Re: 100K miles anybody?
Berkshire Bill wrote:
> "kerry nicqulette" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > im on 70k and its as tight as a drum still!
> > MC
> > "Harry" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> >> got you beat!! I have 119,000 on mine 2001SE still going strong.
> >> "Clouded Reality" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> >> news:<J12uc.88$Kd5.35@newsfe5-win>...
> >>> I have a Focus Zeta Estate which is on 114,000 miles now, and was bought
> >>> Nov
> >>> '99.
> >>> It has had a solid, hard life with me, working away all of that time,
> >>> mostly
> >>> a minimum of 200 miles away from home and also in France for a year.
> >>> And the sum total of problems?
> >>> Apart from routine servicing, tyres and exhaust, one rear wheel bearing
> >>> and
> >>> one ignition lead.
> >>> I've owned a number of different makes and models in 34 years driving,
> >>> and I
> >>> have to say this is the best ever for overall repairs etc.
> >>> It is one of only two cars I have owned that never fails to put a smile
> >>> on
> >>> my face before, during and after driving it.
> >>> Yes, I am a fan, and I'm having a real job justifying getting a
> >>> different
> >>> make, model to replace it with.
> >>> Hope others feel that same, but I bet not. Maybe I have just been lucky.
> >>> "ChickenFoot" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> >>> news:2fwtc.2153$Yd3.email@example.com...
> >>> > I know people out there have more than 100,000 miles on thier Foci.
> >>> > Just
> >>> > curious what repairs needed to be done. How the car is holding up, so
> >>> > on....Any high miler opinions would work.
> >>> > Thanks,
> >>> > Chickenfoot
> >>> >
> >>> >
> My '03 has 140k and my '04 has 80k ... I'm not real happy with tire wear on
> either car, and I've tried the four major brands available here in the
> states. The factory alloy wheels seem to bend easily, so I eventually went
> to 14" rims from Ford Escorts with a taller tire. Other than the expected
> consumables, fuel pumps, brake rotors, brake pads, and the associated parts
> that go with the all important tune-up I'm happy with the cars. I've dodged
> the bullet as far as coil springs go, and I'm really impressed with the tie
> rod ends they use now. (80k seems to be the average replacement for me but
> I have the advantage of my people doing alignments at 20k intervals).
> They're good for basic transportation but I still think my old Escorts were
Got all of you beat, 2003 ZX3 208,745 miles. Normal timing belt
changes. Fourth set of tires, factory set lasted less the 40,000
miles, factory four wheel alignment was off, have had little to
no abnormal tire were sense. Replaced alternator because bearings
went bad around 145,000 miles. No broken springs. Changed plugs
at 130,000 miles. AC a little week in 90 + degree F (32 C)
temperature. The car runs as well as the day I drove it off the
dealers lot. I am experiencing some stalling when engine is not
under load, manual transmission. I am told that is the result of
carbon deposits in the throttle body.
John in the sand box of Marylands eastern shore.