My friend has an Excel with 181,000 miles on it . Doesnt burn any oil
between changes, and still has the original clutch in it. Engine hasnt
had any major work done on it ; not even a valve job. He didnt get
the Timing Belt changed on it till 120,000 miles ! He says he drives
it hard but changes oil every 4,000 miles with filter.
Whats the highest miles youve heard for a Hyundai ?
On Tue, 27 May 2008 12:25:25 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I've got an '02 Accent with 176,000 miles on the clock. I've replaced the
timing belt and fuel filter at 100k, the front drive axles at 130k, and
the transmission at 170k.
I commute 150 miles to work 5 days a week, primarily highway miles.
I feel the vehicle has required more repair than is average.
I intend to replace the axles again real soon as one of them is beginning
to knock during left turns and there is a shake at 25 miles per hour
during acceleration in second gear, that I feel is related.
Most cars today will go 150,000 to 200,000 with the same engine,
transmission, and drivetrain. Alternators, water pumps, radiators, ignition
modules, starters, and the like often go in less time and are far more
common maintenance items. Sounds like you are comparing two well above
average cars to each others rather than the real life scenario that repairs
shops see every day. Timing belt, fuel filters, brake pads are all normal
wear items. .
My wife's '97 Elantra wagon just turned over 200,000 miles. Still runs and
drives great. We put a rebuilt automatic transmission in it at 170,000, but
that's been the only really major repair.
After nine years, when she gets in, she still says "I love this car."
We'll probably replace it in the next six months or so, either with a Tucson
or the new Elantra Touring.
Replaced the clutch at 230k, and then, it really wasn't the disk, it was
the throwout bearing. The disk showed very little wear. Had to replace
the alternator at about 170k. Other than those things, just normal
You may have noticed in another post that I just retired a 1990 Sonata
with over 414,000 miles on it. Still out in the driveway, but I turned
tags to the Maryland MVA a few days ago.
At that age and miles, I was always impressed by the long list of
that I never had to mess with. I've had other cars that ate wheel
suffered electrical problems with wiring and motors (wiper, heater
just sort of turn to rubbish before your eyes (falling headliners,
regulators and door handles). This one held up really well. Only in
year or two did it get a crack in the dashpad and a tear in the seat.
to respray some panels, but in that era a lot of manufacturers had
Yes, I did have tranny issues. But the parts were dirt cheap and they
simple to work on and easy to R&R that it wasn't a deal breaker.
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