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Old 02-15-2001, 09:40 PM   #1
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Default What does it take to get 402,000 miles...?

What does it take to get 402,000 miles out of a Saturn?
Anyone keeping up on My Saturn at saturn.com?
Shows an owner story of how they got 402,000 miles out of a 1991 SL1.
Yeah, let's see a Honda do that! :-P

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Old 02-15-2001, 10:05 PM   #2
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"7/21 Nancy wrote to say... "I wanted to let you know that my 1990 Integra just turned 420,000 miles yesterday. I have driven Hodas and Acuras now for the past 25 years (my first Honda was a 1975 CVCC) and I have had nothing but great luck with each and every one that I have owned. Everytime I checked the oil (in the CVCC), everyone would gather around to look at the 'motor that had been put in the wrong way'."

"My last Honda was a 1982 Accord and I got 387,000 miles on it before I put it "out to pasture". So today I have a "spare" Integra (1995) sitting in my garage. So far, so good! My 1990model doesn't seem to show any signs of giving up yet so I guess the newerone will need to be patient and wait until the other one decides it doesn'twant to go any farther!"

Thanks for writing Nancy - that's amazing!"

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Old 02-16-2001, 01:35 PM   #3
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Uh, by my calculation, driving 60mph 24 hours a day, it would take about 280 days.

Way too much time behind the wheel for me! <img src="http://64.77.2.166/cgi-bin/UltraBoard/Images/Happy.gif" border="0" align="middle">

There once was a guy who was the frequent flyer champion for the year. Admittedly
these were FF miles, and not actual ones, but my calculation showed that his <b>average velocity for the year</b> was something like 88mph. So he could be standing there talking to you, and still be moving, on average, close to 90mph (in funny miles, of course).

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(who has just now gotten up to about 10K miles in a year, split between two vehicles)

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Old 02-16-2001, 01:43 PM   #4
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But imagine all the real cool places you could drive through during those 280 days!

But you'd have to install a port-o-potty on the back and then there's food, and sleep - oh who'm I kidding...

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Old 02-16-2001, 02:29 PM   #5
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Going forward. There was once one cheapskate in NYC that wanted to ride every track mile of the NY subway system on a single token.

Took more than 24 hours with the necessary doubling back.

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Old 02-16-2001, 04:26 PM   #6
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Well, I'd miss a lot of the sights on that 280 day, 60mph trip, since I would likely have passed out after day 1 or 2! <img src="http://64.77.2.166/cgi-bin/UltraBoard/Images/Happy.gif" border="0" align="middle">

I vaguely remember people that have tried to ride all of a subway system (NYC does come to mind) in a 24 hour period. Just the scheduling, trying to get on all the trains was hard enough.

Then there were the two guys who drove a diesel Jetta coast-to-coast without getting out or even stopping for fuel. Car&Driver and VW sponsored the trip, and it would have been used in VW advertising more if they hadn't had a minor wreck in Indiana. Seems one of the two guys fell asleep while driving and ran off the road into a melon field, or something like that.

I've also heard of people going on road trips trying to hit all the baseball parks, minor or major. I actually know someone who did hit all major league parks east of the Mississippi in one trip. Trying to schedule it so that you could see games in all those places was the big trick.

I doubt that I have more than 130,000 miles <b>in all my years of driving</b>, much less in a single car!

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Old 02-16-2001, 04:42 PM   #7
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Let's not forget the most important ingredient. Gasoline. And LOTS of it. <img src="http://64.77.2.166/cgi-bin/UltraBoard/Images/Wilk.gif" border="0" align="middle">

At 30mpg, that's 13,267 gallons of gas. <img src="http://64.77.2.166/cgi-bin/UltraBoard/Images/Happy.gif" border="0" align="middle">
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Old 02-16-2001, 05:31 PM   #8
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A few month ago coot posted the best trick for getting high-mileage. (He's at 300,000 + miles)

Drive Gently! No fast starts.. no fast stops. Easy does it.. . makes your car last the longest!

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Old 02-16-2001, 05:57 PM   #9
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Here's one for you. My mother-in-law owns a 1988 Chevrolet Beretta with a grand total of 24,000 miles on it. If my math is correct that is only 1846 miles on average per year. Seems like she is going backwards in comparison to going 402,000 miles. The car runs like crap, but looks brand new. The funny thing is, she wants a new car.

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Old 02-16-2001, 06:13 PM   #10
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HumpMan how long have you been driving? I put 90k miles on two cars in one year and never left the state, glad they company cars.

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