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 Post subject: Highest Mileage
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 8:38 pm 
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What are some high odometer readings you have had/know of on swift/geo etc? Hearing what they got to without a rebuild preferred, but other stories are welcome.
also other cars and makes welcome.
my 94 gt just turned over to 200 000 km

I had a 93 Tercel without a rebuild but had the head gasket done. I bought it with 240 000km and drove it to 350k and best the crap out of it the whole time...my dad still drives it daily over 3 years later its at 390 000km and it still fires righ t up on the coldest days. too bad the body is shot..... anyone need a tercel engine? lol

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 Post subject: Re: Highest Mileage
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 9:26 pm 
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Might expect an ad for a '94 w/"200 000 km" (124,275 miles) to claim Low Mileage?

beachedbru wrote:
my 94 gt just turned over to 200 000 km


My '98 Chevy Metro just got its 175,000 mile oil change. My '00 Chevy Metro has ~286,000 miles on it. That's over 461,000 km!

Sorry, don't know their histories & haven't had to pull heads or pans myself.

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 Post subject: Re: Highest Mileage
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 10:07 pm 
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My '87 Sprint Turbo had 219,000 miles on it when I got it. The turbo didn't build any more than a 1-2lbs of boost but the motor started, idled, and went down the road just fine. Had over 260,000 miles on it before the rebuild. Still ran good but the head gasket let go and would run through coolant and start to over heat.

I had a '94 Town Car that I bought for $400 with 168,000 miles on it. Drove it to 243,000 miles and drove it hard!! Drove it too long with a blown intake manifold gasket (whistled like a tea kettle after a week) and by the time I did the intake gaskets, the head gasket went. Still ran good but overheated. Didn't want to just do the head gaskets and went looking for a low mileage used motor but came across a nice Cadillac I couldn't pass up and sold the Town Car for $250.

My mom drives her '05 Accura RSX Type-S 6 speed over 130 miles a day to her job and it's at 263,000 miles right now. Never had to do anything but oil changes every 3000-3500 miles, brakes twice, 1 serpentine belt, and a few sets of tires. Needs a starter soon and could use a gear oil change but it still pulls hard and shifts good. And she still gets 28mpg with 90% freeway driving. I know for a fact she's never hit the vtec lol she shifts it at like 5000 rpms even though it has a 8000rpm redline and it only has like 120 hp @5000rpm and the vtec doesnt kick in until 6200 iirc. And she complains it doesn't have enough power to pass trucks on the freeway :huh: I've offered to teach her how to drive her car but she refuses, says she'll throw up :lol: I've had it up to 140mph, took a long while from 120-140. Not bad for a bone stock 2.0 though.

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 Post subject: Re: Highest Mileage
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 10:47 am 
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im no where near the most but i have about 180k miles.


theres a guy on GMF with a fleet of 99+ 4 bangers that regularly puts 300+k on them.

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 Post subject: Re: Highest Mileage
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 4:09 pm 
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My 90 Swift has over 500.000 km on it and it showed, until I began the restoration. It already turned over 3 times and it's at 92.000 miles now so it's almost 400.000 miles, which is about 640.000 km.

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 Post subject: Re: Highest Mileage
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 8:25 pm 
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My 93 geo xfi has 260,500 on it but the head needs rebuilt but after that who knows what it has left... another 250K? :D the cylinder walls still look great so we will see

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 Post subject: Re: Highest Mileage
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 12:46 pm 
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smallrace wrote:
I know this post is a little older, but as a new user to the forum I need to chime in because I started to freak out when my old tracker was reaching 120,000. I am up to 134 now, but do you guys think I might be able to double that? Maybe I should switch the engine out and just go for broke...?


I wouldn't swap it if it runs good, unless you really want to :)

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 Post subject: Re: Highest Mileage
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 6:12 pm 
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I sold my Tracker at 450,000km. It still ran great but the rust was getting bad.

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 Post subject: Re: Highest Mileage
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 7:35 am 
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MY last Sprint, an 87 4dr went 380k miles with only one top end job due to a burnt valve at around the 250k range. Was still running strong when I traded it in on a new Sentra back in 96.


(my wifes 2004 camry just turned 300k) we have had it since new and I have never done anything to it but regular preventative maint.

If you take care of them they WILL last.

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2011 camaro, 2005 Vibe, 2004 camry, 06 Expedition, 87 porsche 911, 86 Sprint plus, 73 gmc 4x4, 69 camaro, 99 Gl1500 Goldwing, 12 Kawasaki klr650, 2012 Kubota L3200, and we wont even go into the small stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: Highest Mileage
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:56 pm 
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414,000 miles on the original engine and transmission.
(or 666268 KM's)

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- knuckles/hubs/brakes/13" wheels from a 2000 Metro, running 175 70R13
- New bearings and 1st/2nd synchros at 440.5K miles.
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 Post subject: Re: Highest Mileage
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:33 am 
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My first metro I got it with 212k mi on it running with two burnt exhaust valves. Limped it home rebuilt it. At 220k mi I gave it to my mother because her suburban was draining her pockets. It now has 270k mi and she has only changed oil twice... And one time a tow truck showed up with it at my work. She blew a radiator hose and she continued to drive it 20 miles to.work with no water. It had no water no oil in it. I refilled water replaced hose chainged oil filter put oil in it. Fired right up no problems. Explain that.. not high mileage but high abuse.

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 Post subject: Re: Highest Mileage
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:13 am 
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just hit 545,000 miles. Original engine and trans. Try'n to squeeze another 500,000 out of her.

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 Post subject: Re: Highest Mileage
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:27 pm 
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wow that's awesome. that will be some sort of trophy some day. mount it above the couch!

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