15th Aug 2012, 11:31

What happen to the engine? Were you another victim of the sludge problem?

15th Aug 2012, 17:56

With proper maintenance, today's cars should last 200,000 miles or more, so I take issue that 130k is a lot of miles. However I too would like to have more information.

4th Jul 2013, 01:38

The best way is to see, is if a dealer tells you that's a lot of miles as you trade it in. I have heard the vehicle has high mileage and would have to be sold to a secondary lot. Try it out and let us know on here.

4th Jul 2013, 15:04

With proper care, almost any car should easily run fairly trouble-free for 200,000 miles. We've driven vehicles from Ford, GM and Chrysler well over 200,000 with hardly any repairs at all. Our current GM vehicle has 120,000 miles and has had only $77 in repairs thus far.

7th Jul 2013, 19:33

You must admit that is kind of difficult to believe, unless you have a mechanic in the family & get your parts for free. ;)

Or are you lumping every service bill you've ever had as "wear & tear items", & not counting any of them in your total?

8th Jul 2013, 19:31

I don't regard items such as tires, batteries and oil changes as "repairs". Since 2003 (when we bought it new) I have replaced the battery twice and the tires once. I change oil about every 10,000 miles with full synthetic and new filter at a cost of about $35.

The brake pads are original and appear good until at least 200,000 miles.

The only repairs have been the drive belt ($30) and the water pump ($47). The drive belt was like new, but I replaced it because I had to remove it anyway.

And yes, I do all my own work. I save lots of money and can know it is done correctly.