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Old 04-08-2018, 09:10 AM   #21
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I am not a good person to ask... lol

1994 Explorer - sold @ 180k
1973 2002 - sold @ 235k (but then again - I had it 28 years)
1995 740i - sold @ 210k (really only sold it as I had a second E38 already)
1983 300SD - sold @ 270k (wish I still had it)
1987 420SEL - sold @ 240k (almost wish I still had it)

Have not sold but will donate 2001 Yukon @ 290k. Yes, almost 300k on the clock.
Will not die... Ummm... Now that I may have the room... Ummm.... oh snap. yeah -Donate!

I must have a golden touch. None of the cars I have disposed of had given me any trouble at all - I just move them out as I get nervous that they 'might' give me trouble.
The buyer of the 300SD contacted me a few years after I sold it to him and let me know the car had about 400k on it by then (and he wanted to know when I was going to sell him his next car - lol)
Curious about your Yukon. Does it have a 350 in it ?? And did you fix anything major on the engine ??

The reason I'm asking is that I just rebuilt the tranny on my beater that has 175k miles on it. It was either that, for spend money on a newer truck. I don't use it enough to warrant a needless expenditure, so I decided to just fix it.

It has a sagging headliner, some of the clear coat is peeling, paint areas fading, etc. Thought about fixing these minor items, but it is my beater, and adds character. So basically, it has new tires and a new transmission, and I'm going to see just how long I can make it last.
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Old 04-08-2018, 09:41 AM   #22
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The E400 wagon is probably the natural progression, you get it.

As much as I think the Cayenne drives well, SUVs donít do much for me. They all seem to weigh 5000lbs and wind noise at 80+ mph is obtrusive.
I agree. I haven't driven an E-wagon in a long time, but if they come with a nice engine and suspension, it could be a viable 535i + JGC replacement - though I'd lose the stick. At this point, I'm not #'s constrained nor do I need newer or fancier, so happy to keep the two.

The x5 & Cayenne out-handle the JGC, but they still feel "off" compared to any half decent sports sedan or wagon. Otherwise, I could have sold the 5, added on to what I spent on the Jeep and had one of those.

The JGC has its own character. Grunty but not fast, reasonably smooth, and truck-y thanks to the diesel.
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Old 04-08-2018, 12:04 PM   #23
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Closing in on 200k on the mazdaspeed with no major issues. I feel like it'd easily do another 100...
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Old 04-08-2018, 04:46 PM   #24
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Curious about your Yukon. Does it have a 350 in it ?? And did you fix anything major on the engine ??
No - it has the 5.3L (327ci). That engine started in the 2000 MY trucks. GM dropped the 305 and 350 (5.0 and 5.7L engines and started putting the 4.8 and 5.3 in instead - although I don't know of anyone that got the 4.8L).

Engine and trans wise - the car has been great. Nothing at all. I just changed the trans fluid once to synthetic (at about 70k) and did the transfer case with regular GM fluid then too. Nothing since then. It does eat window motors though. Have gone through all 4 doors and the drivers 3 or 4 times all told. Knock on wood that I am done that way though - it has been a while.

The instrument cluster has started to go funky though - It runs fine then all of the sudden, everything dies (cluster wise that is - the car keeps running ok from that standpoint). When that happens, we pull over, shut down and upon startup everything returns to normal. Kind of annoying - especially at night...

But - chassis wise (engine/trans/suspension/body hardware) - excellent excellent excellent condition for the miles and years.

Oh - the body and interior, while not looking 'brand new' - look like a car with 30,000 miles on the clock, not 10 times that amount. No sagging headliner, no rust, I have not ever done an alignment - and the tires still track 100% straight. No unusual wear or such. Oh - I did toss the OE shocks and install Bilsteins at 35,000 miles. Still rides great.

That is me though- your mileage may vary....

I have here a pic of the Yukon towing home the new (to me) car trailer that I got back in 2006. The tow rating on the Yukon was fine for carrying it home, it was not for anything loaded in it. That is where the F250 came into the picture.
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Old 04-08-2018, 04:56 PM   #25
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Most people are lucky to get 100k out of a 4L60E and you got 300k. You should play the lottery. If GM knew they'd probably want to know what shift built that trans
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Most people are lucky to get 100k out of a 4L60E and you got 300k. You should play the lottery. If GM knew they'd probably want to know what shift built that trans
LOL
I ordered the truck - it was built in May 2000 (first week of MY 2001 production). Took delivery in June.

So, while it is a 2001, had it 6 months before that year ever started. So, it is just a couple of months shy of being with me 18 years. So, like any good parent, time to let go. LOL
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Closing in on 200k on the mazdaspeed with no major issues. I feel like it'd easily do another 100...
Thatís impressive, because it is turbocharged also.
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