230,000 miles

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    230,000 miles....

    Thank you, American made Toyota Camry.
     
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    Its cool to see it roll over 200,000 miles.My Ranger hit it awhile ago. What year is your car ?
     
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    Automotive tech is far better than than it ever was, that's obvious.

    I remember when we had to buy new tires every 10K miles, when tuneups were absolutely something you did a couple times a year, when if you got a car with 100k miles it was a marvel to behold, too.

    Now tires last 40K and with modest maintenance 200K on your car is to be expected!
     
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    My ride has 300K with the original radiator cap. Gets about 30 MPG, diesel. Was NEVER available in the Mpyre.It's emissions, tested yearly, are less that a 1988 F150(gas) that my neighbor uses for work.
     

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    Sweet!
     
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    Diesel is the way to go. :thup:
    Too bad it's not caught on here.
     
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    1998.

    I know I should buy a new car, but I just can't get rid of this one.

    I never had a car that lasted this long without any real trouble.
     
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    You mean American ASSEMBLED Toyota, right?

    The parts are made worldwide, but I would guess mostly in Japan.

    Still assembling them here from parts made elsewhere is better than having them shipped here as complete units.
     
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    It hasnt "caught on" here because the EPA won't allow most deisel vehicles to be sold here.

    For example, in Europe I'm informed, I can buy a Ford Ranger with a 4 cyl. deisel engine that gets 40-50 MPG.

    But here in the USA I am stuck buying a Ranger with a gas engine that only gets about 25-30 MPG.

    Why?

    Particulates, I'm told.

    Doesn't seem logical to me to allow the much larger trucks to run on deisel, but not the smaller ones.

    Doesn't make any sense to me at all!
     
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    Why "should" you buy a new car when you have one that is running just fine?

    And BTW you should never ever buy a new car as it is the worst purchase you can make for the value. You're better off buying a car that's a couple years old
     

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