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Highest Mileage Ford You Have Ever Owned

miagarfuncklemiagarfunckle Posts: 51
edited March 27 in Ford


  • 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 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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