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  • My truck just hit 100k....

    It's only four and a half. I'm putting too many work miles on it, I think!

    I'm not sure if I should cry or crack open a bottle!

    (It works out at about 500 miles a month, which sounds crazy until I think that I'm driving up and down to London from Yorkshire at least once a month. That's 200 or so miles one way.)

    On the plus side, it's still running fantastically well, looks fab and tows like a dream.
    Last edited by kookicat; Jun. 29, 2010, 09:55 AM.
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    My boyfriend's '01 Tundra just rolled over 500,000. It still runs and pulls hundreds of miles at a time. I think he wishes it would just quit, so he could justify buying a new one.
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    • #3
      Crack open a bottle or two ~ Congratulations ~ it runs, looks and tows what else is there ?
      Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

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        #4
        Maybe I'll throw it a birthday party. I told hubby- he grunted and said 'Well, it's just broken in now!'
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        • #5
          Hang on, it just hit 100k miles or 100k kilometers? Or 100 kilometers?
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          • #6
            How hard did it hit the 100k?


            Actually, according to my driving teachers (and depending on gas vs diesel), it is better for the machine to be used a lot, it means it's in operating temps, less cold starts etc, likely less stop and go traffic, too, those are murder on the engine.

            so yeah, crack one open!

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            • #7
              My F150 is at 245K. Now, mind you it's had engine & trans replaced at least once before I got it. But it's been doing great since I've owned it.
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              • #8
                Happy 100K!
                Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
                Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
                -Rudyard Kipling

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                • #9
                  Please tell me it's paid for. I had a buddy who used his own truck for a courier business, (they reimbursed him, but not quite enough). He went to sell it and discovered it was worth less than the balance owed. Nasty shock that was.

                  Anyway happy 100K, and many more trouble free miles!
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                  • #10
                    I'm with those who say happy 100K. My truck has 175K and is 10 years old. I ran the wheels off that thing for a few years, and it is now retired to towing/farm use only. But we'll probably replace the trans/motor before buying a new truck.
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                      Originally posted by shortbusgeek View Post
                      Hang on, it just hit 100k miles or 100k kilometers? Or 100 kilometers?
                      Miles!

                      Originally posted by ReSomething View Post
                      Please tell me it's paid for. I had a buddy who used his own truck for a courier business, (they reimbursed him, but not quite enough). He went to sell it and discovered it was worth less than the balance owed. Nasty shock that was.

                      Anyway happy 100K, and many more trouble free miles!
                      There are four payments left on it. I had the option of using my truck (and getting reimbursed) or driving a company car. Since the company cars are tiny, I decided to use my truck. (I'm claustrophobic and can't stand driving small cars.)
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                      • #12
                        Your 4.5 yr old truck probably runs smoother than my 5 year old truck. I haven't even hit 20k on it yet.

                        Not that it's a bad thing to have low miles, but the engines do better getting used a tad more often than that.

                        Although it's only been the last 6 months that I've driven it daily, after the old Jeep died. Before it's death I used the Jeep for everything and the truck only for large feed store pick ups, going to the dump and picking up hay.

                        I am bummed that people keep bouncing off of my truck though. It would've been nice to have had a new undented unscratched truck for longer than the 6 months I had mine before it first got hit. It's been hit 3x since then, only had body work done once so I still have dents and a big scratch and a couple dimples in it. Pisses me right off. I was only in it during one hit, the other 3x were when it was parked.
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                        Hold onto the bridle!
                        Jump in the line!
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                        • #13
                          Congratulations!!! It's just getting broken in for a truck!

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                          • #14
                            My F150 is at 383,000. Has been a working truck all its life, towed, hauled, still used as such. Just picked up a load of hay last week in it. No, I don't have all the power a bigger truck might, but who said it's a race up the steep hills of life anyway? With consideration, it gets there, and considerate driving lengthens vehicle life anyway. I'm probably one of the few people alive who have been criticized by BOTH of my parents for driving TOO cautiously and steadily. I replaced the transmission finally at 333,000. Have NEVER had a major repair aside from that. Original engine. Mechanics can't believe it's in the shape it's in.

                            Maybe someday if I ever have a 4-horse trailer or such, I'll upgrade, but I would have no problems at all with buying this same truck again for hauling a 2-horse (with 2 horses) and a life of farm work. He's like Old Man River - he just keeps rolling along.

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                            • #15
                              I say CONGRATULATIONS!! (and I also hope it's paid for )

                              I just (today) noticed that my '07 Tahoe has 90,000+ miles. The old 2000 Tahoe had 275,000 when I 'retired' it for the new one in fall '08. It drives my DH crazy; I try not to drive more than I need to, but I'm busy and I'm not in an urban area....
                              Y'all ain't right!

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                                Originally posted by MistyBlue View Post
                                Your 4.5 yr old truck probably runs smoother than my 5 year old truck. I haven't even hit 20k on it yet.

                                Not that it's a bad thing to have low miles, but the engines do better getting used a tad more often than that.

                                Although it's only been the last 6 months that I've driven it daily, after the old Jeep died. Before it's death I used the Jeep for everything and the truck only for large feed store pick ups, going to the dump and picking up hay.

                                I am bummed that people keep bouncing off of my truck though. It would've been nice to have had a new undented unscratched truck for longer than the 6 months I had mine before it first got hit. It's been hit 3x since then, only had body work done once so I still have dents and a big scratch and a couple dimples in it. Pisses me right off. I was only in it during one hit, the other 3x were when it was parked.
                                That sucks. My Mum bought a new-to-her car a few years ago. She'd only had it a few weeks when some jerk ran into the back of it and wrote it off. Insurance paid half of the purchase price.
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                                • #17
                                  y'all are making me feel better about my 'spedition with 180K...
                                  Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.

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                                    My Mum just pointed out that the first car I drove had about 500k on it. I'd forgotten that.
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                                    • #19
                                      DMK, my Expedition has 251,000 miles on it--original engine and transmission,
                                      knock wood! It's name is Timex--it just keeps on ticking.....

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                                      • #20
                                        [QUOTE]
                                        Originally posted by kookicat View Post
                                        It's only four and a half. I'm putting too many work miles on it, I think!
                                        180,000 more and it and my chevy truck can have a drink together

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