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I bought my ‘95 T4R in 2016 with around 240k brake in miles. Rolling around 280k right now.
 

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My daily/light duty rig I bought new, my crawler/camper I bought with 134k km. It was my daily at the time of purchase but with the increase of fuel costs over the years it was cheaper for me to buy a second vehicle, insure it and make the payments, than it was to continue to drive that rig every day.
 
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Well, um, I bought my future rig new. It's a 2001 ZR2 Blazer. It was my daily driver for 10+ years and I've got around 175k on it. Sadly, it has mostly been parked in the driveway rusting for the past five years. I'm hoping to begin restoration/repair/building by the end of the year.
 

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I can't officially join the discussion here (still working on getting a rig), but I thought I'd ask: what's the general consensus about buying a U.S.-made pickup truck with more than 150k miles?

I'm thinking about it, because Toyotas are seriously expensive.
 
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I can't officially join the discussion here (still working on getting a rig), but I thought I'd ask: what's the general consensus about buying a U.S.-made pickup truck with more than 150k miles?

I'm thinking about it, because Toyotas are seriously expensive.
A well taken care of vehicle should see at least double that milage. I lived in an old blazer for a while right outta high school. Bought it for a couple grand with 320k km on the odometer and I got rid of if with 480 on the odometer because the rear axle blew apart after too much abuse and I didn't have the money to fix it. Still miss that old truck.
 

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I can't officially join the discussion here (still working on getting a rig), but I thought I'd ask: what's the general consensus about buying a U.S.-made pickup truck with more than 150k miles?

I'm thinking about it, because Toyotas are seriously expensive.
In todays market, I'd say its not too bad of a risk. I know many of my coworkers have purchased used trucks which now have over 200k miles and they still run well. I'd say it really depends on a few things....first, the area.... any place with salt on the roads will probably mean corrosion of some type on the frame. Toyota was bad for it about 10 years ago but they changed their paint and rubber coatings. If you can get one with the maintenance history available that would probably be best. I had a buddy buy a used car once and was pleasantly surprised with a FULL maintenance history (receipts and log book) filled out in the passenger seat when the picked up the car.

I don't have experience with these but, I know two coworkers that purchased "flooded" cars, rebuilt them, and now daily drive them as if nothing was ever wrong with them. Its definitely a risk but doable. Actually, one of them bought two flooded BMW M5's, took good parts to have one good vehicle and sold the other for scrap and parts.
 

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I started in an 04 4Runner Sport. Bought it at 150k and traded it in at 310k to get my current 19 Tacoma Off-Road at 5 miles on the odometer.
 

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My 96 Disco had close to 200k on it, now has 210ish. My 13 Rubicon had 40ish when I bought it 3 years ago, it now has 100k on it
 
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I bought my 03 Xterra with 132k on it almost two years ago. It's now at about 140k, and that's been mostly dirt and adventure miles.
 

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160K when I bought it, about 168K now. Two highway trips (to LA for the top, and Portland for the 4X4), the rest have been mostly forest service roads, etc.
Didn't have a maintenance history when I got it, so I did all the fluids, plugs & boots, belt, hoses, and thermostat. Had to jump it once when I left the lights on.
 
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