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Old 2nd March 2021, 11:44   #1
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Default The 200,000 km hall of fame | Pics & experiences with your 2 lakh km car

I feel that 200,000 km is the new 100,000 km because the overall quality of cars has significantly improved compared to the 2000s. Earlier, 1 lakh km was the tipping point at which owners would either sell their cars off, or expect major troubles. Today, if you adhere to the OEM maintenance schedules and follow some best practices (Best Practices : Maintain your Car in Top Shape), most cars - even budget hatchbacks - will deliver 200,000 km of fuss-free service.

Unfortunately though, the average new car ownership period is ~5 years in India, hence few first-owners will ever see even 100,000 km on the odo, leave aside 200,000. That said, a majority of BHPians are now open to holding onto their cars for 10-years (Your car's age: How long do you plan to hold onto your current car?). We love to drive & we love road-trips. Hence, some of us will see 200,000 km on the odometer. Are you one of them?

If you are, please share the following details on your 2 lakh km car:

Year, make, model & engine

Current odo reading

Major work done

How much longer do you plan to retain her?

Pictures

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Mine:

1997 Mahindra Classic 4x4, with a 2.5 IDI diesel under the hood

2+ lakh km. Don't know exact reading as the odo broke down way too often to keep track

Major work done: It's running on its 3rd engine currently. Original 2.1L XDP diesel gave up on Valentine's Day in '06 with 1.4 lakh km, then I foolishly swapped a used Contessa ISZ 1.8L Petrol. Ran that with lots of trouble, got fed up and bought a brand-new 2.5L (Bolero) diesel from Mahindra. Got it installed a decade back from a Mahindra workshop and she runs just like she did when new. Except for the chassis, dashboard, rollbar & a few other parts, everything in the Jeep has been replaced (e.g. tub has been changed twice). It's from an era when Mahindras were built like Premier 118NEs (read = very shoddy).

How much longer you plan to retain her? A tricky question as I want to replace her with a 2021-22 Thar, but have hit some complications in the paperwork. If that gets solved, I won't hold onto her much longer. If not, then she will be a part of my garage for a long time to come.

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I take her everywhere, even fancy late night dinners & parties:
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And pleasure drives. Driving just for the sake of driving:
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I have 2 of my cars to add here, unsurprisingly both Toyotas.

2012 Toyota Innova GX with the 2.5L diesel engine

• 218258 kms

• Major work done : None

• How much longer you plan to retain her? I am very fond of it. It bought home both my new born daughters. From Panggong Tso to NathuLa, and from Manali to Udaipur have countless memories of family road trips done in the car. But with the ban on 10 year diesels in NCR and since we have to travel to NCR often, may have to grudgingly sell it next year.
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2004 Toyota Hiace bought used in 2019. Has a 3L naturally aspirated diesel engine.

• 217339 kms; The odo reading was a shade under 200k kms when bought.

• Major work done : Replaced the original14 seat configuration with 4 captain seats from Innova. Not fully happy with the current configuration either. Have already found a seat manufacturer to build a set of four custom seats. Aiming to change the seats and refurbish the carpeting this year.

• How much longer you plan to retain her? Will not sell it, till it breaks down or becomes unserviceable. By the way its eye candy for school bus owners and tour operators! On many occasions, I have been stopped to inquire about the van and on a few occasions offered 2-3 times my buying cost to part with the van.

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Year, make, model & engine
2009 Innova 2.5G Diesel

Current odo reading
Ticked over 2L last week. Most of those miles have been ferrying dad to work, with the occasional outstation trip.

Major work done
Suspension overhaul, alternator change. Nothing other than that, runs like butter. Would recommend a true-blue Toyota (not necessarily the Suzuki rebranded ones) with eyes closed, this has been easily one of the best decisions we've made in terms of purchases.

How much longer do you plan to retain her?
At least another 3-4 years, till there are better EV options. Our next car will almost certainly be an EV.

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Jonesanto is going to be visiting this thread like a weekly visit to go get groceries.

4,50,000 is no joke
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I have a VW Polo 1.2 TDi, about to complete 2.1 lakh kms. Bought this 9 years back and never had any idea how to drive a car that time. So my first car was purely bought from the heart (love at first sight) and not from the mind. The journey has been amazing so far with absolutely no niggles whatsoever. I have been using it as my daily driver and once in a month weekend getaways.

Year, make, model & engine- April 2012, Volkswagen Polo 1.2 TDI

Current odo reading- 2,09,000 kms

Major work done- None. Apart from the timing belt change and minor 2-3 accidents, the car has never had to see the workshop in the entire lifespan

How much longer do you plan to retain her?- I plan it to keep forever (if that is an option). I hope she never says no.

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For our family, the first car to have crossed the 200,000 km mark was...

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2000 Toyota Qualis FS (10 Seater)

Odo at the time of parting: 215,191 km (in 10 years of ownership)

Non-routine work: Steering column replacement once. Exhaust pipe assembly replacement 2 times. Other relevant details logged here.

Sold off after an unfortunate accident in which it was totaled.

Will update soon with the other car in the house which is going to cross the 200,000 km within a month.
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Is it only me, or there are some more members who were looking for the first two posts from @Jonesanto and @Paragsachania?

As soon as I personally saw the title, I was quite sure that these two members will be featured in the 'hall of fame' of this hall of fame thread!

The ones who are unaware of these two, here are the links to their ownership threads:
Somebody, give these gentlemen a medal each!

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I have a VW Polo 1.2 TDi, about to complete 2.1 lakh kms.
Dear Himanshu

Only my heart knows how much confidence this post gave to me, and how good I felt looking at your post. I have a 1.5 TDi, and after driving the options we have available these days, I too want to hold on to mine for forever. Recently clicked an odo pic at 1,20,120 kms; saved for my long term ownership review!

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Glad to be part of the club. Incidentally, I too have 2 cars with me and both from the Maruti stable.

Maruti WagonR LXi F10D | 2006 | Current Odo, ~2,56,158 Km

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Major work done: For someone like me who considers Clutch, Suspension and Brake components as wear and tear parts of car that you need to replace periodically if you were to drive 200,000 Km, I must say that these were the only major works that was done for the WagonR. Pretty much everything is well documented in my ownership thread here for the WagonR here.

Fluids have always been replaced periodically, car serviced majorly at MASS (except once at an FNG). There has been no compromise on parts and it was always Maruti Genuine Parts for everything and anything.

Here are some important works carried out for the WagonR.
  • All Suspension: Thrice
  • Steering rack: once
  • Front Brake Rotors: Twice
  • Rear Brake Drums: Twice
  • Clutch: Thrice

How much longer you plan to retain her?: As long as I can. We always need s small car and this one is a perfect companion for that.

Maruti Ertiga VDi | 2013 | Current Odo, ~ 2,04,686 Km

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Major work done: Honestly, despite the deteriorating quality of the current generation cars from the MSIL stable, I am impressed with the way parts have lasted in the Ertiga when I compare with the WagonR. Mind you, I say this again that I am no way someone who pampers his cars and both of them do have their share of abuses on bad roads on regular basis.

However, if I am to talk about one such major work for the Ertiga, which is concerning the Gearbox, it has to be the replacement of Synchronizer Rings twice. Yes, you read it right. I was under a wrong impression that the Synchronizer rings that I replaced around 97,000 Km were of a different design and the issue would not recur but incidentally, I happened to get the 2nd set of Synchro rings replaced only last week and this time both the part numbers, the cost and the design seem to be different from that of the earlier one.

So, if I have to refer about such major work done on my car, it is to do with the replacement of Synchro rings for which the gearbox had to be opened twice; something that has never been done in my WagonR till date. I hope that this issue doesn't recur (due a different part this time). I am yet to update the same in the ownership report with details which I shall do this week.

Here are some important works carried out for the Ertiga:
  • All Suspension: Once
  • Steering rack: once
  • Front Brake Rotors: Stock
  • Rear Brake Drums: Once
  • Clutch: Twice (due to synchro rings)
  • Timing chain: Once

More details can be found here on the 2K Km update for the Ertiga.

How much longer you plan to retain her? Till at least 3,00,000 Km for sure. I really need a compelling reason to get rid of this one. For now, I have none.

Summary of long-term ownership:

While I shall remain a keeper of both these cars, I am firm believer in driving (and utilizing) your car to the maximum. I am not someone who would change the car once every 2-3 years. I am also one of those who still enjoys every moment with both of these cars and never had a single instance where I thought I need something better. I do a lot of interstate trips along with my parents and family and so far, the Ertiga has kept us all happy. The only trigger I see to replace this will be my growing up daughter who will one day demand that we need buy a particular car and incidentally, she hates sedans and even being seated inside one so it is for sure going to be an MPV/Crossover/SUV which will be my next pick.

Although the WagonR hasn't been seeing much of the highways like the Ertiga does, it still manages to get out and explore around. This one of course was from 2020 along with the classic Padminis:

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The share of highway runs for the Ertiga is business. So even after the 200,000Km mark, it continues to take us on all those long distance trips without much ado. This was taken 3 weeks before while returning from Hampi:

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This one from my drive to Aurangabad and Mumbai last month, taken at Malshej Ghats and one before that:

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~4.65 Lakh Kms together, as fresh as 30 minutes before from their parking place:

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I don't have any rides driven that much. But one thing is for sure. You can expect a lot of Toyota's to flood up this thread Those things wont go wrong even if you damage it ! Remember the Hilux on Top Gear. It was a 1988 diesel Hilux with 305,775 km (190,000 mi) on the odometer and even after everything it went though later, it still ran !
https://topgear.fandom.com/wiki/Toyota_Hilux

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Nice thread !!

May be a poll on 'which maker' stats for the cars that have crossed 2,00,000 Km mark would add spice to the post.
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• Year, make, model & engine: 1999, Mitsubishi Lancer GLXd, 2 liter diesel

• Current odo reading: About 2,34,200km

• Major work done: Clutch assy changed for the first time at about 2,10,000km, front struts changed for the first time a month ago. Front susp lower arms to be changed next week (for the first time again). That's pretty much it along with the usual periodic fluids and belts replacement.

• How much longer do you plan to retain her? - For as long as I am able to! You use original MMC parts and these vehicles pretty much last forever.
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Few of the members have already mentioned about my car and thank you for the kind words.

Elantra CRDi 2006

Current DOD reading: 452,000 kms

Major work done? A car which has done this many kilometres, let’s say it never broke down and all the wear and tear items has been changed. But nothing major like Engine or Turbo, touchwood.

Ownership review can be found here https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-...-strong-8.html (4,40,000 km on my 2006 Hyundai Elantra CRDi - And going strong!)

How much longer do you plan to retain her?
That’s the million-dollar question, ain’t it? Right now my mind is set on doing FC, if I do the FC I will keep her for 5 more years for city runs… That is, if there is nothing major like engine or turbo failure.

I can point out some BHPians here does 50K an year easily and if they were to keep their car for 10 years, those will do 50,0000. But who in their right mind does that? I have my own mind struggles to keep the Elantra with me. We are a country where 1lakh is considered as huge mileage and 2lakh means it is time to dump the car. That’s our mind-set and can’t blame them because our conditions are really tough in India. And there are lot of ownership threads which are extremely impressive and I am at awe by the knowledge, dedication and enthusiasm shown by them. I just do nothing in my car compare to them. I am glad I could be a part of this team. In the end, we are Team-BHPians and we live to drive, right?

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Thanks and safe driving

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No surprises to see Toyota’s and Maruti’s in this post. I remember reading about a couple of “Million Mile Toyota’s” awhile back online, that would be over 16,00,000 kilometres. I think Toyota’s that do not reach 1,00,000 kilometres trouble free, would be newsworthy!

However, I was pleasantly surprised to see the other 2 cars on this list. I guess the secret to a long lasting car (or marriages) is timely maintenance!

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I'm told a Lancer (diesel) somewhere in tamilnadu has clocked some 5,50,000 km without an engine rebuild. Trying to get more information.
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• Year, make, model & engine
TATA Safari storme Varicor 400 4x2 2016

• Current odo reading
2,69,032 km
• Major work done
EGR replaced once under warranty. (2nd one repaired),
Water Pump Body replaced twice,
radiator fan replaced
under warranty,
power-steering pump repaired once,
one front shock replaced under warranty,
gearbox master/slave cylinder changed,
battery changed twice.
rear left shock changed once,
suspension bush changed once,
steering ends, front wheel bearing, upper and lower boll joints changed once
brake pads changed 3 times.
• How much longer do you plan to retain her?
3L km
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Dedicated thread here http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/fo...-update.25100/

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