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Anyone in the 300,000km+ club?

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Seems most cars are a lot older than mine, but my 2008 Hyundai Tucson passed 300,000 km two weeks ago.

Been lucky with this SUV so far, other than the usual changes (timing belt, brakes, etc etc), haven't had any major problems.

Will probably drive it another year if I don't run into any major issues.
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Almost there...295XXX so far for my 2001 Toyota Echo. Still going strong, though I'm taking it in on Friday to get the CAT cut out as it's clogged and has been impacting performance and gas mileage.
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waitin4BOOST wrote:
Sep 20th, 2017 12:17 pm
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.
what is wrong with the ball joints on DBW Honda's?
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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.
Interesting observation.

My 1997 Maxima which I ended up junking because the body rusted away in 2012 had an ignition switch go bad, blew a muffler from rust, siezed rear caliper, control arms (to be fair, I did lower the car) and a faulty O2 sensor (ignoring wear and tear like brakes, tires and a battery which died about 9 years in). This car had a very hard life towards the end when I was in Univ. The 3rd-5th gen Maximas with the VG/VQ30DE were rock solid.

My parents told me they still see it on the road in Ottawa from time to time. Outside of rust, I can't recall many problems on their 2005 Altimas either.

My 2003 G35 which I got rid of this week did have more issues but was also pretty good - alternator, window motor, some exhaust due to rust, control arm and it had a faulty door actuator. The big thing was that this burned some oil however.
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alanbrenton wrote:
Aug 29th, 2017 3:47 pm
This is by far the most driven 2013 vehicle I've seen.

http://www.autotrader.ca/a/Mazda/MAZDA3 ... =1_15_1050
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.
From the ad:
it's in great shape runs great A.C. working good tires no issues low KM

plz only serious buyers not interested in low prices offers
1,450,000 km , $6500 lol Face With Tears Of Joy
A wise RFD'er once said, "Buy now, think later."

¯\_(-.-)_/¯
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had the emissions modification done on the jetta. Along with the monetary compensation it comes with 4 years/77,000 km warranty. Should help me get to 400,000 km. At 325,000 right now.
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alanbrenton wrote:
Sep 20th, 2017 3:34 pm
what is wrong with the ball joints on DBW Honda's?
I personally think they're pretty weak compared to all the McPherson strut setups i've seen. ie. the LBJ's on the corolla were still solid after 360k. My 98 civic at the time, they crapped out @ 200k/15yrs....you just wiggle the tire to check for play or if you feel steering is loose, it could be the ball joints.

If you ever see cars over on the side of the road with their tire wedged up the fender or folded in, chances are their LBJ came loose lol
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I personally think they're pretty weak compared to all the McPherson strut setups i've seen. ie. the LBJ's on the corolla were still solid after 360k. My 98 civic at the time, they crapped out @ 200k/15yrs....you just wiggle the tire to check for play or if you feel steering is loose, it could be the ball joints.

If you ever see cars over on the side of the road with their tire wedged up the fender or folded in, chances are their LBJ came loose lol
How do you wiggle the tire, by quickly steering clockwise and then counter-clockwise and v.v.?

How can you tell if steering is loose, when it feels imprecise?

Did you get your 98 Civic new or used? I feel a lot of issues can be attributed to how little the previous drivers drove the vehicles people buy.
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Sorry I meant on jack stands or hoisted, grab the tire by 12&6 check for play and then 9&3.

Yeah it would be imprecise steering, but not related to like if your alignment was off.
I will say it is like the car is almost hovering/floaty and inputs are slightly delayed kind of imprecision.

This car I've owned since new, maybe the years of spirited driving had taken its toll, dbl wishbone cars are fun to drive after all lol
But I've had enough fixing it also, even though it didn't quite reach 300k cuz it was neglected due to company vehicle. Cars need to be driven!! if they sit all the time, they sit there with condensation and rust!!
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I only asked because our 11 Accord coupe (bought new) does have DBW and with only 105k km, it seems to still drive really well.

My 02 Civic (non-DBW) and bought second hand on the other hand has a very $hitty suspension condition -- now at 265k km.
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2003 Honda Accord with only 153K kms so far...
Long way before I can join this exclusive club as I drive only on weekends now. No plan to retire the car unless it gives up on me by itself which I highly doubt as the car is in mint condition bodily inside out and mechanically.
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2001 Audi A6 2.8L Avant wagon. I've just passed 210000 miles (about 338000 km).

I change the oil every 5000mi (8000km) and do the normal maintenance. It's still running well.
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UrbanPoet wrote:
May 3rd, 2012 11:49 am
Anyone have a car with more then 300,000 km?
I want to hear your stories.
What type of car do you have?
How do you maintain your car?
What type of driving do you do?

2001 Lexus IS300
I get sythetic blend oil changes every 6000km.
@ 300,000km I changed the timing belt & water pump. I also changed fluids where all possible fluids could be change... This is a pre-emptive measure I've taken to assist me in my goal of 400!

I'm currently at 330,000km. My goal is to break the 400 mark... and maybe get into the 500s. :lol:
@ my current rate its going to take me 4 years to hit 400.
I do mostly city driving. But my mileage builds up from road trips...
Have you hit 400k yet?

Edit: just saw it! That's awesome!
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UrbanPoet wrote:
Sep 21st, 2017 4:09 pm
My partner crashed it @ 415,000km... it had enough juice in it to hit 500. So thats unfortunate.
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