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gbopp

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Posted: 03/27/21 10:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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If the OP is looking at midsize front wheel drive unibody suvs, so not sure where a 3/4 ton Ram comes in to that picture, but?

OP, you answered your own question pretty much. You got about 200k out of the engine and over 300 out of the transmission and axles it appears.
“Most” other common components, front end parts, engine accessories, brake systems are going to last for 150-200k miles.
“Reliable” is relative. A $20/20minute to replace part can leave you sitting on the side of the road just as easily as a $2500/20 hour part.
Personally I wouldn’t have spent any real money on the old truck after it had so many miles. Gotta know when to hold em and when to fold em.
Regardless of this or any advice, just get the lowest miles best condition you are ok with paying for. Can’t do any better than that and you’re admittedly not the folks to be gambling on high miles.


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Kind of reminds me of the guy that was selling Abe Lincoln's original ax, original except the handle had been replaced twice and head once. [emoticon]


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Thank you! This is very helpful.

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fj12ryder wrote:

Kind of reminds me of the guy that was selling Abe Lincoln's original ax, original except the handle had been replaced twice and head once. [emoticon]


LOL! Except I'm not selling...just getting ideas about mileage. Several decades ago people thought 65k was extremely high mileage. Today? That's what I'm interested in.

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Very true. A hundred thousand miles on a car from the 50's and 60's was nearly unheard of without some kind of overhaul or serious work being done. Now a hundred thousand miles is common and unremarked upon.

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Grit dog wrote:

If the OP is looking at midsize front wheel drive unibody suvs, so not sure where a 3/4 ton Ram comes in to that picture, but?

The OP started out about replacing a 2004 Silverado, I know Chevy's are considered lightweights by some but "Midsize front wheel drive unibody" seems a little demeaning.

And some of the suv's are capable of towing.

And i didnt see anything limiting the frame of the question to SUV's.
My old 2500 Ram is still going, neighbor bought it a few years ago, just rolled 300k the old transmission gave out at 250k other than that and two water pumps it's been reliable.

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I’ve had my truck for 18 years and 250,000 miles. It has been towed one time when the fuel pump went out.
I think most vehicles are pretty reliable to 150k, and some much longer. We took and accord and a pilot to 250k with no problems. My kids both drive 18 year old jeeps with over 100k on them.

I’d have no hesitation in buying a vehicle in good condition with 50-100k miles. Just read up on issues for that particular model to learn of any issues.


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High miles is relative to the owner's care given along its life. The good thing is you have received good value out of the vehicle and you can quit and give it away at any time. That is freedom. New or newer truck you are a bit locked in to get your value out. I would keep on truckin'. I'm at 205k and no intention to trade unless I move to a MH.


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wanderingaimlessly wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

If the OP is looking at midsize front wheel drive unibody suvs, so not sure where a 3/4 ton Ram comes in to that picture, but?

The OP started out about replacing a 2004 Silverado, I know Chevy's are considered lightweights by some but "Midsize front wheel drive unibody" seems a little demeaning.

And some of the suv's are capable of towing.

And i didnt see anything limiting the frame of the question to SUV's.
My old 2500 Ram is still going, neighbor bought it a few years ago, just rolled 300k the old transmission gave out at 250k other than that and two water pumps it's been reliable.


What type of vehicle is a Chevy Traverse in your neck of the woods?
That’s what the OP said she (or he) was looking at in the first post.

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