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Old 07-19-2005, 10:02   #1 (permalink)
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1990 240 has 225,000 miles: who can top that?

Anybody out there got higher mileage, and it's still a daily driver? Please
reply...
Thanks!

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Old 07-19-2005, 10:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1990 240 has 225,000 miles: who can top that?

On Tue, 19 Jul 2005 10:19:15 -0400,
storitman (storitman@sbcglobal.net) wrote:
> Anybody out there got higher mileage, and it's still a daily driver? Please
> reply...


Neither of our Volvos are over 200,000 miles. But someone I meet
often, and who used to post to this group (Karen B.) has over
300,000 miles on a daily-driver 1993 850 GLT.

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Old 07-19-2005, 10:02   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 1990 240 has 225,000 miles: who can top that?



We bought our 97 850 with ~80 on the clock, it's now up to 135.
I see no reason save a major failure, or the price of gas (just bought 91
octane shell for USD 2.649/Gal) keeping us from going well over 225.

In France I was paying around 5ish us per gallon of deisel when I converted
it out, has the price of gas risen in Europe as much as here--in the spring
gas was ~USD 2.059/gallon or so, and 87 octane was around USD 1.909/gal.

The rapidly rising price of gas is a big factor in my used volvo vs new
Acura TSX calculus. 4 cyl, 200 hp 28 MPG...hard to beat...
On the other hand nice used 960's are ~$3-5000...

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Old 07-19-2005, 15:02   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 1990 240 has 225,000 miles: who can top that?

In article <e600ef0e950be8cedecffc26181e0559@localhost.talkaboutautos.com>,
storitman <storitman@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

>Anybody out there got higher mileage, and it's still a daily driver?


We just put down our daily driver last week, a 1990 740 GLE (16-valve)
wagon with just shy of 240,000 miles (was hoping to make it to a
quarter million). The timing belt unexpectedly (and catastrophically)
failed with only about 35,000 miles on it. The car was being driven
over 250 miles per week and averaged 26 - 27 MPG.

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Old 07-19-2005, 15:02   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 1990 240 has 225,000 miles: who can top that?


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1985 245 273K miles. Dying of rust.

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Old 07-19-2005, 15:02   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 1990 240 has 225,000 miles: who can top that?

12th on the high mileage club!

452600 and climbing!!

John



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Old 07-19-2005, 18:02   #7 (permalink)
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Re: 1990 240 has 225,000 miles: who can top that?

"storitman" <storitman@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

>Anybody out there got higher mileage, and it's still a daily driver? Please
>reply...
>Thanks!


I am headed out this weekend to look at and possibly purchase a 1990
240DL 5 speed stick wagon with 190,000 on it...
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Old 07-19-2005, 18:02   #8 (permalink)
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Re: 1990 240 has 225,000 miles: who can top that?

My 1978 264 went to about 450K. I don't know exactly because the odometer
broke at 375K. We drove it for another 5 years after that.



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Old 07-19-2005, 18:02   #9 (permalink)
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Re: 1990 240 has 225,000 miles: who can top that?

"storitman" wrote
> Anybody out there got higher mileage, and it's still a daily driver?
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> reply...
> Thanks!


Not a Volvo story, but I traded in an 86 Nissan Stanza Wagon (called a
"Prairie" outside the US) a few years ago with 265K miles on it. The
salesman grabbed all his cohorts and dragged them over to see it as none of
them had taken a trade with that many miles on it before. And yes, I was
driving it every day up to then. Here's hoping my little V40 does at least
as well.


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Old 07-19-2005, 18:02   #10 (permalink)
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Re: 1990 240 has 225,000 miles: who can top that?

Check out Irv Gordon in NY state. His 1800 has more than 2,000,000 miles
certified and is still his daily driver. He is number 1 on the High mileage
listings.

All the best, Peter.

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