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How long have some of your birds lasted? I'm at 130,000 miles and she still runs strong, just minor issues here and there. I once heard that someone was driving around with twice that amount. How about you guys?
 

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On second motor (blew hg's on previous), tranny slips, body rust, dents (damn deer), broken trim pieces, noisy steering pump (no matter how much I change fluid), roasted tires. Usual wear and tear, but I don't trust the 3.8 as far as I can throw the damn thing.

Moral: NEVER buy a car that has only been owned by teenage girls. :zsoapbox:
 

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well my family has had 4 birds and still has 3 of them

1985 3.8L-sold at 100K
1990 3.8L-116K and still running
1996 4.6-131K still running strong
1997 4.6- 125 still going strong

so i guess milage isnt that big of a problem with these cars
 

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I'd say mileage isn't a factor until upwards of 160-175k. Right? Like my Dad's '89 Sierra; it ran the first 150k just fine, but when we got into 160k territory, it was like hitting a wall.
 

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FastBird232 said:
Like my Dad's '89 Sierra; it ran the first 150k just fine, but when we got into 160k territory, it was like hitting a wall.
The way my 85 Cougar 5.0 ran till I traded it in at 220,677 miles, and now with the way my T-Bird has been, I'd say hitting the wall is more like 300,000
 

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They gave me $1500 for the cougar, and I paid $11,700 for a one year old 95 T-Bird with 20,000 miles
 

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My Cat has 333451 kms on her and still going original engine and tranny.
 

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Thanks for the translation :thumbsup:
 

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I'm at 130,000 miles and she still runs strong, just minor issues here and there. I once heard that someone was driving around with twice that amount. How about you guys?
Gettin closer everyday :D
 

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Well, I just bought my second Tbird...a '97 and it has 178,000 on it and shes' still running strong!

My '94 has 130,000 on it and (other than being wrecked) still runs like a champ!

I bought the '97 from the original owner and he had BOOKS of receipts from every service done!

So I'm figuring on 300,000 plus on both!
 

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Mine has 180,000 miles on it!! No smoke, no taps, no puddles, and is admired by all who sees her! Plus ours have style!!! You figure, cars are advertised for 100,000 mile tune-ups today. Being computer controlled, with todays tech. and better alloys make it possable. Styling on alot though, leave alot to be desired. Except Ours!!!!
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You figure, cars are advertised for 100,000 mile tune-ups today. Being computer controlled, with todays tech. and better alloys make it possable.
Glad Im not gonna be the poor SOB that has to try to get the plugs out after being in there for 100,000 miles :rolleyes:

I dont think most of the cars built today will ever survive to see the mileage on cars like ours. They just arent built to last anymore.
 

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Blue LS said:
Glad Im not gonna be the poor SOB that has to try to get the plugs out after being in there for 100,000 miles :rolleyes:
Thats going to be me as soon as it gets warm around here. I don't have a history of maintance for my car so I'm assuming they haven't been changed since the car was first purchased, at least it looks that way.
 
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