What Types of Vehicles Last the Longest?

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  1. gramps

    gramps Veteran Member

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    That there sounds like straight up regurgitated jd power or consumer reports magazine BS. (No offense)
    My work beater (was hand me down from wifey LOL) 03 alero with the 3400 v6. we purchased the car at 78k, have had it 11 years now and it’s at 200k. Can’t complain with only an alt and fuel pump replacement aside from standard maintenance items. (Brakes and tires etc) I have several customers that run rural mail routes - mostly use Buick lesabres and century’s. 3.8 and 3.1 v6 powered....the bodies always give out before the powertrain and usually between 250 and 300k.
    So no I have not an issue with homegrown power trains.

    Doesn’t matter if shes got tits or wheels - both are gonna cost you money
     
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    Lol offense ? None taken

    While you were replacing alternators and fuel pumps I was driving my accord for 289k miles and still sold it and made some money on it lolz
     
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    My 1987 Chevy Silverado has 303,248 and the water pump went out last weekend. I did replace the alternator at about 280,000. Other than wear items thats it.
     
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    1 alternator, and 1 fuel pump to be clear and the pump didn’t fail, the level sender did. I’ll take that over the 07 accord my buddy has - 62,000 miles and vvt solenoid fails. Honda replaces, worked fine for a few days then code comes back and it runs like you are bouncing off the rev limiter but at 2500rpm. No power, hard to drive, Honda dealer doesn’t know what’s wrong and after hours of “diagnostic time” they still haven’t fixed it and now it’s come to be my problem child.
    My point is all vehicles have their good and bad ones, these “articles” mean jack. They do not accurately represent real life experiences with vehicles and vehicle repairs. I’ve had great luck with my vehicles and I’ve seen others with similar cars have issue upon issue.
     
  5. 351maverick

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    I noticed all you guys with 200k plus miles live where there is no RUST

    MANY cars around here get driven to the scrap yard...running fine but unsafe to keep on the road
     
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    Mine is a 2010 Accord EX-L. Just turned 195K. I need it until around 250K. I've had to replace a rear shock and front wheel bearings. Besides for that, normal maintenance.
     
  7. The Champ

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    I've taken several GM 4 and 6 cylinder cars and trucks past 200k. Chevy S10 4WD, Chevy Astro AWD, Chevy HHR, Chevy Impala, Pontiac GP, Pontiac 6000, Pontiac Bonneville SSEI off the top of my head.

    The Impala and HHR were my company cars. They were handed down to employees who didn't travel as much as I did. The Impala had about 250K when I passed it on a year and a half ago. That guy is still driving it.
     
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    I realize that you posted this before my second post, but gramps also lives in MN like I do.
     
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    The only in tank fuel pump I've ever replaced was on a Toyota SR5 Pickup at about 145K.

    On my list above, the Chevy Impala, S10, Astro, HHR and SSEI all had their original fuel pump, alternator and starter. No AC repairs.

    Normal wear parts - tires, brakes, shocks, struts, spark plugs, wires, fluids and filters.
     
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    I never pay much attention to these lists. Throw enough money at any vehicle and it will last forever. A friend of mine just bought a Volvo XC60, or something like that. 400 hp, 4 cyl engine with some type of electric motor as well. If this thing doesnt sound like a service/maintenance nightmare, i dont know what one is. I think he sort of knows this as well, since he bought the extended warranty.
     

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