27th Jul 2006, 23:21

I made an offer on an 05 Focus with 173,000 miles. 200K a year is very achievable.

28th Jul 2006, 16:26

Well, let's figure it out: 200,000 miles a year divided by 52 is 3846 miles a week, divided by 6 (no mail delivery on Sundays unless you're Jerry Seinfeld doing Newman's mail route) is 641 miles a day. For an 8 hour day you would have to be driving an average mph of 80+ to get 641 miles.

Even the aforementioned Newman might have difficulty getting the mail into the mailboxes driving that fast!

28th Jul 2006, 16:27

Rural postal carriers rack up really high miles. One of our friends was putting 200,000 miles a year on his Chevy S-10 doing a rural route, as well as using it for family errands as well. He was required to use his personal vehicle, though he was generously reimbursed for its use.

28th Jul 2006, 16:33

One of my biggest laughs came from a friend of mine's claim that he put 1,000,000 miles A YEAR on his commercial truck!!! Do the math: He had to be averaging 2740 miles a DAY, or an average speed of 114 mph 24 hours a day, seven days a week!! Talk about dedication to work!! (not to mention being a genius at dodging tickets!!)

4th Aug 2006, 12:54

Is it possible to buy a mail truck new? I heard my postman say that they get exceptional gas mileage, and although this review my not be true, I know our postal trucks are very durable, some with half a million miles.

13th Sep 2006, 11:47

I asked about our postal trucks today, and the guy delivering our mail showed me the odometer which said 778,000 miles. But as for the year, I have no clue how old the truck was or how many engines it's been through.

And for the commenter above, most of the 4 cylinder engines that Ford releases are junk, cause they are for consumers. I've seen industrial gas engines from Ford that are 20 years old and running just fine.

23rd Dec 2006, 08:26

Hate to say this in a ranger post, but I use to work as a state emissions inspector and all the postal vehicles that I ever saw where s10's. this would go with the original posters info also as it states that the motor is a 2.2 which is a GM motor not a Ford (ranger motor anyway which the closest is a 2.5).

I'm not saying that it would not be possible for a ranger to make it for a million miles though as I think it could be if well maintained, but I do not believe this poster is 100% accurate with his info.

17th Feb 2007, 17:28

If this guy was going to try and feed us this kind of B.S., he should of at least picked a year in which this may of been possible. I'm not the smartest guy around, and evidently he isn't either. Don't get me wrong, I'm a Ford person...

6th Apr 2007, 22:12

Well, are commericial cars driven over 2 shifts i.e. 16 hour days? Not nonstop and nothing to do with postal; I am just stating commercial use does not necessarily mean 8 hour days.

26th Aug 2007, 05:36

Commercial vehicles are driven 24/7/365.

21st Jan 2009, 23:01

2.2 was a Mazda pickup motor, and with Ford owning part of Mazda, I'd say it's quite possible they put those in their mail trucks. This would also explain the good fuel economy, and reliability.