By on June 24, 2019

1988 Toyota Tercel 4WD wagon in Colorado wrecking yard, RH view - ©2019 Murilee Martin - The Truth About Cars

The Toyota Tercel 4WD Station Wagon, known in its homeland as the Sprinter Carib, sold very well in Colorado, where I live, and tended to be both reliable and well-loved by owners. I still see them in wrecking yards here, so many that I don’t photograph any but the most interesting. This one in a Denver yard had an impressive-even-by-Toyota-standards odometer reading, so it made the cut for a Junkyard Find. (Read More…)

By on October 29, 2018

1993 Honda Civic in Colorado wrecking yard, RH front view - ©2018 Murilee Martin - The Truth About Cars

As the owner of a very battered fifth-generation Honda Civic, I’m always aware of examples of Honda’s 1992-1995 subcompact when I spot them during my junkyard travels. I see plenty of these cars with odometers showing better than 300,000 miles, but it has taken a frighteningly wretched-looking one to get me to whip out my camera while on a junkyard-photographing mission.

On a recent trip to grab a heater-temperature control knob for my car (lost in my garage clutter when I removed the dash during an ill-advised engine-swap-related rewiring job), I found this used-up ’93 sedan and decided that this high-mile veteran ought to be documented before it heads to The Crusher. (Read More…)

By on March 13, 2010

We can’t all be Irv Gordon, who’s racked up over 2.6 million miles on his 1966 Volvo P1800 since buying it new. And that was in 2007;  he plans to hit 3 million (full press release here) sometime in 2012. I’m certainly not going to impress anybody in this QOTD: the ’66 Ford F-100 probably has about 225k on it (I’m assuming it spun once around before I bought it in 1987), and I only average a couple thousand miles a year with it (I can only use so much mulch or gravel a year). Stephanie’s 2000 Forester just turned 130k. And my five-year old xB has all of 33k on it; working at home has its benefits. But what about you? What’s the highest mile car a TTAC reader owns now? Or ever did? No exaggeration please!

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