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Old 03-07-2014, 09:48 PM   #1
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Too many miles on the stang...

So I traded in my car for a new Mustang GT and started to realize how many miles I actually drive in it.
My warranty is 72,000 miles/6 years I believe , bumper to bumper (I bought extended warranty). I will put 72k in about 3.5 years and starting to wonder if I should just get a crap car to drive to work most days.

Does anyone else do this? Buy a crap car just to put miles on to save the stang's warranty and miles?

Yes, I know. I should have kept the trade in...
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So I traded in my car for a new Mustang GT and started to realize how many miles I actually drive in it.
My warranty is 72,000 miles/6 years I believe , bumper to bumper (I bought extended warranty). I will put 72k in about 3.5 years and starting to wonder if I should just get a crap car to drive to work most days.

Does anyone else do this? Buy a crap car just to put miles on to save the stang's warranty and miles?

Yes, I know. I should have kept the trade in...
Yepp. 2000 Honda Insight. 3k, 60-80 mpg. 5 speed, all aluminum, bullet proof to 300k.
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Old 03-08-2014, 05:51 AM   #3
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Yep got an old truck 2000 gmc
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It seems like most people have a second car because they are worried about the weather.
I live in FL so it's awesome weather all year round.
I figure if I take of the mustang, it will last me another 10 years like my last one.
I may consider getting a Toyota, since it looks like those run forever.

I guess it sounds stupid that my problem is that I drive my new car too much lol
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Yeah you should see my Honda it's a 24 years old clunker . I drive it most days to keep the snake nice . The miles really add up fast .
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If you drive that much buying a cheap beater will definitely save you money and wear on the mustang. I have a focus for that duty. Average 25k miles a year on it, $2500 in fuel cost. Insurance is around $45/mo full coverage. I'll drop that to liability only when it gets more miles. Only 122k currently

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Um...this is my DD that is meant to rack up the miles! Bought her in Nov, just turned 9500! There are cheaper cars that get much better milage, just not in my stable.
Drive her and enjoy.
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Until you have a reason to worry ab your stang's health, keep enjoying it. If you're getting a problem, after problem, after problem, I'd be concerned then. Under proper maintenance 200K miles on a Mustang is nothing unheard of.
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U dont live forever. Everytime im driving my 2011 gt. I love the car drive.
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I have an '05 honda ST1300 motorcycle with 128,000+ miles on it that I use for my 46 mile (one way) commute most of the time.


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Miles is just a number. Maintain your car and it will last forever
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I live in CT so I don't want to drive mine year round, plus I do like saving the life of the car. Not that it's a Ferrari, but it is to me, I work hard for what I have. I have an 01 Subaru Legacy, just about to hit 150k miles, thing runs like a top, and it's a tank. If there's a shopping cart in the way, i knock it out of the way, haha. Would never do that with the stang. Plus it takes regular gas, and I do around 25K miles a year. Plus it going from 170hp to 420hp makes the stang seem all that much better haha.
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I will say I also am from CT and the Stang is only a nice day toy (only a V6 to make it even worse) I have a Tacoma for my main ride. If you are going for two make them differant IE: a bike or truck.
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Just hit the "over 2 year ownership" mark for my 2011, and have 58K on it. I'll drive and maintain it until it simply gives up. Then I'll buy another.

This Mustang is my daily driver. I'd have it no other way. As Carroll Shelby said: "These cars are meant to be driven", so enjoy all of it - not just the look of it when it is all clean"
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Try to look at it like this: warranties are to save you from premature maintenance, factory defects, etc. Something like that would be more likely to show up within 72k miles than 6 years of weekend driving.

I had a Toyota MR2 as a beater for a while just because it got great gas mileage and I drove all over town for work. In all honesty, I loved it more than my main car. By the time I sold it, it had close to 500k. The rubber lines, valve seals and head gasket had finally had enough. If you want a second vehicle, I'd recommend a motorcycle or something slow, efficient and fun as hell to whip around. Just realize that the extra cost of insurance, plus cost of the car won't really balance out with any maintenance costs you'd pay by burning through the warranty on the Mustang without the beater.
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Try to look at it like this: warranties are to save you from premature maintenance, factory defects, etc. Something like that would be more likely to show up within 72k miles than 6 years of weekend driving.

I had a Toyota MR2 as a beater for a while just because it got great gas mileage and I drove all over town for work. In all honesty, I loved it more than my main car. By the time I sold it, it had close to 500k. The rubber lines, valve seals and head gasket had finally had enough. If you want a second vehicle, I'd recommend a motorcycle or something slow, efficient and fun as hell to whip around. Just realize that the extra cost of insurance, plus cost of the car won't really balance out with any maintenance costs you'd pay by burning through the warranty on the Mustang without the beater.
What?!

One can get a Honda for a few grand, and get 2 to 7 times the fuel economy. Buying a brand new truck (just as much money, just as bad on gas, just as bad on insurance) is pointless to save money with the Mustang.

I only have a six, and the 100k/6 year warranty with the $50 co pay, but I still preserve it. I want the factory warranty to expire by time, not miles.

28.xk on her right now. Bought my 2000 Honda Insight for 3k. EPA says 63 mpg highway, high 40s for city. My best tank has been 81 mpg with it. Full coverage on the Stang was 438 to full coverage on both for 539 for 6 months. It is definitely possible to waste money protecting a warranty, but it can also be pretty cheap.

The Insight has very low power, but with the five speed and brand new battery, with skinny tires and only weighing ~1800 lbs, it can be wicked fun. Then add in a crazy low drag coefficient and a car one doesn't have to worry about at all, on an aluminum frame with plastic and aluminum body- its perfect for a winter beater, saving on gas. Perfect for everything EXCEPT first dates lol
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I also daily drive mine, bought it new last year in May and now it has 16k miles. The only thing that I don't like about racking up miles is the resale value, other than that I love driving it and enjoy every moment of it. I get bored and miss my car every time I'm in another vehicle besides my 5.0 so I'm not gonna buy a beater I'm just going to continue driving it and enjoying it.
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I read some where that not wanting to drive your Mustang because you're afraid to put too many miles on her is like not wanting to have too much sex with your girlfriend. You're just saving mileage for the next owner and stud to come along. Lol
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'98 Ford Escort w/ 87,000 for crappy days.
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Yupp, I have my car and lifted 79 f150 best of both worlds
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Yeah I have 7,000 miles on my GT and have had it since May 2013. I have a motorcycle too and love to ride it. If I am going somewhere that will not require me to carry much and the weather is decent I take the bike. Helps to keep the miles off the Mustang and gets 40mpg.
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