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Just wanted to share the photo I took on the way to work today. I was pretty excited when I got down to the last few miles. This is on my 2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.8 Liter V6.
 

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Never done anything major to the car either, just normal maintenance. Wheel bearing, axle shaft, thermostat, etc. I've always been happy with the car, don't even have an urge to buy a new one.
 

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thats dang good. ive seen several of then chevy pickups that did it too. i had 1 of um.that mainenance is the ticket.i magine a large % of repairs are due to just not takin care of um.
 

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I thought that you won some money! :D
A friend just traded in his Chevy pickup with 300,000+ miles. I was a little disappointed since I thought he would keep it forever. :( Of course it had went though several engines and transmissions as well as various other parts. I enjoyed the homemade door handles that were just a couple of scraps welded together.
 

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Yes, the majority of the miles are highway miles, I work for a traveling construction company. I still think its an impressive amount of miles though
 

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Never done anything major to the car either, just normal maintenance. Wheel bearing, axle shaft, thermostat, etc. I've always been happy with the car, don't even have an urge to buy a new one.
That will usually make them last...:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
 

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got 345 on my daily my old mans truck has over 500k my truck is a 99 my old mans is a 97 we do alot of driving all we go through are transmissions but then again heavy equipment and heavy right foots would do it lol it funny when your getting to another 100k you start watching like a count down
 

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hahaha, i lied. my chevy had 250 and a few when i traded it. but ive seen um that had 300000 on um. t think mine would have. it never showed any signs of a problem.course im easy on um.
 

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I use to work as a equipment and fleet mechanic for an oil field company and they would rack up 300'000 on their P/U trucks and still keep going. They used Sheiffers full synthetic 15W40 in every engine they run. We serviced the P/U's every 3'000, big rigs every 6'000, and equipment every 30 days. They had one rig they bought with 1'000'000 miles on it and retired it with a total or 2'000'00 miles only because a cylinder went down on the V8 Cummins. There's something to be said about a company that cares about how there equipment looks and how long it lasts.
 

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The 3.8L was/is a hell of an engine. Wonder what my odds are to ever see 300K on my 2010 Impala w/the 3.9L V6... :sweat::pain:
90% of all the cars I rebuild are impalas since 2000.. my own has 225000 and going strong I just keep the oil changed and replaced the plugs and wires once its a 2002 I bought in 03 with 80,000 on it on these 3.8's ,well any Impala if you keep the oil clean they run forever I see 300,000 all the time ...the 3900's are just as good too ..mabee better if they are great cars.the best daily driver in my opinion I'd hop in mine and take an 8hr drive to Fla without a second thought its made the trip many times.
 
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