My Talon hit 130,000 miles today

Discussion in 'Gearhead Garage' started by tweakmonkey, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    I was on the way back from my girlfriend's house when it rolled over the 130,000 mark. It's not a huge milestone, but I've owned this car for about 6 or 7 years now and have only put 25,000 miles on it in that time. It's still on the stock motor and transmission, although 2nd gear is getting pretty rough these days. Also the clear-coat on the wing, hood, and mirrors is shot. Some day it'll get a new paint job, and transmission, and ... a bigger turbo, intercooler, etc. Maybe I should celebrate with some leaded race gas so I can turn the boost up to 25 PSI again for old time's sake. :D

    I wish my Talon could do this:



    It doesn't run 7s though. It only runs 12s (or 13s on pump gas).
  2. jake

    jake Vagabond

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    My friends 87 VW fox just rolled over 1,000,000 km a few days ago. Original engine and tranny too.
  3. 86mcss

    86mcss Devouring your Soul

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    i <3 your talon.
  4. MaesterB

    MaesterB King of the Wicker People

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    Hmmmm...my 02 Protege (which I bought with just over 49,000km) is pushing the 85,000km mark. Yes...I've put over 30,000km on it in a year.
  5. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    My Neon had 52000 when I bought it in December, it now has over 72000
  6. Jishory

    Jishory Junior Member

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    i took a gmc jimmy from 50k to 150k before... im looking at picking up a dodge 2500 cummins soon and they are all 150k-300k miles but word on the street is they should be good for a long ass time, well see. Damn engineers doing their job!
  7. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    Yeah man, diesels can go forever. :)
  8. bigwill51534

    bigwill51534 Saint, Church of Ryanism

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    My GTO already has over 17,000 miles on it. Funny how the newness wears out of cars so fast.....

    ~Will Courtier~
  9. nidex

    nidex Hood Rich

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    My shit is at 120,000.. bought it at 75k. And that's in less than a year.
  10. gB dAvId x

    gB dAvId x thats what she said

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    Jeez you drive a lot!
  11. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    My Honda rolled over 3,000 miles in Alabama yesterday. I've never kept a vehicle over 130,000 miles, but I think this one will be the one...

    On a related note, a buddy called me today asking how I liked our Mazda 6. Following my advice he ended up getting an Accord.
  12. Mr. Ali

    Mr. Ali Junior Member

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    bought my car in November 2005 and it now has 15,560 miles on it. yeah, i don't drive much.
  13. ThatHideousStrength

    ThatHideousStrength Junior Member

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    I bought my car in 2003 with 12,000 miles on it and I only have 40000 miles on it total.
  14. Chainblade

    Chainblade Junior Member

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    it's annoying how far you have to drive in Washington State. Unless you make tons of money, it's just not possible to live IN Seattle (or the nicer cities near it). I live in a cheap ass area but still pay $650 a month for a 3 bedroom mobile home. I live with my girlfriend too and she too drives about as far as I do. We priced places close to our work and even the cheapest place was about $1200 a month. It's ridiculous. I have to drive 25 miles to work every day(takes about an hour and a half mind you). so that's 50 miles a day. plus what ever extra miles I do on weekends and such. The miles sure do add up.

    I remember when I lived 30 miles from my house to college, then drove another 30 to work, and then another 30 back home. 90 miles at least a day for 2 years...it was nuts.
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    Antigone New Member

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    Because your apartment was so close to Sonic... ;)
  16. jake

    jake Vagabond

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    lol
  17. ninefivezero

    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    I live IN Seattle, pay about $900 a month in rent and drive 10 minutes to work, my girlfriend takes the bus for about 15 minutes to her job. It is possible.

    Anyways, I just hit 80,000, bought it with 59,000. Driving across the country twice was a big part of that though.