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Sep 21, 2012 3:43PM
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ANYTHING will go 200,000 miles if you use your BRAIN and care for,  and maintain your vehicle.  That means changing your oil  ( Synthetic or Mineral Based )  and keeping the vehicle tuned up according to the owners's manual recommended service specifications.  And Fixing what breaks due to normal wear and tear !  What A Lame and Misleading article !
Oct 6, 2012 11:21AM
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This article is ridiculous. Virtually any new car today will go 200k if cared for properly. Most people get bored with their cars and end up buying newer ones. It's not that they are worn out. I've been in the used car business for years, and there are tons and tons of cars of all makes and models. over 200k still going strong. 
Sep 26, 2012 11:04PM
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The article missed the long mileage king of all cars the road, the Ford Crown Victoria. It is not uncommon for a Crown Vic and its Panther class siblings, the Mercury Grand Marquis, and the Lincoln Town car to run 350 to 400K before requiring major repairs. Even though the car was discontinued by Ford in 2011, there are over 400K of these units still on the road. Police units which accounted for the majority of late model Crown Vic's produced often start life as state highway patrol cars. When the state agencys are done with the cars they are sold, and many solder on for local law enforcment agencies for many years. When the cars are deemed too old to be dependable as police cars they are sent to the auctions where most end up as taxi cabs. It is not uncommon to find a used up Crown Vic taxi with close to a million miles on the odometer. Cars that are wrecked and/or are salvaged become parts that are used to keep other CV's on the road for an unlimited period of time. Everything on a Panther class car is reusable, and nothing is wasted. Since the design consisted of a body on frame design the cars are virtually rebuildable. The model had a 33 year run virtually unchanged from the original design. Although is a simplistic beast and outdated by today's designs, this article is supposed to be about cars that will last 200K miles, not the most appealing car available.   
Oct 14, 2012 1:34PM
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Any car can go 200,000 miles if you take care of it and perform maintenance on it.

Sep 22, 2012 6:58PM
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What does the Passat's STALE, BORING, BLAND looks have to do with going 200,000+ miles???????

 

Your into sentence states, "Durability isn't necessarily one of Volkswagen's strong suits"

 

 

Sep 21, 2012 4:41PM
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My current truck is a few hundred miles from 250,000, it's a Chevrolet Avalanche with an 8.1L V8. Maintenance is key for owning a modern vehicle. I used to drive a Tahoe with 243,000+ miles.
Sep 30, 2012 11:38AM
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Almost any car will pass 200,000 miles if it is maintained properly.  Not the Yugo.
Sep 29, 2012 6:05AM
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Most cars/trucks (any make) with exceptional maintnence and NO abuse will give you 200K.

Oct 10, 2012 8:11AM
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I agree with the posts, almost any car will go 200,000 if consistently maintained.  Period.  But the article purports that the chosen cars are cheap to maintain.  Hmm... certainly not the Volvo.  Those parts cost more than any others and service is amazingly expensive.  For longevity look at the cars around you that are still on the road for 10 years or more.  That's easy.  Mercedes, Volvo, Toyota, Chevy trucks, Honda, some VW's, some big Fords, Buicks, and a few others.  That does not mean they are all cheap to maintain or fix.  Sometimes quite the contrary.  But it may be worth it to some.  It is to me in some cases.
Oct 1, 2012 6:56PM
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I'm always looking in the classifieds for used cars and I see allot of Subaru's with 250-300 thousand miles on them and they still want allot for them. I had a 96 Toyota Corolla with 219K on it and put very litttle into it before I sold it. Older Mercedes Benz and Volvo's also seem to last forever..Then again I have seen allot of different makes with over 200 K on them. Diesels are a good investment if you plan on keeping the vehicle for many years.  Allot depends on maintance and cold weather start ups. If a car is in a heated garage instead of being left out in sub zero weather it will make a very large difference in how many miles it will go. Synthetic fluids will also help.  And yes! The older Ford Crown Vics and Mercury Grand Marquis where great cars with comfortable bench seats and interior room that was great!!!
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