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CptRusty
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
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Two words: King frickin' Ranch




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wasteland
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
I drive 40 to 45k miles a year. Comfort is more important to me than most economical so it's typically my sierra and occasionally the Lexus


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Gorilla Ball
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
Trust me if they were close to be needing to be replaced the Goodyear facility would contact the fleet manager and it would be done.
I’m not trying to get 100,000 miles out of these tires - I just drive the vehicle like it’s my own and take care of it.
They base the tire wear on the tread measurement.


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Capt ST
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
Get mileage, that’s like $1200/month based off your mileage


Sweltering Chill
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
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TDI diesel



That’s redundant.


Arbengal
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
Gonna throw something a little different at ya. The only thing that matters is that you survive your daily commuting. Period. If you die, the money differential is mute. Of course I am being overly dramatic but it’s a solid point. The Honda drivers get hit they die. Get a safe car that you are likely to survive a hard wreck in, pay a premium, and consider it insurance. The trick in driving high mileage is survival, not pinching pennies. Your choice


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tigerfoot
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
Used to click off 50-60k a year. I’ll be damned if I do it in s mid size sedan. I’d grab a Full size suv or 1/2 ton truck. And not look back. My comfort is worth something


latech15
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
Cars suck for driving. You can't see around anything in front of you and you get no respect on the road. I decided long ago that a small suv is the way to go. I have been in pilots and MDX's for years and they are so much more comfortable than dragging your arse on the pavement and sticking your legs straight out in front of you for hours. The good thing about them is that they don't get exceptionally good mileage, so the transition to just driving a 2wd Sierra won't be that bad. 20.9 is the best I have ever gotten with the MDX. I figure the 1500 won't be that much worst and will be sooo much more comfortable.

Get one that can be serviced in town. The engine isn't the issue. Those honda/toyota engines can go forever. The suspension, AC, and interior will fail long before the engine as long as you do routine maintenance. I buy the cheapest tires the shop has and I get 50-60k on a set. I ALWAYS have issues with uneven wear and alignment based wear than anything else. They will look great on the outside but showing steel on the inside. If the high dollar tires would solve that issue, then id change, but they don't. The issue is the 400 lbs of literature that I constantly haul in the back. Those cars CAN haul much more than that, but they aren't made for it at 1500 miles a week.

.....and I giggle at 30K/yr being called "high mileage"


ArkBengal
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
The Toyota 3.5 V-6 since around 2007 has had a timing chain, not a belt


Hickok
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
Similar situation but different uses. I need a truck for my job and drive about 4k a month. Just coming to recommend a F150 with the 5.0 v8, and get the one with the A/C seats (lariat for me). I bought mine with about 30k miles and just hit 243k without a problem, I'm sure something will give soon but its more than paid for. Again, if you spend that much time in a vehicle, think of it like an office, you want it to be comfortable.


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IllegalPete
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
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High mileage drivers.


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2500 miles per month,




Get an off lease luxury ride. You can find a 4 year old $60k ride with <30k miles for $25k give or take.

Just get the extended warranty.


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IllegalPete
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
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I'm in nearly the same situation as you and I went with a 4 year old MDX with a shade under 40k miles. I keep my vehicles until 200k miles though.


Exactly


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IllegalPete
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While I don't put near as many miles as in the past I used to routinely put 50-60k a year on my "travel" car. I would buy 2-3 year old Lexus ESs and put 400-500k miles on them without basically nothing more than maintenance. Great ride without being floaty and easy to drive for 8-12 hours at a time. Plenty of room for traveling and a family of 4.


Exhibit B


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Obtuse1
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
I am baffled by the recs for trucks and SUVs over cars for high mileage driving. Spending the same money on a near-luxury car not tuned on the 'Ring will give one a much better ride and ability to painlessly click of 1,000 miles in a day. Now if you are over the 95th percentile in height or weight you may have issue comfortably sitting in many cars all day. Active safety measures are better in most cars and survivability is better in the majority of accident modes. Cost per mile will also be lower.

If you need the room for hauling or your frame there isn't an option but it is hard to make an objective argument otherwise.


MiDixon Yermouth
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
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I am baffled by the recs for trucks and SUVs over cars for high mileage driving. Spending the same money on a near-luxury car not tuned on the 'Ring will give one a much better ride and ability to painlessly click of 1,000 miles in a day. Now if you are over the 95th percentile in height or weight you may have issue comfortably sitting in many cars all day


A few years back my daily driver was a Sequoia.. V8, three row, pull out a row, flatten the next seat and you could move a full kitchen of large appliances. I'm 6'4" and if I sat up straight my head would touch the roof. More legroom and headroom in my Boxster.. ...believe it or not. I fell for the SUV trend through the 90's until about 2014...when I re-discovered the beauty of a full size (near-luxury) car. I really feel that's where the smartest money is. There was a day when trucks were cheap in comparison but I find the comfort / value bang for the buck is with cars now.

(unrelated to topic...I think it was you (quote) that took exception to a "perfectly engineered" remark I'd made about an automobile and I didn't see in time to clarify. I was not a fan at the time of the 964 and never cared for handing of any car in that series to date. I think my statement was more my attempt to describe a sum total the company's capabilties. I've always wondered if they were able to offer the same options of flat sixes available today for that series into the Boxter or Caymen, would anyone even buy a 911? You may know of a more perfect handling car than the 718.. but I don't...at least not under 100K)

I've been in cities on both coasts and was common to hear the Subaru Legacy described as the perfect traveling / work car...although I'm not sure what one even looks like.


Pelican fan99
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Member since Jun 2013
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
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This.


If you get a car for $2500 and make it last a year, it's cheaper than a car note.
Yeah this sounds awful just buy a car bruh


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tgrbaitn08
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
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I drive roughly 2500 miles per month


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High mileage drivers.




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FightnBobLafollette
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
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et a carolla or camry with under 150k miles, if you want a 2 door then get the solara instead or whatever toyota you like



Congrats!!!

Worst advice winner.


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tgrbaitn08
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
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Used to click off 50-60k a year. I’ll be damned if I do it in s mid size sedan. I’d grab a Full size suv or 1/2 ton truck. And not look back. My comfort is worth something



Exactly

I’ve been putting 50k a year for the past 18 years on 9 different trucks, wouldn’t have it any different way

I’m actually at 125k on a 2016 that I’m about to trade in for #10


tgrbaitn08
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get a carolla or camry with under 150k miles, if you want a 2 door then get the solara instead or whatever toyota you like



I bet your boyfriend drives a jacked up F-150 with mud grips and truck nuts


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