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My 2012 DGC SXT just turned over 160,000 miles last week. It's my work, play, travel, everything vehicle and gets lots of drive time. It had around 140k when I bought it cheap last March or April. A considerable part of the time it was parked while I worked on it as I kept driving my 2007 T&C which I finally sold yesterday with 181,xxx miles on it.
 

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Since the 3rd and 4th generations have a thread about mileage, and I just hit a milestone on my 2009, I decided to start this thread for 5th generation owners.

I hope the "High Milers Club" still exist, I want to get the 200,000 mile license plate frame.

I've got a 2009 Town and Country I bought with 214,000 mi and it now has over 241,000 miles.
I believe I am the second owner and the guy I got it from said he had to replace the transmission at about 100,000 miles or something like that the engine runs great plenty of pickup no problems with the engine, the transmission, or anything except my power steering pump has got a terrible noise for about the last two weeks so it's probably the bearings in the pump since I poked out the screen in the reservoir and put new fluid in it twice already since I bought it.
I run Amsoil full synthetic 20w50 with zinc in the engine and atf4 in the transmission and power steering and I take care of it
 

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Already past 310kms on my '08 T&C. Slight leak in valve cover gasket area which i use Lucas engine oil stop leak and now both cats need replacing so been trying cat cleaner and hoping it'll work.
 

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Wow you must have paid an arm and a leg for something with so few miles.
Still, way cheaper than a brand new one with zero miles :)
 
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Bought a 2014 T&C with 173,000 miles on it in November 2021. I was looking for a small to midsize used pickup truck, but their prices have skyrocketed. Got the van for a good price and I love it! More comfortable than a truck, love the remote opening side doors and tailgate, with the back seats down have about the same space as a truck bed (and it's covered, lol), and gas mileage isn't bad.
 

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Bought a 2014 T&C with 173,000 miles on it in November 2021. I was looking for a small to midsize used pickup truck, but their prices have skyrocketed. Got the van for a good price and I love it! More comfortable than a truck, love the remote opening side doors and tailgate, with the back seats down have about the same space as a truck bed (and it's covered, lol), and gas mileage isn't bad.
and their drivers are much nicer than those of the pickup trucks :love:
 
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I have 85,000 km, on my 2014. But speaking of high mileage, there is someone, who goes to the same mechanic, as I, who has 520,000 km, on a 2008 Caravan.
That's great news,I have a 2008 with 3.3L engine,185.000 miles it runs like a charm,we just got back from a 4000 mile road trip to the west coast to visit the grand kids.I do all maintenance myself. I changed the tranny fluid and filter 50.000 miles ago.I'll do that again in the spring.I love these Chyrsler mini vans this is my 5th one in 25 years.
 

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That's great news,I have a 2008 with 3.3L engine,185.000 miles it runs like a charm, we just got back from a 4000 mile road trip to the west coast to visit the grandkids. I do all maintenance myself. I changed the tranny fluid and filter 50.000 miles ago. I'll do that again in the spring. I love these Chrysler minivans this is my 5th one in 25 years.
Probably no snow in your area :)
 

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Why? Is the leak from a large, unrepairable void in the heads' structure? Prohibitive cost with cats?

Or have the value / expected longevity and expense curves gone their separate ways?
 

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The engine runs fine but it has leaked a lot of oil for a while. With that many miles I feel like that’s not worth fixing. Now I can’t get it to pass emissions. I bought a cheap cat online but it didn’t fit so instead of sending it back I cut it up and frankensteined it with the old one. It’s good enough but sounds bad and I’m still getting 0420 codes. I replaced a leaking gasket on the front manifold flange but there is still another leak somewhere. one of the flange bolts to the rear manifold is pretty tough to access and I’m really starting to wonder whether it’s worth all this time and energy.
 

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Since the 3rd and 4th generations have a thread about mileage, and I just hit a milestone on my 2009, I decided to start this thread for 5th generation owners.

I hope the "High Milers Club" still exist, I want to get the 200,000 mile license plate frame.

I now have 203k on my 2009 and going strong. Bought it with 65k 9 years ago.
 

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2010 3.8L
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I just got the car for a fairly good price.

first thing I did was put windshield fluid in the radiator overflow... caught it before I turned the engine on and drained it right there at the store.

Unrelated to that: (I am confident, other than the overflow was empty and I should have noticed that,)
Radiator had a big crack in it. may have driven it too much with no pressure, used stop leak till the new one arrived. but got one from amazon for just over a hundred. , filled with distilled water and peak compatible with every car antifreeze... also bought a new radiator cap with a leaver. it holds pressure.

after realizing I was driving with low coolant, I checked the oil. It had been about 10k miles and was perhaps over 2qt low. filled her up until I could pay for a change, and haven't noticed levels going down.

I put seat covers on...
the keyfobs wore out, I used a self-program kit for 110 to get the remote feature to work..

I should have known to check the brakes earlier... but now I am replacing pads on a saturday. they said I should do rotors, but I don't think I see bad wear.. will do that If I have to.. but 100 bucks is a lot of money.

I think they just redid the transmission before I got it.

I had replaced the heater hose on it for the previous owner, and the turn signal socket.
 

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Our '08 T&C that we got from my mom last year (after dad passed away) just turned 90k miles. Still rides really good since they typically only used the van for road trips. It was in great shape as dad always took it to the local Dodge dealership and had a good relationship with them. Only things I've done are changed the engine oi/filter recently, changed the trans fluid/filter and installed a Dorman oil pan w/plug, and had the 2 original tires replaced (can't figure that one out, but they were just hitting the wear bars at 80k+ miles).
 

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I'm embarrassed to admit my 2012 Touring L has just under 50K miles on it.
Near mint condition & everything runs perfect- which is great considering replacing it would be tough in the current car market.
 
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