: My 79 Sedan deVille turning 100k miles - how many miles on your Cad(s)?



Bro-Ham
06-26-10, 04:07 PM
I estimate on Monday my car will turn over to 00000 miles - 100k! :) I've owned this car for five years and it had 61k miles when I got it and 15k miles have been put on in the last year alone. How many miles do you have on your Cadillac(s)? :)

MudAnt
06-26-10, 04:15 PM
128,000 KM (79,535 miles)

Had 116,000 km (72,079 miles) when I bought it, so I've done 12,000 km or 5,500 miles in the past 8 months. That's including 2 trips to Vancouver and back, 1 trip to Calgary, and 20 km/day during the week.

greencadillacmatt
06-26-10, 04:22 PM
Hmm, I need to check my mileage. Good thread, Bro-Ham! :thumbsup:

Stingroo
06-26-10, 04:25 PM
Well boo, now I feel left out. lol

The wagon, though, has 105,xxx

Benzilla
06-26-10, 05:00 PM
Congrats on the milestone!

Lets see,

The Phaeton currently has about 220k, I bought it with 216k

The '90 Brougham has 132k, bought with around 120k.

Denice (red '79 CDV) has 131k, bought it with... about 130/131, lol.

My '89 Brougham has..... we don't even know, the odometer was broken before I bought it, back then it was known to have 200-250k

When I had the '72 Eldorado, I'm sure it had 66k original miles. Though it had sat out for a long time, so you really couldn't tell is was low mile unless you looked at details like the condition of various (unexposed) parts.

Before I sold my '83 CDV, it was about 50 miles away from turning over 50k original, bought it with 46k

My '96 Deville had somewhere around 115k before I traded it for the '90 Brougham.

77CDV
06-26-10, 06:55 PM
The '77 is coming up on 157000. The '69 is right around 83000.

Benzilla
06-26-10, 07:46 PM
The '77 is coming up on 157000. The '69 is right around 83000.
Wow! I would never have guessed the '77 had that many miles on it. I was always jealous of that car because I though it was a relatively low mileage garage queen. Now I very much respect the original condition it's in for the mileage.

77CDV
06-26-10, 09:56 PM
Thanks, Ben. :) The '77 was just shy of 100K when I bought it 10 years ago. The previous owner had inherited it from an uncle who used it on his horse ranch down in San Diego. All those years of lugging around horse trailers took it's toll on the engine, and it had to be rebuilt at about 120K after suffering catastrophic failure driving back from Arizona. Never stopped running, though. Love those old BB V8s!

csbuckn
06-26-10, 10:43 PM
The 90s have 188K and 228K on the dashes. Since the swaps, they have 1800 and 250. Both motors were running reliably before I took them out. But I've never seen a car with 0 on the odo. Almost worth a pic

Bro-Ham
06-26-10, 11:00 PM
cs, wow, you have some pretty big miles on those cars! Did you reset the odometers?

Craig, from the few pictures I've seen of your car it looks pretty darn nice and clean for that mileage. Do you have pictures of your car someplace inside and out so we can all admire its sexiness? :)

I'm going to keep on truckin' in mine and see how high I can get the mileage. :)

csbuckn
06-26-10, 11:08 PM
I wish I knew how to reset the digital dashes. Both complete drivetrain were replaced or rebuilt so it would be accurate.

Bro-Ham
06-26-10, 11:12 PM
cs, I saw the pictures of your cars - that's so cool that you saw it through and put Cadillac engines in your cars! What happened to the 77 Fleetwood Brougham? :)

csbuckn
06-27-10, 12:02 AM
The 77 went to the crusher. Still got the very rare posi disc 8.865" rear end from it sitting in the garage. May end up using it because the 9C1 8.5" posi on the 500 car is already leaking and making weird noises.

Neil Clarke
06-27-10, 12:51 AM
My 76 has about 27k miles

JamesC
06-27-10, 01:01 AM
Hmm... let's see. Mine has about 146K and bought it with 142K and I will have owned it for a full year on July 30th, wee!

The-Dullahan
06-27-10, 01:22 AM
70,500-70,600. Someplace between those two. Has about 50,000 on her when I got her.

Aww, my Little Girl is growing up. I'll have to buy her something nice.

Warren_R
06-27-10, 02:40 AM
About 82,560 -- she had 67,000 when I got her in 2008. I'm looking forward to the 100,000 mile mark; if I make that trip to FL it's going to add on a few.

sven914
06-27-10, 03:09 AM
94,666 GM certified original (whatever that means), but since I zeroed the trip meter as I rolled out the dealer lot, I count it as 23,335 (not bad for 4 years).

Aron9000
06-27-10, 03:50 AM
On the 1991 Brougham, it has 124k, bought it almost two years ago with 103k. Other than a sagging headliner and a broken passenger door latch, I've shelled out almost nothing for repairs.

The 1998 Camaro Z28 has 94k on it, had 92k on it when I bought it back in March. 1,000 of those miles was driving it from Conneticuit back to Nashville. Really need to drive the darn thing more.

My old 1999 Camaro Z28 had 43k on it when I bought it, sold it with 117k five years later.

Bro-Ham
06-27-10, 11:16 AM
This is great! So far Ben with the estimated mileage on his 89 BroHam and cs with his 90 have the two biggest amounts of miles. That's great! I'm aiming to roll my car to 200k and see if it either is still holding together and/or still holding my interest. :)

The-Dullahan
06-27-10, 03:07 PM
^ I guess my car failed that first test way before 100K, nonetheless 200, but at least she's still interesting.:bigroll:

MudAnt
06-27-10, 03:30 PM
94,666 GM certified original (whatever that means), but since I zeroed the trip meter as I rolled out the dealer lot, I count it as 23,335 (not bad for 4 years).

I thought the trip meter only went up to 999.9?

Bro-Ham
06-27-10, 03:39 PM
Mud, mine too - knowing Sven he re-engineered his trip odometer to have 19 digits or some thing. :)

greencadillacmatt
06-27-10, 04:07 PM
Bro-Ham, if your DeVille doesn't still hold your interest at 200,000, will you be going for Diesel power at that point? From what I've heard, you'd be lucky to go 100 miles with one of those. ;)

Bro-Ham
06-27-10, 05:23 PM
Bro-Ham, if your DeVille doesn't still hold your interest at 200,000, will you be going for Diesel power at that point? From what I've heard, you'd be lucky to go 100 miles with one of those. ;)

Matt, That's probably true - I view the diesel as something novel and disposable, not necessarily economical or reliable. I would bet if I blew up a diesel engine that it could either be rebuilt or replaced with new, and on goes the fun! I think a diesel Cadillac would be pretty cool. clack-clack-clack :)

sven914
06-27-10, 08:33 PM
I thought the trip meter only went up to 999.9?

It does... But every time it rolled over to zilch, I made a mental note to tack on a number. I've never touched the rest button since I got the car, so the last three numbers still reflect the true mileage.

And Dave, I've thought about it.

MudAnt
06-27-10, 08:49 PM
I always use my trip meter to see how many kilometers I've gone since my last refueling. I'll probably stop doing that when it doesn't cost almost half my paycheck to fill the tank http://fi.somethingawful.com/images/smilies/emot-v.gif

ShadowLvr400
06-28-10, 06:39 PM
About to turn 160k on my 1996 Fleetwood.

Bro-Ham
06-28-10, 10:05 PM
My car officially turned 100,000 miles today. Get the champagne!!! :) :) :)

JamesC
06-28-10, 11:27 PM
Well congratulations there! Wooo! :bouncy: :thumbsup: :bouncy:

1980coupe
06-29-10, 12:09 AM
when i got my 80 coupe 10 yrs ago it had 12xxx miles on it; so it had already rolled over, 112xxx on it; now it has over 220xxx miles on it. still running good!:)

JiipeeH
06-29-10, 05:25 AM
mine 68 sedan has 142 000 miles, or 242 000 miles :D
dont know..

Bro-Ham
06-29-10, 10:28 AM
I wonder why the old odometers only had 5 digits?

GeneLaw1
06-29-10, 11:00 AM
Man, I have not been on here in a while! Let me get in on this:

89 Brougham: Bought in Oct '04 with 108,xxx and currently has 174,990, I should hit 175k today! Whoo, Pop Champagne!! Original engine on that one, tranny was rebuilt back in august.

84 Coupe Deville: 57,xxx, and about 53,xxx when I took legal possession it. Original 4100 engine, tranny was rebuilt back sometime in the mid 90s I believe. Car was inherited from my Grandmother which had 12 miles when she bought it in April 1984.

--Gene

Stingroo
06-29-10, 11:04 AM
I wonder why the old odometers only had 5 digits?

Because people never thought there would be a need to drive over 100,000 miles. Or that a car was virtually useless after that point, I would guess.

Bro-Ham
06-29-10, 11:28 AM
Gene, Welcome back! :)

Bro-Ham
06-29-10, 11:47 AM
Because people never thought there would be a need to drive over 100,000 miles. Or that a car was virtually useless after that point, I would guess.

Sting, there's a lot of truth in that. When I was little kid the idea of a car with 100,000 miles was like having an incurable virus.

By the late 1980's I recall so many people still driving their 77-79 Cadillacs, Buicks and Oldsmobiles and those I knew pretty much had the big miles.

My memory of HT4100 era cars as they got older was the people who bought them new and tried to get them to last weren't successful because the engines blew up and they had to junk them because at the time an 8 to 10 year old Caddy, with the beginnings of Minnesota rust, was worth less than the engine replacement would have cost. :)

Stingroo
06-29-10, 12:45 PM
Some people still hold that stigma. My grandfather owns a farm and buys a new Ford truck every 4 years because he does about 20k year on them. Even though it's still a practically brand new truck inside and out (all he does is use it to tow his trailer for goats), he refuses to keep it and sells it to some "sucker" for a low price.

I remember when I drove the wagon back to school I was also taking my mom to Jacksonville, and on the way we stopped at his house and I showed it to him. He thought I was foolish for paying ANY money for a car with 103k miles on it. He called it "an oil change away from the junkyard."

If only he knew :nono:

Bro-Ham
06-29-10, 12:52 PM
Grandpa's a funny old nut! :) I remember my very first diesel Mercedes, a 1985 300D, had 119k miles when I bought it, only owned new cars before that. I remember buying the car on the advice of a friend who had recently become hooked on diesel Benzes and she convinced me that I needed one too and so I picked one up that she found for me at a Mercedes dealer in Chicago - one owner, clean. I remember climbing in the first time and all I could do was look at the 119,xxx miles on the odometer and wondering if the car would make it back the 400 miles to Minneapolis. :) Well, it did make it and I was a believer!

Anyway, I immediately brought the car to the local Goodyear for tires (my very first experience with this awful brand) and the tire guy asked me why I would bother putting on the top of the line tires I had selected when the car had such high mileage that it wouldn't last longer than the tires. Those Goodyear tires cupped in the first 10,000 miles and I drove them maybe 20,000 more before the next set of tires and I drove that car about 30k miles in a year or so and my brother, seeing my love of this car, convinced me to sell it to him and he drove it for a few years until he bought another diesel MB. He only drove new Hondas prior to that. Funny how the world turns... :)

Stingroo
06-29-10, 01:19 PM
Yep. People can be funny sometimes.

GeneLaw1
06-29-10, 04:30 PM
Gene, Welcome back! :)

Thanks a bunch!! I am studying for the bar exam, so my computer time has been limited greatly! I need to upload pics of my cars, I just realized I have been on here a while and I have never uploaded one pic! Just as soon as I figure out how its done.....lol

--Gene

Bro-Ham
06-29-10, 05:50 PM
Gene, I've certainly missed you and I'm glad you're back, I wish you the BEST on passing the bar with flying colors, AND, I can't wait to see the pictures of your cars! Remember that day we passed each other in St. Pete in our Cadillacs? :) Glad you're back!