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Here is a list of 275 cars that sold on ebay with more then 200,000 miles in the last 90 days.
40 of these cars or 14% have more then 300,000 miles. Is this a tribute to the cars quality, the maintenance preformed or both?

https://www.ebay.com/sch/Cars-Trucks/6001/i.html?_from=R40&LH_TitleDesc=0&LH_Complete=1&LH_Sold=1&_udlo=100&_udhi=4,999&_sop=2&_nkw=Toyota&Vehicle%20Mileage=200%2C000%20miles%20and%20more&_dcat=6016&rt=nc&_pgn=1&UF_single_selection=Make:Toyota&UF_context=finderType:VEHICLE_FINDER&_sacat=6001&_stpos=61356&_fspt=1
 

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Once the carburation was replaced with electronic fuel injection and other aspects of engine management became computerized it became possible to run an engine very close to maximum efficiency all the time. This greatly improved reliability and longevity of engines. Similar computer management techniques were applied to transmissions, brakes and other automotive systems. Also Manufacturing was greatly improved by robotic precision and consistent quality improvements were made. In general cars made after 1995, especially Toyota, but most cars in general can go way over 200K miles. Before then most American cars had 5 digit odometers, which kind of spoke the expectations for those vehicles. As well, the body paneling technology has become so good that cars do not rust from just rain falling on them. Toyota (and other Japanese brands) were extremely bad with rust in the early days. but now they hardly ever rust (except Subarus, for some reason) unless some damage has been done to the panels. all in all, buying a used car, especially a used Toyota is so much safer now then it ever was. I am not sure how they even sell new cars these days when used ones are cheaper and last forever.
 

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Yeah, carbureted mixtures were never as optimal as EFI. Often way, way too rich to make up for minor lean-spots all over the place. All that extra fuel washes oil off cylinder walls and causes rapid ring & cylinder wear.
 
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