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Subject: Re: Tundra or Silverado Date: 1/11/2013 3:21 PM
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That's kind of a dubious fact - about all there really are, are GM and Ford trucks. Ram and Toyota don't sell enough to matter, really.

Thats a bit of a dubious defense. If they normally lasted to 300K plus then the "mileage champions" in auction would show up regardless of make/model.

Steven Lang would never, EVER, be mistaken for a Detroit fanboi:

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/monday-mileage-cham...

...It’s time to make a confession to the good folks at TTAC.

The mileage game is rigged.

How so? Well, approximately two-thirds of the vehicles that reach the 300k+ mark at an auction I attend will usually belong in one of four categories.

Ford truck or SUV. Chevy truck or SUV. Honda car. Toyota everything.

There you have it. Nearly two thirds of the vehicles that I see with serious high mileage credentials will belong in one of those four categories.

Yes I do see the occasional V8, rear-wheel-drive Ford car. Nissan seems to do well with their mostly -90's Altimas, 10+ year old Maximas, and their wonderful small trucks. A few Jeeps and Cummins diesel trucks also fly into the high mileage radar.

But everyone else? Just little glimpses every now and then.

The old school German machinery will sometimes score a 300k+ model with a level of maintenance receipts that could do damage to your next door neighbor’s window.

VW does well with the TDI, the too slow 2.0, and nothing else. Audi, Jaguar, Land Rover, SAAB, and Volvo have become a big fuhgeddaboudit for our weekly mileage contest. Volvo would probably field a few 300k vehicles if the odometers on all their 1990's models didn’t break with a near 100% level of consistency.

In my experiences, Subarus can get close to 300k, But they will often have massive oil leaks and repair records that will rival the Germans...


You can read his regular column about mileage champions at TTAC
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