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Old 01-05-2004, 03:44 PM   #1
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TAMPA - When the odometer on Craig King's 1999 Toyota Tacoma rolled past a half-million miles, he decided to trade it in.
``It was just time,'' he said.

King piled on the miles crisscrossing Florida's highways as an independent driver for Medical Delivery Services. When he pulled into Precision Toyota in north Tampa to trade it in at 508,112 miles, he owed $1,500 on it.

The dealer paid off what he owed, King said, and he drove away in a new Tacoma. The old one has become a dealership advertisement, parked out front with the mileage plastered all over it.

``That's the highest I've seen,'' said Lee Miller, manager of used car sales at Precision.

King, 59, said the truck is in amazingly good condition.

``The only thing I replaced on it, at about 250,000 miles, the alternator went out. After that, I think the starter - it never went out, it just started acting funky, so I changed it,'' he said. ``And the fuel pump, maybe a month ago. And that's it.''

King said his story isn't all that amazing. A friend in Central Florida, who does the same work, drives a 1991 Toyota Previa with more than 1 million miles on it.

About 10 miles shy of the million-mile mark, the friend called Toyota, King said. ``They sent him a bumper sticker and a ballpoint pen.''

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That's awesome. A million miles on a Previa? Wow.

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Old 01-05-2004, 04:52 PM   #3
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...with a bumper sticker and a pen to show for it
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Amazing story. I want to see a Chevy, Dodge or Ford try that.
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Amazing story. I want to see a Chevy, Dodge or Ford try that.
What 'chu mean? the free pen part, or going a MILLION miles???
My cousin (by marriage) had an Avalanche for 16 or 18 mos. It went through so much oil (with 36k on the clock) that chevy bought it back. All he had to do to get his full purchase price refunded............. buy an H2 Hummer. As I said, he married into the family.
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Old 01-05-2004, 06:31 PM   #7
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I want to see a Chevy, Dodge or Ford try that
Domestic big rigs last well into 1,000,000+ miles. It's mostly all about how it's used and maintained.
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Diesels are a little different than what we are talking about here.
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We have a family friend that got 270K miles out of a Dodge Aries. Now that's an accomplishment.
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Old 01-05-2004, 07:02 PM   #10
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Hmmm, small wonder why we drive Toyotas! Only at 43k on mine, have a long way to go to get that pen & bumper sticker!
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Dude, thats not even broken in yet!
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Personally, I think anything should be able to last 500K in 3 years. It boils down to amost 400 miles/day, every day. That means it is mostly highway, not the deadly stop-n-go we all are faced with. I would be pissed if a Yugo failed to be able to do that. However, where Toyota really shines is those of us who drive an average 12-15K miles/year and the thing just runs forever.
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I put 98K on my 96 Taco in less than 1.5 years commuting to Atlanta, GA to grad school each week from Tuscaloosa, AL. Never had any problems with it at all and got more than payoff when I traded it in even with high mileage.

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That's a lot of driving! No way I could do that.
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I hope I never spend 100k miles in a vehicle in a year unless it was a race car.
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Amazing story. I want to see a Chevy, Dodge or Ford try that.
Not that hard (on the older ones - but the same goes for Toyotas - older ones are more reliable). My brother had a truck from my parents; when my brother got the truck it had 270K on it.

When my brother got rid of it, it had near 400K on it. It was a gutless wonder, but had never had anything more than basic maintenance and the obvious (brake pads, rotors, maybe an alternator here and there) replaced.

If I can, I'll track it down and see how it's doing.
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