Your Car/Truck/Motorcycle That Has Some Miles, but You Still Love

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Scott Peterson, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. Scott Peterson

    Scott Peterson Staff Member

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    I just posted this on another site; but thought I'd start one of these threads here... it's been a while since I posted to one of these. I'll show mine, let's see yours especially if your vehicle has to have some miles on it!

    Here's some more current shots of my 2007 MazdaSpeed6; still kicking at 112,000+ miles. I love this car. I fully intend to drive this till the wheels fall off.
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  2. Bikedude

    Bikedude Gold Supporting Member

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    My wife wants me to get rid of my "Shagin Wagon". 1995, Flowmasters, chip, 160 Thermostat, CAI, tint, Impala SS wheels, 140K miles

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  3. oldtelefart

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    No pics, but I loved my '97 Camry wagon. Reliable and cheap to run, at 270,000 kms I told the wife that I needed to spend about $2,000 to get it up to scratch for another 5+ years.

    She took off one day and traded it in on a 4WD Pathfinder that costs 3X more to run, has had several electronic problems, and never goes off-road.

    Never have your car registered in your wife's name.......................
     
  4. RussB

    RussB low rent hobbyist Silver Supporting Member

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    My '96 Volvo 850 Turbo. 260,000+. I've had it for 13 years. Last summer I replaced the Koni shocks & struts I installed back in '06 because they had rotted through. Lifetime warranties are great!




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  5. kkregsg

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    My 1981 Yamaha XS650 Special. Fun to tool around the semi-rural back roads around here. I bought it for $400 from my neighbor across the street years ago. Other than an electronic ignition, it's all mechanical, so it's possible to be a successful shade tree mechanic without a computer.
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  6. ldizzle

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    I had a 2003 taurus and a 2000 sable that cleared 250k+ Original miles each... Absolutely unheard of for ford sedans other than crown Vic's- they were Held together with duct tape and screw clamps. Thankful for a corp car now and to be out of traveling sales!
     
  7. jcbaxe

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    2000 F150 with 135000 on the clock.

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  8. Peteyvee

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    I can't say I blame her. I'd be embarrassed to be seen in that thing, much less be the one driving it...
     
  9. mr coffee

    mr coffee Gold Supporting Member

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    my 95 caprice police wagon was called the whale.. 300k on the clock
    finally threw a rod new years day...
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    by the time it was done I had the cop rims and fat rubber on it... when I remarried, everything we moved either went in it or on it!
     
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  10. Che_Guitarra

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    1996 328i. Manual and LSD. 230K on the clock and still 100% cylinder compression. Still super neat, still handles like it's on rails, still good looking, still a blast to drive.

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  11. candh

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    I can't resist posting in these threads. '93 diesel turbo 80 Series Cruiser with 230,000kms. Should be able to double up that mileage and still be healthy.

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  12. Dr. Tweedbucket

    Dr. Tweedbucket Deluxe model available !!!11

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    I bought an Acura RSX type S new in 02 .... here it is with 150K on it ... still looks great but actually the front bumper and hood is getting chipped up.... the pic hides it pretty well. Currently I have 178K on it. I'm shooting for 300K

    So far I've had to replace brakes once, batteries and tires of course, and both O2 sensors. That's IT! The car does feel looser and the suspension is getting softer. Oh yeah, the drivers seat split on the base seam ... I need to get that re-sewn up. I'll probably install new struts this summer and maybe rebuild the brakes ... they still work ok, but I'm just feeling sorry for them.

    It's been an extremely reliable car overall. I average 35 mpg in the summer ( 75-80% highway). It makes 200 hp and 0-60 is in the low 6 second range, so it's pretty quick for a 2.0L four popper.

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  13. dave-o

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    I really wish we could buy those here!
     
  14. gtrdave

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    Our '90 Miata only has 90k miles on it. It's barely broken in...

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  15. Cornbread

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    2000 VW Jetti TDi manual transmission and windows :D

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    151,000 miles and going strong
     
  16. CosmicCowboy

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    I had a 400 Special many years ago. Handled like garbage and poor acceleration. Come to think of it, the brakes were pretty bad, too. Still a fun bike to blast around on.
     

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