When a car lasts a long time, you might feel like you hit the jackpot. Monthly payments become a part of history, and insurance dips to the point where the cost is negligible. As long as the car is not expensive to maintain, you’re basically operating the vehicle for the price of gas. That frees up cash to save for your next vehicle or whatever other purchase you have on the horizon.
However, there comes a point when you might think your car is going to last forever. Once you pass 200,000 miles on the odometer and look to future milestones, you might get greedy. Though it sounds crazy, you might even think your car can reach a million miles.
Actually, it’s not as crazy as it sounds. We did a little digging into the “million mile clubs” car owners set up over the years and found some amazing figures. Here are 20 cars that reached 1 million miles, ranked from the lowest to the greatest of all time.
20. 1964 Porsche 356C
San Pedro (Calif.) native Guy Newmark received his 1964 Porsche 356C as a graduation present from his father in the mid-1960s. Over 50 years later, Newmark was still driving his blue Porsche when the odometer ticked over the million-mile mark. Undaunted, Newmark continued driving it every day. His approach says everything: Newmark took it in for maintenance after every 3,000 miles over the last five decades.