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Anyone in the 300,000km+ club?

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Rolled over 300k tonight. Guess I'm back in the club.
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Rolled over during my morning commute, so I couldn't catch it exactly on 300K.

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LeisureSuitL wrote:
Oct 13th, 2017 10:42 am
Rolled over during my morning commute, so I couldn't catch it exactly on 300K.

2001 Toyota Echo.
Nice! 5spd?
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CanadaMaple wrote:
Oct 13th, 2017 12:51 pm
Nice! 5spd?
Yup. Still runs great. Starting to feel the itch of buying something more comfortable though...
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LeisureSuitL wrote:
Oct 13th, 2017 1:23 pm
Yup. Still runs great. Starting to feel the itch of buying something more comfortable though...
Yeah.. I'd imagine 300K in that wasn't a comfy ride. :P. Although 5spd would add some fun to it.
My car has kind of become our secondary car, as we also have a family vehicle now since we have a little one.
But pretty much I plan on driving it until something major goes on it. It's worth more as a vehicle than it is in value.

I'll probably have mine until at least 500,000. Like my last car.
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at 262000 in my 2006 Acura TL and shes still going strong!
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CanadaMaple wrote:
Oct 13th, 2017 2:38 pm
Yeah.. I'd imagine 300K in that wasn't a comfy ride. :P. Although 5spd would add some fun to it.
My car has kind of become our secondary car, as we also have a family vehicle now since we have a little one.
But pretty much I plan on driving it until something major goes on it. It's worth more as a vehicle than it is in value.

I'll probably have mine until at least 500,000. Like my last car.
It's definitely more fun with the 5 speed. I had heard that the automatic versions are seriously nerfed. I took out my catalytic converter too, so it is pretty damn quick.

Pretty tall body though so curves and turns are not as fun as my old Prelude 4 wheel steering I used to have. Over 60kph on a curve and I feel like the thing is going to topple over.

I would love something with a better driver set up as well, as the Echo steering wheel is pretty far from the driver when you have long legs...no wheel adjustment so I always feel like I'm stretching for it.

I figure I will put it through another 6 months or torture before replacing it.
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newt_101 wrote:
Oct 2nd, 2017 4:07 pm
My uncles's late 90s Corolla hit 1,000,000kms - Toyota bought it from him when he traded it in (for another Corolla!) and displayed it in one of their locations.
It had the original engine/automatic transmission.
Toyota should have given your uncle a Bentley for having to drive a corolla for 1m km
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nasa25 wrote:
Oct 14th, 2017 3:28 pm
Toyota should have given your uncle a Bentley for having to drive a corolla for 1m km
Or at least a nice Lexus, since they own Lexus.
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CanadaMaple wrote:
Oct 14th, 2017 4:18 pm
Or at least a nice Lexus, since they own Lexus.
By the sounds of it, they just wanted another Corolla.
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Gutty96 wrote:
Oct 15th, 2017 6:55 am
By the sounds of it, they just wanted another Corolla.
And to be fair, the newer Corolla's are actually not a bad riding car, in comparison to the older ones. Still not my kinda car. But theirs a definite improvement.
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LeisureSuitL wrote:
Oct 14th, 2017 2:31 pm
It's definitely more fun with the 5 speed. I had heard that the automatic versions are seriously nerfed. I took out my catalytic converter too, so it is pretty damn quick.

Pretty tall body though so curves and turns are not as fun as my old Prelude 4 wheel steering I used to have. Over 60kph on a curve and I feel like the thing is going to topple over.

I would love something with a better driver set up as well, as the Echo steering wheel is pretty far from the driver when you have long legs...no wheel adjustment so I always feel like I'm stretching for it.

I figure I will put it through another 6 months or torture before replacing it.
How do you get away with emissions testing without a cat?
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Gutty96 wrote:
Oct 15th, 2017 6:55 am
By the sounds of it, they just wanted another Corolla.
I saw the news paper article on him.
It was a driving instructor from brampton. So it looks like the best choice still is a corolla to beat up for another 999,999km if thats his continued career path.
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chadw01 wrote:
Oct 16th, 2017 2:17 pm
How do you get away with emissions testing without a cat?
Alberta :)

I think only Ontario does emissions testing...?

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