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Old 05-04-2008, 11:26 AM
 
Location: NH. NY. SC. next move, my ground condo
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People rag on how bad fords are, and some do have issues. But with a little maintenance, any car should last 200K plus miles.

The sand/salt and maine winters did in my brothers car. He also had the registration slips from when he bought it.

You are exactly right. a little maintenance goes a long way. i know from working in a garage, most people that had car problems were do to lack of maintenance. i'm not saying all related car problems are do to this. but i know first hand that alot are. i constantly ask people when was the last time you checked your oil or antifreeze or transmission fluid. i get the answer, i don't know or i can't remember. if you can't remember you better have it checked or changed.
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Old 05-04-2008, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Earth
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A million miles on a 1995 Chevy truck
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:18 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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A million miles on a 1995 Chevy truck
I guess I can relax then knowing I've got another 827,000 miles to go on my 1995 Chevy
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Old 05-05-2008, 04:15 AM
 
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One of the first Freightliners I ever drove had a little more than 490,000 on the odometer when they took it away from me to trade in. And it ran as good as a new one. My Ford F150 has a little over 192,000 on the odometer now.
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Old 05-05-2008, 05:26 AM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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I drove a Freightliner in CDL school with 654,000 miles on the odometer. But it's not unusual for big rigs to go a million plus miles. Wouldn't it be great if cars lasted that long.
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Old 05-05-2008, 09:59 AM
 
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I drove a Freightliner in CDL school with 654,000 miles on the odometer. But it's not unusual for big rigs to go a million plus miles. Wouldn't it be great if cars lasted that long.
Sure would. But I believe that most Americans would prefer the styling, look, feel and smell of a new car LONG before the odometer saw 1,000,000 miles...
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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If cars lasted a million miles and people kept them for that long the automotive part of the consumer/financial economy would fall apart. The factories and banks would go broke. I would have loved to have kept my '74 SAAB 99 for a million miles but it dissolved in salt and cooling system internal corosion. As it was it lasted 270 k and 14 years.
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:05 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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If cars lasted a million miles and people kept them for that long the automotive part of the consumer/financial economy would fall apart. The factories and banks would go broke.
That's already happening and it doesn't even have much to do with the cars lasting
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Old 05-05-2008, 03:59 PM
 
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Thought this might be interesting here....
Another million-mile vehicle: '97 Ford E-250 set to roll its odo over - Autoblog
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Old 05-05-2008, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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Most mileage I've ever seen on an odometer - I had a 1984 Ford Mustang GT, with the 5.0 V8, which I put about 170,000 hard miles on. I bought it almost brand new with less than 4,000 miles on it in late 1985, and traded it in 1997. It was still running very strong on that April day in 1997.
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