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Posted by =?iso-2022-jp?q?Hachiroku_=1B$ on February 26, 2010, 11:27 pm

On Fri, 26 Feb 2010 15:26:19 +0000, Clive wrote:

Dismiss this idiot. He's just another Know-it-all who doesn't know his ass
from a donkey.

Posted by =?iso-2022-jp?q?Hachiroku_=1B$ on February 26, 2010, 11:26 pm

On Fri, 26 Feb 2010 07:03:40 -0600, Bob Cooper wrote:

Glad to:

1974 Toyota Corolla, 70,000 miles
1972 Toyota Corona MKII, 35,000 miles
1973 Volvo 1800ES 45,000 miles
1972 Corona 42,000 miles
1978 Toyota Corolla, 58,000 miles
1980 Toyota Corolla 244,000 miles
1985 Toyota Corolla GTS 258,000 miles
1985 Toyota truck 32,000 miles
1985 Toyota Celica 32,000 miles
1987 Toyota Corolla 48,000 miles
1988 Honda Accord 62,000 miles
1994 Plymouth Grand Voyager 25,000 miles
1994 Plymouth Grand Voyager 12,000 miles
1994 Chrysler LHS 44,000 miles

Total 975,000 miles. I'm sure I left a couple out, but it's close enough
to a million to call it. If you add the 14,000 I've put on my Scion, and
the 22,000 I put on my Subaru, I'm sure we're there.

And I bet the only think you've ever wrenched is an ankle.

Posted by C. E. White on February 27, 2010, 1:01 am

Nice list, but I am sure my parent could add to a lot more miles than that
driving Fords. Heck, I can beat that  just adding up the miles I've drivin
in Fords sine 1972 (when I bought my first car) and I have significant
periods of driving vehciels from other manufacturers...

Let me think (miles orunded off to the nearest 10 thousands):

*1972 Pinto - 110,000 (but 30,000k were done by a Sister - I gave her the
car, she drove it for three years, then gave it back)
*1973 Pinto - 100,000 (but I only did 10,000 of them - it was another
Sisters car, that I bought after wrecking my Jensen-Healey. I drove it for
about 4 months while I was rebuilding the J-H)
*1978 Ford Courier - 80,000 miles (but I only drove it about 10,000 miles,
my Father gave it to me when he got a new farm truck. I hated it).
*1978 Fairmont - 32,000 miles (I hated the car, but it was reliable)
*1978 Ford Fiesta - 140,000 miles (but I only did 70,000 - I biught it from
a sister to use as a comuter car)
*1986 Mercury Sable - 143,000 (all mine)
*1986 Ford Ranger (90,000 mile, but I only drove it about 30,000 miles - it
was totalled in an accident. My Father gave it to me when he got a new farm
*1989 Ford Taurus Wagon - 10,000+ - the ex-wife got it beforre I drove it
*1992 F150 - 110,000 (all mine)
*1996 Ford Explorer - 32,000 (al mine, but I didn't really liek the vehicle)
*1997 Ford Expedition - 149,000
*2001 Ford Mustang GT- 40,0000 (got  rid of it before my son turned 16)
*2003 Ford Expedition - 100,000 (got rid of it when my kids stopped riding
with me)
*2004 Ford Thunderbird - 32,000 (I loved the car, but it was impractical)
*2001 Mercury Grand Marquis (100,000 miles, but onloy 10,00 were mine - it
was my Mom's car and I drove it for a while after she got a new car - I
hated it)
*2007 Ford Fusion - 64,000 and counting
*2009 F150 - 34,000 and counting

That is around 1,056,000 miles in Fords driven by me that I owned for at
least part of theierexistence. I probably drove Ford's owned by my parents
at least another 30,000 miles. I probably did another 300,000 miles in a
combination of US and foreign vehciles (Datsun, Nissans, Toyota, Mazda,
various British cars, Saturn, Plymouth, etc.). In all those miles in Fords,
I only ever had one major problem - the 19789 Fairmont was delivered with a
severe water leak that the dealer could not fix. I finally fixed it myself.
I hated the car (only car I ever owned with a vinyl roof). I am not sure
what possesed me to buy it. As soon as I could afford to dump it, I did.


Posted by =?iso-2022-jp?q?Hachiroku_=1B$ on February 27, 2010, 2:19 am

On Fri, 26 Feb 2010 20:01:52 -0500, C. E. White wrote:

1980 Merc Zephyr, same car as the Fairmont...three transmissions, all on
Ford, thank you, and when it started hesitating my Mom almost got caught
in an intersection getting t-boned and said, "That's it" and from then on
there wasn't another Domestic product in our family until I got the

Oh, and I forgot...37,000 greuling miles in a Jetta.

In all cases, all miles driven were by me, even though others drove some
of them.

Quite impressive...how did YOU rack up all those miles?!?! Mile were
from50+ mile treks to work, Canada a few times (a LOT) and just general I
feel like going for a cruise today...

I was averaging 35-40,000 miles a year for a LONG time!

Posted by Ed White on March 2, 2010, 11:05 pm

Too many jobs. I have a regular job that invovles commuting around 40
to 50 miles a day. I have a farm that is 150 miles away and I have to
go there at least twice a week in the winter. When my kids were
younger and in school I had to drive them another 10 miles a day.
Usually whenever anyone wants to go somewhere, I end up driving
(especially when I had the Expeditions - everybody loved riding in
those as long as they didn't have to buy the gas). This time of year,
I probably drive 650 miles a week going back and forth to my farm,
another 200 or so driving back and forth to my real job, and probably
another 150 a week between my kid's aparment and the SO's house. Throw
in three or four long trips a year and I exceed 50,000 miles a year.
If spring ever comes, I will actually make fewer  trips to my farm
(but stay for longer periods), so my monthly mileage will decrease. If
Ford ever sells a diesel Fiesta, I should get one. The gas savings
could pay for it. I breifly considered buying a Prius and probably
should have. But, I really like the size of the F150. I drove a Nissan
Frontier back and forth for three years and it got to the point I was
a crippled for hours after getting out of it. Getting old is a bitch.
The F150 has so much room it is like riding in a living room. Too bad
it only averages around 16 mpg.

Did I mention that in the spring, I probably set in a tractor seat for
14 hours at a clip? My three tractor currently show a total of around
14,000 hours on the meter. I probably put around 400 hours a year
running one of those mostly between March and October.


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