|11-29-2013 01:23 AM|
|VAfromMN||Updating a way earlier post .... my '04 SVT is now sitting at 294,500 miles. I did have to replace the transmission last month. Input shaft bearing was the probable diagnosis. But like so many others, the motor still does not use any oil and keeps on trucking!|
|11-28-2013 10:57 AM|
I just bought my svt eap zx5 last night with 150k. I've always wanted an eap svt zx5 since having my 2005 ST a few years back. I'm excited to have one now and make it my own.
It runs great, no red flags when I brought it in for inspection and topped off and changed a lot of the fluids to make em fresh. So, so far so good.
|11-17-2013 02:37 PM|
|Nevin W||My SVT is at 55,000 miles, so low. But, I'm happy to see all these high mileage SVT's. I hope mine can go that far even with the JRSC.|
|11-17-2013 01:59 PM|
^WOW! thats awesome to know....im coming up on 207k and she also burns no oil or coolant unless my thermostat o ring goes bad and that seems to happen like yearly now but other than that im doing more suspension maint. than anything else on this car
|11-15-2013 10:10 PM|
|dnswallace||Bought my '04 EAP new. 269k on it now. Engine has never been apart and still uses no oil. I'm fanatical about maintenance, though. I bought an ST3 to replace it, but let the wife have the ST. I like the SVT better...|
|11-03-2013 11:07 PM|
Someone told me they needed a new car because for the past two months their car needed around $300 in repairs, which is pretty much a car payment! And if they were going to spend $300 every month, they might as well buy new!
'cept, uh, your new car is going to cost $300 every. single. month. Your old car, even WORST case scenario, is not going to stack up to that. 4 or 5 year loan, (or 6 or 7 year if you love paying gobs and gobs of interest and being upside down more than a trapeze artist), are you really going to total $4k~ every year for those 4, 5, 6, or 7 years? No way! And if you are paying cash for your car, then it's simple math. $15k+ > the couple grand it's going to realistically cost you over the next few years, even if you had to replace a major part like the WHOLE ENGINE!
I don't mind people buying new cars. I know folks who lease cars and get a new one every year. More power to 'em! But just be honest with yourself. You were just ready for a new car. Because buying a new car almost never costs less than maintaining your old one. Unless, I suppose, you are buying a car nearly as old and low miles as your car. If you play your cards right and bought/sold at just the right time maybe you could come out ahead buying $2500 cars here and there.
Though of course there is also the financing aspect. Something that is perfectly reasonable yet nobody wants to admit. They just can't front the cash for the repairs, but they can handle a monthly payment. Of course, if they'd just save that payment each month they'd be golden! But, that's hard for some people. Also no big deal; just be honest with yourself about it! You suck at saving but can handle making the payment!
|11-03-2013 10:58 PM|
I got my 2012 for the same reason - I wanted an upgrade, and a downsize to something more reasonable to maintain. I plan on keeping it at least 10 years, barring any unforeseen circumstances.
There's no way I'm saving money over my old car, unless my old car had a $3000+ repair bill every year.
|11-03-2013 10:17 PM|
The other one I hate is "It'll cost more to fix than what it's worth". So? The new car is still going to cost YOU more.
I got a 2014 Focus 'cuz I was ready for an upgrade. But I've done my fair share of repairs that people have said 'just get rid of the car!'. Always come out ahead. 2-3 moderate repairs a year (pretty typical for a high mileage car) is still far, far less than the payments on a new one. But even THAT is a silly way to look at it, because at the end of the day, there's a lot more money in the new car!
|11-03-2013 09:36 PM|
|SofreshSoclean||Iv got 83,000 on my 03|
|10-31-2013 01:11 PM|
|ScreaminE||There is one FS on CL with over 286k miles|
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