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Old 18th February 2009, 17:19   #121
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Seems some people live in their cars and keep them running always. My vehicle's odo readings are:

Bajaj Calibre Feb 2001- April 2003, KM clocked 16,750
Maruti 800 July 2002- Jan 2004, KM clocked 16,500
Maruti Zen Feb 2004- Oct 2008, KM clocked 71,500
Dzire Nov 2008- currently, KM clocked 7,100

Plan to cross 150,000 in my Dzire in the next 5 years.
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Old 18th February 2009, 18:06   #122
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98,000+ kms on my 2002 5 speed maruti 800!!! And the engine still feels like brand new. Still does 110 kmph effortlessly on the odo on highways and go upto 120+ if pushed.

Maruti M.A.S.S serviced all along.
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Old 18th February 2009, 19:21   #123
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My 1989 Nissan Pulsar 1.8 has 298,000 km on the clock. I bought it with 268,000 and put the rest on in a year and a half. About 3 months ago it blew the head gasket so I re-conditioned the head and ported the intake. The bottom end of the motor didnít need any work and the car goes good now.
My 1993 Mitsubishi Pajero which is my everyday car reads 294,000km and the 3Ltr V6 is still strong as a bull. I take it 4WDing at least twice a week and do a fair bit of highway driving and she hasnít missed a beat. I put the car on gas recently and I believe those engines burn valves so I might pull the heads off and put harder valve seats if the valves start mushrooming into the head, but for now Iíll keep driving it until it goes.
Might also do a timing belt and a water pump whenever I get some spare time.
If you think 300,000km is a lot, last month I drove a 1999 Toyota Hiace with 1.1 million kilometres on the clock. I work on heaps of taxis, most of them being Ford Falcons and they do a good 700,000+ kilometres in their 6 year life. They go through half a dozen transmissions, heads, two dozen radiators and at least a 100 tyres and brake pads in those 6 years.
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Old 18th February 2009, 22:32   #124
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Originally Posted by Gasolinejunkie View Post
My 1989 Nissan Pulsar 1.8 has 298,000 km on the clock. I bought it with 268,000 and put the rest on in a year and a half.

My 1993 Mitsubishi Pajero which is my everyday car reads 294,000km and the 3Ltr V6 is still strong as a bull. I.
I take it you work on your car by yourself. In countries where labor is expensive it doesn't make sense to take an old car to the dealer and say "here service it". The labor bill will exceed the value of the car.
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Old 18th February 2009, 23:20   #125
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We had a Premier Padmini 137D done 1,10,000 Km. Sold off

A Maruti Zen 1996 model done 1,75,000 Km

A Hero Honda CD 100SS done 70,000 Km sold

A Maruti Zen MPFI done 72 K sold

A Maruti Wagon R 52 K still with us

A Pulsar 150 36 K still with us
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Old 19th February 2009, 00:47   #126
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6 year old sonata gold.Done close to 3 lakh kms and still going decent.
8 month old camry done 30000 km roughly.
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Old 19th February 2009, 08:57   #127
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My tally:

Mahindra Scorpio, 2005, 177,000 kms
Daewoo Matiz, 1999, 260,000 kms
Mahindra Commander, 1994, 118,000 kms
TVS Suzuki AX100, 1986, 125,000 kms
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Old 19th February 2009, 09:04   #128
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Maruti Zen 5yrs old 90,000Kms
Hyundai Santro 4yrs old 110,000Kms
Hynudai i10 Automatic 5months 3300kms
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Old 19th February 2009, 10:47   #129
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The people here have been driving cars like hell. How much time do you guys spend on road ?

My usage: Dec 04 Santro -- 4+ yrs -- 31,000 kms

Seems it will take me ages to be at par with the guys on this forum.

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Old 19th February 2009, 15:17   #130
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Just saw a bolero taxi 2days back, run 2,57,000kms in 3-4 years, mind boggling. Spoke to the driver who clocked all the miles. Says he changed tyres 5 times till now & had a new radiator installed, rest is water, oil , diesel & good fortune coz he runs on the highway & theres no scratch on the car, great!

I drive about 10k a year so it would take 25yrs at that rate for me to complete 250k. Another one is my dad who lived most of his life in the gulf, he had bought a nissan 180b station wagon in 1982. Sold it when he came back in april 2008, believe it or not it clocked 3,19,000kms with out any major repair, just regular maintanance.

I know coz i have seen it, i learnt to drive in that car. The car is still running coz he didnt sell it, gifted it to his long time friend. A legend for me.

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Old 13th April 2009, 19:31   #131
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santro xing 60000 kms in 3 years.
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mahindra marshall: 1.75L, 4 years ('99-'03)
Maruti zen Di: 2.20L, 3 years ('03-'06)
toyota innova: 1.65L, 3 years ('06-'09) and going strong
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Old 14th April 2009, 11:20   #133
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Maruti Zen, MPFI 2002 - 1,10,000 km ; still running strong.
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Old 14th April 2009, 11:47   #134
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Hero Honda CD100 1998 - 99 Dec (got stolen) - 8000 Kms
Tata Sierra 2001 - 2003 Oct (sold) - 55000 Kms
Tata Indica 2003 Oct - till Now - 71000 Kms
Hero Honda Splendor 1999 Dec - till Now - 100500 Kms (Yup it's crossed 1 lac kms without any major overhauls and still in a good condition)
Royal Enfield ThunderBird (2007 model second hand) 2009 Mar - till Now - 3250 Kms (yup it is done only three thousand two hundred and fifty kms, bought it from T-BHP Classified)
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Old 14th April 2009, 14:52   #135
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My Palio Odo stopped working as soon as it reached 99999. Same thing happened with my friend's Palio. Though mine is close to 2Lac now.
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