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How much do you drive?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Pocatello, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. Pocatello

    Pocatello Active Member

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    As I was thinking about my thread on my Suburban with 300,000 miles, it occurred to me that my wife and I drive a fair amount. For quite a few years we have had three vehicles between the two of us, and have driven most of them well over 100,000 miles before getting something else. At the end of last year (December 31, 2012) we had the 1994 Chevy Suburban with 290,600 miles at the time, a 2011 Toyota Highlander with 29,735, and a 2012 Toyota Tacoma with 10,818. Today the Suburban has 300,165 (9,565 miles this year), and the Highlander has 36,203 (6,468 miles). I traded the Tacoma in on a 2013 Tundra (16,185 miles on it, for 5,367 this year). The Tundra had 33 miles on it then, and 6,248 now, for 6,215 since April 30. So our total so far this year 27,615 miles. How did we rack it up?

    December 31 to January 3 a trip to visit our youngest son and his family, Boulder CO, in the Tacoma, about 1,375 round trip including local driving.

    Late January, a trip to Portland to celebrate my father-in-law's birthday, in the Tacoma, about 1,300 round trip.

    Mid February, a trip to Bozeman and Missoula MT to watch ISU's women's basketball team, in the Tacoma, about 900 miles.

    Early March, a trip to Cheney WA (near Spokane) and Portland for women's basketball, over 1,600 miles in the Tacoma.

    Mid March, a spring break trip to Las Vegas, in the Highlander, about 1,300 miles.

    Mid April, a trip to Medford and the Oregon coast, in the Suburban pulling our trailer, nearly 2,400 miles.

    Early June, my wife to Portland for strawberries in her Highlander, 1,300 miles.

    Late June, to Northern ID for a wedding, in the Tundra pulling the trailer, 1,250 miles.

    The next weekend, for another wedding in Spokane, in the Highlander, 1,250 miles.

    Last week, family vacation to Sisters OR, in the Tundra, 1,325 miles.

    Add to this a lot of shorter trips for dog trials, training, and ordinary driving, and it adds up.

    Tomorrow we are heading for Durango CO to take the grandkids back to their folks. Late this month and early next there will be a trip to Portland and then the Oregon coast on consecutive weekends (likely returning to Pocatello in between), a dog trial in western ID, Boulder/Denver for a concert in early October, perhaps South Carolina for a dog trial in late October, Las Vegas over Thanksgiving, and maybe Boulder at year's end. It all adds up.

    Anybody else a high mileage driver?
     
  2. blizzard

    blizzard Active Member

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    1300 mi for strawberries? Anyway, I bought my '08 brand new and it has 142,000.
     
  3. Ross

    Ross Well-Known Member

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    02 S10 Blazer---116000 (purchased used in 07 with 67000)

    o4 Ford 450 class C camper---45000

    09 HHR---21000

    Ross
     
  4. mixer

    mixer Well-Known Member

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    Not a lot anymore. '99 Ford Taurus with 139,200 on it. Now averaging about 3-4k a year. Come December when it will be 14 years old should hit 140k for a 10k a year average. Runs like a new car so with any luck it will most likely be the last car I will ever buy.

    Eric
     
  5. Bisi

    Bisi TS Member

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    Not much. Maybe 6 to 7 thousand miles a year, spread out amongst all the vehicles. A long trip for me anymore by auto is 200 miles.
     
  6. darr

    darr Well-Known Member

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    I have a 2010 Toyota Tundra. I bought it Aug. 2010. It has a little over 116,000 miles. It has not been in the shop. I got 98,000 miles on the brakes. I haul 4 tons of hay 60 miles up a grade of 4000 feet once a week. It is the best truck I've ever bought.

    How that I said that I can expect the tranny to fall out on the road tomorrow. But if it does it is still a great truck.


    Darr
     
  7. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Geez, Larry, 1300 miles for strawberries?

    It would only cost $62 to ship 50 lbs of them via Greyhound from Portland to Pocatello. That's cheaper than fuel, motel and food.
     
  8. Pocatello

    Pocatello Active Member

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    It's a trip to visit her Dad and sister - she does it every June. No motel, little food, just fuel. Time with her family - priceless to her.
     
  9. Coffee Creek Shooter

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    2007 Honda CRV - bought it new - 161,000 miles - lots of maintenance but not one single repair - best vehicle I ever owned
     
  10. slayer

    slayer Well-Known Member

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    The plan for us was to maybe drive a little less upon retirement, but that hasn't been the case yet. It's 20 miles to the store and 150 miles to go downstate and see the relatives. I love it here in beautiful northern Michigan but you do rack up the miles. At least there's no traffic here on the east side. Bill
     
  11. W.P.T.

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    I used to trade every two to three years, bought A 1999 Isuzu Trooper and liked it so I bought a 2002 Trooper same as, but different color ... I have had it for 10 years and have 45,000 miles on it ... I cannot bring myself to get rid of it because its really a great vehicle ... I am going to go and look at the new Toyota and see if I can fell in love all over again, time will tell ... I try to get my wife to trade more often but she loves her 2002 Hyundai Azera and has over 60,000 trouble free miles on it ... I am hoping to get her into another new Azera in the near future ... I am also going to check out the Hyundai line for a replacement for my Trooper ... I am trying to get the wife to retire so I can build a 20 or 30 car garage with living quarters over it on a few acres of land, I can build my Man Cave in a corner of it ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  12. Leo

    Leo Well-Known Member

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    Between my car and the wife's we drive about 12,000 per year. With fuel pricing, I am glad it is not more.
     
  13. ljutic73

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    My '06 GMC Envoy Deanli had 20K miles on it when I bought it in '07...now it's got 120K miles on it..
     
  14. jdomas

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    I drive anywhere from 30K-60K per year, mostly for work.

    John D.
     
  15. Pocatello

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    Just got back from a week-long trip in the Tundra pulling the trailer. We met my youngest son and his wife in Durango CO and delivered their two kids to them (girl 12, boy 8). We all went sightseeing at Mesa Verde, floated the Animas River, and rode the narrow gauge railroad from Durango to Silverton and back. After that was done we delivered our other granddaughter, McKenzie, 13, to her mother in Gallup NM. After that was done we headed home by way of Kanab UT and up US 89 most of the way. Total miles 1778.
     
  16. yunggun4

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    I haul Amish all over the country and do around 140,000 a year... its great because I put all my expenses on my Cabela's card and it gets me a couple free guns a year ... Corwin
     
  17. Brady509

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    92 Ford ranger just turned over 300000 a week ago. To.the moon and half way back. Almost home. Lol

    Buddy does a mail route in MT. 670 miles a day 6 days a week. Oil change every week. 1.5 million on a half ton Chevy.
     
  18. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    I only total about 6K collectively on 3 vehicles...my 04 F350 has 69k...95 GMC 1500 just turned 105K and 67K on my 93 Chevy 454SS..all with big gas tanks so its a pain in the wallet to fill more than one a month to the tippy top..more like $60 in the V6 Jimmy..the other two just get their whistle wetted with 20-25 bucks worth..any more than that starts eating into my ammo fund