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Feb 13, 2003 (2:42 pm)
my dad drove a 1979 F-100 with about 120k on it when he got rid of it. I had a 1988 Ranger with the 2.9 that went 112k before i got rid of it. my mom drove 3 different Aerostar vans with the 3.0, all went 100k plus, with no problems and standard maintenance. my brother had a 1989 F-150 with the 4.9 which went almost 150k and all it needed when he sold it was a clutch. my cousin drove a 1989 Probe LX with 165,000 and no problems...still got like 26 mpg when he sold it.
these cars are very reliable and affordable, and i havent driven anything i liked more than our fords.
#21 of 29 my '90 Crown Vic still runs very well
Mar 01, 2003 (5:51 pm)
with 162k; I did have to put in a new lifter at around ~90k. But the oil pan & valve cover gaskets along with the rear main leak like hell, about a quart every 250 miles. I hope my '98 gets to 200k.
#22 of 29 95 Windstar - My One and Only Ford
Mar 08, 2003 (5:47 am)
I had a 1995 Windstar, which I put about 87,000 miles on in 5-1/2 years. Unfortunately, it had all of the problems that make the 1995 Windstar so infamous - the failing transmission and the head gasket failure. Just check out the Ford Town Hall site for discussions on this model year Windstar.
In my last year of ownership and 20,000 miles of driving, the van cost $7,088.17 in routine maintenance and special repairs, including over $3,600 for a new engine and $1,800 for transmission repairs. Fortunately, Ford reimbursed me about $4,200 of those costs, but this van was the most expensive vehicle I've owned to date.
#23 of 29 THE HIGHEST MILEAGE FORD EVER!!!! (i think...)
Mar 08, 2003 (10:14 am)
93 Taurus V6 deluxe package.....
316,000 (maybe off by a 1000) miles on it before it rusted out horribly and the repair bills became ridiculous....
original engine, tranny....
made me love ford again, until the focus came around...
#24 of 29 RE:previous post
Mar 09, 2003 (6:19 am)
which v6 did your 93 taurus have?3.0L or the 3.8L?
#25 of 29 High Mileage 4 Cylinders
Mar 14, 2003 (5:09 pm)
I put 175K on a 1984 Baby Blue Tempo. We thought this car was ugly but was all we could afford. We bought it with 60K on it and took it to 175K. Needed essentially no work. Still had the original clutch. It sounded like a bucket of walnuts when I sold it for $200 in 1994.
Also took a '74 Pinto to 130K, only had two oil filters in its life.
Took a 1985 EXP to 141K in 4 years.
Took a 1989 Probe to 148K. Was in great shape when I sold it at a yard sale.
I have done all this with minimal maintenance (see Pinto). I really love Fords.
Mar 19, 2003 (7:37 am)
...had an '84 Tempo coupe, white with an automatic. It had about 160K miles on its original driveline when they traded it for a '91 Stanza.
My roommate's mother has a '92 or '93 Mercury Sable, with the 3.0 V-6. It's getting a bit on the ratty side now, but I just found out the other day that it has 205,000 miles on it! Original engine and tranny, but I think she's had suspension and brake work done.
Mar 20, 2003 (3:47 pm)
1992 Mazda Navajo (rebadged 2 door Ford Explorer). I traded it with 146,000 miles on it. It had the 1st 2 model year cracked cylinder head problem. It ate brake rotors like candy. It ate A/C compressors until they replaced the entire closed system and put in a filter. It ate electronic front hubs.
1998 Mercury Mountaineer V8. I traded it a few weeks ago with 108,500 on it. It had the classic rear wiper dead every 30,000 miles problem. Every moving part in the front drivetrain and suspension died.
1981 Mustang turbo. I sold it with 90,000 miles on it. It was on its 2nd engine and 2nd transmission.
1972 Ford Maverick. I sold it with 128,000 miles on it. Original 200" 6 and 3-on-the-tree engine. It only ever died on the road once when the left rear wheel bearing let go. By the time I was done with it, most of the body had been replaced due to Vermont rust and road salt. I was really good with ballpeen hammers and pop rivets.
Apr 09, 2003 (8:24 am)
Had a company veh. 1989 Ford F-250 with the 464. 250,000 miles when we traded. The only thing that was replaced was starter (4 times) and the ignition (3 times) This was a delivery truck so it was started at least 25 times a day.. No other major repairs
#29 of 29 1990 Ford Taurus
Apr 09, 2003 (8:47 am)
A friend of mine that was a salesman had a 1990 Ford Taurus with 247K on the odometer when he traded it in. The dealership thought there was 47K on the odometer since it had no rust and was well maintained. He told them 247K when he traded it in.
I personally road in the car before he traded it in and was quite impressed on the ride and quietness of a car with that much mileage.
The only problem he had with the car was he had to replace the starter once and routine regular maintenance.