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Old 11-08-2012, 08:59 AM
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Re: Approaching 90K...when to throw in the towel?

miles mean nothing if maintenance is done. not just oil changes. tranny has two filters for a reason. i change my oil every 3k with synthetic
my tranny every 10k with synthetic fluid +filters
doth diffs and t-case every 10k with synthetic.
my last post on this thread i had 119k now have 145k no problems.
i also have a bmw 540i 6speed i bought with 110k now has 170k wich i put on in 10 months i drive the piss out of that car and really hard to. never misses a beat. all about maintenance.

90k is nothing about 120k front suspension parts will become loose and need replacing but thats all vehicles
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:07 PM
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Re: Approaching 90K...when to throw in the towel?

just throwing my two cents here, as this is my first jeep. my uncle's 59 willys has well over 500k on it and still runs strong. a nightmare to find parts for, and definitely built to withstand basically everything, but without regular maintenance it wouldn't have lasted that long. in 2008, i junked an 89 chevy suburban 2500 with a 454. i had it for 7 years and put 200k on it. aside from oil, tranny, differential fluid changes, i did nothing to the engine. it had 250k when i bought it. junked it only because the body was too far gone. the 05 grand am that i traded in for my jeep had 175k on it, and the only reason i traded it was major wiring issues that i didn't want to deal with. and the el camino i have has nearly 300k on it. starts every time. my point is, if you take care of a vehicle, it will take care of you.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:41 PM
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Re: Approaching 90K...when to throw in the towel?

My list: rear axle seal, trans oil change/filters/oil, fuel injector wire pigtail, coolant drain/refil(not flushing) 1/1 oxygen sensor replace, window actuator replace, power steering pump/resevoir replace( $124.99 from Advance Auto) and fresh oil change with Mobil 1 Extended Performance oil/filter. I've got over $500 in parts and over $1000 total bill. Yep, I'd love a new car, but in 3 months of payments for said new car, I still have my paid for Jeep with 200,000 miles that still has, according to my mechanic, a very good engine. So until SOMEDAY when I can afford a Brand New Jeep again...I'm keeping this one. I have 200,000 miles, like I said. So if you take care of it, it will take care of you! :-)
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Re: Approaching 90K...when to throw in the towel?

One of the main things I figured out was that a car costs more than just the monthly car payments and insurance. Every month, I put aside about $30-40 for separate car repairs that will inevitably come up with any model car you buy. If you get through a while without needing any, awesome! But there will, unfortunately, come a time where you have to make a large payment for a part that fails. It's still ultimately cheaper than trading at a loss and eating a new car payment + interest. It's one of those crappy parts of life, but I've been trained to prepare for the worst and hope for the best.
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Re: Approaching 90K...when to throw in the towel?

I threw in the towel on my previous Jeep (96 ZJ) at 140,000 miles. Everything was fine and then the tranny went--for the second time. I ended up getting an AAMCO rebuild, but from that moment I had crossed a bridge in my mind, and for the next five years (and 50,000 miles) I was always a few months away from selling it.

This turned out to be short-sighted, as it continued to run like a scalded dog, until it died from my maintainance neglect. Moral of the story: Keep loving your rig, and it will keep loving you back.
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Re: Approaching 90K...when to throw in the towel?

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Definitely looking forward to buying a jeep. If anyone wants to trade for my dbl cab 2007 white Tacoma...76000 miles on it! Let me know!

nice taco! If i didnt get my jeep, I was looking into this. But I love my jeep so no trade for ya.. sorry. haha also, theres a 99% chance I will probably continue to purchase Jeeps from now on.
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