In Reply to: When did 150,000 miles become "low mileage" ??? posted by steveVa on October 19, 2018 at 15:41:56:
Old school, Steve. The 100,000 mile claim was the usual number considered to be the lifespan of a vehicle. Even back then vehicles surpassed that number often. The more efficient engines built in the past 20-30 years doubled even tripled that number. I drove from Michigan to Maine in a 10 year old Chevy Suburban with my family once and it had 132,000 miles on it then when we left. The best vehicle I have ever owned was my 1996 FORD F-250 4 x 4 Pickup. It had over 260,000 miles on it with all the major parts still on it. My buddy has a HONDA TUNDRA pickup with over 400,000 miles on it. The engine has been real good but other parts not so good. The bottom line is engines are built so much better today. The use of aluminum blocks and composite heads and other parts have made them long-lasting, fuel efficient beasts, for the most part. Don't get me going on transmissions now...