This video will provide you with information about the top 5 small/compact cars that last over 300,000 miles. It will also provide a full list of 12 cars in the comparison. NOTE: I forgot to add the highest mileage Prius - it had 384,000 miles. I will have to yell at my editor. lol

Have a car or truck with more than 300,000 miles? Send me some pics for a future video!

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Top 5 Trucks That Last 400000 Miles

Top 5 Compact Trucks That Last 300000 Miles

Top 5 Sport Utility Vehicles That Last 300000 Miles

Top 5 Cars That Last 300000 Miles

Thanks for watching!!!


    • Andrew Rogers
      Andrew Rogers

      Have an '07 Mazda 3 with 319,000 miles on it. Mostly highway miles: first set of replacement brakes after 200,000 miles, first clutch rebuild after 300,000. No major problems to date. It's given me no reason to even begin looking for another car, yet. And I can still enjoy the cassette and CD players!

      about 3 days ago
    • James Chandler
      James Chandler

      I have a 2001 Toyota Echo that has 344,000 miles on it. It runs perfect and gets 41 mpg. I recently put $2200 in repairs to put it back in great driving condition. All parts replaced were original equipment. Brakes, rotors, shocks, tires, radiator, starter, wheel bearings, alternator, tune up, and throttle body. This car has been a trouble free joy. I am sorry I don't have pictures. I am old and don't have a cell phone. The gas engine in the Prius is the same one that was in the Echo.

      about 4 days ago
    • lavonne8230

      i have 2005 honda civic with 274,000 miles

      about 21 day ago
    • suleman Shaikh
      suleman Shaikh

      *Scotty Kilmer has left the* *chat*

      about 23 days ago
    • esg misrata
      esg misrata

      my dad had mazda 323 1980 for 25 years to use with milage 1300 000 kilometer

      about 28 days ago
    • Kenneth Humphrey
      Kenneth Humphrey

      Hello,I like to know what do you know about the 2010 Kia Carnival Ex
      Diesel Automatic?Is it worth buying?I eventually like to get an used
      Subaru Forester or Outback,because of it's all terrain abilities.Have a
      nice day,thank you...

      about 1 month ago
    • Colin Liu
      Colin Liu

      To confirm miles and not kilometres? I understand states use the latter?!?

      about 1 month ago
    • CarsThatLast
      CarsThatLast In reply to Colin Liu

      Yes miles in the US.

      about 1 month ago
    • TERRORoftheLORD

      Our 2000 Pontiac Grand am (2.4 4 cylinder) cleared 200,000 miles with no major repairs!

      about 1 month ago
    • dj dan
      dj dan

      I really enjoyed your video as it was very informative but what made me smile is your last word.... Namaste 🙏

      about 1 month ago
    • CarsThatLast
      CarsThatLast In reply to dj dan

      Ahh!!! You caught that. Just spreading some light. 😁

      about 1 month ago
    • L Spivey
      L Spivey

      What about the Mazda 3 ?

      about 1 month ago
    • Latitude North
      Latitude North

      No surprise the Prius is the #1 transportation appliance... yikes; can you see a trend here?

      about 1 month ago
    • Aaron Ostertag
      Aaron Ostertag

      You forgot the ford mustang

      about 1 month ago
    • Mentally Challenged Viking
      Mentally Challenged Viking

      Hyundai? Yeah Right

      about 1 month ago
    • Mywork777

      I drive a 2nd gen 2008 Toyota Prius and use it for work. It has been very reliable. I have over 145,000 miles on it. When it reached 100,000, I had multiple repairs such as replacing the air mass sensor.

      about 1 month ago
    • Shane Singleton
      Shane Singleton

      I'm surprised and actually impressed at the Prius's reliability as shown here. Especially as it was really the first heavy hitter in the hybrid automobile space. I think Honda beat them to market but i can't remember the last time I saw one of those but Prius are everywhere. Honestly i'm a muscle car guy so a Prius isn't exactly a car that's a heavy consideration for me but if I ever needed a long distance commute vehicle i see that i'd be justified in picking one up. I'm also glad to see the Ford Focus on the list. Ever since the first generation ive always liked the styling of that little car. Especially the 2 door hatchback (ZX3).

      about 1 month ago
    • Brenda Me
      Brenda Me

      5) Hyundai Elantra
      4) KIA Spectra
      3) Ford Focus
      2) Toyota Corolla/Honda Civic/Acura RSX
      1) Toyota Prius

      about 1 month ago
    • Brenda Me
      Brenda Me In reply to Brenda Me

      +Invader Zim You Are Welcome!!!

      about 1 month ago
    • Invader Zim
      Invader Zim In reply to Brenda Me

      Thank you, you saved me a lot of time, brother!

      about 1 month ago
    • Mark L
      Mark L

      If you are trying to do a video just on cheap long-lasting cars, that's fine but then you should have picked a different title. This is not really a fair video on the best five small cars based on longevity. As it is, you are biasing your study by only looking at vehicles under $6k in counting how many are listed and what their mileage is. A truly long-lasting small car will command a higher resale value than its competitors, meaning that there will be still more of these car models with above 200k miles over the $6k price threshold than comparable brands. The Corolla is a good example of this, but you are downgrading it in terms of its reliablity simply because it generally holds its value longer and therefore often has a slightly higher price than similar models. On the other hand, you seem to be rewarding the Focus for almost the exact opposite reason, including newer models with high mileage because their resale value has dropped under the $6k mark. If you were to remove the arbitrary price cap and then redo this study with an age restriction instead, for instance just looking at cars ten years or older, I believe you would see a different result.

      about 1 month ago
    • Pajlis Thoj
      Pajlis Thoj

      Dude that is because it takes less gas so they can afford to drive more ofter duh...

      about 1 month ago
    • smoothvelvetsinger

      Yes, Prius. I have two of them. I want to buy a Prius seven seater next. Looks great! Great video!

      about 2 months ago
    • Joseph Diaz
      Joseph Diaz In reply to smoothvelvetsinger

      What a loser haha.

      about 14 days ago
    • Dave D
      Dave D

      Sold my 2007 Accord in January with 483,000 miles.

      about 2 months ago
    • Eugene Williams
      Eugene Williams In reply to Dave D

      +Dave D No. Unfortunately i only know how to change tires. Kinda scared to do anything else. Dont wanna mess anything up.

      about 1 month ago
    • Dave D
      Dave D In reply to Dave D

      +Eugene Williams I drive Lyft and Uber in the Dallas area (60-70k miles per year). Do you do your own car maintenance and repairs?

      about 1 month ago
    • Eugene Williams
      Eugene Williams In reply to Dave D

      +Dave D I appreciate that info. I drive for Uber and Lyft full time. I put 60k on my 17 civic in one year. Trying to pay it off within 200k to get the note off and hopefully i can stretch it out to 400-500k.

      about 1 month ago
    • Dave D
      Dave D In reply to Dave D

      +Eugene Williams rear suspension arms at 250k $660, steering rack at 420k $1,000 both done by mechanics. Exhaust system untouched, A/C never touched, PS pump original, but just starting to leak. Starter replaced twice $100 first time, free warranty replacement second time, alternator around 410k $120. One ball joint, one front wheel bearing, brake rotors around 400k $80, plugs at 156k and 410k, original coils. Oil changes between 7k-9k. Timing belt and water pump at 105k intervals. Compliance bushings changed once. Did repairs myself except for first 2 listed. Nav system stopped at around 400k, stereo and CD changer still worked well. At 8k, oil was half way between ADD & FULL - never needed to add oil (Pennzoil Platinum from first change. ) Honda ATF and Honda coolant every 50k. Maintenance minder for other items. Top Tier gasoline most of the time.

      about 1 month ago
    • Eugene Williams
      Eugene Williams In reply to Dave D

      How many major repairs?

      about 1 month ago
    • Scott Miller
      Scott Miller

      Had an 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis with 565k on original engine that was still running. original transmission was rebuilt at 520k.

      about 2 months ago

      *☀Good🌅to know👀thank's🗺☉*

      about 2 months ago
    • Shell Smith
      Shell Smith

      What about a 2009 Hyundai Elantra with 164K miles? I just bought one about a month ago for $4,050 from a new car dealership (Honda). They said they don’t generally put trade-ins up for sale unless they feel it’s a good car. It was a one owner car, all maintenance records in glove compartment. No accidents. Looks like new. New tires. Clean engine. Was that a good deal? Can I expect it to last for 10 more years? I did replace the timing belt, since I’ve had it, as recommended by my mechanic, and I used the money I had leftover from being under my budget when I bought the car.

      about 2 months ago
    • San Htun
      San Htun

      over 300K , there are ton of NYC yellow taxi , toyota camry hybrid with over 300k.

      about 2 months ago
    • Tonni Tomo
      Tonni Tomo

      OH WILL YOU GET TO IT!!!! Jeeeeez! You’re yacking too much!

      about 2 months ago
    • j t
      j t

      What about egotistical owners who drive BMW/MERCEDES BENZ ?

      about 3 months ago
    • Zen Den
      Zen Den In reply to j t

      (Audi owner alert) - the German cars tend to be like thoroughbred horses, need a lot of veterinary support. Older German cars need enthusiast owners prepared to do the set maintenance and be acutely aware and on top of known issues/model. Given that then you can get good mileages. E.g., the Benz S320 v-6 from early to mid 2000's can pull the big mileages ok. Etc., etc.

      about 1 month ago
    • j t
      j t In reply to j t

      +Roger Williams So true ! Cost me $2000 for re and re electric water pump, e90 BMW, never again.

      about 1 month ago
    • Roger Williams
      Roger Williams In reply to j t

      They're busy making their mechanics rich with umpteen repairs on their cars. 😂😂😂

      about 1 month ago
    • Matt Deluca
      Matt Deluca

      09.2012 Nissan sentra

      about 3 months ago
    • SasquatchMelee

      Yep, 03 Corolla was stellar... Odometer stopped at 299,999 miles... Bought a Kia Forte in 2011... Absolutely reliable. Only thing is that it now knocks but it's at 355,000 miles (started knocking at around 280,000). Gave it to my son so it'll die soon as my son does not do any maintenance...

      Son: Hey pops, the check engine is on...
      Dad: Ok, I'll get my obd2 and check this... BTW, ever done an oil change?
      Son: What is that?
      Dad: ...

      Turns out oil did not even touch the dipstick...

      about 3 months ago
    • djkenny

      Scion XB both generations. Especially with a Manual. 300k plus pretty easily. They use the second gen as a Cab. Toyota Matrix, too. And Camry 4 cylinder.

      about 3 months ago
    • Mr. Don
      Mr. Don

      How did a kia spectra make the list. You will need 7 engines to make it to 300k miles

      about 3 months ago