Archive for the ‘Housekeeping’ Category

Ali Aslam over at Carinorder was the kind gentlemen who helped me sort out some of my typos and wonky numbers. Thanks to him, we have more accurate stats on high-mile cars. To thank him, I want to share this nifty infographic he made on the top five high-mile cars in history (that we know of.)  Please enjoy!

Highest Mileage Cars of All Time Infographic

Infographic by Car In Order

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Hi everyone. HMC reader Ali has brought a couple of typos and omissions to my attention, and I have updated them. The first was the lack of high-miler Chet Berlisle and his amazing Lincoln Towncar on the list. I had blogged about him earlier, but for some reason forgot to add him to the hall-of-fame. The other mistake was with Albert Klein’s Beetle. I had mentioned his final odometer at 2.4 million miles. That was way off. Actually his final count was1,613,281 miles. I’m not even sure where I got that original number from.  I want to apologize for the errors. It’s been a goal of mine to make this list as accurate as possible, and thanks to Ali, I think I am getting closer to that goal. Thank you again.

 

Quick Update

Posted: August 29, 2016 in Housekeeping, Uncategorized

Hi everyone. As you’ve probably noticed, it has been quiet around here. I’ve been traveling around Canada and the U.S. for the past three weeks.   Now I’m back safe in Japan. I have caught up with the pile of HMC email I got while I was gone and plan to blog about all of your cars soon. I am moving the ‘High Mile Futures’ segment to next month, but other than that, things are back to normal here. Stay tuned for many more exciting new high-mile vehicles.

Hi everyone. I just want to update everyone about the state of the High-Mile-Club. Things are going well. I don’t post all that often, as you can tell. I run the site as a hobby and I get zero income from it.  It’s a very part-time thing for me at the moment as I live in Japan and I have a full-time job to keep me busy. But I want to let you all know that I will continue to post stories about high-mile drivers, and find interesting high-mile news. Despite the rarity of my posting, I am still very interested in keeping the site going. A long term plan might be to start issuing bumper stickers for milestones and the like. But I’d have to look into the logistics of that.  Anyways, that’s all for now. Keep on putting on those miles, and let me know when you’ve hit a new milestone. Thanks.

 

 

A quick message for those who are submitting your high-mile cars to HMC. Whenever you submit a request to me, I’ll send you a message asking if you have stories of photos you’d like to include with your submission.  I haven’t heard back from everyone, so I am thinking my replies might go straight into your SPAM box. Please check your junk mail and make my address a safe one. Then I can blog about your car. Thanks everyone. Keep on driving.

High Mile Update

Posted: April 23, 2015 in Housekeeping
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Hi everyone. I hope spring is finally arriving in your respective areas (autumn for those in the southern hemisphere.) I just wanted to let everyone know what’s up here at HMC. You might have noticed a lack of new stories recently. That’s just the way the high mileage cookie crumbles. The nice thing about the world of high-mileage vehicles is that there simply aren’t very many of them. So don’t worry too much if you don’t see regular updates here. However, I do have some stories in the pipeline, so stay tuned. I’ve also been tossing around the idea of doing a HMC podcast, and hopefully line up some high milers and get their stories in glorious audio. We’ll have to see about that. Anyways, keep on piling on those miles.

Don’t you hate it when you miss an important anniversary or milestone? For instance, when your wife hints that her birthday was last week, or you look at the odometer and it’s reading 100002. Yeah, we’ve all been there. So what is really funny is that it appears I missed the one year anniversary of this blog, which goes way back to January 6, 2014. Whoops.

No worries. I’m not going anywhere. I’ll keep scouring the net for those classic high-milers. My goal is that this will always been a place you can come to to read about great people and great cars. You’ll also be able to see who is the reigning high-mile legend. Of course that will be Irv Gordon for a long, long time. Keep on driving, folks.

Thanks to Wikipedia user - OSX for use of this photo. Subaru CVT.

Credit: Wikipedia user – OSX Subaru Lineartronic  CVT.

Let’s start off the New Year with a little project. I’m putting this one out to all of you in car land. I bought my first new car a few years back. It’s a Mazda Demio Skyactiv 1.3, and I’ve put about 35,000km on it since I brought it home. This Demio came with a CVT transmission and I’ve been pretty happy with it so far. The gas mileage is about 21km/L on average, which is the highest I’ve ever had in a car.

I remember reading a few years back that CVTs were unpredictable, and that Nissan and MINI had tons of trouble with them. Not only this, but they were notoriously difficult to repair and replacing a CVT was stupid expensive. Upwards around $7000 dollars for a new Murano CVT.   What I’d like to know is, what is the highest-mile car with a CVT in it at the moment?I’ve read forum posts about Nissan Muranos with 100,000 miles on them, but I’d really like to know what the record is. I’m asking you, HMC readers. What’s the buzz? Tell me, what’s a happening? The answer to this question doesn’t have to come right away. But hopefully by the end of the year, we’ll have an answer.

This is Jason, the owner of HMC. I just wanted to wish you all the best for the New Year. I hope you are still driving your dream cars and have lofty goals of hitting 500,000 and 1,000,000 miles in them.  In the mean time I’ll be posting new stories about those high-mile cars and I hope you all keep in touch with me about yours.

Remember, it’s about driving what you love, and telling the doubters that your vehicle can go the distance. Whether you are Irv Gordon in your Volvo, or you’ve only hit 10,000 miles, you are writing your own epic story.

 

I would like to apologize about the lack of new high-mile stories. Sadly, this hobby of mine is not something that generates news all the time. Really awesome high-mile stories don’t pop up every day, and that is why you don’t see them all the time on major blogs like Jalopnik or Autoblog. Rest assured that I am going nowhere, and I am thinking of articles that I can add to keep this blog interesting during the slow periods. if you have any ideas on what I could cover here as well, feel free to chime in. In the mean time I might do a series of stories on how we can get our favorite cars to those high-mile markers. I’m thinking of a yearly top ten that people can use as a guide. We all know that our cars can easily go 100, 200, and 300,000 miles. Let’s see if we can get more people doing it as well.   I hope to hear from more of you in the future, and if you are ever visiting Japan, let me know.