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Old 02-05-2019, 08:36 AM
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2003 RAV4 is my commuter car. Owned since new and has 240,000 on it. No intention of replacing it any time soon
Old 02-05-2019, 09:08 AM
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2010 tundra is still shy of 100,000 miles. I expect to teach my kids to drive it in 11 years.

at the cost of new vehicles they need to remain reliable 20 years and be junkers for 5 more years.
Old 02-05-2019, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by HookMeUpII View Post
Nothing surprised me in the list other than the pickup trucks. I will always be an American truck guy. However, my god is the Titan/Tundra/Tacoma a group of beautiful vehicles. Apparently, they are reliable too.
Tundras are made in Texas. I guess we'd need to know what you mean by "American truck".
Old 02-05-2019, 09:39 AM
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I was so happy I unloaded that temperamental Ferrari 250 GTO back in the late 60's for 5k. It was a nightmare in and out of the shop. Luckily I replaced it with a reliable Honda N600.
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
No surprise here at all.

People like reliability and longevity...and cars that still drive like new after many miles. This list shows which ones do.
apparently not al people

Wife Just Spent $40k Despite My Protest ..... Now I'm Angry .... What Next?

Old 02-05-2019, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by BiloxiGuy View Post


Iím curious as to what mileage you did the timing belt. I have the same motor as you (but a 2008) and have 120k on mine, still on the original belt.

I know, Iím tempting fate.
I did it at about 100k.. I think truck was 8yrs old at the time.. I knew I was going to keep it so made sense for me...
Old 02-05-2019, 10:17 AM
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1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4WD, 301,335 miles. Driven every day, great condition! I'll probably never part with it... SO inexpensive to fix and maintain.
Old 02-05-2019, 10:20 AM
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2006 Tundra here, no plans to replace it anytime soon as it runs/drives like new. I've replaced tires, oil, brake pads and did the timing and serpentine belt, water pump around 94,000 miles. The thought of a car payment is unappealing as hell given current prices. The wife drives a Highlander, nothing but gas and oil changes on it. Love me a Toyota.
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The wifeís highlander is a 2008 that we ordered from the dealer
Just rolled past 150,000 miles with no repairs other than normal wear and tear items.
It looks like new yet. No rust. And that is saying something having spent its life in Michigan.
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13 years on my daily driven '06 Tacoma 4 cyl 4x4 with 140k miles. Still on original clutch, replaced brake pads, water pump, serp belt, and valve cover gasket. Just PM beyond that. Wife's '08 Honda Fit is on year 11 now with 150k. Also have a '14 Outback w/40k miles that is the "good car". After owning mainly GMs before, I feel like the Japanese vehicles have absolutely spoiled me in the reliability department.
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Originally Posted by kennyboy View Post
Sorry the thought of keeping a vehicle longer than 5 years makes me cringe. I'm addicted to new car smell.

thanks for paying that depreciation for the rest of us!
Old 02-05-2019, 10:35 AM
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What would be more interesting is to see how long Northern climate people keep their vehicles vs. Southern owners.

Us people up here struggle with rust and the decay of body parts, components, etc.
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I have a 1997 Prelude (Honda) that I have had since 2002 and I haven't done squat to it in that time. I have no idea how many miles it has on it since the speedo was buggered before I bought it. (said 69k) The 10,000 wheel rolled half way the first 10k, finally flipped over on the second 10K, so I know someone was in there with an ice pick. In the 17 years I have had it I bought tires, a belt job, a clutch master cylinder and far too few oil changes. (maybe a total of 5)
If it breaks with anything serious, I will call AAA to tow it to the junk yard, take my tag and call an Uber not feeling like it owes me anything.
Old 02-05-2019, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by BiloxiGuy View Post


Iím curious as to what mileage you did the timing belt. I have the same motor as you (but a 2008) and have 120k on mine, still on the original belt.

I know, Iím tempting fate.
2008 5.7 models have a timing chain. Not sure about the smaller engine.

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1996 4 Runner that was my wife's daily forever is now my beater. Has about 325k on the odo. Doesn't smoke on startup and burns maybe a pint of oil between changes. It'll rust out before it gives up (been on the beach 100 times). Other than routine stuff, I've had to put 2 starters on it and an ignition tumbler. Oh, my power antennae doesn't work.
The Mrs now drives an '04 Sequia with about 200k on it. It's been a great truck, but I'd like to see her in something new(er), just because it's getting a little worn. Nothing has struck her fancy, so she just keeps kicking it down the road.
My last truck was an '01 Tundra and I absolutely abused it for almost 200k with no problems.
My current daily is a '14 Chevy. The AC crapped out at 50k due to poor design, the transmission is clunky and acts like it doesn't know what gear it wants to be in, and the 4cyl/8cyl fuel economy bs is garbage. Oh, and it burns a literal gallon of oil between changes. It has 65k on the odo.
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OK I've had the same Mustang Mach one for 43 years does that qualify
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My 2008 Tundra is coming up on 90k. Can't wait until I get through the break-in period so I can really use it.
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Originally Posted by buckshotgumbo View Post
it burns a literal gallon of oil between changes. It has 65k on the odo.
That was a well documented problem in 2008-09 vintage- thought it had been corrected by that point?

Even the good ones have occasional issues. Toyota had the V8 issues and the 2005-12 Pathfinders had a bad rap for transmission cooler issues that killed the transmission. All in all though, they certainly hold their value better as used vehicles, which canít be denied.

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Just sold my 2008 Land Cruiser with 110k on the clock.... miss that vehicle and will buy another when the 300 series comes out ....
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2003 V-8 4runner with 211,000 miles. Daily driver & tow vehicle.

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