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Just passed the 400,000 mile mark on 2008 2.5s 6spd. still on the original clutch and the car is only using 1 qt, of oil every 7.5k miles. The main issue I've had these last 100k is the ac clutch went out and I discovered its impossible, at least for me, to take out the ac clutch so I bought a rebuilt compressor and so far so good. HOPEFULLY in less than 3 yrs. I will reach 500k.
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Gives you great feeling to know you can make a car last that long doesn't it? If more people would take care of their vehicles like they should and continue to drive them even though they're a few years old I think we could force the manufacturers to cut prices on new cars. I drove an '88 Ford Escort to 518K miles before I finally retired it back about 2011 or 2012. It was still running good, the engine still had 145-155 PSI on all 4 cylinders in a compression test just a short while before I quit using it. I have chronic back pain and it needed work done to it that I didn't feel like dealing with myself and I wasn't going to pay someone $50-100 hr. to work on a car with over half a million miles on it. My brother bought it new in 1988 for $5888. I bought it from him in 1993 with 146K miles on it for $500. so I recon I got my money's worth out of it. I'm disabled now and usually only drive about 20K miles a year so I know I'll never live long enough to put that kind of miles on another vehicle.
 

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If you have a CVT.....those miles are a pipe dream
 

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Gives you great feeling to know you can make a car last that long doesn't it? If more people would take care of their vehicles like they should and continue to drive them even though they're a few years old I think we could force the manufacturers to cut prices on new cars. I drove an '88 Ford Escort to 518K miles before I finally retired it back about 2011 or 2012. It was still running good, the engine still had 145-155 PSI on all 4 cylinders in a compression test just a short while before I quit using it. I have chronic back pain and it needed work done to it that I didn't feel like dealing with myself and I wasn't going to pay someone $50-100 hr. to work on a car with over half a million miles on it. My brother bought it new in 1988 for $5888. I bought it from him in 1993 with 146K miles on it for $500. so I recon I got my money's worth out of it. I'm disabled now and usually only drive about 20K miles a year so I know I'll never live long enough to put that kind of miles on another vehicle.
Yes it does and the best feeling is it's never been to the dealer or a private shop, I've done all the maintenance myself. But getting 518K out of an 88 Escort is even more impressive, WELL DONE!
 

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Yes it does and the best feeling is it's never been to the dealer or a private shop, I've done all the maintenance myself.
Maybe that's the key......keep it out of the dealers hands
 

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Yes it does and the best feeling is it's never been to the dealer or a private shop, I've done all the maintenance myself. But getting 518K out of an 88 Escort is even more impressive, WELL DONE!
Only time any of my cars have ever gone to a dealer is if it were getting warranty work or for a recall. In years past I've done most of my own work but, as I get older and with chronic back pain it's getting harder for me to do lots of things. I wish I'd have felt like doing the work on the Escort. I'd liked to have seen just how long I could keep it on the road and how many miles I could have put on it. It used/leaked quite a bit of oil and for probably the last 150K miles or so I'd been adding oil that I drained out of my better cars at oil change for topping off but, it just kept on running, had decent compression and no knocking. I'm pretty sure if I'd have kept oil in it it would easily have made 600K miles or more.
 
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