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Cars that refuse to die

GasBuddy Blog -- Kiplingers recently produced a feature identifying 10 notable vehicles, based on their criteria for durability and endurance, called "10 cars that refuse to die."

In the adjacent photo you'll see one that could arguably be at the top of the list but I'm sure you all have your favorites.

Here's what Kiplinger's selected in no particular order:

The Geo Prizm (1989-2002): Simply put, they said the Prizm was a Toyota Corolla with a different name plate. Remember those? They were built in California in a GM-Toyota joint venture that let Toyota get around restrictions on Japanese imports, and let GM learn about Toyota's enviable manufacturing techniques.

Subaru Wagons (1990-present): The standard all...


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Submitted Apr 14, 2012 By: PD
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that corn added to gas will kill all cars except one from brazil used to running on sugar beets & sugar cane!
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paisho: congrats!
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reuse to recycle!
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2012 7:25:10 PM

I had a 1990 Geo Metro that had over 500,000 before I had to give it up. The engine out-lasted the rest of the car. Now I have another Metro and it's well over 300,000.
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2012 11:40:20 AM

I have a 1998 Buick LeSabre that has over 250,000 miles on it. I have done very little repair on it. My son has a Ford Expedition that has 300,000 miles and his wife has one with 250,000 miles. When they came out with the "Trade in Your Clunker" campaign, I couldn't participate because my Buick got almost 30 miles to the gallon and the required car to purchase for trade-in had to get 25 miles/hr or more. I still get around 27-30 m/g on the highway.
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2012 7:44:28 AM

I still see all of these cars and they are usually in good shape too
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2012 6:01:14 AM

with economy slumping, cars stay on the road longer. And some ppl have seen the light long before others.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 1:40:12 PM

1980 MONTE CARLO V-8 WITH A TURBO AND A TWO TONE ORIGINAL PAINT JOB, WOW!!!
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 11:54:52 AM

I see more Olds Cutlass's than Monte Carlos in my area, but again during the 70's-80's the Cutlass Supreme was the Top Selling Car in the US for 7-9 years and the Cutlass, Monte Carlo, Regal & Grand Prix were all sibling cars from the same line at GM.

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tlr: but only 5 posts earn you points.
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didn't know the V-8 was available in 1937.
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with pointless posts!
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I'm earning points!
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hey, look at me!
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says Yoda
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news old
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ok
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I'm sure those Monte Carlo's from the late 90's were just 2 door Lumina's.
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1937 FORD V-8 WOW !!!
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they don't make things like they used to.
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2012 12:24:15 PM

I agree with "GPD1739P." The Crown Victoria was an amazingly tough platform and will be sorely missed by many. My 1996 Crown Vic is still going very strong with almost 300,000 miles on the odometer.
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So!
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300M still running strong at 272,000 miles
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2012 9:39:26 AM

I had a prizm - transmission, engine both died
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I'm offended... I just have to figure out what it is I'm offended about and then someone will either pay me a lot of money or publicly appologize.
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ok
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Day 2 or day 3
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Good list
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I didn't see Christine on the list
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another rerun from several days...
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I did see this yesterday.
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2012 8:59:36 AM

yesterday's article; move on
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2012 8:59:18 AM

WHAT NO NEW NEWS
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2012 8:58:44 AM

same with this one
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This is the 3rd day for this article...........
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Keep'em running!
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ok
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Again old news. Give me new real news.
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Oh well. More of the same.
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ok
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no matter what....
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More Blah Blah Info!
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OKay....
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2012 8:55:39 AM

it's ground-hog day all over again
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2012 8:55:30 AM

3rd day same story... Here is a story.. Gas Buddy takes long weekend off
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Really!
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As long as the repairs don't get too high keep them.
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2012 8:54:53 AM

Someone should shoot some of those cars and put them out of their misery.
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Someone asleep at gas buddy?
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Some last, some don't
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