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As a lot of people have said unless its a honda or a toyota there's almost no point.
I bought my corolla with 180K miles on it and not a problem with it so far. I knew a fella who had a corolla as well that had 280K i think and it still ran perfect. Great cars
Gasoline engines, no.
Diesel engines, however, last alot longer. For example, the engine my truck has (7.3L Powerstroke Turbo Diesel DI) can easily last until 500,000 before a rebuild is needed.. Few have even reached one million. Why does Diesel last longer? Diesel engines are made of stronger parts, they run alot hotter, my compression ratio is 17.5:1. Diesel fuel is classified as an oil, gasoline is a solvent.
Price is also a factor. That kind of mileage, you can get a pretty good truck for 10 grand or less. Price also depends on packages and other things, of course.
Yeah, wow, about 15 years ago, I got an old truck for like $500 because it had a zillion miles on it, but it was a great truck. Resold it when I bought my car to the neighbour who is a gardener, and he's still using it. There's no reason to pay over a couple grand for something with that kind of mileage -- even in top condition -- when you can likely find something for much, much, much, much less.
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200.000 miles? Wow.
Cars with more than 100k miles around here are mega rare.
No way. You don't know if he started doing the right things after the dreaded 150,000 mile mark. Does he change the air filter every time he has an oil change? HAS HE had oil changes regularly (every few thousand miles)? Synthetic oil instead of regular?
Even if he has, I would be wary. Gas engines are rated for 150,000 miles because after that they can just die. That's why I like my diesel engined jetta, rated for 500,000 miles!
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would have to be really cheap but yea. I would then turn around and dump a few thousand to replace the engine and still come out good
I bought a 93' Oldsmobile eighty-eight royal w/ 16,000 miles for 2 grand. Talk about a steal
If it is a Toyota, the engine will still run even after the entire body falls off
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I have a subaru that isn't at 200k but it's getting close. It's a 1998. Still runs okay and cost be $3,000.
It got into a fight with a telephone poll last winter, lost, and after repairs it still runs fine. While I want to replace it soon, right now it gets me to work and to my drill weekends.
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I drove a 20-year old Nissan that ran perfectly well with over 1 million kilometers (over 620 thousand miles) in the meter. Sure it wasn't eyecandy and needed some minor work done now and again, but it got me where I wanted to go and didn't fall apart on the way. I saw plenty of cars much worse than mine that only had a quarter of the mileage.
Hell, I'd propably be still driving that car if it hadn't been so bloody easy to steal. Third time it got stolen the druggies decided to ram a police vehicle with it. GG. No vehicle for me up to this day.
I think the thing to contemplate is how many engines really get up to 300,000?
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The 7.3L is a legend, there is a reason there were over 2 million made.
I haven't heard great things about Chrysler, who owns Jeep I believe. You need to give the price really. If its $2k, sure. 200k is a long time especially for an SUV with al arge engine. Smaller engines can last longer I think?
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I had a 1987 Benz 300. It had 220k miles when I got my Volvo. My neighbor had the same one with 500k+ and I came across a guy who was approaching 700+. So I would if it was that car, maybe a Honda too.
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