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A Major Milestone

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  1. DrunkCajun

    DrunkCajun Banned

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    A Major Milestone

    Okay, maybe not so major, but to me it's a big deal.

    My Volvo joined the 100,000 club last night.

    Anyone else driven one of these babies into the 6-digit range? How far did you get in your car?

    Also, anything I should be worried about or get checked out now that I've hit 100k? I've had the car fully serviced within the last 500 miles (hence the reading on the little mini-odometer), but are there any funny things I need to get checked that no one told me about? Had a nice little "oh my god you can't drive your car 800 miles this weekend you're almost at 80k and your timing belt could go at any time!" phone call with my old dealership a year or two ago, and was less than impressed since I'd had the car serviced at 76k and no one said anything.

    Anyway, share your stories.
     
  2. LoVePlAyBoY

    LoVePlAyBoY IncGamers Member

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    well when i bought my dads lexus is300 it was reaching its 60,000 km service, when it did i did some research and what other have done etc, over 80% of the stories/reports i read they had there timing belt atleast looked at.

    so i suggest you hit up google, even tho this is same kinda thread but i don't own a volvo :p ( my winter beater is 224,000km and still going :p chev cav 96, i do must its service myself i don't plan on spending money on it :p)

    i would never go into dealership with out doing some research first whatever the reason ... -_-
     
  3. llad12

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    I have driven several Hondas and Nissans well over 100,000 miles. In fact, my 1995 Nissan Maxima SE has approximately 108,000 miles on it today and runs like a top.

    If I recall correctly, timing belts need to be changed around ~80,000-90,000 miles. Timing chains (as on my Maxima), however, can last much longer.

    Today's automobiles are a far cry from the past. Try driving a old vintage car with mechanical points that burn out every few thousand miles and you will understand ... < Hot Damn! This sucker is cutting out again!!>

    If you change the oil regularly and keep the car in good mechanical shape, most of today's autos can easily be driven over 200,000 miles.

    Considering the cost of a car today, they should be more reliable. I purchased my first car in 1969 (a 1968 Mustang) for $2,000 from wages earned as a crewman at Mickey D's while in highschool. Try that today ...
     
  4. Dutchman

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    Back in highschool my friends and I ran one of the guy's 79 chevette over 200,000 miles. Finally met its doom not through wear and tear, but by running over a cinder block and leaving the oil pan on the road behind us.

    *sniff, best car ever, final tally, 343 thousands kms, whatever that is in miles

    Dutch
     
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    Dutch, that's about 212,000 miles... good span!

    Let's see... I'm going to play an unfair advantage to the mileage constest here. In 2004, I racked up 145,000 miles... but that was in the 727. Amongst ALL pilots who flew it last year, that plane racked up about 750,000 miles. Planes don't track miles like cars do, but this can be estimated by multiplying flight hours by average speed. Our recently acquired jet, which is the youngest of our fleet, (and the one whose tail makes up my avatar) has about 59,580 flight hours as of yesterday. So that makes about... 26 million miles since it was built in 1967.

    As far as road-borne vehicles go, I drove a Miata up to 124000 miles, then sold it to my brother who now has 165000 on it, and still running great. Then, one of my dad's trucks has 239,000 miles on it and it's only 9 years old. Finally, a guy I knew in 1999 had a 1994 Isuzu with 252,000 miles... yes, that's 50K a year on the mileage!
     
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    My car is heading towards 350 000 km and still running. Only problem is rust, may have to get rid of it soon *sniff*
     
  7. KnightFall

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    I know nothing about Volvos but when my Renault Clio went over 100,000 Miles I put it in for a service. It cost me £1000 to do all that was needed.

    Crashed it into a barn wall sideways about 2 weeks later... :rant:

    KnightFall
     
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    Next time i'd try and avoid driving head on towards barns, or any walled object for that matter.
    My dad used to drive about 60k miles a year in his old job, and he had 1 car last about 3 years, so thats alot of miles..
     
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    Good advice that! :lol:

    I was going along with the barn next to the road and span off 180 degrees round and hit the wall then span the other 180 degrees back out onto the road so I was facing the same way I was going before, very weird!

    KnightFall
     
  10. Amra

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    Mazda made it to 270,000+ miles.

    Chevy lasted until 213,000 miles.

    Jeep is now at 182,000 miles.

    Tundra is at about 32,000 miles.



    I use only fully synthetic motor oil.
     
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    my car hit 100,000 about 4 months ago. its been going downhill after that.
     
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    I hope your brakes are good.
     
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    Solid gold!

    Dutch
     
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    I recently got a new engine in my astro at 150,000 miles (piston rod was rubbing the engine block, just to get to it you need to take the engine out and praticly rebuild it) so I am expecting at least another 10 years life from the van. I also replaced the AC converter, and traded in a cylinder valve as well. Front Brakes will need the be replaced in about 4,000 more miles.
     
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    My '93 Eighty Eight Olds is approaching the 90k mark and still going strong except for the crack I have in one of my fenders, but that should be replaced soon.
     
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    What's the highest possible on a car? 500k miles? 1million miles? Higher?

    What's the record?
     
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    Dad's Nissan Cedric (1987):450,000 km & counting. :thumbsup:

    Rik
     
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    Highest Car Mileage

    That's a lot.
     
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    I know what car i want...
     
  20. {KOW}Spazed

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    Anyone have that article about Toyota(?) wanting to build a car that went over 300k miles for under 25grand?


    Personally, I haven't driven enough to kill a car.
     

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