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Old December 3rd, 2003, 10:44 AM
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How many miles are on your vehicles? I drive a car until the wheels drop off. Can you top this?

'93 Olds 88 Royale - 226,000
'93 Honda Civic - 215,000
'82 Ford F-150 Pickup - 193,000

Grand total of 634,000 miles.

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Old December 3rd, 2003, 10:52 AM
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We also drive our cars until they die and then generally buy another used car and do the same.

'95 Plymouth Neon 130,000
'96 Chysler Town and Country 97,500
'90 Chevy Silverado 104,900

I also hate car payments, would much rather use that money for a cruise or something fun.
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Old December 3rd, 2003, 10:56 AM
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I drive a car till the ashtray is full of gum wrappers. 8,000 on mine and 14.000 on Carols. Carols already talking about "the next vehicle". So as the rabbi said, “it won’t be long now”.

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I can beat you all in the opposite way ... I bought my car used in 2002. It was a little Old man car.

Now, here are the stats:

1995 Lincoln Continental
35,750 miles

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WE are also drive 'em into the ground people. Except our mechanic is so good ...

1991 Jeep 240,000

1992 Honda CRX 92,000
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Old December 3rd, 2003, 01:03 PM
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We also drive til they drop, but living where we are:

92 Ford Van - 54,000 (bought it new)

98 Honda Civic - 60,000 (use this one all the time for errands and work)

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Old December 3rd, 2003, 01:27 PM
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Our main cars are relatively new and our "spare" car isn't used as much these days , but we do keep them well into the hundred thousands. Our last few were driven well into the 180000 to 200000 range .
Gram's car 1998 Nissan Pathfinder- 99000
Papa's car 2001 Nissan Pathfinder 59000
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I drive it 'til it drops, but Mark is more of a replace-it-every-six-months kind of guy. He always buys used though, and he's never had a car payment until the current one, because it is collectible. Although he is trying to sell it now.

We are lucky because he is a pretty good amateur mechanic himself, and anything he can't fix his dad can. I haven't paid for a tuneup since I've known him!

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'96 Saturn SL2 107,000
'94 Pontiac Trans Am GT Convertible 75,000

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Old December 3rd, 2003, 01:34 PM
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Whew! can't beat you, Thomas, but I'm working on it:

1996 Oldsmobile Ciera - 92,000 miles

Just had new brakes and tires put on for the trip to Florida in January to hop on my ship!!

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Hi Thomas,
Just hit 2500, had the first oil change on Fri......still loving this new Lexus 330, just waiting to try it out in some snow, YIKES! Can't believe I said that Got a ways yet, to catch up with you guys :-)



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My 2003 Civic only has 13,000 but the 97 GMC Sonoma I gave to my daughter when I got my Civic has 160,000!
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Just traded our 99 Grand Marquis had 9,000 on it.

Got 2003 Grand Marquis and only have 750 miles on it. Probably gonna keep it for another 4 years. Mileage--who knows.

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Harry I think I'm pretty close to you, bought a 92 Riviera in 2000 with 37,500 on it. It now has 60,000 on it, which includes one round trip to the Big Easy.

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My 1997 Explorer has over 80,000. Gary's 1993 Ranger has around 130,000.
This is the longest we've every kept a car. My first cruise was in 1997 and that was the last new car I bought. I wonder if there is a connection there? We used to buy a new one every 3 years or so.

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Drive them till they drop....
My wifes 1988 Honda Accord- 163500
My 1993Ford e-250 Van- 145000
WIth that said I'm Knocking on wood as I type...<G>

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We tend to drive them til they start giving us trouble and then trade them in for a new one. My 2000 Lexus RX300 has about 68, 000 on her now. I was going to trade in for a newer model, but she probably has gone past her prime on the trade in market, and I still am very happy with it. She'll be around til she starts causing trouble.

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Still my favourite car ever, I had a 1972 original Honda Civic Hatchback. Loved that car. Drove it until it died, somewhere around 1986. Timing was good though, it was he** getting a baby in and out of a car seat in the back of a 2-door car!!

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My 97 Taurus has 50,000 miles on it. I, on the other hand, have about 27 times that many miles.
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Phyll, we think alike! We drive our cars until they start giving us problems, too. Dh just traded in his MG (1999) convertible (it needed 3500,-Euros worth of repairs AGAIN) for a Suzuki Gran Vitara. It was an even trade and considering he´s getting a company car, it was an excellent trade!

I drive a little Daihatsu YRV in BRIGHT red that´s great for flitting around. Gets 68 mpg.! Next year, though, I´ll be getting a new car because my present car is not built for long stretches on the autobahn. Dh will be getting a Mercedes so we´re hoping they´ll give us a break when we say we´ll take two cars.

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We drive ours until they become unsafe. That means that DH Jeff is STILL driving the 1988 F150 pickup that he was driving when we met. The joys of living in the south is that they don't rust. I think he has close to 200k on it. I have my supreme "Mom mobile" for Fl. I drive a 1996 Crown Victoria that has 130k on it. Ray, I know, they make a great assault vehicle for here in Fl. Bought it when we found out we were moving to Fl . Before that had a Chevy Corsica that I sold for 10 bucks and 170k miles on it
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When I bought my current Caddy (SLS) I traded an '86 Caddy Fleetwood Brougham with 228,850 miles on it. That's the longest I've ever kept a vehicle. Our present cars have 102,000 and 55,000 miles on them, and we plan to keep them for quite a while longer.

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