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well I am more impressed with the 3400 after having a 2001 montana come in to my work today (for some tires) with 348, 000 km on it and it is still running strong! the guy uses it to deliver parts all day long! thats the most that I have seen on a 3400 yet!
 

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pffffttt... I wish that was the best I had seen...

About a week ago, I had a lease return come in, for the auction. Milage? 412,250K. It was a 1998 Trans Sport...

it scared me... lol...
Um... wow. I wonder how much the high mileage penalty for that one was.
 

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turbobird said:
pffffttt... I wish that was the best I had seen...

About a week ago, I had a lease return come in, for the auction. Milage? 412,250K. It was a 1998 Trans Sport...

it scared me... lol...
but this is only a 2001! it should be up around their in jan-feb!
 

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How is that possible?

My dad works all day long driving a lot, ever day. When his service car (1992 Escort wagon) died in 2001, it has 210,000 miles on it. That's in 9 years.

When I took in places to get serviced, people had a hard time believeing that a 7-8 year old car had 200k miles on it.

How is it even possible to put over 300,000 km miles on a vehicle in 2 years?

348,000 km = 238,607 miles

Let's suppose the vehicle was first driven on Jan. 1, 2001.

That was 1007 days ago.

That means the car would have had to be driven 237 miles per day, every single day since Jan. 1, 2001. Weekends and holidays.

It has been said that the driver delivers parts all day. Therefore, we can assume that he doesn't average highway speeds.

So let's assume he averages a speed of 40MPH, taking into account off-highway speed limits, stop signs and red lights.

Let's also assume that while delivering parts, he never gets out of the car but to save time, simply throws the parts out the window without slowing down.

Given these assumptions, he would have to spend 6 hours in the car, every single day for the past 2.5 years, weekends and holidays.

Does that seem a little far-fetched to anyone else?
 

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Actually, no it doesn't, since the 2001 model year was available in September/August of 2000, that adds around 120 days into the equasion, which could be holidays, and weekends accounted for, almost.

Now lets assume the delivery driver was not only a local delivery driver and did travel between cities, at highway speeds, or at least a good portion of the miles/kilometers. What do you come up with then?

The reason I bring this up, is because there are a lot of delivery services in Canada, Ontario specifically, that do deliver to other cities/towns daily.

Think about transport trucks, it's not uncommon for those to have a million kilometers is just a few years. ;)
 

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I guess it's safe to say theo is back in school again. And from the sounds of it either majoring in math-something or at the very least been working on math-something.

I could see this happening in Canada there are some pretty long stretches of roads up there to get from one place to another. Even in the states look at some sales reps, they spend all year driving from city to city, I could see it stacking on miles real easy when they are driving all over the country on a daily schedule.

It is still a tons of miles no matter how they got there.
 

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ok I work at a canadian tire store. the parts guy picks up the parts at the distribution center drives to the first store witch is aproximently 80 km away then over to my store 30 km from the first then 30 km to the next store, after that its back to the distribution center 70 km. the guys wife dose it every day and the guy dose it every other weekend (not exactly sure on that) they do that 3 or 4 times a day so round that off to 500 a day thats 2,500 a week witch = is 10,000 a month that makes 120, 000 a year and the door sticker said it was built in feb 2001, wich means they probly got it in march 2001. so from march 2001 to march 2003 they put on 240,000km then another 70,000 km up to now = 310,000 and thats just the week days not including the weekends, or holidays. Oh btw this is their personal veicle so the missing weekends and where ever they drive to not at work = the 348, 000km
 
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