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Old 03-25-06, 09:30 AM   #1
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Who has the highest mileage on their car?

Just curious.
My 91 Civic is at 243,000 and still going strong
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Old 03-25-06, 09:44 AM   #2
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My 91 Civic is at 243,000 and still going strong
Gotta love Hondas. My '01 Accord has 86,000.
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Old 03-25-06, 09:54 AM   #3
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The odometer on my old '88 Volvo 240 sedan stopped working at 250K a few years ago... lol
However, I just traded it last week to my Volvo mechanic for credit to work on my '93 240 wagon.
She only has a meager 180K, and doesn't see much action since I've been commuting by bike.


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Old 03-25-06, 09:56 AM   #4
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i had a 1989 mazda b2200.....it had 270,000 miles. I say had becuase i crashed it a couple months ago...who knows how far it would have gone
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Old 03-25-06, 10:05 AM   #5
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Well, my 1993 Toyota Corolla Wagon is a relative youngster compared to your wheels:

Here are some pics (taken last October) - two palindromes, plus the one where all six digits move!

- Wil (vrooom!)

PS: it's currently around 203500
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Old 03-25-06, 10:28 AM   #6
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i guess im nowhere close with 7100 km on my civic....
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iv got 2800, on my bike...does that count.?
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Old 03-25-06, 11:09 AM   #8
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At 19.6 pounds of CO2 emitted per gallon of gas burned, I'm sure all those high-mileage cars are doing wonders for the atmosphere.

Miles worth of CO2 emissions from the average American car
0.9142 lbs CO2 per mile driven, given 19.564 lbs. of CO2 per gallon of gasoline and a national average of 21.4 miles per gallon for cars (19.564/21.4=.9142). The conversion factor for the lbs. of CO2 per gallon of gasoline comes from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Energy Information Administration, Instructions for Form EIA 1605B, Voluntary Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Appendix B. The average car mileage figure come from the Energy Information Administration - Monthly Energy Review - February 2001, Table 1.10. Both these conversion factors were referenced in the Green Tags USA calculator at the URL referenced below.

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Old 03-25-06, 12:46 PM   #9
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258k on my 1990 civic, 218k on my 1991 jaguar.

as for emissions issues:

don't just look at how much emissions they put out (from the 90's on, cars are pretty clean), but how much it costs environmentally and resource-wise to build them. a 16-year-old car, well-maintained, is an evironmentally sounder choice than buying new.

CO2? plant more trees. i can't stand the suburban hellscapes that keep sprining up where the absolute first thing the developer does is raze every tree to the ground, then put in all these cookie-cutter McMansions with Lawn-O-Green yards and no trees. just grass.
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The odometer on my old '88 Volvo 240 sedan stopped working at 250K a few years ago... lol
However, I just traded it last week to my Volvo mechanic for credit to work on my '93 240 wagon.
She only has a meager 180K, and doesn't see much action since I've been commuting by bike.

I was going for 400K when the harmonic balancer went on my '86 760 Turbo. 393K total.
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Old 03-25-06, 01:25 PM   #11
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I'm about to hit 900 miles in my car.
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Old 03-25-06, 01:30 PM   #12
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You probably go to work, see tennis shoes girl, and go to grocery store for more cabbage.
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Old 03-25-06, 01:35 PM   #13
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WEll my fathers 1982 Mercedes Turbo Diesel is up to 300,000mi
It has been tweaked to hell and WELL maintained. This 4500 pound car gets 30 mpg highway.
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Old 03-25-06, 01:44 PM   #14
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You probably go to work, see tennis shoes girl, and go to grocery store for more cabbage.


For some reason, while stuck at work, this is surprisingly funny.
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My truck has 215,000 miles on it. I am putting about 800 miles per week on now!
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At 19.6 pounds of CO2 emitted per gallon of gas burned, I'm sure all those high-mileage cars are doing wonders for the atmosphere.
LOL, "Yes, I'd like to get rid of my car, trade it in"

"no, nothing wrong, I just feel guilty about the emissions"

Give me a break. How much pollution gets released everytime some jet airliner full of people takes off?
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My truck has 215,000 miles on it. I am putting about 800 miles per week on now!
800mi per week! I hope you get good mileage
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800mi per week! I hope you get good mileage

Average, but I am ony going to have to do it for 2-4 more months.
In the long run, it is cheaper to buy more gas than go into debt for a totally different vehicle, plus I am getting per diem.
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At 19.6 pounds of CO2 emitted per gallon of gas
can you explain this one to me? Gas is lighter than water, a gallon of water weighs about 3.8 kilo's, which is roughly 8.2 pounds... So how can 19.6 lbs of CO2 be burned from something that only weighs less than 8.2 pounds in the first place..
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the oxygen comes from the air, carbon from the gasoline. carbon has a molar mass of around 12g/mol, while oxygen is around 16g/mol. so the molar mass of CO2 is 44g/mol, only 12g of which came from the fuel.
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the oxygen comes from the air, carbon from the gasoline. carbon has a molar mass of around 12g/mol, while oxygen is around 16g/mol. so the molar mass of CO2 is 44g/mol, only 12g of which came from the fuel.
right, i was half thinking that..

so its not all the fuels fault then
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My second car is a 1986 Nissan Stanza Wagon. It has 289,087 miles on it. It still runs great. I use it for errands and driving to work (when I can't use my bike for some reason.) I am the third owner and original owner was a father of a girl I know. I have had the car for 7 years.

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At 19.6 pounds of CO2 emitted per gallon of gas burned, I'm sure all those high-mileage cars are doing wonders for the atmosphere.
If they didn't drive those old cars to 200k-miles, they would've driven two younger cars 100k-miles each in that same timeframe. Same amount of gas consumed and CO2 emitted... Or 4 newer cars 50k-miles each.. it's not the age of the car, it's how many miles people drive per year...
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If they didn't drive those old cars to 200k-miles, they would've driven two younger cars 100k-miles each in that same timeframe. Same amount of gas consumed and CO2 emitted... Or 4 newer cars 50k-miles each.. it's not the age of the car, it's how many miles people drive per year...
i think when he said high mileage cars, i think he meant that some of them burn a heck of a lot of oil
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My car is relatively new. Just turned over 10,000.

My best was my 1990 Toyota Carolla which died at about 197,000.
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