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If you buy a car, how many miles do you expect it to last?

post #1 of 23
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I remember when 100,000 miles was consider great for a car.  However, now when we buy a car, we expect it to last almost 200,000.

 

How about you?  What mileage on a car would satisfy you if it survived until then?

post #2 of 23

Actually, I don't worry about millage, because E restores cars. He can rebuild motors, transmissions and anything else that he needs too.

 

Now when I was single, I was always hopping a car would last 10+ years.

post #3 of 23

100,000 K.

 

We currently have our first Hondas, 2003 models, and we both recently passed 90K.  For these, we have higher expectations as we have always heard how Hondas can go for several 100K miles, so our plan is to drive these until they drop. They have been paid off for several years now, so that is good.

post #4 of 23

I agree with you Diane. It was a big deal when a car turned 100,000 miles. I remember stopping my 1972 Dodge Dart along the side of the road so I could take a picture of the odometer. Now we own two cars over 100,000 miles on them and I see no reason why I should be thinking of buying another car anytime soon. However, hubby just called and his '96 Mazda sedan needs to go to the shop tomorrow. Okay, so it's 16 years old (we bought it new), but it is a darn good car! A friend of ours is looking to replace their old car that is dying. They are actually considering a vehicle with over 100,000 miles on it and it is priced at nearly $15,000!!!

 

Average miles per year is 12,000 to 15,000. Considering that, it doesn't take long to go over 100,000 miles (about 7 years). That means a car built in 2005 could easily have over 100,000 miles on it. Maybe I am just getting old but I think a car made in 2005 is still relatively new.

 

post #5 of 23

Well I expect to get a ton of miles out of my cars. All of my cars have made it over 200,000 miles one of our a chevy s-10 pickup made it over 350,000 miles just doing oil changes and basic repairs never even needed a new transmission that thing rocked.

 

My current vehicle is a Chevy Uplander and I have almost 250,000 miles on it so I'm sure unless there is something huge that happens to it I will make it to 300,000!!

 

But I also drive them til they drop or cost to much to repair.

post #6 of 23

We bought a new Hyundai Elantra in 2000 and dh just traded it in last September. It had just under 200,000 miles on it. 

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Originally Posted by brensmom View Post

Well I expect to get a ton of miles out of my cars. All of my cars have made it over 200,000 miles one of our a chevy s-10 pickup made it over 350,000 miles just doing oil changes and basic repairs never even needed a new transmission that thing rocked.

 

My current vehicle is a Chevy Uplander and I have almost 250,000 miles on it so I'm sure unless there is something huge that happens to it I will make it to 300,000!!

 

But I also drive them til they drop or cost to much to repair.


That is amazing.  We have a 1995 Jeep Cherokee that is nearing 200,000 and it is on it's last leg.  EVERYTHING is going on it, but we can't afford a new car right now.  

 

post #8 of 23

Our last two vehicles had over 100,000 miles on them when we bought them.  They running great. My husband fixes cars/rebuild transmission for a living so we will keep them till we get tired of them. 

post #9 of 23
200,000+ miles but I drive cars until they are completely dead.
post #10 of 23

I would say 100,000 if you asked me before I had kids.  Now we have a car with 240,000.  I don't know how long it will last. 

 

I hope to keep my new Subaru for 200,000 miles.

 

My Suburban started falling apart around 120,000.

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