What kind of car do you drive; how old and how many miles?

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    brokensword Not all those who wander are lost

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    Reading the 'What are you doing today' thread made me wonder who's driving the oldest car (not storing it), how old and how many miles? But even if you have something new that is your main ride, care to share make, age and mileage?

    Me; 1992 Buick Park Avenue with almost 127,000 miles on it. That's my 'main car' but I'm a landscaper, so have a new-ish truck for work (2010 with 30K miles).


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    both of my oldest 2001 explorers except 1 is a v8 and the other is a sport trac .v8 has 78 thousand miles and looked after going down the road and sport trac has 43 thousand at this point and a little over .I really thought it had more and started up 2017 escape before and it is at less than 340 miles and least I think that is what I saw .Did not pay to much attention .I figured since they have been sitting since wednesday it was time to start them up and move them so rust does not form on rotors .
     
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    Old ones! We have a 1984 Toyota Sunrader mini motorhome that we love to pieces, with about 150,000 on it. It's a wonderful rig for going to garage sales. Only 18' long, lots of space, a very narrow door, so we can't buy big things we have no room for, and, most important, we can drink all the coffee we want and we have a bathroom with us!

    We also have a 1986 Toyota 4runner, 4 wheel drive, which is our winter vehicle. Also good for exploring back roads doing photography. It has a new motor and many other things, but has 286,000 miles on it. Both have 4 cylinder engines and are very easy to work on.
     
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    Gemma

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    I definitely do not drive the oldest...2017 Subaru Forester 40.000miles (lots of miles I know)
     
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    ZEROPILOT Faster than you are.

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    2015 Scion XB About 6k
    2010 Toyota Yaris about 32k
    2009 Toyota Tacoma access cab
    About 50k
    And a 1981 Toyota Starlet with over 400k miles. Original engine. But new timing chain.
    I'm a mechanic and I find that Toyotas don't break and take up my free time.
    And a couple of motorcycles. Some old. But all low miles.
     
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    had o9 dodge caliber sold it with 320k would still have it if it was in the shop for a week for electrical issue.
    friend still driving it and its almost 400k now

    15 jeep patriot atm 60k
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    1987 z28 camaro, 12000 miles, 650 hp..............
    2000 yukon xl with 61000 miles

    I LOVE my toyota prius. 06 with 110000 miles.

    Misc other cars tagged that he collects and drives. Corvettes, camaros, firebirds
     
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    Jimmy Gibson

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    Sarah has a 2016 Toyota Rav 4 with 35,000 on it. I just gave my grandson my 2004 Nissan Frontier with 280,000. I now have a 2017 Toyota Tacoma with 1500 miles on it...... My retirement truck lol
     
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    2012 Honda CRV- 36000 miles
     
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    2002 Chevy Malibu - 161k
    2007 Chevy Express Cargo Van - 110k
    2013 Chevy Cruze - 65k
     
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    image.jpg 1978. I bought it when I was 19. 46,000
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    1991 Subaru Legacy Wagon w/136,000 miles on it. Still looks good but has some bugs in it. Goes great in the snow...............yes we do get snow now and then.
     
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    JBtheExplorer Native Gardener

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    I own two cars. One is pretty old. The other is more than new.



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    ZEROPILOT Faster than you are.

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    When I met my wife she showed up for our second date in a Ford Probe. The radiator blew up in the parking lot of the restaurant.
    The next time I saw her, she was in a Pontiac Fiero. The next day, it caught fire and burned to the ground.
    After that, I figured she was meant for me.
     
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    Wait a minute there I think you each time it happened to her vehicle .Sounds like a bad omen to me .I own fords because I get such a great employee discount and so far have always had luck with them except for my Thunderbird .Almost brand new just over 1000 miles an hubby bought it for my birthday brand new .Champagne interior and exterior because he said I deserved it .I always got the hand me down vehicle when he got a new one .Son needed hubbies truck so hubby took my Tbird up to work at ford plant which was less then 10 minutes from my house if you hit the the red light on route 1 and first time he drove it and he blew the head gasket .Ford took the car back and I used the money to by my sport trac .I love it but it does eat gas .
     
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    1999 CRV 134,000 miles. Run greats, just thinking it's time to consider it's replacement. @addy1 , I've always been interested in the Prius!
     
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    ZEROPILOT Faster than you are.

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    I work on a fleet of Ford, Chevrolet and Dodge vehicles with my School board mechanic job.
    I'm totally underwhelmed.
    Total job security.
    Not that some don't soldier on without falling apart.
    Mostly now it's bad transmissions at around 30 to 35,000 miles.
    Everyone likes something different.
     
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    The car I actually drive is a 2006 Honda Odyssey minivan with 175000 miles on it. I call it the Trout Mobile because I can keep my fly fishing gear in it strung up and ready to fish at a moment's notice.

    I do own this car, however, but it stays in Florida for racing:

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    I have a 2012 GMC Arcadia with 65,000 miles. I use it mostly for work and we take my wife's car when we go places.
     
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    ZEROPILOT Faster than you are.

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    The GTR is one non-Toyota car that I like quite a bit.
     
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