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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-24-2008, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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Just a question..

I just got my Passion and I'm loving it... But my question is...

How kind of life span should I expect from this car 80,000 miles ?

100,000 plus ?

does anybody know ?

Thanks for your answer.

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First plateau I'm striving for is 150,000
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Unknown, 2008 is the first year for this engine



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Yeah, what forestacademy said. The maintenance schedule booklet goes to 120K. I'm sure like all cars there will be a wide range of lifespans, largely dependent on care and feeding. I drove a Dodge Neon for 14 years. I would be surprised if the smart can't top that.

Truth be known, that Neon could still be plugging along if I'd taken better care of it. I admit neglect in its later years.
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...with proper care and maintenance some cars may outlast some of us...maybe this one is it...


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I hope so. I've never owned a car long enough to buy tires, battery, even windshield wipers, in fact my '07 550 CLS didn't even have its first oil change when I bought my new '08 CTS. But I know I'm going to have to stop that, so I've promised I'm going to keep my smart longer. Sold my orphan at 3,000 miles when my own smart arrived. So, I'm going for the marathon, we'll try and see how well they last...
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#1 - It's all about how the car is maintained
#2 - delete #1 if the car is just a piece of junk

Nobody has said they have broke 100k yet. Heck, I haven't even heard 50k yet. Next week I'll hit 20k and there are a few that have me beat. 30k anyone?

Most miles I've owned a car so far is 140k. Gave it to my kid 40k ago though, haven't signed the title over. I should do that as a X-Mas present I suppose.



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there are a few in the UK and Canada ehh that surpass the 100k...

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there are a few in the UK and Canada ehh that surpass the 100k...

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Said it before - Smart Car of AMERICA. So that would be 60k.

as in MILES ehhhh.



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of course I'm not including the UK miles. Are you sure about a 451 with 100k MILES?



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