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RockyMtnTigerWDE
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
I wouldn’t call 2500 mo long distance. I would call that vacation has started.

5-6K per month.

My job re unites a team ick so I have s nice truck and the can retain value pretty well as long is maintenance is on point and tire care.


Meauxjeaux
Memphis Fan
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
Did you stroke out while writing that last paragraph?


Obtuse1
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
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(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


Dunno if it was me but I am opinionated about all things petrol head so I could take exception about just about anything car related on a given day and I am a 964 fan, particularly the RS and the late Turbos.

A Boxster/Cayman with the 911 6 cylinder has always been seen as a 911 killer. The GT4 proved it could be a hell of a car but they stop short of giving it a real GT motor. The scary thing is the 718 chassis was essentially as capable as the GT4 right out of the box. A wide body version of the 718 with the Turbo S's 552hp engine might be my perfect car.

As for the best handling sub 100K cars there are a select few I have driven in anger I would put above the 718, the GT4 (better high-speed grip and better balance for the track) and the Lotus Elise. The Elise has the best chassis of any non-track day car I have ever driven. I used to say I could tell if I drove over a quarter in a E36 M3 and feel a penny if I drove over it in a 964 911 but I could feel and dime in an Elise and tell you whether it was heads or tails up. The 718 and its predecessors are fabulous cars and I just laugh at the people that call them chick cars but those are people that couldn't find an apex with GPS and think trail braking is something you do in the woods to avoid hitting a deer.
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Gorilla Ball
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Gonzales, LA.
Member since Feb 2006
6190 posts

re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
I have a 2014 cayman S and I’ve upturned the Hp, changed out the plenum, sport exhaust and a few other things.
The only thing I wish I could do is replace those round running lights with the horizontal lights.
I’m thankful I have the flat 6.


Buckeye Jeaux
Member since May 2018
5482 posts

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

as long as you change oil regularly toyota engines any trannys average 400-500k miles before the they wear out

This^^

Or a Lexus with 150K on it. Should go to 300K easy with all the easy highway miles you're putting in it.


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Obtuse1
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
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I have a 2014 cayman S


The biggest positive to the 718's turbo 4 is how it responds to tuning. Porsche NA engines have always been expensive to get more power out of and most of that power comes in the high end of the power band just like any high revving NA engine with high HP/L. That's why I have always gravitated to the 911 Turbo cars they respond so well to tuning. On a 991.2 you can get 640 pound/feet @3000rpm to the wheels with just a flash and a header back exhaust and you are at 700 pound/ft. You can get a lil crazier and add a larger intake plenum, Y pipe, decat, methanol injection, and bigger intercoolers and all of a sudden you are making real power.


tilco
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Spanish Fort, AL
Member since Nov 2013
8950 posts

re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
I drive almost that much. Had an old truck I was driving. Decided to get a car and bought a nice slightly used fusion. You can get a lot of car for your money. What I get paid in mileage almost pays for the car.


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SECdragonmaster
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Member since Dec 2013
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
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The Toyota 3.5 V-6 since around 2007 has had a timing chain, not a belt


That is great info. I almost always buy Honda. Thanks!


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wrongRob
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Tampa FL
Member since Oct 2017
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
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I drive a camry

And he has pic's of deer he's downed in the trunk.


celltech1981
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Louisiana
Member since Jul 2014
7583 posts

re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
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And he has pic's of deer he's downed in the trunk.


lol I don't let it hold me back. I pull a small boat or trailer/4 wheeler with it pretty often. I drive from Laffy to BR everyday so I stop and fish the basin on my way home. I get 30 mpg towing the boat.


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Gorilla Ball
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
I just can’t afford a 911 turbo.


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Gaston
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Member since Aug 2008
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
Obtuse, ever been to the F1 in Montreal? Thinking of going next year and trying to wade through all of the ticket packages. Grandstand 11?


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VetteGuy
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Member since Feb 2008
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
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2014 cayman S


I held on to my initial opinion (unfavorable) of these cars too long.

They have become pretty awesome, especially the 3rd gens

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I’ve upturned the Hp, changed out the plenum, sport exhaust and a few other things.


It's like eating potato chips.


brightside878
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2009
630 posts

re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
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he said that was 2500 miles every month which is 30k a year


We all got that, but it’s still not many miles for salespeople. I’m an extreme case, and I’ll do 75-80 a year. I’d call anything over 50 really high Milage


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Restomod
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Highland Park, Tx
Member since Mar 2012
12527 posts

re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
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I held on to my initial opinion (unfavorable) of these cars too long.

They have become pretty awesome, especially the 3rd gens



The Cayman platform is superior to 911 rear engine setup. Porsche obviously knows this as well, but tradition you know. I could only imagine if the engineers were allowed free rein with the chassis and powertrain. Porschphiles would be storming the gates at Schwieberdinger of course...

I'm glad to see GM has the balls to say frick it, we will break tradition and work outside the box instead of in it.
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umop_apisdn
Member since Sep 2017
2938 posts

re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
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get a cheap used car and run it into the ground.


Exactly. I bought a 2006 Ford Explorer 2 years ago for $2000 and I've put 80,000 miles on it since.

Rides great, runs great but the resell value it gone. No need to sell it, it's the perfect burner vehicle. Will drive it till the wheels fall off...
Then I'll buy new wheels for it.


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
I clock about 40k miles a year.

I buy a good used car (100k mile toyota or something similar) for cash and run it into the ground. Theyll hold up a long time and do decent on fuel. Cant have shitty college kid car because I ocassionally have a customer with me.

I had a manual transmission volkswagen diesel for a while that I had to sell back because of the emission scandal. That was the ultimate commuter car and I'm still bitter about having to sell it back.


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WildcatMike
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Lexington, KY
Member since Dec 2005
32502 posts

re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
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One sales rep that I know that has been running the road for 30ish years. He has figured out the Honda Pilot is the best. He buys one low mileage and goes to 200,000 and repeats the process.


This. I get $600/monthly and 19 cents/mile. I drive a 2007 Honda Pilot and it has 250,000 miles. Making money off of the deal.


mtntiger
LSU Fan
Asheville, NC
Member since Oct 2003
16712 posts

re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
When you're putting that many miles on a vehicle, it makes ZERO sense to spend much money on it.

Something with that many miles is not going to hold its value for long.

Find something that:
A) fits your needs
B) is comfortable for you to drive since you're going to be in it quite a bit
C) gets good mileage
D) has a good reliability record

Best to not spend too much money up front, since you won't likely get it back after driving the hell out of it.

I have a Jeep Patriot that I bought in 2011 that has over 224,000 miles on it. It's a pile of crap, but it has held up fairly well, gotten 30 MPG, and was cheap up front ($13,750 out the door).


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Meauxjeaux
Memphis Fan
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Member since Jun 2005
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re: Need advice from High mileage drivers. What do you do?
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I’m actually at 125k on a 2016 that I’m about to trade in for #10


That’s exactly the kind of vehicle I look for. 3 years old, 125k.

You should hit up OP for a quick sale.


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