I was hoping to push it to 200,000 but I’ll take 175,000.
Breaking this thing down makes me want another OBS Ford.
Purchased in 2014 for $800 at 133,xxx.
One set of used 31x10.50 tires/wheels. $200
Rebuild of front suspension. Including spring towers, springs and shocks. $350ish (I lost a few receipts here.) I’ll call it $400.
Replace rear transmission seal and trans to transfer case gasket. $35
New brakes, metal lines and master cylinder. $150
New battery. $65
New radio. $55
(I’m not including fluids, filters, wiper blades, any labor or duct tape and spray paint.)
$1705 is totally acceptable for 40,000 or so miles of reliable service.
I’m going to buy Crusty’s replacement this week. (With a little luck) Hopefully it will be at least half as good.