200,000 and still purrs
March 23, 2019
I bought my 200 Explorer XLT with 20,000 miles. Once it passed 150K I started keeping my eyes open for another car.
I am a Diesel Mechanic by trade. I drive it like an old lady.
Changed oil every 4,000 mi, Trans and transfer case 40, 000 mi.
Other than routine maintenance and minor repairs, it just keeps going. I have enjoyed many camping and fishing trips and road trips with her.
Replace muffler, exh manifold, EGR solenoid, A/C compressor clutch, Steering and suspension parts. Minor problems. About $500 per yr.
I just passed 200,000 mi. in 2019
Yes this car is 19 years old. no car payment for 16 yrs. I was able to save up the cash for a new car.
I will drive this car until motor or trans goes bad 300,000??? we'll see