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Old 02-04-2019, 06:26 PM
 
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I have run used Buicks for years for commuting. Can buy them real reasonable with 100k miles and run them up to 250k and still average overall 25 mpg. The ride is nice which helps ease the commute. Could probably do the same with a Lexus, or an Avalon. A luxury car or luxury SUV would make the drive more tolerable.
The Avalon isnít quite the good riding car they used to be. Just traded mine a 2015 limited hybrid. The gas mileage was great (40) but had uncomfortable seats and poor ride. Maybe the newer ones are better but they are also lower. Harder for getting in and out. Lexus 300h is the same car. Same seats. Why cant Toyota put some padding in their seats? I think the Corolla is more comfortable.
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Old 02-04-2019, 06:31 PM
 
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Curious to what others who drive a lot For work are doing. I donít pay for gas so please donít factor that in for this convo. Talking just strictly cost and maintenance

I have thought about buying a mid mileage(60-80k) and high (100k plus) auto and driving to into ththe ground. Thought about a high mileage lease, and both purchasing new and cert. used.

Has anyone cracked th code on comin out on top or even just breaking even after 2-3 years of ownership?

Right now Iím driving a 2015 tundra and This truck seems to be the best option I have found so far for high mileage resell.
There are no unlimited mile leases at this time, nor leases that will cover 30k+ miles per year. Unless you lease a semi truck as an owner-operator. The last one was the Honda Clarity FCV with unlimited miles for 36 months.

DIESEL trucks. High trim level, 4x4... retaining some 40% of their value after 10 years and 200k miles.
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Old 02-04-2019, 07:06 PM
 
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I drive manual transmission Honda Civics and drive them until they are all used up. I drove my 1994 Civic for
21 years and 435K miles. Then I bought a used 2003 Civic with 200K miles for $1500 two years ago and have put on 50K miles so far.

BTW I think that every vehicle needs to have their basic systems refreshed every 100K miles, and that it's still fiscally sensible to do so as long as the vehicle's body and frame are solid. So I never minded having to replace the timing belt and water pump every 90K miles. I got 200K miles on my '94 Civic's original brake pads and rotors because of all the highway driving I did. I noticed that on Hondas, the ignitor and coils were good for ten years, etc... And the older the car got, the lower my excise tax bills and my auto insurance.

I would keep the 2015 Tundra and keep it well maintained and drive it into the ground. And in the meantime, keep a savings account towards a down payment on a younger used Toyota truck for your next vehicle.

Years ago, on some morning tv show, some financial expert crunched some numbers and said that trading in a vehicle every three years wasn't as smart as keeping a vehicle for 10 year. By the time I retired my 1994 Civic, I felt that she didn't owe me anything... rather I came out ahead with that car.
Good insight. Thanks. I’d say you sure get your money’s worth out of your vehicles. I think I could definitely get that kind of mileage out of my tundra being that it’s a easy highway mileage pavement princess and doesn’t tow anything.
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Old 02-04-2019, 07:17 PM
 
Location: NNV
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I'd be looking at a mid size or full size sedan or SUV with a normally aspirated 4 our 6 cylinder engine. No turbos.

I'd rule out an Impala and probably Kia because of hard seats (I rented a Sportage and it had HARD seat bottoms). Fusion and Taurus are reasonable as well as the usual Japanese cars.

I personally also like the TDI and VR6 versions of the Passat.
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Old 02-04-2019, 07:44 PM
 
Location: North West Arkansas (zone 6b)
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Used Prius.
I don't think a prius would make a good long distance cruiser. They make the best gas mileage in stop and go driving.
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Old 02-04-2019, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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I don't think a prius would make a good long distance cruiser. They make the best gas mileage in stop and go driving.

I get around 48-50mpg on long trips. What vehicle gets better?
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Old 02-05-2019, 07:41 AM
 
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I get around 48-50mpg on long trips. What vehicle gets better?
I don’t believe anything gets better mileage than a Prius but I’m not interested in ever owning one. I just don’t think thy are comfortable at all and I hate the styling although the new ones aren’t bad.

On a side note. What is th averag miles expected out of a Prius before major batttery or mechanical issues are expected?

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Old 02-05-2019, 07:50 AM
 
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Can’t beat the resale value of a Honda as well their maintenance costs and reliability.
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Old 02-05-2019, 08:27 AM
 
Location: San Ramon, Seattle, Anchorage, Reykjavik
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The Avalon isnít quite the good riding car they used to be. Just traded mine a 2015 limited hybrid. The gas mileage was great (40) but had uncomfortable seats and poor ride. Maybe the newer ones are better but they are also lower. Harder for getting in and out. Lexus 300h is the same car. Same seats. Why cant Toyota put some padding in their seats? I think the Corolla is more comfortable.
I think fit is highly personal. I wouldn't disregard the Avalon.
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Old 02-05-2019, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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On a side note. What is th averag miles expected out of a Prius before major batttery or mechanical issues are expected?
400k miles. That's what they are getting out of the ones being used as taxis. Battery issues are just not a problem with them, much like my Volt.
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