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Old 09-04-2014, 12:06 PM   #1
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High Milage.......Quickly

Hi all,

I have a 2013 Focus SE. I bought it 8 weeks ago and have since put 15,000 miles on it. (Started at 19,000 and it now has 34,000) I do courier work. A lot of it.

My question is this: How long can I keep running this car at this pace before I start running into problems? The only maintenance I've done is far are the oil changes. I was told that the transmission needs little to no maintenance on it.

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Old 09-04-2014, 12:28 PM   #2
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Eventually all things break. Just follow the manual for servicing per mileage. As long as your driving Normal and not doging it then you should get a lot out of it.
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Old 09-04-2014, 12:32 PM   #3
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Thanks. That's kind of what I figured but I wanted other opinions. But no, I'm not reckless with how I drive, I just do a lot of it.
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Always a cross fingers situation.

Putting on that kind of mileage, you'd be putting aside enough to replace it after a year & hoping you don't have to spend a large chunk of that for a major breakdown plus replacement vehicle while it's being serviced. (assuming you need to be avail. whatever the vehicle situation)

One major issue & you'll be spending a couple years & more maint. $ before accumulating replacement funds.

Trucking rule of thumb for a vehicle out of warranty is that repair/maint. funds needed are about equal to monthly payment on the vehicle. New ones in that field carry some warranty, but the extra payments offset the repair savings.

If you aren't bringing in enough to pay for repair/replacement, you aren't actually making money.
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pay attention to tires...those are important.
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I haven't even had my focus st for a year (end of September will be a year) and so far I have 30,500 miles on the car..
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pay attention to tires...those are important.
Yeah, right now I have Continental's. They're good for the milage but they don't handle well. I'm looking for some that has a good mix of both.
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Well i know it's not the same model but my buddy has a mk1 with the 2.0 duractec with the auto transmission and he has 250,000 miles on it now and has never had a major issue with it. He has just done regular maitance and tune ups. i know these are mk3 but they still use a similar engine. I would say just keep doing the oil changes and tune ups and dont ride it to hard and you should get a bunch of miles out of it. they are good cars.
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50k in less than 2 years here, 98% highway. Still smells like a new car. Keep ahead of the fluids and you should be good. Stop and go will kill any car prematurely especially of the engine doesn't have a chance to get warm between stops, I killed an Escort that way. Don't know what your route is like.
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