These cars have lasted 200,000 miles and counting

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These cars have lasted 200,000 miles and counting
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If you plan to buy a new car and drive it until it dies, the good news is that cars are lasting a lot longer than they used to.

Consumer Reports recently released a list of the 10 cars that most often last their owners for 200,000 miles or more. And the list was made up entirely of Hondas or Toyotas!

Read more: This pickup truck has traveled over 700,000 miles and still going strong!

Are you in the 200,000-mile club?

As Clark’s Facebook fans have pointed out, with regular maintenance, there are many more cars that have passed this milestone — and here are just some of your success stories!

Toyota Tacoma

Nonna: My dad has a 2000 Toyota Tacoma 740k miles!! Original engine, original transmission. The guys at the emissions place are always taking pics of his mileage. I think Toyota should give him a new truck when he hits 1,000,000 mi!

These cars have lasted 200,000 miles and counting

(Editor’s note: Actual mileage is 708,084. Click here to see more photos!)

Toyota Sienna

Mary Ann: My husband and I bought a 1999 Toyota Sienna new and we put every bit of 237,000 miles on it, NO rust and still going strong. Would buy another Toyota product again.

Toyota Camry

Kimberly: My 2000 Toyota Camry is headed toward 500k!

These cars have lasted 200,000 miles and counting

Hyundai Santa Fe

Leslie: I have a 10-year old Hyundai Santa Fe with 211,000 miles. Runs like a dream. Nothing but the normal maintenance. Best car I have ever owned….and made in Huntsville, AL.

Hyundai Sonata

Randy: I have a 06 Hyundai Sonata with 288,000 and never been tuned up. It still runs great.

Volkswagen Jetta

Doug: 2010 VW Jetta TDI 246,000, 40 mpg daily still runs like and looks like new. No reason any modern vehicle cannot go over 200,000 it is all about regular maintenance.

Chevy Trailblazer

Rennelle: 2002 Chevy Trailblazer… I will have her fifteen years in October… She will hit 300,000 next week; still rides smoothly.

Chevy Silverado

David: 322,000 on my 94’Silverado, and still going daily!

Dodge Caravan

Bob: I have 2 Dodge Caravan 2001 & 2002 with over 200,000.

Dodge Ram

David: My ’99 Dodge Ram is over 300,000 right now. Original engine. Tranny finally gave out at 226,000, so I rebuilt it. Been going strong ever since.

Jeep Cherokee

Charity: Jeep Cherokee…240,000 miles and still going strong!

Mazda 3

Rick: 2006 Mazda 3 just turned 250k yesterday.

 These cars have lasted 200,000 miles and counting

Ford Expedition

Penny: My 2000 Ford Expedition made it to 316,000 with hardly any problems and I sold it in 2011.

Ford Mustang

Stephanie: My 98 Ford Mustang has 475,000 miles on it and still going. Original motor and transmission. Take care of the vehicle and it will keep going.

Ford Ranger

Richard: My 2000 Ford Ranger has 229,895 miles and still going strong keep oil changed motor clean replaced radiator 1 brake cylinder fuel pump that was a job but I did it myself I don’t even use high dollar oil or fancy filters still rolling baby. 

Nissan Altima

Dara: I have a (2005) Nissan Altima with 402,000 and I drive her every day.

Nissan Pathfinder

Jill: 2001 Nissan Pathfinder (this was taken in June 2014, it’s now at 229K!)

These cars have lasted 200,000 miles and counting

Honda Prelude

Margaret: My ’91 Prelude (Honda) has 250,000+ and still turns heads….

Honda Accord

Mandee: My 1999 Honda Accord had over 200,000 miles when we traded it in in 2009. I now have a 2004 Accord with 160,000 and it still runs like a new one!

Honda Element

Jeanne: My 2006 Honda Element is @ 250,000 and going strong….

Pontiac Grand Prix

Mark: 380,000 on my ’99 Pontiac Grand Prix and still going just fine. Religious about regular oil changes by a good mechanic shop that also checks everything else each time when I’m there too.

Aside from saving money by having no monthly car payment, older cars can be cheaper to insure.

You should always have liability insurance, but if your annual premiums for collision and comprehensive coverage exceed 10% of the value of your car, consider dropping them.

If you have an older car that’s worth very little, it may not make sense to carry collision coverage.

By the way, if your car has lasted past 200,000 miles, we want to add it to the list! Just send us the details (and a picture of the odometer reading if you can) on Facebook or Twitter.

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Mike Timmermann About the author:
Michael Timmermann paid off his mortgage in two years. Now, he shares his money-saving tips on his blog, Save on Almost Everything.
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