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Anyone in the 300,000km+ club?

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RSXPrem wrote:
Sep 16th, 2016 8:59 am
chilli604 wrote:
Sep 14th, 2016 9:21 pm
Driving an rsx-s currently at 300,5xx. Still runs smoothly.
Loved my RSX but once I hit 200k the problems were non-stop and had to get rid of it, you are lucky!
Oh no! What problems were you having?
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chilli604 wrote:
Sep 22nd, 2016 10:35 pm
RSXPrem wrote:
Sep 16th, 2016 8:59 am
chilli604 wrote:
Sep 14th, 2016 9:21 pm
Driving an rsx-s currently at 300,5xx. Still runs smoothly.
Loved my RSX but once I hit 200k the problems were non-stop and had to get rid of it, you are lucky!
Oh no! What problems were you having?
The car had an appetite for rear brake calipers and batteries!
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That's what I thought but now that my 02 Civic is at 265k, I am more confident posting on this thread, lol.
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2010 Jetta TDI at 323K.

Recently changed
  • Rear pads and rotors
  • Rear springs
  • End links on both sides
  • Fuel filter
  • Driver side axle
  • Front Driver side wheel bearing
  • Couple of bulbs
  • Windsheild wipers

Needs a new:
  • Timing belt
  • EGR filter
  • DPF
  • Tires.
Also have made use of the rust warranty for the trunk
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wing0 wrote:
Aug 29th, 2017 3:49 pm
Must be an extra 0. It would make the news and Mazda would be all over this car for publicity.
Exactly. it says........................low KM.
It is 145,000 km. Even the price suggests the same.
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Just scrapped a 95 Corolla.

349 KMs.

3 brakes, the 4th one was rusted to shit so I just capped it off.
Tranny and engine were still rock solid.
Was losing about 5 pounds a year to rust.
I was afraid of going underneath the car with it jacked up.
So I sold it to a scrapper for 300 bux.
I originally bought it at 220KMs for 500 bux.

Spent about 500 on maintenance, apart from wear and tear.
100 bux for a wiper transmission
30 bux for a high pressure return line for power steering.
250 for new catalytic converter to be wedled in.

I got my monies worth.
Car was still very drivable.
I was going to get around to replacing the 4th brake but scrapped it when i inherited a 2011 Sonata.
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Stock R wrote:
Aug 29th, 2017 10:53 pm
Just hit 300k this month in our '07 fx35!

Engine burns some oil but runs great on with tranny.

Everything has been wear and tear except the power steering pump.

The body (rust) is starting to go which has been the weakest link.
Nice!
I am somewhat surprised that this is still reliable without much issue seeing Nissan/Infiniti isn't exactly known for reliability.
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Using regular fuel or high octane fuel play a factor?
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wing0 wrote:
Aug 29th, 2017 11:20 pm
Nice!
I am somewhat surprised that this is still reliable without much issue seeing Nissan/Infiniti isn't exactly known for reliability.
My friends 03 maxima ran until 390k before he got tired of it and moved on. Same base chassis as my car I believe. Vq35de just tuned differently.

Reliability has been surprisingly good. I've had lots of wear and tear (heavy car) so I've been through about 4 or 5 sets of tires. Same for brakes, about 5 sets of pads and 3 sets or. Rotors. Suspension has been swapped once (tie rods, end links, struts). Nothing unexpected.

Now the battle really is just rust. If I can get to 400k (5 more years), I'll be happy to Part ways.
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I bought a 1993 Accord SE in 2010 with 350K Km's... Just passed 444,444Km's. F22A6 is a tough motor... It sounds a bit gravelly on cold start but doesn't use too much oil and has reasonable power.
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Parents had a 99 Corolla that went just over 360k
Engine and transmission was bulletproof....sadly I cant say the same for the rest.

I've had to change:
Starter twice
Alternator once
Blower fan bearing needed to be re-lubed every 2 years cuz I'm too cheap to replace it ($50)
Shocks all four corners
EVAP cannister, due to code
Brakes lines - patched up was corroded to hell and leaking
Fuel lines - Eventually
In the end the brakes fully seized and I didn't want to go through the hassle of rebuilding calipers....even though it would've only cost me like $100 for the new seals + pistons, springs, I just had enough lol

Traded it in for a new CRV lol The trade-in value was $175 helped cover for a 3rd Keyfob
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punishmentforall wrote:
Sep 20th, 2017 2:01 am
I bought a 1993 Accord SE in 2010 with 350K Km's... Just passed 444,444Km's. F22A6 is a tough motor... It sounds a bit gravelly on cold start but doesn't use too much oil and has reasonable power.
I think all, if not most Hondas of that era had double wishbone suspension, you should keep an eye on those ball joints, you don't want to find yourself crippled on the side of the road.

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