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2002 MT with 140k miles. I'm the original owner. Biggest repair was the a/c a couple years ago, expensively done by dealer, but better than the local shop that was over charging me and still couldn't figure it out. Replaced two O2 sensors a few years ago, the first done by dealer, the second done by me (easy!).
 

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I would have never thought of changing the radiator either, but I learned the hard way. Mine blew at about 105k on an insanely hot day in CA. $600 for a tow, coolant, and a new radiator and I was back in the game in a weekend easy. I've never had a vehicle this long but I plan on driving it till the wheels fall off.
I'm going to add a stainless radiator to my to-do parts list now. Thanks for the heads up everyone!
 

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Just did an Oil change last month at 199,799. Now over 200k and still runs and drives great. Thinking of a 1J Beginning next year.. Love this car!
 

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My ‘02 just turned 149K. What a car it’s been! In my 5 years of ownership I’ve only replaced the radiator, plugs and wires. It’s never let me down and I just put an all new aftermarket exhaust on it due to one cat converter going bad recently. It was worth it and it runs better than ever. These are great cars.
 

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Just turned 200k on mine. I just bought it a couple weeks ago at 198k and man does this thing run strong! Doing some regular maintenance items which is to be expected but this car is solid.


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I just passed 220,000 miles on mine. Solid car, runs strong - the 2JZ motor is probably one of the most reliable engines that Toyota ever made, such a wonderful 6 cylinder engine. The car, while dated, has held it's age well as far as design lines. (not the back tail lights, I replaced them with red). BUT... As far as major repairs - I had one rack and pinion,a harmonic balancer, some servo motors for the climate control and other than that, it's a pretty worry free car. It still runs and responds like when I bought it new. (I did replace the entire suspension at about 195k, ball joints, sway arms, struts, control arms and all). Very responsive on the winding mountain roads. Still purrs like a kitten with that Toyota tick that was there when purchased. I've always put a synthetic blend since about 80k, and will stick with that. I'm still on the original alternator, a/c, starter also...
 

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Sitting @166k on mine. Bought it with 164k. Runs as it should. There was plenty of deferred maintenance to tackle. Complete timing belt and water pump service. Valve cover gaskets, rear main seal, radiator, ac compressor, lower rearward control arms and 4 new tires. Runs fantastic as these cars usually do. Even in the 100+ heat we have been having the past week. Ac is blowing ice cubes and the car is maintaining temps no sweat.
 

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Bought my IS in 2009 with 84k. It currently sits at 209k and is running like a dream. Obviously done my preventive maintenance. 2 timing belt changes, 2 spark plug changes, transmission fluid drain and fill and other little things here and there. But the car is a dream. Needs a paintjob but is mechanically sound. Love it.
 

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My first gens at 260k and running like a dream! I have an oil leak from timing belt housing. That’s gonna be a $1300 job with serpentine belt, new timing belt housing (cam seals are what’s leaking) and water pump
 

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185k. Just did the cam seals, crank seal, both cam gears, harmonic balancer, timing crankshaft pully along with the valve cover gaskets and new belts. Basically the whole front end of the motor and rebuilt the head
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