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How many Miles On Your Riviera?
<25,000
1%
 1% [ 3 ]
25,000-50,000
3%
 3% [ 9 ]
50,000-75,000
8%
 8% [ 26 ]
75,000-100,000
13%
 13% [ 44 ]
100,000-125,000
19%
 19% [ 64 ]
125,000-150,000
22%
 22% [ 74 ]
150,000-175,000
13%
 13% [ 44 ]
175,000-200,000
11%
 11% [ 36 ]
200,000-225,000
6%
 6% [ 20 ]
225,000-250,000
2%
 2% [ 7 ]
250,000-275,000
2%
 2% [ 9 ]
275,000-300,000
0%
 0% [ 1 ]
>300,000
0%
 0% [ 1 ]
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:47 pm

doesnt sum1 on this site own it?

i remember claimin mine was the lowest...and i thought he said "mine has ____ on it"

or am i the lowest mileage holder???
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:47 pm

It would be great if there was a list generalizing mileage ranges that items need replacement, or typically start causing issues.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:02 am

everything should be replaced by 200k miles happy

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:03 am

im 1/6th of the way there..lol
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:59 am

Names Jake i got a 1995 Bucik Riviera. I got it from my dad in 2003 with 70,000 miles on it now it has about 110k.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:14 am

Mr.Riviera wrote:
everything should be replaced by 200k miles happy
Car included? wink
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Sat Mar 17, 2007 6:55 am

1997 Riv: 79,500 bought with 44,500 4 years ago.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:16 pm

i have put on a/b 24,000mi in a little more than a year.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Sun Mar 18, 2007 2:10 pm

Bought my '95 last June with 85,002....currently is has 93,500. I car pool and also drive work cars a lot. If it was my sole vehicle I'd put 15,000 a year on it.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:53 am

Bought my Rivi at 90,000 close to 91,000 last month.........its at 91,000 something now!

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:19 am

110,000 and runs like new...I LOVE this car!
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:06 pm

Bought my rivi with 170,000, and i put 5,ooo on it since i bought it in june, and i beat the hell out of banana it, and she jus wants more I LOVE IT !!!![/i][/b]
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PostSubject: High Mile Club   Thu Apr 26, 2007 3:31 am

So who are the high mileage owners we have here? It would be nice to get an idea of the longevity that our cars are capable of and what kind of repairs were necessary throughout the lifetime of the vehicle.

So basically:

  1. Mileage
  2. "Major" repairs needed (outside of wear items)
  3. Original engine/transmission?
  4. Any other relevant information

I've seen a couple of cars around here near 200k but has anyone actually eclipsed that number yet?ride

If you voted previously but moved into a higher mileage bracket, you may cancel your vote and resubmit.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:53 am

Hmmm

bout 135K

Rebuilt tranny
New BCM, MAF, A/C compressor, and a lot more I don't remember
Paint looks bad

My family gave me this car in the hopes I will take care of it and NOT sell it. The day I picked it up it was at the dealer getting fixed. The repair bill... over $5000. Includes tranny rebuild, a/c compressor and a lot of other stuff, tires, brakes, lots of stuff. I have probably put in the range of 1K-2K into her too. But I love every minute of it. I joke and say someday I will replace every part of the car and it will be like brand new again. In a way thats right. Just needs a new paint job badly,
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:49 am

1. 47k miles on a 99
2. No major repairs needed or done
3. Original engine/tranny
4. No other relevant info
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:28 am

1. 126k on my '98 ~70+k by me
2. Lost SC Idler pulley, more of a PITA then cost
3. Unsure of the engine/trans history
4. This car was a little 'rough' when I bought it and has gotten 'rougher' due to heavy NYC use. I may keep it for another year and put it out to pasture. The body is nearly perfect, would make a good candidate for an overhaul, but I am concentrating on my diamond white '97.

1. 70k on my '97 ~20k by me
2. Lost the motor, 2k after extreme cam/heads install. Replacing with a l32 crate engine, with medium cam and mild headwork.
3. Trans was replaced/rebuild by previous owner/dealer
4. This was the first car I ever purchased and I will be keeping for a long time. Assuming the engine install goes well...I may have the whole thing painted or atleast touched up.


I could see replacing the rough '98 with a stock Silver Arrow. Gotta have one for show and one for go. pimp It all depends on if we ever get the country house with a barn for a garage. Luckily the wife seems to like cruising in the riv, although I know she will argue that you cant drive both at once. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:50 am

132k miles, purchased at 24.5k. Have replaced lots of things, but here's the stuff I consider repair:

-original trans, engine
-alternator went out at 35k, replaced under warranty
-SC/acces belts 45k
-HVAC blower module approx 85k
-idler/tensioner pulleys at 85k
-cat converter died at 95k
-head unit at 100k
-driver side hub/bearing at 105k
-struts at 110k
-ignition wires at 120k miles

That's about it. I beat on this car daily and she just keeps taking it.

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:51 am

[quote=&quot;racinfan&quot;]



  1. Mileage -- 104k
  2. Major repairs needed (outside of wear items) -- none I know of.
  3. Original engine/transmission? -- need to check, where is the engine #?
  4. other relevant info
Pretty sure my 98 has been babied since at least 2000...i bought it 8/2006
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:20 am

1)Mileage 143,000

2)"Major" repairs needed (outside of wear items) none so far, knock on wood

3)Original engine/transmission? original both

4)Any other relevant information I drove it problably 3-4k miles since I owned it, only me and one original owner. She commuted a lot.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:13 am

1) 80,400 miles

2) ignition wires at 75k but besides breaks thats it

3) yeah that i know of?

4) new paint job at 70,000 miles cause it was peeling too much for me to deal with

I'll replace every part on the car so its brand new again too wink
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:30 am

1. Mileage - 34 k
2. No Major problems
3. Original Engine and Tranny
4. i am second owner of car.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:53 am

1. 37500 mi, bought it at 30k in april 2005
2. Major repairs: I broke the F-ing hexhead screw in the supercharger snout when changing my sc pulley. Now if I want to change to a smaller pulley, I have to yank the whole snout and use a hydraulic press.

3. original trans/engine
4. Swapped in a VS camshaft about 1000 miles ago. Not a repair per se, but it was definitely major. But I did do all the pulleys and straps while I had everything apart.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:17 pm

130k on '95-100k I enjoyed putting on her.

Maintenance:
PCM replaced
Trans rebuilt
SC replaced
Idler pulley replaced (shredding belt upon pulley's disintegration.)
Tensioner pulley replaced (shredding belt upon pulley's disintegration.) rolleyes Think I would have figured that one out by now.
Exhaust manifolds replaced after overheating & cracking. (EGR valve)
EGR valve replaced (X2)
Water Pump
A/C replaced (X2)
Cooling fans replaced
struts/shocks/springs to change very soon.
Raditator
Repainted/debadged and rockers painted to match
Basic maintenace: oil, plugs, belts, battery(ies) etc.

...and driver side window motor.


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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:25 pm

My car is at about 191,700 miles right now. If I keep driving as much as I have been, I'll hit 200k in August or September. I bought it with 133k in 2004, so I don't know the entire history. However, it was well taken care of, and I suspect the engine and tranny are original.

I've had some problems with the car, but overall it's been reliable. I have replaced the water pump, intake manifold gaskets, PCM, coils, and a front wheel bearing. Oh, and I had to replace a side tank in the radiator. Also, while I had the intake manifold/supercharger assembly off, I replaced the coupler (not sure if you'd call that a "wear" item). I had several issues with the car for some time, but replacing the PCM fixed all of those (and at $50 for a used PCM, it was a great deal!). With the new PCM and coils, I'd say the car runs better now than it did when I got it. At least in terms of comfort - one problem with the old PCM was that the torque converter clutch engaged very harshly, and now it's smooth as butter. happy

The main thing I like about the car is that it has never left me stranded somewhere. That's the true test, IMO.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:29 pm

1.126000miles about 1/3 driven by me. (and i dont drive easy...ever)

2.nothing that i would consider major or out of the norm. but i have replaced most things at some time or another. most of these were preventative maint or b/c i was already fixing something else close to it lol
WP,PS pump,belts x3,all pullies,CKP(maybe not normal but it was only $15),radiator,hoses,s/c coupler,battery,all rotors and pads,struts, tires x4,radio,MAF,driver window motor.

3. still original trans and engine both with original internals

4.knock on wood nothing major happens but i have a feeling my tranny will be the first major thing to go. if i chip a piston or somthing like that i'm swaping a moddified L32 or rebuilding mine with HD parts.
my paint is maybe 75% health. i wouldn't mind repainting the front bumper and side panel things to take care of a few scratches and touch up spots.
interior is in 85% health, everything works perfect.my driver seat is worn a little(no cracks, just wrinkled), and the sun roof slide felt is saging a little.

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