What do you expect for a vehicle life expectancy?

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Assuming proper maintenance I feel like ~300k miles is what I expect from all of my vehicles. I've seen my dad's 91 corolla hit 350k. Just curious what kind of mileage people expect nowadays.
 
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I'd say that the first 100k should be pretty much zero-trouble on almost any modern car. Even the 100-200k period should still be relatively low-hassle.
 
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I don't go by mileage, but by repair cost. ...if the cost of repair is more than what the vehicle is worth, time to retire said vehicle.
 
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I have no expectations. If the engine blows and i want to keep the car it gets a rebuild or another one. The car will basically last as long as i want to keep it.
 
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I would consider something to be unreliable if it cannot reach 200k these days without major breakdown. I'd tolerate a radiator or CV boots and some minor oil leak, but that's about it, no rebuild engine or transmission out of warranty or good will.
 
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Originally Posted By: Umibozu
Assuming proper maintenance I feel like ~300k miles is what I expect from all of my vehicles. I've seen my dad's 91 corolla hit 350k. Just curious what kind of mileage people expect nowadays.
I think 300k is a good number especially for modern engines.. I worry about "sealed/non-serviceable" transmissions, and all of the fancy electronics in modern cars nickle-ing and dime-ing you to death.. On another note IMO most modern cars 'should' get you to 200k with just oil changes and air filters.. Our KIA doesn't call for a major service until 100k. Sparkplugs/Anti-freeze change.(IT DOES call for a Transmission fluid change every 60k if its serve service)
 
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Originally Posted By: actionstan
Originally Posted By: Umibozu
Assuming proper maintenance I feel like ~300k miles is what I expect from all of my vehicles. I've seen my dad's 91 corolla hit 350k. Just curious what kind of mileage people expect nowadays.
I think 300k is a good number especially for modern engines.. I worry about "sealed/non-serviceable" transmissions, and all of the fancy electronics in modern cars nickle-ing and dime-ing you to death..
The electronics freak me out.
 
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Originally Posted By: Umibozu
Originally Posted By: actionstan
Originally Posted By: Umibozu
Assuming proper maintenance I feel like ~300k miles is what I expect from all of my vehicles. I've seen my dad's 91 corolla hit 350k. Just curious what kind of mileage people expect nowadays.
I think 300k is a good number especially for modern engines.. I worry about "sealed/non-serviceable" transmissions, and all of the fancy electronics in modern cars nickle-ing and dime-ing you to death..
The electronics freak me out.
Electronic drive-by-wire throttle bodies give me nightmares crzy
 
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Because of the increse in electronics and cost to replace, I've moved the mileage down to ~ 225,000 dependent on repair cost. Most people I know tend to hit the cost wall at ~ 175,000 miles be they [censored] or US or Kor made. Ed
 
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10 years/200K seems like a pretty good run for a modern vehicle these days. Do a drain and fill on the tranny and keep oil changed and it isn't too difficult.
 
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