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Old 02-24-2016, 04:11 PM   #1
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Just to rekindle the flame...

Gee whiz, it's a Ford!

What Cars Last 200,000 Miles - The Top Vehicles That Make It Over 200,000 Miles
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Old 02-24-2016, 04:36 PM   #2
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I had over 200,000 on my 2001 MonteCarlo when I retired in 2009. It didn't use any oil and averaged 30+ MPG.
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Old 02-24-2016, 05:07 PM   #3
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That was a pretty cool lookin' car for the time.
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Old 02-24-2016, 05:18 PM   #4
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My wife drives a 2007 Dodge Caliber has 227,000 miles and burns about 1 cup of oil every 7000 miles. The engine is still so quiet you can't hear it running. Now the front ball joints are another thing. I have replaced them twice. No other problems as of yet.(knock on wood). I use Rotella T6 5w-40 full synthetic diesel truck oil in it. Everyone told me I would ruin the engine. What ever. The engine calls for a 5w20. Most car manufacturers use a light weight oil to up the mileage rating with out care as to how long the engine will last. Diesel oil has high concentration of ZDDP (zinc) to protect the lifters and keep the oil from shearing under the pressure. I do oil analysis on all my vehicles before I change oil the track changes. Over the past 227,000 miles on the cheapest car Dodge made, I have 1 lifter out of spec. by .003in. The extra detergent in the oil keeps the engine super clean.
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Old 02-24-2016, 05:36 PM   #5
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I'm really not interested in fact based, intellectual debate here.
I'm waiting for all of the Ford haters to come out of the woodwork. Then I'll laugh when I start to see their heads explode.


"But, but Spindrift, don't you know that FoMoCo owns 51% of Esquire!! That survey is biased!!"
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My Company Truck is a 2006 GMC 1500 with a 4.8L V8
It now has 360,000 miles on it, never had a water pump or alternator replaced, no major repairs, just brakes, tires and such.
Never had any transmission work done on it, just 100,000 mile service on Transmission.
I was assigned the truck when it had 300 miles on it, had it ever since.
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Old 02-24-2016, 06:23 PM   #7
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BUT Spindrift ,


Chevy/GMC hold 6 of the top 10 spots... doesn't that count for something??
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BUT Spindrift ,


Chevy/GMC hold 6 of the top 10 spots... doesn't that count for something??
Someone has to hold up the bottom, might as well be ford.
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You know what they say, "If you're not first, you're last".


I'm surprised Shane hasn't sniffed this post out long ago. Where are 'ya Shane?!
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But Tom......

I can't hear my Chevy running while going down the road and it doesn't use any oil at all and gets fantastic mpg.......opos I forgot.....it's being pulled. Never mind
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