of tires, but that was about it. She only wishes she could find something as reliable as it was. I recently semi-retired my 1998 Dodge Durango with 330,000km on it primarily due to rust (the brake lines, fuel lines, etc are getting really rusty looking and will soen start to give problems). Nearly half of the miles on it are pulling a 4000lb (checked on scale) utility trailer. I figure it has done pretty well. It is now my spare vehicle if needed for a while.

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    Yea - I'm just poking fun at Domestic vehicles. One of the local courier guy has a full-size Chevy Van and drives from a city 100 miles away every morning, drives around here all day long doing pickup/deliveries, and then drives back 100 miles every evening. He has over 750,000 MILES on it. It's maintained by the book of course, right on schedule, and is very reliable.

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    WOW. 750k miles!
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    Well, let me do the math... he's driving about 300KM betwen the two cities just to get here and back, plus couriering around his route in the rural lake area here all day - which has to be another 300 or 400 KM. That's basically what he does - drive - all day. I guess some days he might even do more than 700, although 700KM / day is probably a good guess. That's about 180,000 KM / year - or about 110,000 Miles / year. I think he had that van for 8 years... did an oil change every other weekend. I don't know what he did for servicing and rebuilding, but he certainly would have had to rebuild brakes and whatnot on schedule.

    I'd guess that Bus's (as in Greyhounds) would maybe even have much more on them. Of course, they're not 'autos' exactly.

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    Mercedes used to (maybe still is) replace any car over 1,000,000 KM

    This guy DID ROTATE his engines 11 times, buuuuuut....:
    http://www.worldcarfans.com/5040929....ion-kilometers

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    Also, this one is from Serbia, supposed to have been driven 3,000,000Km (it might me an error with one extra zero) and had 1 total engine reconstruction (is that how you say it?):
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    Default 2002 Silverado 6.0 V8

    I currently hve 323,812 miles however I drive approx 4,500 monthly so by xmas I will have 360k+. Who said a chevy won't last!! I run syn oil and have it changed every 6-7 weeks.
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    My Jeep Cherokee just passed 260,000 miles! Still runs great. And its a 4-banger... We are looking into upgrading to a Van though, as the Jeep just doesn't have the space we need.

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