total engine mileage

Pyrrhus17

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Location
palm coast fl
I thought as a new guy it might be good to brag about the impressive total mileage of you 1st gen VG33 Power!!!
to help those that are thinking of buying one of these beauties . Feel free to post
 

Muadeeb

Bastard Admin from Hell
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Location
Dallas
Went about 300K on mine. Had a head gasket leak that I tried to fix myself. Got in over my head and got rid of it. Still regret that, but I'm not doing to buy one now to daily.
 

Muadeeb

Bastard Admin from Hell
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Location
Dallas
If I had a need, yeah. I never wheeled much when I did own it, and with where I live, there's maybe 2 places total where I could _legally_ wheel and they're 2+ hours away. I stick around because the people here are awesome and it lets me live a bit vicariously through the adventures.
 

kirk

I'm Shady AF. Ask Anyone.
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Supporting Member
Location
Allen, Texas
If I had a need, yeah. I never wheeled much when I did own it, and with where I live, there's maybe 2 places total where I could _legally_ wheel and they're 2+ hours away. I stick around because the people here are awesome and it lets me live a bit vicariously through the adventures.
DONT YOU LEAVE US

I have over 205k on my supercharged one, but it is starting to show some concerning signs. I would trust a non supercharged one to 300k like Muadeeb said.

I daily a 2003, but just had a motor put in it at 161. But only because the PO ran it out of oil and locked it up.

Not my favorite daily probably, but reliable as hell.
 

Drew

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Supporting Member
Location
Little Rock
I absolutely abused my first gen and still she gave over 400k of very fun miles.
I bought it with 23k on the clock and I sold it to the pick-n-pull with over 440k on the clock.
I was so ignorant when I first bought it and I took it down every trail I could find and was not very careful.
She always came away with new scratches and bruises, but she taught me so much and by the end I had so much more experience.

If you can find a first-gen SE (non-turbo, the turbos were crap), and it still drives well, I say go for it.
They truly are bullet proof. Because I wasn't in a position to keep her and turn her into the project car I wanted to, I sold her off. If I had just held onto her for another 3 months, I'd still have her and would be well into rebuilding the engine.
 

Prime

Shut up Baby, I know it!
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Location
Denver Adjacent
I absolutely abused my first gen and still she gave over 400k of very fun miles.
I bought it with 23k on the clock and I sold it to the pick-n-pull with over 440k on the clock.
I was so ignorant when I first bought it and I took it down every trail I could find and was not very careful.
She always came away with new scratches and bruises, but she taught me so much and by the end I had so much more experience.

If you can find a first-gen SE (non-turbo, the turbos were crap), and it still drives well, I say go for it.
They truly are bullet proof. Because I wasn't in a position to keep her and turn her into the project car I wanted to, I sold her off. If I had just held onto her for another 3 months, I'd still have her and would be well into rebuilding the engine.
Supercharged. Never turbo.
 
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