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Unread 08-10-2011, 03:14 PM   #1
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I am actually a little over 200,900 now...but here is the pic:


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Unread 08-11-2011, 12:27 AM   #2
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Not bad. Not bad at all. Just goes to show that even those disposable little four-pot Chevies and Fords can last.


Now, to make it to 300K
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I doubt I am going to hang on that long. Although its 98% original, even the A/C is all original and functioning.
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I don't see any reason to get rid of it just because the miles are getting on up there.
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1984 Ford F150 | 4x2 | 300ci six | granny four | 3.55 rear end | 210K | Brakes shot. Rear drums are doing most of the work. Not fit to drive due to that.
1997 Ford Explorer XLT | 4.0L Vulcan V6 | 5-speed automatic | shift-on-the-fly 4WD | 210,000 miles | Running 95% - Needs brakes on all four corners + bald tires
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It has one other big issue the windshield leaks. Long ago the windshield cracked(over 10 years ago), and a company replaced it, well they didn't seal it the first time, then they resealed it and someone burned the headliner with a cigarette. So a new headliner and resealing it one more time(after being sued and losing). Well flash forward 7-8 years...and the first thing that starts rusting on the car is the metal around the windshield. The same time it started rusting it started leaking. I took it to a shop they said its almost impossible to fix that without massive work and they weren't willing to do it. So I siliconed the hell out of it, and it only drips occasionally.

Another issue is the wipers...they always come on...they don't always shut off and the washers don't always come on. I have replaced the wiper motor, the washer motor, the computer board for the wipers, the switch....and multiple times on all of them. I am 90% sure its a wiring/ground problem, the one thing I never could grasp is a wiring diagram. Also trying to find the wires in an 18 year old car, would just end up breaking other wires.

Beyond that....its actually a really nice car. But I already own a Cobalt and the Caravan. So I am going to drive the wagon a bit, but eventually I am going to switch over to the cobalt.
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Happened long ago. I waited too long for the first digit to roll and it went a tenth of a mile who knows how long it was at 1xx,xxx miles.
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In about two days I should have 201,000.
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