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Old 07-17-2017, 03:45 PM
 
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i got a 2014 tacoma with 120k miles, yes no problem, 1000 miles no problem.

i got a 1996 explorer with 75k miles, im scare death of over 50 miles
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:09 PM
 
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I used to drive my van with 150K to Florida on it all the time. If it is running well, then make sure you have AAA (or some sort of auto service) and hit the road. As someone who has driven 3 cars until the cars were pretty much dead around 200K or so, you know when your car is getting close to having major problems and being near end of life. You start having little problems and hearing new sounds.
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:23 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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What do you call an "old" car?
But there are cars that just left their childhood with 150,000 miles on it.
Righ

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Old 07-17-2017, 06:13 PM
 
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I don't like taking a new car 200 miles. I try to do rentals for long trips.
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:29 PM
 
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I don't like taking a new car 200 miles. I try to do rentals for long trips.
This. I took my beater truck when I had it, to Portland and Bellingham, from Seattle and Tacoma. It ended up breaking down on my not on a long trip, but on my commute home from work.

The biggest reason to rent a car when you are going far from home is that it's the rental company's problem, and you can get a new car so you don't have to worry about it. Heck, when I went to Vegas my rental car was $11 a day...
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:03 PM
 
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If you have done the factory recommended service, you should be good to go.

For a car withh that kind of milage, i would recommend you do a complete fluid drain and replace.
Pay special attention to the radiator, flush and fill.

The only thing that sucks with older cars is the no "hi teck gizmos" thing.

Another thing to consider, in timing belt cars, most manufactures tecommend replacement every 75000 to 80000. Timing chain cars dont need replacement.

Have fsith in your car, let it run a marathon!
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:38 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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This. I took my beater truck when I had it, to Portland and Bellingham, from Seattle and Tacoma. It ended up breaking down on my not on a long trip, but on my commute home from work.

The biggest reason to rent a car when you are going far from home is that it's the rental company's problem, and you can get a new car so you don't have to worry about it. Heck, when I went to Vegas my rental car was $11 a day...
I had just returned from a 4,000 mile RT in blizzards when my car broke down the next day at work. (Broken timing Chain gear, not a simple fix on the road).

Let's hope it is always that way (if in fact we MUST break down...) Chances are pretty good your commute is more frequent interval and more hard on your car.
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Bakersfield, Ca
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I think our still pretty Candy Apple Red 2004 Saturn Ion with almost 200,000 on it can climb Mt. Everest. Lord what a great car it has been and continues to be . Standard transmission and regularly maintained - I am a filter FREAK , every single filter on a car , I like it changed !!
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Old 07-18-2017, 01:07 AM
 
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My old car has about 150,000 miles on it. So far so good. It has never broken down. But recently, I have started to think it is not safe to take it out of town. It is like a real old person in his 80s. They may feel fine today but you never know what type of problems there are inside. My old car is like that. It seems like it is at the age that it could crash and burn without notice.

How about you? Do you take your old car out of town on road trips?

It depends on how far I am driving and over what period of time.

If I am heading on a 120 mile drive, I will use my car. If I am driving 5500 miles like I did recently, I am renting a car.

Since I can rent a car for $120 a week for 10-11 months a year, I generally rent for any long trip.

Remember that car repairs when you are on a long trip are generally a lot more expensive than repairs at home.
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Old 07-18-2017, 01:33 AM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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My old car has about 150,000 miles on it. So far so good. It has never broken down. But recently, I have started to think it is not safe to take it out of town. It is like a real old person in his 80s. They may feel fine today but you never know what type of problems there are inside. My old car is like that. It seems like it is at the age that it could crash and burn without notice.

How about you? Do you take your old car out of town on road trips?
I haven't driven my old car for 24 years. But for many years before that, the farthest I would take it from home, was 20 miles (walking distance).
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