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Old 04-13-2012, 11:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I passed the 100K miles this week! To be fair the previous owner logged the first 35K.

I have enjoyed every mile!

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Old 04-13-2012, 11:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Fantastic!! I thought I was doing well, having put 46K out of 49K on mine!

Use that car. Use it UP! Then get another one.

Posters are for looking at. Cars are for DRIVING!
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Good Work. Hope I get there like you have.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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WOW CONGRATS!!!! I'm running 70k right now and hope to hit 150k! GREAT JOB ON THE PHOTO SHOT TOO!!!
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Awesome....that means I can look forward to at least another 90,000 more miles! woot woot!
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Wow... Have you had any major issues?
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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yes please tell us all the issues you ran into and what kind of maintenance you performed.
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
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And you did it in a state with long Winters and a shorter "driving season" if you subscribe to that kind of car preservation theory. My guess is that you do not.
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Cool!! you might be the first one to reach the plateau, do you still have that job delivering Pizza Hut?
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm right behind you lol

I'll be catching you soon~ish




Ok so not so close but I plan to take it there.

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Old 04-13-2012, 04:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thats way cool. Glad to see proof that someone got there.

I bet these cars can get to 200k, no problem.

Overall, how's the car feel? Are the more rattles or a looser feeling to the car, than when it was younger, or does it still feel "tight".
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Sweet! Congrats.

Yea I am curious to hear how the chassis itself ages.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:49 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:58 PM   #14 (permalink)
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CONGRADULATIONS! You win!!!!
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Actually there are a bunch over 100k, but it's nice to hear from someone posting it.
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:52 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Thats awesome.
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:26 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Congrats, living the dream
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Aren't Toyota engines expected to last twice this?

Nonetheless congrats on the accomplishment
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yes please tell us all the issues you ran into and what kind of maintenance you performed.
I have been very pleased with the reliability and performance.

I had the oil cooler line pop off a fitting and pump the oil all over my cul-de-sac. Thankfully the engine survived but more importantly I wasn't on the track or highway when it happened.

I also had the thermostat stick open and had the guys at Synaptic3 sort that for me.

Most recently I was rear ended while stopped in traffic in Boston. I needed a new rear clam, diffuser, painkillers, and muscle relaxants. Unfortunately the body shop the dealer recommended couldn't match the color properly so I'm driving around a two-tone blue Elise until I can get them to resolve it.

For maintenance I have changed my oil like crazy. Since quite a bit of oil remains in the 20 feet or so of tubing and the oil cooler I change it way more often than any other car. Definitely before each track day of which there have been close to 20.

I also have gone through a lot of tires. Blizzacks (yes!), AD07's, AD048's, Khumo all seasons, Star specs. Lots of pads and a couple sets of rotors.

I hope to get another 100K out of her. If I were to replace her it would likely be with a gently used Evora. So keep yours in top shape for me Plackslayer!
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