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Old 01-06-2009, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Minnesota, USA
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What, in your opinion, are the most reliable used cars / trucks at 100,000 miles and over? What cars really last?
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:38 PM
 
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1973 thru 1979 ford f-series trucks and full size Fords and General Motors cars from the late 60s thru 1978.
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:44 PM
 
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Generally Hondas and Toyotas last pretty well.
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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1973 thru 1979 ford f-series trucks and full size Fords and General Motors cars from the late 60s thru 1978.
I agree.
Also '80s & '90s Lincoln Town Cars.
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Earth
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What, in your opinion, are the most reliable used cars / trucks at 100,000 miles and over? What cars really last?
The ones that are well taken care of and not abused.
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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The ones that are well taken care of and not abused.
That helps a lot, too!
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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I agree.
Also '80s & '90s Lincoln Town Cars.
And early 70s Cadillacs, as well as other GM cars like Chevrolet and the full-size Fords from 73-78! We had a 1976 Lincoln Town Car back in the late 80s-early 90s with over 300K miles on the original 460 engine!

As far as later cars go, I have had alot of 80s-90s Mercedes, Toyotas and Hondas, some with well over 200K and running very well! I had a 1990 Lexus LS400 with 260K, my dad had a 1988 Nissan with 272K and I had a 1985 Mercedes S-Class with 297K! My current Mercedes is low mileage at only 155K and my 1991 Lexus only has 217K.
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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And early 70s Cadillacs!
Yes, ford fan covered that!
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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Yes, ford fan covered that!
I just wanted to mention it again! They are such amazing cars!
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:34 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Basically anything that is well taken care of... I even have a Mopar minivan w/ 186k, doesn't use oil or tranny fluid, tho a slight leak of PS this winter.

I've had pretty good luck with my Diesel VW's going 300+, I've seen them with over 500k (with original engine, tranny, and clutch). They are light so EZ on suspension too, my last alignment at 330,000 didn't need any parts, I had done 'aftermarket' struts at 150k.

Dodge cummins pickup trucks can go 1,000,000 +, many are over 500k

Chev gas trucks seem to go 300k, with a head job at 200k (but I can't stand coil suspension, so I sold mine)

The 1963 Studebaker Diesel E40 that I drove during college job had 3,000,000 miles and got me home every night from my 800 mile newspaper route. (WY, SD, NE)
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