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jimbeam
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
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Jcrew
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
Buy a good vehicle. Get a few luxuries with it. It is going to be your "office" and your office chair should be comfy. I drive 1500 miles a week and I don't give a damn about going cheap anymore. I buy barely used and run to about 250-275K and repeat.


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bad93ex
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
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I’m a district manager and I drive a ton but get paid $.58 a mile which more than compensates me for wear and tear. I’ve thought about buying a Tesla and making straight cash from my mileage



Your battery would die before you end the day


Meauxjeaux
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
I buy the last “body style” prior to the most recent of what vehicle I want with120k to 160k miles on it. Then run that thing up to 300k or so.

Example: my current “business car” is an 07 Tahoe with 264k miles. It’s only 1 revision behind in body changes, so it looks pretty current.

Change the fluids and tire, keep them balanced and rotated. The thing runs smooth as silk on the highway, strong as hell, cold AC, looks good and is a true work truck.
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Jake88
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as long as you change oil regularly toyota engines any trannys average 400-500k miles before the they wear out
Yep.


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Gorilla Ball
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
In my opinion it seems highway miles are easier on a vehicle. My last company suv when I turned it at 98,000 miles - it still had the original tires and they weren’t even close to needing to be changed.


Geauxtiga
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
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at 98,000 miles - it still had the original tires and they weren’t even close to needing to be changed.
Hard to imagine that. What kind?


VetteGuy
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
I don't agree with the " good used car" guys.

Buy new, but at the year-end change, preferably, with a new model changeover.

In this way, you get the full manufacturer's warranty, which often includes a loaner.

You'll come out ahead when you trade in 3-4 years.


Jaydeaux
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
Tell me more about this. How does that work?


Gorilla Ball
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
I think they were Michelin’s, not to be bragging, all but one of my vehicles that I turned in at between 90,000 and 98,000 all had original tires.
I think it was a Camry I drove years ago the fleet manager decided to replace the tires at about 80,000.
When you travel the state of La except for New Orleans area most of the driving is easy on tires


Geauxtiga
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
Dam, that’s incredible.


yellowfin
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
I hope you’re compensated very well for that amount of driving.


Gorilla Ball
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Member since Feb 2006
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
What’s funny. Is that this week the Goodyear dealer already had to replace a tire with about 12,000 miles - a nail in the sidewall that they couldn’t repair.
You just never know.


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BengalBlood81
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
All great suggestions fellas. And one of you mentioned buying a year old car with 20k miles on it and that’s just what I did. Saved a bunch of money compared to its new sticker price, but now it’s got high miles for industry standards and the trade in on it sucks. I guess I may just drive it til it’s busted... I can’t exactly see getting the $2500 car and ask it to be as reliable as I need it to be driving all over the state.


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kciDAtaE
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
I have driven 25-30k a year last 4 years and drive an A6 Audi. Works fine for me


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Gorilla Ball
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
Then you’ll always will have a car note? Am I missing something?


777Tiger
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
Subtle brag about about combining Amway and used vacuum cleaner sales and calling yourself an entrepreneur?


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BengalBlood81
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
I do ok - no issues with my compensation - Just trying to work it out to where I’m not getting killed every other year on deprecation.


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biglego
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
With that kind of mileage, don’t even stress about depreciation. Just find a car that’s comfortable. Most cars these days will hold up if you take care of them esp if it’s highway miles but of course Toyota is the best.

No lie—if you aren’t worried about looks, check out the Toyota Sienna. It’s got power, comfort, reliability.

I wouldn’t drive it, though.


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Geauxtiga
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
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Buy new, but at the year-end change, preferably, with a new model changeover.

In this way, you get the full manufacturer's warranty, which often includes a loaner.

You'll come out ahead when you trade in 3-4 years.

huh?
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