You finally have a reason to care about the Acura ILX: at least one of them has survived the crucible of 200,000 miles of usage, and we have painfully detailed notes on its maintenance to see what it actually took to keep this little car running for so long over such a short period of time.
Most supercar owners keep their exotic hardware stashed away in a garage, only to take it out on perfect-weather days or to show it off at car meets. But one Lamborghini owner has racked up over 260,000 miles on his Murciélago, and spent a small fortune doing so.
A lot of buyers want to get a car and keep it forever, therefore it is crucial that they pick a model that has a reputation for being able to rack up the miles. A recent study found out which cars are most likely to exceed the 200k mark and some of the winners are surprising.
Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Acura CL has a six-speed manual which is good. It also has almost 300K on the clock, which is not so good. Let’s see if its price tag balances out those two extremes.
Why buy a Chevy Spark when you could buy this used Dodge Viper for less? Usually, it’s because “cheap supercar” really means “immediate and immense repair bills.” But if you get lucky, know what you’re doing and where to scrounge up parts, you might be able to squeeze some decent power out of a fifteen-year-old V10…
You can still buy a Ford F-150 with a 5.0-liter V8, but the top-shelf engine option is the 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost. Yet I still hear stuff like– “will that fancy-pants tech really last?” Take this tour of a turbo F-150 with 205,268 miles on it and see for yourself.
Yes, this bright orange Lamborghini Murcielago lived a glorious life racking up an unfathomable 258,098 miles. Unfortunately a high speed crash turned it into an exotic paperweight in 2012, but after months of labor and a ton of money it’s now better than new. Want to guess how much?
The E36 BMW M3 is a fantastic and attainable enthusiast’s car. Good performance, looks, and according to this owner a factory-claimed official top speed of 155.3 mph. How close do you think it can get to that after 20 years and 130,000 miles?
Josh Clymer has been driving his 2005 Acura TSX a lot. In fact, he says he’s up to 505,248 miles now on the original drivetrain. To celebrate a half-million, he took the car to get compression and dyno tested. That gives us a good idea of how healthy the engine really is.
There are plenty of good reasons to keep a car a long time. Maybe it’s all you can afford, or you just plain love what you’ve got. I drive an 11-year-old Acura TL with a little over 200,000 miles on it. The major components have been fine, but once I hit that milestone, the bits you’d never even think about breaking…
Toyota is going to dismantle and study this 2007 Tundra pickup truck, which single-owner Victor Sheppard put over a million miles on in less than a decade. It’s still standing strong with the original engine, transmission and paint job.
I’ve been lucky enough to drive some truly incredible vehicles in the last few years; race cars, Lasers, airplanes– but I still love coming home to my 2005 Acura TL. Yes, I drive a rolling manifestation of middle-management. It’s not sexy, but I promise there are joys in a sensible daily-driver.
I drive more than 20,000 miles a year. My manual transmission BMW has taken a beating in both repairs and resale value. It's time to replace it with something else. What is the best car under $30,000 that can seat 4 comfortably, has good MPG, isn't a total bore to drive and won't plummet in value with all those miles?
Today, we're going to cover a topic that has been plaguing neurotic car owners for decades: what do you do when your car reaches 100,000 miles?
We thought getting 72 mpg in the 2007 Honda Civic i-CTDi was pretty damn good, but feast your eyes on this 1959 Opel T1. Admittedly it's far from stock and doesn't exactly have the greatest of creature comforts, unless plastic seats and hippy paint are your cup of tea. The car landed in the 1975 Guinness Book…
We first met Metrompg when we did a story on Mr. Harry Stevinson way back in 2006. Since then we've been occasionally plucking bits and pieces of interesting fodder from them and their all grown up version Ecomodder. The incredible 72 miles per gallon we got out of the 2007 Honda Civic i-CTDi is almost an entry point…
It may not get to 60 mph in less than a glacial epoch, but Loremo is bringing a working prototype of its high-mileage, diesel-powered car to the Frankfurt Auto Show in September. Its builders say the LOw REsistance MObility vehicle is capable of 118 mpg thanks to its extremely low weight and drag coefficient. Loremo…
When, in the course of human events, a singular driving objective reaches its lunatic culmination in a product, a certain amount of respect must be paid to its creators. In the case of Peel Engineering Company, that driving force was fuel mileage — mileage the likes of which Prii and Insights the world over could only…