Make your car last 200,000 miles

Make your car last 200,000 miles

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“" the original con_tiki " ”

Since: Aug 07

Oakville, Ontario, Canada

#1 Aug 31, 2007
It's easy and can save you thousands in the long run

If you think you're staying ahead of the game by trading in your car every three to five years, here's a secret: Many of today's cars last for 200,000 miles or more with few if any major repairs, if properly cared for. And holding on to a car long after the payments are through can save you $30,000 or more.

Thanks to advances in motor oil, engine technology, and rustproofing among other things, today’s cars are more reliable than ever and thousands of our readers are benefitting. Those cars run the gamut of the automotive spectrum, from small sedans to SUVs and pickups. Still, more motorists could be saving money by hanging on to their cars.

Here's how to get your car into the 200K Club:

Buy a reliable, safe car

Any vehicle can reach 200,000 miles if you're willing to keep replacing parts. If you want to get there with a minimum number of visits to the repair shop, buy a car with a good track record.

For starters, see Pick a car for the long run. To dig deeper, check out the comprehensive reliability ratings in every April Autos issue and available to ConsumerReports.org subscribers.

Pick a car for the long run
Good Bets have performed well in our tests and have better-than-average reliability for several model years. Bad Bets have multiple years of much worse than average reliability and more problems than other models overall. Reliability is based on the results of our Annual Car Reliability Survey, and all have three or more model years of data.

GOOD BETS BAD BETS
Honda Civic BMW 7-Series
Honda CR-V Infiniti QX56
Honda Element Jaguar S-Type
Lexus ES Jaguar X-Type
Lexus LS Mercedes-Benz M-Class (V8)
Toyota 4Runner Mercedes-Benz SL
Toyota Highlander Nissan Armada
Toyota Land Cruiser Nissan Titan
Toyota Prius Volkswagen Touareg
Toyota RAV4 Volvo XC90 (6-cyl.)


Get regular maintenance on your vehicle and you to can gets 200,000 miles with the right vehicle..

“Assignment change”

Since: Jul 07

South Ozone Park, NY

#3 Aug 31, 2007
Ben B wrote:
But an F-150, more of them on the road with over 200k than ANY other vehicle.
If thats a true comment, back it up.
If it is indeed true than this is what else is at record.
1. More F150 's that are not running.
2. More F150 's that are broken down.
3. More F150 's that are on fire.
4. More F150 's that are broken into.

The point is they have sold more than anything so they should be more that are over 200k.

Its logic wouldnt you say?

Doesnt say their better does it?

“Assignment change”

Since: Jul 07

South Ozone Park, NY

#5 Aug 31, 2007
Ben B wrote:
Yes, f-150 is the best selling vehicle in the WORLD, so there are more of them with over 200k. Its like a double bonus.
I can see you didnt get it.

“" the original con_tiki " ”

Since: Aug 07

Oakville, Ontario, Canada

#6 Aug 31, 2007
Ben B wrote:
Yes, f-150 is the best selling vehicle in the WORLD, so there are more of them with over 200k. Its like a double bonus.
Only in your eyes Ben B.......

I frankly don't believe it!!

Back it up with some proof Ben B........

“Let's get the show on the road”

Since: Feb 07

San Antonio, TX

#7 Sep 5, 2007
The F-150 is NOT the best selling vehicle in the WORLD. It is considered the best selling vehicle in the United States BUT if you put the sales of the identical Chevy and GMC pickups together, GM is the winner.

The best selling car in the world is the Toyota Corolla. The best selling CAR in the United States is the Toyota Camry. People are not as wasteful world-wide, and guzzling behemoths like the F-150 are not littering the roads in big numbers anywhere but here in the most wasteful country in the world.

70plyRR

Since: Aug 07

Trumbull CT

#8 Sep 6, 2007
outafocus wrote:
The F-150 is NOT the best selling vehicle in the WORLD. It is considered the best selling vehicle in the United States BUT if you put the sales of the identical Chevy and GMC pickups together, GM is the winner.
The best selling car in the world is the Toyota Corolla. The best selling CAR in the United States is the Toyota Camry. People are not as wasteful world-wide, and guzzling behemoths like the F-150 are not littering the roads in big numbers anywhere but here in the most wasteful country in the world.
Why would you use the word “litter” to describe a very popular vehicle?
Red blooded American

Hamburg, NY

#11 Sep 15, 2013
You're letting the terrorists win by calling us waste full some people actually use their f150 as a real work truck not as some gas guzzler to ride around the city but to haul drywall, lumber, deer, ducks, bags of cement, auto parts for your POS, and grills for tailgating! Now if you don't like America leave we don't want your kind here

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