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Old 12-09-2004, 01:21 PM   #1
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Default Hit 200,000 miles today!

Now I can retire the car and get something a little younger!

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Old 12-09-2004, 02:14 PM   #2
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Default Re: Hit 200,000 miles today!

That's cool! But don't give up now....keep the miles rolling.

Still have 30+k miles to go to reach that mark in my SL, though the L shares some mileages from it.

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Old 12-09-2004, 05:09 PM   #3
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Now I can retire the car and get something a little younger!
Congrats! I'm only 24k behind you.

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Old 12-09-2004, 07:05 PM   #4
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Default Re: Hit 200,000 miles today!

Woo-hoo! My '95 SW2 hit that about a week and a half ago...sure was pretty to see all those zero's with the 2 in front of it! I've already put almost another 900 miles on it already.

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Old 12-09-2004, 08:15 PM   #5
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I've got 29k more to go in my 99 SL2...

Gives me hope

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Old 12-09-2004, 11:21 PM   #6
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Congratulations! But don't stop there! Go for at least 1 million!

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Old 12-09-2004, 11:29 PM   #7
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woohoo!!

I've got 25k before my purple baby does the same!

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Old 12-09-2004, 11:39 PM   #8
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Congrats! I took a picture of my odometer when I hit 200K in my 93SL1. Don't be so eager to part ways with it. I had 239K, when I decided to "upgrade" to an Ion QC. While I'm happy with it, I don't love it like my SL- yet. I have a lot of great photos with that car... I'm getting misty...

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Old 12-10-2004, 12:12 AM   #9
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Congrats.Keep goin for more.I hope to reach 200k myself...didnt get there with my first satty but hopefully i'll be able to get there this time around

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Old 12-10-2004, 01:54 AM   #10
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Congrats VTHOKIE97SL2! Hope you continue to pile up more miles and "Happy Trails tooo you...."

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Old 12-10-2004, 02:09 AM   #11
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I tried to snap a photo of the odometer at 200k, although I was on the highway and couldn't really stop...

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Old 12-10-2004, 11:31 AM   #12
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congrats! That's awesome! When I got mine it had 41k, so I least I have hope that it will last a long time with proper care

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Old 12-10-2004, 12:15 PM   #13
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my car is almost at 130k and i got it at 108k

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Old 12-10-2004, 06:16 PM   #14
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Congratulations -- it will last alot longer.....

** One VERY HAPPY person, with my manual radiator fan switch, Thanks to Wolf's guidance ** 95 SL2, 400,361 Miles..... 39.83 MPG (10 Tank Full Avg) as of Dec 10th, '04. Quaker State 10w-40 Oil; Using 1 qt / 965 miles

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Old 12-10-2004, 07:01 PM   #15
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Holy crap! I don't know if it makes sense for me to hold onto the car much longer, though. I need, at a minimum, to get the following things addressed:

~$1200 in front end damage from my collision with a deer

The Service Engine Soon light is on pretty often. I guess that's something related to timing/emissions, right?

The wheel alignment is off. The last time I had an alignment done, I was told that in order to correct the camber, I would have to get new holes drilled for the strut attachment points. (Why couldn't GM design it for easy camber adjustment?) And the struts themselves are original, so I'm sure they should be replaced. The tires will need replacement soon too, thanks to the camber being off.

The driver's power window needs a new motor, or new springs or something. It doesn't like to go down when it's cold or wet, and I usually have to help force it down with my hand.

The car needs new speakers, as both left side speakers are shot. They work, but they can't handle bass at all.

The car probably burns a quart of oil every couple thousand miles.

And then there are the minor annoyances, like the dash lights that are out. All of the back lighting for the main gauges is operational, but the overhead dash bulbs (the "theater lighting" or whatever they call it) is only partially working.

The power/volume knob on the radio is loose. I actually have to pull the plastic knob off in order to push the thing in so I can set the time on the clock. Also, some of the buttons on the radio no longer light up.

The spoiler needs to be repainted.


When you add it all up, it would cost far more than the car is worth to get it all taken care of, and probably more than the cost of a late model used Saturn with a quarter of the mileage!

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Old 12-10-2004, 07:15 PM   #16
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Congratulations -- it will last alot longer.....

** One VERY HAPPY person, with my manual radiator fan switch, Thanks to Wolf's guidance ** 95 SL2, 400,361 Miles..... 39.83 MPG (10 Tank Full Avg) as of Dec 10th, '04. Quaker State 10w-40 Oil; Using 1 qt / 965 miles
Luke, did you know that the Saturn website has a question on it's FAQ page that asks what the highest mileage Saturn currently being driven is. The website says it's someone with over 500,000 miles. You're getting pretty close to that benchmark. Have you thought about contacting anyone at Saturn to make them aware of your unusual circumstances? Might be worth some goodies for you.

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Old 12-10-2004, 09:00 PM   #17
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Wow, congrats!!!

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Old 12-11-2004, 12:00 AM   #18
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Cool just getting broken in now you can start to enjoy it!

200k is the first real big milestone. 100k isn't a big deal anymore.

Next go for 300k!

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Old 12-11-2004, 12:06 AM   #19
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Congrats! You have a long way to go before that Saturn is "through"!

Last week, my local dealer told me that there a 98 (96 can't remember which right now) SL1 with 515,000 miles on it. That is absolutely amazing to me!

Luke, 400K WOW! Have you tried Pennzoil or Castrol's High Mileage 10w-40 to see if you can cut that consumption down somewhat? Have you ever replaced the muffler and/or cat converter? Where do y'all drive to put THAT many miles on a car!?!?

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Old 12-11-2004, 12:31 AM   #20
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At 200k, my car still has a lot of original components, including the alternator. I'm only on the second battery. One thing I find amazing is that I've only had to replace one light bulb so far...or was it two?...either way, most of the bulbs are original!

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