Yes, it's still rare to see a million miles on an odometer, but it happens. And
while in decades past automobiles were often junkyard-bound at 100,000 miles, today's cars can easily run 200,000 miles
or more with minimal maintenance.
Pray for luck. "There is some level of luck" whether you get a car that lasts forever,
Ibbotson says. He recalls his father recently sold a 1995 truck with 200,000 miles, and it was in good shape even though he
had done almost "absolutely nothing" to it. Meanwhile, a friend has a newer truck of the same model, same body style,
with only 65,000 miles, "and that vehicle has had much more maintenance done."
The first Ford Mustang went
on the market in April of 1964, marketed as "the car designed by you". These models have 1965 VIN's and many debate what to
call this pony car - the 1964 ½ or 1965 model. Mustang lovers would recognize the difference. The first Mustang was equipped
with a generator and 260 cubic inch V8 engine. This changed in 1965 when alternators replaced generators and the V8 was upgraded
to 289 cubic inches. You could order your Mustang as plain, fast, fancy and/or economical as you wanted.
inception to present, the Mustang
has won many racing championships. Cosmetic features were enhanced in 1966. The first major redesign took place in 1967 with
an increase in length and height of the body along with and extended roof line. The Cobra Jet engine was introduced in 1968.
The Boss model was released in 1969, offering a fresh style with a new Sports Roof and longer body and a Windsor V8 engine.
The Mustang was redesigned two inches longer and wider in 1971. The Boss models were discontinued due to government
fuel regulations and the 351HO model was introduced in 1972. A smaller style was produced in 1973 (the ugliest Mustang in my opinion) and would be the last Mustang convertible for many
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Antony holds a doctorate in marketing and has taught at Boston and Suffolk Universities; he now runs his own marketing
business. I am still at the Good News Garage. He has taught adult education automotive courses, worked for the Car building
Affairs Division of the estate garage, and is a member of the National Car Care Council. In my spare time i produce a highly
successful newspaper column for King Features Syndicate, " and an award-winning website, in the Car Talk section.