This woman’s car has traveled 400,000 miles and is still going strong


A reader sent us a photo of her car’s odometer after it reached 400,000 miles!

Vikki sent me an email because she read a recent article that I wrote about America’s best and worst car brands for customer satisfaction, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index’s (ACSI) latest report.

She pointed out that the maker of her car, Infiniti, ranked near the bottom of that list and in other studies she’s read over the years.

Vikki's car just turned 400,000 miles!
Vikki’s car just turned 400,000 miles!
Vikki's 2001 Infiniti G20
Vikki’s 2001 Infiniti G20

But Vikki’s experience with her 2001 Infiniti G20 has been great! She has saved a lot of money by not having a car payment since 2003 and suspects that changing the oil every 3,500 miles has kept her car going strong.

As it turns out, Infiniti fared well in J.D. Power’s 2018 Vehicle Dependability Study, placing fourth after Lexus, Porsche and Buick.

Earlier this year, shared the results from an study on the vehicles that are most likely to last 200,000 miles. Seven of the top 10 were SUVs:

Top 10 longest-lasting vehicles

Rank Model % of vehicles over 200,000 miles
1 Toyota Sequoia 6.6%
2 Ford Expedition 5.4%
3 Chevrolet Suburban 5.2%
4 Toyota 4Runner 4.2%
5 GMC Yukon XL 3.9%
6 Chevrolet Tahoe 3.8%
7 GMC Yukon 2.8%
8 Toyota Tacoma 2.6%
9 Toyota Avalon 2.4%
10 Honda Odyssey 2.4%
Average for all models 1.2%

Congratulations to Vikki on her car turning 400,000 miles! If your vehicle has reached a major milestone like hers, send us a picture on Facebook or Twitter and tell us your secret.

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