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Old 11-05-2014, 04:50 PM
 
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I just got a new 2014 at the start of the year.

I have 16,000 miles and on target for 19k to 20k a year.

What are you putting on your car and is 16 to 20k the new 12k to 15k?
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Old 11-05-2014, 05:37 PM
 
Location: The South
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2011 Toyota Tacoma, bought new. 7400 miles.

2012 Honda CRV, bought new 24000 miles.

I probably don't need a truck. At the present rate of about 2500 miles per year, it will take 40 years to reach 100000 miles. I'll be 117 years old then. I will probably seriously consider giving up driving then.
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Old 11-05-2014, 05:50 PM
 
Location: 42°22'55.2"N 71°24'46.8"W
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I just got a new 2014 at the start of the year.

I have 16,000 miles and on target for 19k to 20k a year.

What are you putting on your car and is 16 to 20k the new 12k to 15k?
My wife and I put on anywhere from 5-10k miles a year on each of our cars. My commute is 10 miles each way and hers is 3. The other half of our mileage comes from shuttling the kids around town everyday.


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2011 Toyota Tacoma, bought new. 7400 miles.

2012 Honda CRV, bought new 24000 miles.

I probably don't need a truck. At the present rate of about 2500 miles per year, it will take 40 years to reach 100000 miles. I'll be 117 years old then. I will probably seriously consider giving up driving then.
Are you still doing regular maintenance based on years instead of based on mileage? If that were my truck I'd still change the oil every 12 months, brake fluid every 2 years, coolant every 2 years, etc... As long as you do your maintenance, whoever buys that truck from you will have a gem on their hands!
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Old 11-05-2014, 05:58 PM
 
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Many cars have long life coolant that goes 100k
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Old 11-05-2014, 06:06 PM
 
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Wow so far looks like I put more than avg on my car

With good up and staying on top of maintenance cars can last up to 200k
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Old 11-05-2014, 06:29 PM
 
Location: 42°22'55.2"N 71°24'46.8"W
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Wow so far looks like I put more than avg on my car

With good up and staying on top of maintenance cars can last up to 200k
It just depends. People who live in rural areas generally put more miles on their car. My parents need to drive 30 minutes (25 miles) just to get to a shopping plaza and nearly 45 minutes to a restaurant that's not American, Mexican or Chinese takeout. But since they are retired and only drive once a week they barely put any miles on their cars.

I live in a major metro area and part of my commute is on public transportation, so I drive a lot less than average.
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Old 11-05-2014, 06:43 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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One is about 12,000/year
2nd is about 5,000/year
3rd is about 2,400/year
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Old 11-05-2014, 06:52 PM
 
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Last I heard the national average was as stated 12K a year up from 10K not too many years ago. That is for individual use; not commercial use. The thing that got me was more people now days fly than when it was 10K. Vacations by auto then was more common and almost a national pastime in the 50's and early 60's.
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Old 11-05-2014, 06:54 PM
 
Location: I am right here.
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I put on about 11,000 a year.
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:08 PM
 
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i do about 2000 miles a week, so about 75k t0 about 95k is normal . last truck was three years old and had 345,000 miles on it
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