Highway Miles..

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by lsu921, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. lsu921


    Jun 6, 2003
    Port Allen, La
    Looks like it's time for a new truck, as mine (that has long been paid off) is just giving me too much grief these days.. :meh:

    I'm looking at a Toyota Tundra, well two of them. Both 2006 models, one access cab and one full 4 door. The 4 door is much more feature rich.. Prices in the same genral vicinity, but the nicer one has more miles.. Like 40k more.. As always, these are "highway miles", which you see in every high mileage FS ad. Thing is with this one, they really are. I know the guy well. He drives 200 miles a day just to get to/from work..

    So my question is, do you guys think "highway miles" are any different than I guess "city miles"?
  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Yes, highway miles mean less starting and stopping, less wear and tear on the engine. City miles are hell on engines, especially in heavily populated areas.
  3. DudeistMonk

    DudeistMonk Guest

    Apr 13, 2008
    Newark, NJ
    yeah when your driving highway you are at a constant (and fairly low) RPM for long periods of time. Instead of constantly revving up and down.

    Also if its a 2006 you know they are highway miles regardless because who could put that many city miles on a car in 4 years?
  4. Look into a Toyota Tundra Texas Edition... Very nice truck, but kinda hard to find, they are a bargain for the features...

    I almost bought one of these.. as they RULE!
  5. No difference when it comes to bluebook pricing, and prove they are highway miles. Motorcyclists advertise adult ridden, most of your stunters are adults so thats as senseless as highway miles. 100,000 miles is 100,000 miles so matter where they came from.
  6. Jeff Martinez

    Jeff Martinez

    May 10, 2005
    Denver, CO
    As has already been stated, highway miles are much easier on the engine than city miles.

    As for the Tundra, I've NEVER been a Toyota fan (lifelong Ford man :bag:) until my buddy bought a Tundra last year. I am thouroughly impressed with that machine. It's loaded with cool features, but it's still tough enough for the various hunting trips we've takien it on in the last few months.
  7. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    When a vehicle has been driven mostly on the highway, as noted above it means fewer start-ups (maximum wear period), less braking, fewer transmission shifts, and less wear overall. Highway mileage is much easier on a vehicle then city mileage...not only on the engine and transmission, but on brakes and other systems.
  8. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Highway miles mean better deals for you, without the problems that necessarily come with high mileage.
  9. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio!

    Jul 3, 2001
    Chester, Connecticut
    Former Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    "Highway miles" are usually "warmed up to normal temperature miles." There is generally much less wear on an engine when it's at its normal operating temperature (assuming no overheating, appropriate oil and pressure, etc.).

    "Highway miles" usually also mean less brake wear per distance traveled, but brake jobs normally are not extraordinarily difficult or expensive.
  10. lsu921


    Jun 6, 2003
    Port Allen, La
    The one I'm looking at is a TSS. Toyota Sport Series. Really nice truck.
  11. lsu921


    Jun 6, 2003
    Port Allen, La
    I've been a Ford guy for a long time too, but I'm ready for a change. My brother-in-law had a Tundra, and I really liked it.. His was the access cab, which is too small to fit grownups, but just right for a bass. :) The one I'm after is actually the full double cab though.
  12. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    I have 42k on my civic I bought new just over a year ago. I expect to have 300k+ on it by the time it is paid off, and plan to run it until it can't be bolted back together.