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Highest Mileage Ford You Have Ever Owned

miagarfuncklemiagarfunckle Posts: 51
edited March 27 in Ford
JUST WANTED TO FIND OUT WHAT THE HIGHEST MILEAGE FORD IS THAT YOU HAVE EVER OWNED. SPECIFICALLY THE FORD TAURUS BUT YOU CAN POST ABOUT ANY FORD IN THIS CATEGORY.
THANKS
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  • zueslewiszueslewis Posts: 2,353
    184,000 and on the original engine. I know that's not a record, but it's pretty good.
  • alcanalcan Posts: 2,550
    93 Taurus, 322,588 kms. (200,446 miles) as of today.
  • vidtechvidtech Posts: 212
    my 86 thunderbird (3.8)has 166700 miles.no engine or transmission work thus far.i have to admit the engine is worn out.
  • vidtechvidtech Posts: 212
    I drive a 92 taurus (company car)with the 3.0L and 172000 miles on the odometer.The engine and TRANSMISSION have never had any problems.periodic fluid and filter changes do payoff.
  • newcar31newcar31 Posts: 3,711
    I had a 91 Mustang LX 5.0L that I sold with 60,000 miles. That's the highest mileage Ford I've ever owned.
  • swschradswschrad Posts: 2,171
    and then I traded... medium rear main seal leak, plus I really wanted an exploder. rest of the engine was clean, tight, and no plug residue... just a little power loss. 34,000 on that exploder now with the 5.0L V8, just a piker, I expect zillions of miles.
  • bretfrazbretfraz Posts: 2,021
    I had a 1964 Falcon Sprint with a 260 V8 in it. I bought it with 166,000 on it and put another 20,000 or so before dropping in a 289 & C4.

    Bought new a '90 Mustang LX 5.0 and put on 110,000 in just over 3 years. Still was running strong when I sold it in 1993.

    Most amazing Ford I ever drove was a Taurus rented from Budget Rent A Car in Ohio. That thing had 69,000 on it - all rental car miles. That's got to equate to something like 169,000 in normal car miles. Frankly I was amazed the car even ran and I can only imagine the beating it took over its life.
  • kinleykinley Posts: 854
    Still have this show car with almost 130,000.
  • with 5.0 Liter endine. 196,000 miles. Trans rebuilt at 160,00 miles. Engine still runs great
  • kmagkmag Posts: 98
    It had 20K when I got it in 1996, now has 126K. Has been very reliable.
  • gkarggkarg Posts: 230
    1984 Mercury Grand Marquis 221,000 miles - 5.0 L V-8, retired about 4 years ago. (Formerly my Dad's car.)

    1993 Ford Taurus - 3.8L - 157,000 miles - 2 head gasket jobs. (Dad's car now.)

    1992 Lincoln Continental 170,000 miles - my winter beater.
  • vidtechvidtech Posts: 212
    i was wondering if you ever had timing chains and gears changed in any of the three vehicles you commented on?
  • In my 75 Ford pickup with a 302. I thought it was running pretty good but decided to do it when I changed a water pump and radiator. The front seal was leaking and the gear set is cheap. I always had a vacuum gauge mounted on the dash aand after the new chain, the vacuum went up almost 2 inches. Didn't look like that much stretch. It was still getting 17.5 mpg on trips wen I got rid of it at 276K. I don't even buy an Explorer till it has 100K on it and I still expect to get another 100K or more on it.
  • SPYDER98SPYDER98 Posts: 239
    Sold the car with 144k. The 5.0 needed a quart every 1000 miles, but still started and ran terrific. It however was the only componet I can speak highly of in that car ;)
  • jc1973jc1973 Posts: 63
    i had a 94 ford ranger with 2.3 motor had 200000 miles when traded in still ran great
  • cutehumorcutehumor Posts: 137
    I had a 94 ford ranger with 2.3 motor too, but had 77k miles on it when I totalled it in 97. ;)

    my dad got a 00 ranger with 99k miles on it.
  • jc1973jc1973 Posts: 63
    now i have a 1990 ford high top van with a 5.8 engine with 112000 miles and it,s a pos that engine really sucks in a van
  • 149,000 miles at trade. Interior darn near perfect, replaced one steering rack; were it not for its tendency to munch head gaskets - yes, it's the dreaded 3.8 V6 - I might still have it.
  • mjbwrtrmjbwrtr Posts: 172
    my dad drove a 1979 F-100 with about 120k on it when he got rid of it. I had a 1988 Ranger with the 2.9 that went 112k before i got rid of it. my mom drove 3 different Aerostar vans with the 3.0, all went 100k plus, with no problems and standard maintenance. my brother had a 1989 F-150 with the 4.9 which went almost 150k and all it needed when he sold it was a clutch. my cousin drove a 1989 Probe LX with 165,000 and no problems...still got like 26 mpg when he sold it.
    these cars are very reliable and affordable, and i havent driven anything i liked more than our fords.
  • iusecadiusecad Posts: 287
    with 162k; I did have to put in a new lifter at around ~90k. But the oil pan & valve cover gaskets along with the rear main leak like hell, about a quart every 250 miles. I hope my '98 gets to 200k.
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