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Saturday, October 7, 2006

Have you ever done this?

I have, in an '83 Honda, sort of. The maker of that car was cocky enough to have a digit column for the 100,000s. Anyway, it felt great, as this fellow can attest.

Comments (16)

74 Beetle with 99999 miles, but how many engines did it take to get there?

Probably 2.

A friend of mine inherited a Honda on the passing of his little-old-lady aunt registering 250K miles; it ran beautifully before it was stolen.

A good Honda engine and manual transmission will push the million mile mark if babied. I have seen it done.

Sorry this comment is off-subject. I stumbled onto your site while researching the graffiti vigilante, "Silver Circle". I too am a graffiti vigilante, and I think it is ruining our fair city. Anyway, you seem pretty connected to Portland's pulse, so I thought I'd ask you if you think I'm crazy. Goto http://fightgraffiti.blogspot.com/ and tell me if you think I need serious counseling, or if I'm likely to spend years in prison.

I rolled mine on a 1982 Mustang II when I was in college......er...did I just admit to driving an '82 Mustang?

I've never owned a car with less than 110,000 miles on it. Of course, I've never owned a car that was less than 14 years old... the old Hondas are real gems. Not really worth the money to get a newer car.

I've owned a few 100k and 200k rollovers, but the one I remember best was on a road trip, Saturday, July 10, 1972, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
1963 Chevy Impala Convertible 99999.9 >> 00000.0
(PEI was much cooler that Nova Scotia for viewing that day's total eclipse of the sun)

You should never buy a Volvo until it's hit about 150,000. By that time, all the ticky tacky stuff that goes wrong on a Volvo has been fixed by the previous owners and the engine is good for another 150,000 miles.

I rolled over 300k on an 84 Landcruiser, original engine...although the first 100,000 was with a previous owner. That was a joy. I miss that car, just not the gas mileage.

I believe that the '74 Beetle has probably rolled over at least once before unless that thing was never driven.

My 92 Toyota Corolla, which is the only vehicle I own, has 213,000 miles. I bought it with a little over 7 yrs ago 85K for $4,000, and have put about $2,500 in repairs on it (brakes, clutch, muffler/exhaust, timing belt) Just change the oil every 4K, and those things are 'bullet proof'

One of the REALLY maddening things about having a wonderful "turn of the century" vehicle is that people tend to rear-end or otherwise prang you and send the thing to the junkyard. This has happened to me twice over 45 years of ownership of all kinds of vehicles, including 3 terrific long-livers: 1953 Oldsmobile, 1962 Corvair, 1981 Honda. Both Corvair and Honda were killed by cellphones driving erratically.

I currently have a 1992 Infiniti G20 (4 cyl, 30mpg), a great Nissan product, that will hit 100k this next year. And it is thoroughly wrung out and dependable. I am looking into my rear-view mirror ALL the time ...

I had 100K on my '69 Bug before I had to have the engine rebuilt. It got me through college. I regularly drove it 80 mph on country roads, had it on two wheels once, and drove it for many many hwy miles with the red oil light one night because I didn't want to put anything in it but Castrol 30W which wasn't readily available back then. It was the best car I ever had.
On my way to Seattle years ago the odometer on my '66 Bug said 66666. I'd wished I had a camera at the time.

I have a pic of my old '85 Honda Accord on 250,000(0) (Millinocket, Maine, on the way back from hiking Mt. Katahdin one day). It had 280k on it when I sold it for $150 in 1999.

my wonderful old '86 Toyota 4x4 had 290K on it when i sold it a couple of weeks ago. Was a fantastic truck, and with a little bit of work here and there, i have no doubt the new owners can pile on another 200K. Currently selling the crapmobile (87 Camry, not really as crappy as i make it out) with 195K on it. Current driver is a 92 4runner that has 140K on it. All of these have long lives ahead of them.

I had a '74 Celica that went to 240k before I sold it, original engine. Still ran great, but it wouldnt pass DEQ. (No cat). Fortunately, I had a "friend" at the DMV. And my dad had a Dodge K-car that he put 280k on before it was rear-ended and totalled.
I have never "rolled" an odometer before though. I never seem to keep cars long enough for that.

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