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Old 03-15-2019, 11:08 AM   #1
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Default So I just made it to 200k miles....

Just put I think the 2nd or 3rd battery in since I've had it. Physically its not in the best of shape, but mechanically I've always taken care of it. Bought it when I was super down on my luck and its never let me down. Love this thing. Also lol at missing the 200k pic
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Old 03-16-2019, 01:48 PM   #2
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Just put I think the 2nd or 3rd battery in since I've had it. Physically its not in the best of shape, but mechanically I've always taken care of it. Bought it when I was super down on my luck and its never let me down. Love this thing. Also lol at missing the 200k pic
Hi wisconsinfan,

Congratulations! I hope to get there soon. I'm at 225 km, that's about 140,000miles. Still looks new inside, a testament to the rugged quality. Hope things are looking better for you now.

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Old 03-16-2019, 01:50 PM   #3
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Congrats! What have been the biggest maintenance items so far?

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Old 03-16-2019, 04:46 PM   #4
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Congrats on making an important mark.

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Old 03-16-2019, 05:06 PM   #5
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Congrats! What have been the biggest maintenance items so far?
I've personally put in 2 alternators, other than that, just tires. I have the 18in wheels and they are low profile tires and I've had a total of 4 flats. Only 1 was caused due to wear.

Replaced the cat converter last summer. That sucked was 700 with parts + labor. That's way out of my league so had it done.

Both control arms were replaced about 50k miles ago.

Changed the thermostat.

Biggest issues I have coming are I need to replace the lug nuts, and the wiring in the engine compartment is literally disintegrating.

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That is excellent to hear and pretty reliable for the mileage. I am only on alternator #2 at just over 100k miles.

Were the control arms part of a strut/shock job? Or were the ball joints and bushings getting sloppy?

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Congratulations! Great milestone.

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I'm 3/4 of the way there with 153K miles. Hopefully I can make it, as I still really enjoy driving this little car.

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