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    1. Member 4.OMG's Avatar
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      07-16-2019 09:40 AM #26
      I ended up with a 2004 Lexus GX470 with 110,000 miles. One owner, all scheduled service done at the same Lexus dealer since new, including timing belt and water pump at 108K. I'm guessing it was an older person's car, judging by the radio presets (contemporary jazz, easy listening and two separate NPR affiliates) and the driver seat lumbar support cranked all the way up.
      Now this was a superior machine. Ten grand worth of gimmicks and high-priced special effects. The rear windows lit up with a touch like frogs in a dynamite pond. The dashboard was full of esoteric lights and dials and meters that I would never understand.

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      07-16-2019 10:03 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by 4.OMG View Post
      I ended up with a 2004 Lexus GX470 with 110,000 miles. One owner, all scheduled service done at the same Lexus dealer since new, including timing belt and water pump at 108K. I'm guessing it was an older person's car, judging by the radio presets (contemporary jazz, easy listening and two separate NPR affiliates) and the driver seat lumbar support cranked all the way up.
      I wouldn't consider that high mileage.

      Also, why no pics? You got a thread coming?

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      07-16-2019 10:18 AM #28
      I always believe there is a huge difference between owning a car with 250k miles that you've put 150-200-250k miles on, and going out and buying a 250k mile car.

      I'd never buy, for instance, an S2000 with 112k miles on it, but I happily drove mine 350 miles home a couple weeks ago without a second thought (once I replaced the dead battery). I put about 90k of those 112k on myself, so I know the car and its faults and shortcomings in a way I wouldn't if I bought it with 110k miles.
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    5. Member 4.OMG's Avatar
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      07-16-2019 10:34 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Crispyfritter View Post
      I wouldn't consider that high mileage.

      Also, why no pics? You got a thread coming?

      Chris
      I picked it up last night just as a big storm rolled in, I'll get pictures up soon.

      Edit: No, not high mileage at all. It pretty much drives like a new car.
      Now this was a superior machine. Ten grand worth of gimmicks and high-priced special effects. The rear windows lit up with a touch like frogs in a dynamite pond. The dashboard was full of esoteric lights and dials and meters that I would never understand.

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      07-16-2019 11:09 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by 4.OMG View Post
      I ended up with a 2004 Lexus GX470 with 110,000 miles. One owner, all scheduled service done at the same Lexus dealer since new, including timing belt and water pump at 108K. I'm guessing it was an older person's car, judging by the radio presets (contemporary jazz, easy listening and two separate NPR affiliates) and the driver seat lumbar support cranked all the way up.
      wow yeah totally acceptable mileage.. nice score would love one of those with that kind of mileage!

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      07-16-2019 11:56 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by 4.OMG View Post
      I ended up with a 2004 Lexus GX470 with 110,000 miles. One owner, all scheduled service done at the same Lexus dealer since new, including timing belt and water pump at 108K. I'm guessing it was an older person's car, judging by the radio presets (contemporary jazz, easy listening and two separate NPR affiliates) and the driver seat lumbar support cranked all the way up.
      i wouldnt be worried about that at all, especially considering stacks of dealer service records. 110k isnt really that much for something so modern..



      my daily is a '95 e300 diesel...

      this things been gone through, but will hit 260k in a couple days, i think i bought it with 150 or so on it.




      id take a well cared for car with receipts regardless of mileage. versus a lower mile mystery.

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      07-16-2019 12:34 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Crispyfritter View Post
      I wouldn't consider that high mileage.
      For some reason my brain read this as:

      I wouldn't consider [a car with] that high mileage.
      and was like...but that seems like a good score?

      Oh!

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      07-16-2019 12:41 PM #33
      I'd say at 250,000 miles you need to have expectations of larger maintenance items being due. So with that being said, my E46 now has 104,000 miles and drives like new. I'm quite certain, that if I felt like driving it for another 10 years I wouldn't have any problem doing so.

      For Toyota's, one of my sister's drives a 2000 Tundra with 300,000 miles on it, and it drives fine. Really, it never gets her trouble. The other sister drives my old PoorRunner, which now has 260,000 miles on it. They're both 3.4L V6 models, if that's saying anything.
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      07-16-2019 12:45 PM #34
      I daily an 02 3.4 Tacoma with 152,000 miles, bought it with 110,000 miles (and a brand new frame the week before I bought it). Sure it could use a suspension refresh but the motor and transmission run like a top. As some have already stated, I think if you stay ahead of the rust on these Toyota's and perform routine maintenance - they will last a very long time. Not to mention the resale value of Tacomas. Money well spent imo.
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