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Old 11th December 2018, 08:41   #631
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Hyundai Elantra owner completes 1 million miles (16 lakh kms) in just 5 years Car still going strong

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I thought only we as Indians have a poor taste in choosing accessories for a car. The bull bar on this Elantra screws the looks I have never seen a Elantra with a bullbar in India.

I think most cars will surpass the million kms mark if driven regularly and on good roads like in the west.
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Old 11th December 2018, 09:04   #632
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1.9 lakh plus is the odo reading in my 2011 Honda city. The car has always been serviced at the authorised centre. Still today it runs perfectly and have served as a faithful friend in outstation trips.
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I guess era of smooth and reliable Hyundai diesel ended with the fluidic Verna, all new Verna and Creta's reviews are filled with both minor and major issues.
Spotted by my cousin at my native at Kanchana Hyundai A.S.S, Sirsi. This is a 2013 Fluidic Verna that’s done over 5L kms

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Old 21st December 2018, 03:18   #634
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2007 Toyota Corolla petrol - 160k. Stock engine, Clutch changed once at 90k
2015 Mahindra Xuv 500 - 90k. Ageing well.
2011 Polo TDI - 1L (sold in 2015) had a whole bunch of issues (oil leak, worn out clutch, faulty steering column etc) before we let go of it.
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Quoting from CarToq's post. https://www.cartoq.com/women-clocks-...a-new-car/amp/
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Many of us are in such jobs that require us to travel a lot. And no, we are not talking about air or railway travel, we are talking about road travel by a vehicle. However, how much maximum distance can a person drive on a daily basis. 200 km? 300 km? or maybe 500 km (that’s a bit stretched). Today we have brought you the story of a woman who drove her car to more than a million miles in just five years. Mind you, we are talking about miles, so in kilometers, that probably translates into 16,09,344 km. That’s quite a figure as most people don’t achieve that distance on their cars during their whole lifetime.


Meet Farrah Haines, a US resident delivery driver who drove her 2013 Hyundai Elantra to over one million miles in just five years. That translates into 200,000 miles per year or better, an average of 548 miles per day, As a point of reference, the average driver in US drives for about 14,000 miles per year. The video above shows her travelling and the car she used. Haines even fitted a custom bull-bar to her car so as to protect her car from occasional bumps, which are quite natural when you drive so much. What is even more baffling is the pristine condition the car seems to be in, with its original powertrain still in place. For her car to run smoothly, she gets an oil change every two weeks.


But the story does not end here. To commemorate her extraordinary achievement, Hyundai decided to give her a special present. The video above shows how Farrah Haines gets gifted a brand new, sparkling 2018 red Elantra. As she was almost every time driving, Hyundai ordered a package which she would deliver at their workshop. When she arrives with the package, she is asked to open in, inside which she gets the key o the new car. All her friends and family were called by the company to join in the happiness.

Another interesting bit in the story was the odometer. Now normal US odometers have a reading till 1 million and stop after that. But because Haines Elantra had so many miles on it, the factory odometer couldn’t keep a count past the magic figure of one million. For the same, Hyundai created a special “1M” emblem to commemorate the car turning over from 999,999 miles to 1,000,000 happy miles.

To confirm that the car had really covered that much distance, Hyundai says it verified the Elantra’s odometer reading by investigating various data including Haines’ service records, VIN report, and mileage records. The company also inspected the car’s wiring harness, motor mounts, and engine casting numbers. Only after being fully assured, they went forward to commemorate her. Hyundai says it’ll now give this special emblem to any other Hyundai owners who hit the one million miles milestone. However, we doubt anyone would be doing that in the near future. To put on a more serious note, these distance figures are comparable to truck drivers, who are driving 24 hours, 365 days a year.

Haines story leaves another message to be noticed. Her car held up so well because of the regular care she took of it. Regular servicing, oil changes, malfunction check and elimination etc are some of the things which should be paid attention to by every car owner. If you don’t look after your vehicle, it won’t survive the test of miles and times even if you own a tank as your daily drive.
I can't believe at what I am reading!
A Hyundai Elantra covering 16,00,000kms in a span of 5 years!!

It would take such a toll on the driver let alone the vehicle !
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Lesson learnt -

Such horrible front bullbars are present in the USA as well - and this is not just an Indian atrocity.

I'm clueless how she managed 548 miles average per day though.

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Lesson learnt -

Such horrible front bullbars are present in the USA as well - and this is not just an Indian atrocity.
She had it custom made due to rough driving conditions.
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Such horrible front bullbars are present in the USA as well - and this is not just an Indian atrocity.
I think bull bars are legal in rural America and the Outback thanks to Deer/Moose (US/Canada) and Kangaroos (Australia) zipping across the road.
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I'm clueless how she managed 548 miles average per day though.
548 miles = 882 km

Every day, How is this even possible?


Our Tata Safari Storm Varicor 400 4x2 2016.

Odo 1,76,000+ km.
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I saw an Innova with 2,90,000 km on the odometer at a local car accessories shop, here in Chennai. Some guy had purchased it for 5.5 lacs and was spending around 1.5 lacs on beautifying it (new and plush seat covers, mat, headlight casing, interior lighting and numerous other things).

I am a bit puzzled though by what value he perceives in the vehicle which has nearly run 3 lakh Kms - would you confidently buy such a vehicle and drive it from Chennai to Goa with family on board? It's understandable if you alone have driven it for 3 lakh Kms, it's completely another thing to be as confident with a pre-owned vehicle.
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This 1985 Maruti Van from Nasik which belongs to my good friend has done 7,86,000 KMS and the car has never changed hands since new!

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The car was displayed at a recent event in Mumbai called 'Classic Maruti Day'.

Pic is clicked by my friend, Nikhil Wagle.

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Make..Maruti Swift
Model. Vdi
Year 2009
Current KM..1,98,005km
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Was in Singapore for a few days around Christmas and got to take the taxi around town a number of times. Got to ride in a couple of E220 (CDI) cabs, which were extremely well maintained. Couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the ODO!

I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.
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The Camry I had rented in Phuket seems to have been the highest I've ever seen on an odo. Prior to this was a corolla driven by a Bangladeshi cabbie which had done 300,000 miles in Arizona. Name:  ImageUploadedByTeamBHP1546345214.828072.jpg
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1.9 lakh plus is the odo reading in my 2011 Honda city. The car has always been serviced at the authorised centre. Still today it runs perfectly and have served as a faithful friend in outstation trips.
Are you facing steering rack rattling issue?
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