Purchasing a car should never be considered an investment, mainly because it loses value the moment you drive it off the lot. You have taxes and higher insurance costs to consider then the more miles you put on it will drop its value. It’s not the greatest investment.
However, with regular maintenance, a good auto mechanic and body shop you can keep your car running well for years and get the most mileage for your money. The money you save can on payments, insurance, tabs, etc. can help pay for or put a large down payment on your next new vehicle.
A study iSeeCars.com found the top vehicles most likely to reach 200,000 miles, based on data it had of vehicles for sale with that many miles or more on the odometer. Pickup trucks were found to be driven longer, at 90,000 miles on average per listing, compared to 75,000 average miles for a car. Pickup trucks – if well kept seem to look timeless.
Here are the top vehicles reaching 200,000 miles or more are:
- Ford F-250 Super Duty
- Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
- Chevrolet Suburban
- Toyota 4Runner
- Ford Expedition
- GMC Sierra 2500HD
- Chevrolet Tahoe
- GMC Yukon XL
- Toyota Sequoia
- GMC Sierra
- GMC Yukon
- Honda Accord
Want to try and get to 200,000?
Getting to 200,000 miles in today’s vehicles is like to getting 100,000 miles was in the past, mainly because cars are built so much better today.
Preventative maintenance with regular oil changes and keeping your car washed and free of dents and scratches is the best way to increase mileage and longevity. This includes replacing belts, timing belts and transmission clutches at recommended mileage levels, and checking fluid.
In places like Minneapolis the body is likely to go before the mechanical fails – so, it’s important to keep’em clean and the salt off.
How many miles does your vehicle have? Comment below and send a picture if you can.