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Old 02-03-2018, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by fake View Post
You are buying a paper weight at that kind of mileage. Just had 117,000 mileage car blow a rod that ran like a top since 2003 . So it is a large gamble
being advertised with "only" 160K miles
Gotta love the "low miles" ads

Sure cars can make it that far but youll be sinking plenty in it
The avg guy may drive my 180k silverado and think" hey runs sweet" but truth be told shes loose...little hard driving would kill it fast.

Even 80k is a whole lot of drive time.

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I just listed my wife's Lexus GX470 with 207K miles for sale. Just replaced timing belt, water pump, pulleys, tensionor, radiator, and rear air bags. Car runs and looks great. If you do the required maintenance these cars will last a lot longer. Abuse and not preform regular maintenance and it's a gamble on what you buy with those miles.
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Originally Posted by GotCorvette? View Post
For most, it's far less than that. Some only do it for a few years or even months before moving on to something else. My son-in-law is 51 and he got his sales license on his 18th birthday. He's never done anything else, but that is the exception to the rule. I only did it for a little over two years, three different dealerships spread out over a ten year period. I've mostly been a blue collar machine operator in my working life, retired now.
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Since late 2004.
Good for you Doug.

It's a tough job. You have to do it to understand how tough it is.

I only made it one year as a motorcycle salesman. Learned a lot. Mainly learned I'm not cut out for it.

I like high mileage vehicles.

Have a 2000 FRC with close to a hundred thou on it.

2004 chevy van with over 100 thou.

Just bought a 2012 VW Jetta GLi with 96,000. Damned thing looks brand new inside and outside in very good shape. Runs great and plan on hitting 200 thou with it. Has the 200 HP motor that has been around awhile. 32 MPG at 80 mph. Love it so far.

Plus my semi....2002 Peterbilt 379.....1,374,000 miles on original motor.

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Those Tahoe/Yukon's are known to have great reliability
My '05 Denali has 420k kms on it....the engine is iffy but the body and rest of it is in great condition for the year and mileage.
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Originally Posted by Tact View Post
I just listed my wife's Lexus GX470 with 207K miles for sale. Just replaced timing belt, water pump, pulleys, tensionor, radiator, and rear air bags. Car runs and looks great. If you do the required maintenance these cars will last a lot longer. Abuse and not preform regular maintenance and it's a gamble on what you buy with those miles.
Just found the ad, that's a nice looking Lexus.

I sometimes follow those at the auction and may try to bid on one but they always seem to bring big money despite the condition or miles.
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Originally Posted by themonk View Post
What surprised me was the number with 400K+
You guys must live in your trucks.

My beater sunfire has about 170K and it’s months from seeing a wrecker

Wife’s Accord....250K And still looks/runs like new

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I sold my 94 SS S-10 w/220k for Blue book value.
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Originally Posted by Murray Anderson View Post
What surprised me was the number with 400K+
You guys must live in your trucks.

My beater sunfire has about 170K and it’s months from seeing a wrecker

Wife’s Accord....250K And still looks/runs like new
Some of the trucks that we get from dealers seriously look like the previous owner has. Most trucks are work trucks so they're constantly on the move, that's the best way to do it, let the truck make you money.

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Originally Posted by Alwyn678 View Post
I sold my 94 SS S-10 w/220k for Blue book value.
that's just super
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Originally Posted by Alwyn678 View Post
I sold my 94 SS S-10 w/220k for Blue book value.
Didn’t know blue book went back that far
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Originally Posted by jmc12 View Post
One of the guys that works for me just bought a Acura with just over 200K, the thing is in real good shape, seats are worn but no holes.. New tires, and all maintenance records came along with it..
I'd like to see the list of maintenance parts that were removed and replaced during the life of the car, especially after 100k...

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Originally Posted by rgregory View Post
One of my friends always buys Toyota’s with like 200k, they might run fine but look like crap worn out inside and out but ya they do run.



Same here mine is at 175k and no isssues, still factory front brakes. Almost no maintenance at all just oil and transmission fluid.
Caliper pistons frozen...
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Old 02-03-2018, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by J S Machine View Post
I am not really in the market for a new 'used' vehicle, but I do browse for sale ads often. It is amazing to me how many cars are for sale with over 200k miles. Who buys these? And the next alarming thing is that they still command almost the same price as something with less miles.

How old are you? I've found that the older crowd tends to think this way. My father used to try to make me afraid of cars with more than 50k miles. My first car I Ever bought had 50k miles on it and he tried to steer me away from it. I drove it to 106k. Had an explorer I got with 100k miles and kept to 140k miles. A jeep I got with 120k and sold at 150k. Just picked up an 02 Volvo XC70 with 215k on the clock. That's the highest I've ever gone but form what I've been able to research not uncommon at all for those cars. It's quiet and drive tight like a new car. Seats are worn but haven't decided what I want to do about that yet.



Originally Posted by Slo Yelo C5 View Post
Cars with "high mileage" (say 100k+ miles) can last, but it's a gamble due to unknown future repairs. My Cavalier lasted until 205k miles with stock suspension and all original engine components (except a fuel pump replaced at ~65k miles--all other components--starter, alternator, water pump, radiator, etc--were factory original). At 205k miles, like 4 things totaling $1,500 needed replacement, so I stopped driving it.

Cars can definitely last until 200k, 250k, 300k miles, but the cost/benefit analysis is tough with so many unpredictables (will trans need to be rebuilt? Will differential need to be replaced? Starter? Alternator, radiator? Suspension components?). Sometimes you'll make out like a bandit...other times you may end up getting annihilated.
Meh. Even if you did have a lemon that was constantly costing you money...how much would an annual car payment cost you? $3-4000? That's a lot of **** to break to get up near that. I'm not saying go buy a jalopy that's in the shop every other day because that's useless but people always say they don't want to buy a money pit and then go around and spend $40k on a new car lol

I bought this volvo for $2500. I put another $5-600 in it. And it's good. It's in good shape. No rust. Stereo is really good. 4WD. Don't have to worry about scratching it or parking it anywhere. I can throw a bunch of **** in the back and on the roof. It has integrated booster seats for the kids. It's a fantastic car. And it dropped my insurance by a few hundred a year too.
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I bought this volvo for $2500. I put another $5-600 in it. And it's good. It's in good shape. No rust. Stereo is really good. 4WD. Don't have to worry about scratching it or parking it anywhere. I can throw a bunch of **** in the back and on the roof. It has integrated booster seats for the kids. It's a fantastic car. And it dropped my insurance by a few hundred a year too.
I miss my middle Honda at times, a '91 Accord, paint was baking off of it. Park it anywhere, toss a C5 transmission in the trunk, take it to concerts downtown and park in the cheapest lot. I had 2 people pull out in front of me, their insurance paid to fix it. I just went to a junkyard and picked up another hood. It was great for what it was saving money and keeping miles off the Corvette.

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Didn’t know blue book went back that far
it was called the Blue Scrolls back then
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it was called the Blue Scrolls back then
you're on a roll today!
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x2 on primary transportation being a 2500 or less beater, no worrying about keyjobs, vandalism etc. If one doesnt have an ego its a great way to go.

Sometimes having the seller take you for a drive can give you a hint about how its been driven.
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you're on a roll today!
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I've had two 1995 Isuzu Troopers we used until selling them.

Both we got with ~ 160k and drove to well over 250k. Spent a total of < 1k for both of them.

On both the maintenance consisted of belts, fluids, shocks, timing belt, water pump, alternator and one needed a radiator.

Driving 2005 and 2006 xBs now with well over 100k. Both have same maintenance as Troopers minus the radiator and water pump but both required front wheel bearings. I suspect wheel bearings were possible fallout from previous owners. I'd expect both will make 300k before we get rid of them.

None are the sexiest but cost almost nothing to buy and maintain. I understand folks who want a newer car but I wouldn't rule something out just based on miles.

I'd expect a 10 year old car with 100k on it to need less maintenance than a garage queen C5 with 5k miles.
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it was called the Blue Scrolls back then

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