Lady keeps her 64 Comet going 500k miles

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You think you're frugal?
This is a story you have to see to believe.
Watch and learn from this 90-year-old who purchased lifetime warranties on all her car parts, keeping her 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente running for over 500,000 miles for no extra cost!
You can watch our full story on Rachel and her beloved Chariot here: https://bit.ly/3yWWAZf


Comment:
She is wise.
She has averaged 9000 miles per year for 60 years
 
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You think you're frugal?
This is a story you have to see to believe.
Watch and learn from this 90-year-old who purchased lifetime warranties on all her car parts, keeping her 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente running for over 500,000 miles for no extra cost!
You can watch our full story on Rachel and her beloved Chariot here: https://bit.ly/3yWWAZf


Comment:
She is wise.
She has averaged 9000 miles per year for 60 years

The first family car I remember was a blue Comet. Pretty sure Dad didn't get 500K miles out of that beater.
 
When I was a teen, I worked for a man who managed to get a million miles out of a Datsun pickup with a diesel engine. He owned several restaurants that were far apart and was spending his days constantly driving between them. I couldn't imagine driving that many miles every day.
 
When I was a teen, I worked for a man who managed to get a million miles out of a Datsun pickup with a diesel engine. He owned several restaurants that were far apart and was spending his days constantly driving between them. I couldn't imagine driving that many miles every day.
when i was working in the PO my supervisor used to drive from Barstow to Anaheim every day......108 miles one way....with a ford pinto no less....
 
https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a28991860/the-million-mile-lexus/

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You think you're frugal?
This is a story you have to see to believe.
Watch and learn from this 90-year-old who purchased lifetime warranties on all her car parts, keeping her 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente running for over 500,000 miles for no extra cost!
You can watch our full story on Rachel and her beloved Chariot here: https://bit.ly/3yWWAZf


Comment:
She is wise.
She has averaged 9000 miles per year for 60 years


That she keeps a diagram to show modern ''mechanics'' (basically just parts replacers these days) where all of the lube points are on the car was impressive, I thought.
 

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