15th Jul 2004, 22:39

You know you really shouldn't be complaining, I mean if you have a vehicle with 100-150 thousand miles on it, its obviously going to have some problems here and there. I mean it's just how cars are, you get a car with so many miles then you have to pay for the repairs. It's just plain and simple. You obviously don't know very much about cars, considering the fact that you think a car is bad because something goes wrong every 50,000 miles. That's all normal maintenance that you were probably unaware of, I bet this is your first car isn't it? In fact, from what you've been saying, it actually sounds like a really reliable car, but theres a crap-load of miles on it and, your obviously going to have some problems because of that. Don't COMPLAIN It's a GOOD CAR.

30th Jun 2010, 17:42

I seriously have to agree with everyone else on this one. I couldn't believe I was reading the amount of miles correctly. Really? After 100,000 miles you don't think something is gonna need replaced. 35,000 miles is actually quite a few to drive that baby before you make a repair. Sounds to me as if you just don't know what goes into maintaining a vehicle.

1st Jul 2010, 13:22

First off, I'm a mechanic. I maintain my cars meticulously, and I'm sure I have far fewer problems than the average car owner for that reason. If I had any problems with a car in only 100,000 miles I'd be very upset. Many newer cars are under warranty for that long. I have never replaced shocks, struts, rotors, suspension parts, had an alignment or serviced the A/C on my cars until way after 100,000 miles.

I sold a 2001 Grand Am last year at 85,000 miles. In the time I owned it, all I ever did was replace one light bulb and replace the front brake pads at 70,000 miles (the rear were still the originals at 85,000 miles).

With proper maintenance, even a poorly built import should not have any problems in 100,000 miles. A car having any problems at 35,000 miles is a major lemon.