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Just Turned 160,000 Miles

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I have been "flipping" Corollas and if my project car is better than the one I am driving - I keep it and sell my daily driver.

I like the body style and ease of maintenance on the 7th generation Corollas and I have three right now.

One is my daily driver and it has almost 171,000 miles on it.

The old project car I drive a few times a week and it has 175,000 miles on it.

The new project car is in my garage and has no engine/tranny in it.

The odometer has 243,000 miles on it. I plan on fixing it up and either keeping it to drive or sell it for profit.

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Mine is an 08 have about 5024 miles, will be at 160K in about 6 years with my daily 62 mile commute 6 days a week

Are you sure you won't trade it for a '12 in about 4 years??

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whoa i thought i drove alot...im driving a 95 dx with 171,600 miles so far...minor maintenance but besides that no major worries, i'll see 500k one day...

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Some cars are used as rentals and have quite a bit of miles put on them.

They are sold after a few years and can have many more miles by someone with a traveling job or long daily commutes.

Having a 1995 with 171,000 miles is actually a low yearly average.

Most people put on about 18,000 miles a year on a car, give or take a few thousand.

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my 93 has 131 thousand on it, its very low miles for its age.

Very low mileage for a vehicle that old.

Must not be driven very far.

I have several spare instrument clusters and can make whatever mileage I want for a car.

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I have a gold 2005 LE automatic that I bought used 3 months ago with about 36,500mi on the odometer. I buy all my cars used. I bought the car because I liked the look and feel despite the far away feel of the steering wheel, and the long road life of the brand.

 

Until recently I could only afford "well used" cars (9-10 years old), so I could not keep them for very long. The cost would have been prohibitive.

 

Here is my history:

 

1-1984 Oldsmobile Firenza (remember Adam Sandler's song "Piece of S-!t Car?") 2 years

2-1991 Nissan Sentra XE manual (slapped the jersey wall) 3 years

3-1989 Maxda MX-5 (severe oil leaks destroyed the alternator) 6 months

4-1994 Nissan Sentra XE manual (traded in for Corolla just shy of 200K miles)4 years

 

The Corolla is the "newest" used car I've ever purchased. It hurt to write that check to the dealer. I don't want to do that again for at least 10 years. I average about 15K miles per year so with basic maintanence and no jersey walls getting in my way I should succeed.

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I have a gold 2005 LE automatic that I bought used 3 months ago with about 36,500mi on the odometer. I buy all my cars used. I bought the car because I liked the look and feel despite the far away feel of the steering wheel, and the long road life of the brand.

 

Until recently I could only afford "well used" cars (9-10 years old), so I could not keep them for very long. The cost would have been prohibitive.

 

Here is my history:

 

1-1984 Oldsmobile Firenza (remember Adam Sandler's song "Piece of S-!t Car?") 2 years

2-1991 Nissan Sentra XE manual (slapped the jersey wall) 3 years

3-1989 Maxda MX-5 (severe oil leaks destroyed the alternator) 6 months

4-1994 Nissan Sentra XE manual (traded in for Corolla just shy of 200K miles)4 years

 

The Corolla is the "newest" used car I've ever purchased. It hurt to write that check to the dealer. I don't want to do that again for at least 10 years. I average about 15K miles per year so with basic maintanence and no jersey walls getting in my way I should succeed.

Glad to see you are moving up in the automotive world.

Congratulations on the 'rolla. Enjoy.

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Not a Corolla, but still a Toyota. Years ago my older sister was given (FREE) an 83? Tercel manual tranny with plenty of miles on it and a scratched windshield. That windshield and the oil was the only thing she ever had replaced in that car. She had the car for about 4 years.

 

That ugly car broke down on her ONE time -- the gas gauge stopped working and she ran out of gas!

 

She traded that car in still working with over 330K on the odometer and the original clutch. The body had a lot of rust holes that Bondo couldn't fix.

 

I hope the paint on the new Corollas hold up better.

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Not a Corolla, but still a Toyota. Years ago my older sister was given (FREE) an 83? Tercel manual tranny with plenty of miles on it and a scratched windshield. That windshield and the oil was the only thing she ever had replaced in that car. She had the car for about 4 years.

 

That ugly car broke down on her ONE time -- the gas gauge stopped working and she ran out of gas!

 

She traded that car in still working with over 330K on the odometer and the original clutch. The body had a lot of rust holes that Bondo couldn't fix.

 

I hope the paint on the new Corollas hold up better.

My daughter is on her second Tercel.

The first one I helped her sell, because it needed a paint job.

The car ran great, but the clear coat was all peeling off.

She got an identical car (a couple of years newer).

Now the exact same thing is happening to that car.

The car runs great, but the clear coat is peeling.

I think Toyota is lacking on the paint quality.

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From Bikeman982:

 

My daughter is on her second Tercel.

The first one I helped her sell, because it needed a paint job.

The car ran great, but the clear coat was all peeling off.

She got an identical car (a couple of years newer).

Now the exact same thing is happening to that car.

The car runs great, but the clear coat is peeling.

I think Toyota is lacking on the paint quality.

 

I'm hoping that washing and the occasional wax or polish would prevent that. I plan to put some effort into keep this car looking new despite being parked on the street all of the time.

 

The first Sentra that I had turned from red to pink on me (oxidized paint). With the second one I made an effort to keep a layer of wax on the thing to avoid driving a "pink" car. That and waxing is good aerobic exercise!

Edited by Dan

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From Bikeman982:

 

My daughter is on her second Tercel.

The first one I helped her sell, because it needed a paint job.

The car ran great, but the clear coat was all peeling off.

She got an identical car (a couple of years newer).

Now the exact same thing is happening to that car.

The car runs great, but the clear coat is peeling.

I think Toyota is lacking on the paint quality.

 

 

I'm hoping that washing and the occasional wax or polish would prevent that. I plan to put some effort into keep this car looking new despite being parked on the street all of the time.

 

The first Sentra that I had turned from red to pink on me (oxidized paint). With the second one I made an effort to keep a layer of wax on the thing to avoid driving a "pink" car. That and waxing is good aerobic exercise!

Keep a layer of wax on it and keep it out of the sun as much as possible.

The red paint seems to be deficient on fade resistance.

Toyota clear coat (at least on the 90's cars) seems to be lacking toughness.

I don't know how waxing could be aerobic (unless you jog while doing it), but it is sure good exercise.

Edited by Bikeman982

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I drive a 2005 Toyota Corolla CE that was purchased in 2004 for the 2005 model year. So far it has 166K. Lets see what has happened to it, almost over rev'd when I was stuck in snow, drove about 5km with no trans fluid, no 4 tires are presently alike.

 

My 2000 Corolla VE was sold in 2004. When it hit 156K.

Edited by admiralhonshu

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