I have always had cars with over 100K
67 ford falcon--first car--did a total engine and trans overhaul, then
crashed it--IDIOT! 170CI 6
72 Chevy Impala got worse and worse, but drove forever with tappy lifters
and just 5 cyl working at the end--got 140,000 then my friend took it from
colorado to conn. and used it a year. 350 v/8
73 Plymouth fury 1 ex nj state police undercover car 318 V/8 no failures
just kept going and going and going 180k sold to buy
1974 datsun 260Z awful emissions carbs, loads of silly problems--bought new
side drafts with c/v and was fine till I crashed into an idiot who blocked a
road--I did not see him coming, officer. The motherf***** signed a
complaint against me! I won in court...well over 100k no major issues
besides a clutch
1968 type 3 webber downdraft--drove it till the clutch cable stops rusted
out, and driving by rev matching eventually ruined the trans...200,000 plus
1977 scirocco I was totaly at fault for crashing the most beautiful car I
1975 Honda civic CVCC was a lot of trouble never ran right worse car I ever
owned,. sadly put me off hondas for 15 yrs--but I love hondas and acuras now
197x ford fiesta no radio no nothing, it just ran and I loved it--orange
with a sun roof that poped out and a 4 speed. Just fell apart, but I loved
197x mercurry zepher 200 ci six drove fine but the rear seized well over
198x rabbit with a automatic died with a busted head gasket b/c I did not
fix the power steering pump and it broke fan belts and guess the rest--prime
example of penny wise pound foolish--I was so stupid!! still 110 or 120,000
1990 Taurus 168,000 and some girl runs a stop and my wife hits her, wife
refuses to drive car anymore. Needed a trans 2x a ford problem of that
vintage ate the a/c compresser every year, just put in a new one under
198x trans am was fine till it was stolen
1991 acura integra--still have, 140,000 on it
1997 taurus was fine till around 60k some guy in a miata racing a BMW loses
control and misses a head on with me by inches. The Taurus saved my life--I
was basically unhurt, side steel beams are wonderful. I will buy no cars
without side air bags.
1997 Volvo 850 reflexive purchase after near death accident, 135 on it now
no problems save abs unit.
1994 940 turbo s/w 173,000 on it just bought it love it a/c leaks freon in 2
weeks otherwise seems fine radio know shorts out left spkrs too. 20.5-22
mpg driving careful very comfortable.
Do not be scared of miles in a car not from the inner city in the usa. It
will be fine!
"James Sweet" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> "John Horner" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > email@example.com wrote:
> > > What is the typical life expectancy of a 2000 S70 with 100,000 miles?
> > > What major repairs can be expected and when? What are some things to
> > > look for when purchasing this car?
> > >
> > Lots of ancillary parts are possibilities at that age including
> > expensive ABS controllers, automatic transmission, etc. It is very
> > much a crap shoot. Only even consider it if complete service history
> > showing every factor service has been done on time is available.
> > John
> I dunno, 100K isn't bad, depends on the price I guess. I've never owned a
> car with less than that. Expensive parts can break at any mileage, I
> wouldn't expect much to go wrong by then though.