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102,000 and blown headgaskets.
This is GM's excuse for a luxury car. I suppose they figure if you can afford a Caddy, you can afford the $2500 repair when the car hits 100K.
My old Towncar had 170K on the clock when I sold it, the guy I sold it to is still driving it.
Regular fluid checks and changes and not driving it like you stole it are the best ways to keep a car on the road.
77 Chevy 3/4 ton C20 pickup 347,000miles.. wont spill your coffee off the engine block!
2002 Mercedes E320 144,000... Never a qlitch.
2001 Chevy Silverado Z71 167,000 Bassboat towing miles... Never a problem (Brake pads)
Can't quarrel with the advise given in the article, but no amount of regular servicing, sniffing, washing, etc, will sidestep all of those annoying, premature part failures which amount to real dollars being spent, and the frustration and discouragement of having the vehicle constantly in the shop. I'm talking about the window operators, door locks, heater core, leaking radiator, worn out steering components and suspension parts, cracked brake hoses, frayed cables, exhaust systems, wheel cylinder leaks, vacuum leaks, cracked cooling hoses, body metal "cancer", and a whole host of other gremlins which will, no doubt, plague any high mileage vehicle. Unless you're a real ACE mechanic with a shop full of the necessary tools for that particular vehicle, most likely you'll be dropping it off at the local shop far more times than your really want. It's the FRUSTRATION of being without the car/truck for a day or more, bumming a ride to work, and the anxiety of waiting for the final bill to be calculated is what usually sets limits for may owners as to how long they really want to deal with an old hack. Furthermore, unless the owner is so much in love with the car/truck that he/she can't imagine being without it, usually the boredom of long-term ownership, with visible wear and tear everywhere, causes many drivers to contemplate a replacement which promises far less annoying downtime. For all those who swear that they have a maintenance "peach" for 100K+, consider yourself an extremely fortunate person. As for me, previous experience has taught that throwing gobs of good money after bad has never proven to be prudent. Ten years, or 100K on the odometer, I call it QUITS! I don't need the hassle, the frustration and the constant inconvenience and expense! That's how I see it after nearly 50 years of driving and vehicle ownership. GOOD LUCK to all the rest of you!