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How Many Miles Do You Put On Vehicle?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by WoodsonEnt, Jul 28, 2012.

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  1. WoodsonEnt

    WoodsonEnt Active Member

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    Just curious.........how many miles do you put on a vehicle before you sell or trade? I have a 2005 Chevy Silverado with 111,000 on it. It is paid for and I like it better all the time. At 100,000 miles, I put new belts and hoses on it along with a fuel pump. In any other advice on upkeeping a high mileage vehicle? I would like to get 175 to 200 thousand on it before selling.

    Matt
     
  2. need to shoot more

    need to shoot more Active Member

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    I have a 99 Tahoe with 136k I bought it with 30k on it back in 2000/01 it sounds like your are right on track but @175k 200k what do you think it would be worth?
    I am not quite sure what mine is worth today retail???
     
  3. 4EVRYOUNG

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    I buy my daily drivers at 100,000 trade em off at 160-170 cost's me a lot less then new, Belts hoses and a tune up.
     
  4. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    You should have no problem getting the 200K if it's properly maintained, expect to replace some front end parts. When I was working I was putting 40+K a year on Explorers, 1 I racked 220,000 before giving it to my son who used it for work until 280,000 Another son working in NC racked up 315,000 on a 4 banger Ford ranger pickup. If you have a truck paid off, it's a lot less expensive to dump a few thousand a year in repairs then to buy another $40,000+ truck.
     
  5. WoodsonEnt

    WoodsonEnt Active Member

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    need to shoot more,

    In my area, a 200,000 mile vehicle is worth something - especially a truck. We have alot of farmers who use these high mileage vehicles to give to immigrant farmhands to get back and forth. Most used car lots in my area are begging for 160,000 to 200,000 mile vehicles for our Hispanic and Somalian immigrant workers. They don't do credit, they do cash and the dealers love it!

    A on-the-road service company in my area buys all new Chevy trucks. They are all 2 wheel drive with the LS package....cloth interior, power windows & locks, keyless remote, etc. They run them from new to 200,000 then sell for $3500-4000. This company has a waiting list of people to call waiting on a 200,000 mile truck.
     
  6. Sky Buster

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    I TRADE AT APP. 60,000 MILES. I JUST GET TIRED OF DRIVING THE SAME VEHICLE.
     
  7. chuckie68

    chuckie68 Active Member

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    I have a 2006 Ford Freestar with 192,000 miles on it and am leaving on a 5000 mile trip on Monday.

    Chuck
     
  8. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    My 1971 FJ40 just turned 100,000.

    I'm only putting about 800 to 1000 miles a year on it since I bought it.

    I'm 52, so I figure I'll probably reach a point where I can't physically get into the cab before I wear it out.
     
  9. cloud_of_8s

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    Just traded it in last week on a 2012 Silverado

    Still ran well, but the clock was ticking on it.
     
  10. WesleyB

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    1999 F-250 Diesel,, 380,000 miles one belt, one set of idler-tensioners, one A/C repair. Oil change every 5000 miles with filter and air filter.. Fuel filter every 4th oil change. oh yes... and tires HAHAHAHA
     
  11. ctreay

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    We have been driving VW Jettas for quite a while now. Usually keep them 5 years and they have 100,000 by then. They have proven to be pretty dependable.

    ctreay
     
  12. bcnu

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    I took in a 2005 Tahoe on trade last year with 325k on it and it still purred like a kitten The trade in value on it was still 6500 bucks at a large Chevrolet dealer. John
     
  13. CalvinMD

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    Not much driving especially since my health issues started in 07....my 2004 F350 Crewcab only has 66k and the last 6k has taken almost 3yrs to accumulate...my 93 Chevy 454SS only has 62K...both of them are not exactly fuel sippers but it dont matter...I dont go far and I have lots of shooting in a very close radius all the necessities right in town..when the fillups cost near $100 bux I tend to stay home...ALOT!
     
  14. goony

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    I have a buddy who has a 97 Saturn that has over 500,000 on it. He has only had to do basic maintenance on it. I owned a 83 Ford ranger 4cyl 4spd 4wd that I racked up 290,000. I sold it to a driver at work and he put on another 100,000 on it. I did have to replace the bearings in the transmission at 125,000 because they were starting to get noisy. If you do the maintenance listed in the owners manual you should be able to get 200,000 from a modern vehicle without any major repairs. It was nothing to get 750,000 from the Mack diesel trucks that I used to work on. That is not to say that some will nickle and dime you to death with minor repairs. I only drive about 6000 a year on my 03 Explorer, the range is only 5 miles from home and where I hunt is only 30 miles away.

    Mike
     
  15. sharhope

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    Have a 2003 dodge cummins diesel with the NV 4500 manual almost 200000 miles runs great no major repairs Will keep it as Dodge no longer offers a manual transmission after 2011.
     
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    2001 Chevy Impala LT...284,238 miles and still running...no oil burning..still in the family running every day. ed nichols binghamton ny
     
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    My last Chevy Tahoe, (1999 350 Vortec engine,) had 265,000 when I sold it. I had been so pleased with the vehicle, that I found a 1999 Escalade with the same engine, but only 65,000 miles and am driving it now. Martinpicker
     
  18. DoubleAuto

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    200,000 miles on a 1998 Ford F150. Planning on taking it to Canada next year for some goose hunting. Just had normal maintenance and service (and 4 recalls).
     
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    My company truck is a 2005 GMC with 238K. We will run it until the wheels fall off.
     
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    For all the GM bashing on this site, it looks as though GM is right up there in popularity.

    2004 Chevrolet silverado, Z71 extended cab. 157,000 miles. Daily driver. Nothing major in 8 years other than normal maintenance. Earlier this year was driving it weekly from St.Louis to Great Lakes Naval Base, north of Chicago for work. Still gets between 17 and 18 MPG (as long as I keep speed below 73 MPH) only drops to about 16 mpg if I let her run at 75+mph.

    Wife drives a 200 Chevrolet Venture Mini-Van that has over 200,000 hiles on it.
    She just can't get rid of it. Been a great family vehicle.

    As long as they keep building Chevy's, I'll keep buying them. Have been a loyalcustomer since I bought my first one in 1983.
     
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