| Hello group,
| I have a 2000 Impala with 150,000 kms on it. On the one hand, I would like
| to trade on a new one, but on the other hand, I don'e want to part with the
| money. Once I get to 200,000 kms, it becomes very difficult to sell this
| vehicle and retain any value.
| Since the car seems to run and look like a new one and is fairly well
| maintained, I am inclined to run this unit until I get my money back out of
| it, probably 500 to 600,000 kms. Seems to me that cab drivers are getting
| this kind of mileage out of their vehicles, why shouldn't I.
| I am expecting that around 250,000 kms, I will be getting hit with some
| bigger bills such as alternator, power steering pumps, water pump, timing
| chain, suspension etc.
| IN SHORT, IS THERE ANY REASON WHY THIS VEHICLE SHOULDN'T PROVIDE 500 to
| 600,000 KMS WITH REASONABLE MAINTENANCE?
I keep most cars 10-15 years generally. If you've done the scheduled service
on it and happy with it, hang on to it. Yea you may need a alternator or power
steering pump, etc. replaced over time, but that's cheap stuff compared to
depreciation on a new car.