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Old 10-08-2007, 05:05 PM   #1
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Default How many miles are on your L?

What model and how many miles have you gotten out of your L car?

My goal is to get to 150K. I'm at 95 now. In 2002, I got a very fair deal on a used 2000 LS1 with only 12K. NOT a lease replacement. I saw the car dirty, and I could have eaten off the floor, it was that clean.

Last month I had it at the dealership and the service manager started heckling me that I'd never get 150K out of the car and I'd be back in a few months shopping. He said this was because the L series is crap and it'll by by 100K. Well that's it for me an Saturn basically...but I still thinK I can get 150 out of it.

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Old 10-08-2007, 05:20 PM   #2
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you can get more

2001 L200 57,*** miles ^

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Old 10-08-2007, 06:57 PM   #3
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Default Re: How many miles are on your L?

2003 LW200, 65K, still runs great.

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Old 10-08-2007, 07:25 PM   #4
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You can get MUCH,MUCH more.
My 2003 LW 300 has 114,000 miles on it, and it runs like it is brand new.

Take care of your ride,and it will last a long time.

Change your oil & filter REGULARLY-this is the number one item.
Do ALL scheduled maintainence-this is just as important as the oil & filter.

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Old 10-08-2007, 09:42 PM   #5
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I am at 234,000 km, er, about 146,000 miles. I am just starting to get indications that the engine is "tired". But otherwise, all is good.

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Old 10-08-2007, 09:50 PM   #6
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Coming up on 85k, running fine, odometer light went out, clutch has 55k. Everything is good.

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Old 10-09-2007, 08:28 PM   #7
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I'm at 138K on a 03' and 116K on a 00'. Both cars run like new and I wouldn't hesitate a minute before jumping in either car and driving cross-country. Did a 2K round trip in the 00' this summer and just finished a 1700 mile round trip averaging 30mpg with the AC blasting the whole trip.

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Old 10-09-2007, 09:25 PM   #8
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I now have 185500 miles mostly trouble free,2000 l series

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Old 10-10-2007, 06:13 AM   #9
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133,598 miles on a 2002 L100. Little wear, should be able to double that. You might too...

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Old 10-10-2007, 03:26 PM   #10
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well Im getting ready to roll 200,000 miles on my 2000 LS! I guess in a couple my more weeks Ill be doing the ole 200,000 mile tune-up

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Old 10-10-2007, 07:50 PM   #11
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Still running great with 297000 km on my lsi.My old 95 sl1 rolled 307000km today besides burning about 2.5 litres of oil per oil change all is good.

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Old 10-15-2007, 10:18 PM   #12
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Default Re: How many miles are on your L?

101,000 miles on a 2001 LS. Had my timing chain go out on me at 85,000 though - not a fun repair.

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Old 10-16-2007, 06:02 AM   #13
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Default Re: How many miles are on your L?

133,000 - still running good. Only major repairs were an airconditioning line (corroded/rubbed through where aluminum pipe went through a bracket - leaked) brake job at 90K. Follow the maintenance schedule. Follow the severe maintenance schedule if your driving includes getting stuck in traffic and stop and go driving, or occasional towing (I have ~4,000 miles towing).
If you have the 4 cyl, check out the NHRA front drive drags. The Ecotech (2.2) and the L850 (2.2) are the same engine. They have 700 - 900 horsepower coming out of those 4 cylinder engines with just minor mods to the block.

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Old 10-16-2007, 12:23 PM   #14
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There are two L's in the family.

I've got an '03 L300 ... bought new in November 2002. Currently has 65K on the clock. Don't get me started with the issues I've had ... 2 BCM's, full brake job (rotors, pads and calipers), leaky transaxle seal.

Step son has an '01 L200 ... bought used in November 2004 with just over 100K on it. He is at 159K and still going strong. Has had to replace the struts and shocks and put new tires on it, but otherwise it's been reasonably reliable.

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Old 10-16-2007, 02:27 PM   #15
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2002 L200, 4 cylinder (purchaed 3rd qtr 01). 146,000 miles. Just replaced the struts and got its first alignment today. Otherwise a very reliable car only othr issues were oxygen sensor followed by catalytic convertor replacement and the heating coil which went bad. Still have original timing belt. Rear brakes last forever and I replace every 90,000 miles, front brakes every 70,000. I do not follow the maint schedule. First tune up was at 140,000 miles.

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Old 10-16-2007, 04:01 PM   #16
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'02 L300 with 61k. Ive only had problems with the tail lights outside of the routine tire replacement.

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Old 10-17-2007, 09:49 PM   #17
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143000 on my L100 5 speed.

Repaired over the last year or so:

Ignition Lock
Starter


Replaced plugs and plug boots.

Major repairs:

Clutch slave cylinder at 39000 (under warranty)
Turn Signal switch (60,000)
Intermediate shaft (71,000)
A/C hose (92000)

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Old 10-20-2007, 08:06 PM   #18
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LW300 Less than 80K and the engine block cracked, all maintenance done when due and never driven hard mostly highway miles. I think mine was a lemon from the start.

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Old 10-27-2007, 10:16 AM   #19
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Default Re: How many miles are on your L?

My '96 SL-2 has around 125,000 miles on it , while our '03 L-300 has about 70,000. Both have been pretty dependable with the exception of a few glitches that the dealer handled.

I'm still not able to find replacement front struts for the '03 for a reasonable price. The dealer wants $160 each, cash and carry...

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Old 10-27-2007, 02:21 PM   #20
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My '96 SL-2 has around 125,000 miles on it , while our '03 L-300 has about 70,000. Both have been pretty dependable with the exception of a few glitches that the dealer handled.

I'm still not able to find replacement front struts for the '03 for a reasonable price. The dealer wants $160 each, cash and carry...
OUCH!!!

I would try saturnparts.com. I guess the big box auto parts stores don't carry struts for the car?

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