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Old 09-06-2005, 02:20 AM   #1
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The 3800 is obviously one of the best engines ever but I was wondering about other cars with durable engines.

What are some high mileage cars in your family or was in the family?

Before My 89 Blazer got totaled it made it to 185,000 miles always reliable. It had the 4.3 V6

My Dads 82 Corolla made it to 130,000. He changed the oil every 5,000 miles, he didnt take too good care of it.

My Dads 94 Geo Metro with the 3 cyl is at 130,000 and never has a problem

My Bonneville is at 130,000 as well and I only had that UIM failure.

Everything else in my family is basically new.

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El Tempo.

its got over 200k on it, and comin up for a lot more if i can fix some issues on it.
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1992 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L MPFI V6 made it to 321,xxx mi before we drove it to the junkyard

my jeep has 175k on it and it has only broken down once (bad pickup coil)

bonneville has 176k on it now and its on its second engine (first threw a rod/bearing from severe neglect from the old owner, ignorant pos *rant*) the engine has a high 150k on it now

my old 97 Mitsubishi mirage with the 1.5L 4G15 engine made it to 163k but it was burning oil to the extreme so we traded it in for the jeep ( i miss its 33+mpg )

there were others but i cant really remember them too well to say
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Mom had a '92 Plymouth Voyager that had 249,500 miles on it when it was traded in (had a 5-speed too!)
Dad JUST traded in his '95 F-150 with approx. 190k on the clock.
Brother currently has a '94 Beretta with about 160k on it.
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Wooohooo those are some high mileage cars -- WOW. Im proud to have 86 grand then, I never was before.

Cant say we have any high mileage cars here

2002 exploder - 24k
2005 jag *-type R - 6k.
me 95 aurora - 86k. It breaks down like it has 150k on it though...at least my frienda always ask me ifi t has that much cause they see it getting towed a lot
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94 Chevy Truck has has 143K....112K on the engine, 12K on a race built trans.

El Bonnevilleo....208,7 somethin' miles.....3rd trans, wheel bearings.....that'* about it.
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my moms beat up caravan has 160,xxx. runs decent but leaks tranny fluid but.
dads gas saver a 2002 focas has 102,xxx runs like new only has replaced a water pump.


im trying to find my mom a bonne for her next car buty she only wants to spend 2500 max.
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I have the highest mileage vehicles in my family.

93 SSE SC - 176k
98 Lumina LTZ - 154k-ish
93 SSEi - 95k
PT - 82k
Suburban - 78k
Grand prix - 70k
and finally 2003 Impala LS - 24k
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Brothers '94 Gand Am 3100v6 243kmiles still getting 28-31mpg gota love GM
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