There is a freedom in driving a car for a long time after it’s been paid off. But not every vehicle can go the distance. If you’re the type to keep your car for a long time, have a look at this survey breaking down the most popular models that owners tend to keep for 15 years.
People often say that Corvette owners don’t ever drive their cars. Mark Blackwell is here to make sure you know that’s bullshit, because he’s racked up the equivalent of 277 LA-to-New-York road trips in his Corvette. This man is a real Corvette lover who just donated his 773,000 mile C5 Corvette to the Corvette Museum…
Automotive superlatives like “World’s Fastest” or “World’s Most Expensive” constantly change hands and the titles go to whatever chassis Bugatti sticks a 16-cylinder engine in or a car that Enzo Ferrari may have looked at once in the 1950s. But “World’s Cleanest 2003 Honda Odyssey” is a record that is not often…
A few weeks ago I told you to go find and buy an old Mercedes C43 AMG, a hot little V8 rear-drive sedan from the 90s that still looks sweet and costs next to nothing today. A few days ago somebody took my advice. But maybe they took it a little too far.
It’s not a good idea to ride the fuel tank down to empty, and yet I’ve gone on half a dozen food trips over the span of a week with the little light on before, each caloric quest inching up my anxiety but having no effect on my laziness. If this Car Throttle test is anything to go by, get an old Honda Accord and you…
Depreciation hits used Mercedes AMGs like an anvil coming down on Wile E. Coyote. So you’ve got to imagine that once an AMG’s odometer his a ridiculous 402,292 miles it’d be totally worthless, right? You can decide for yourself after seeing how much power this well-loved 2003 Mercedes E55 AMG is still making.
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.