Cars are built to run for a long time. However, the amount of time they will run also depends on the way you drive it as well as putting the engine under undue stress can cut its lifespan. In this post, we’ll take a look at four cars that have done a crazy amount of kilometres including one that has crossed the 4 lakh kilometre mark.
Odo Reading – 4 lakh kilometres (claimed)
This white Lancer seen in the video above is nearly 18 years old. Youtuber Sonpreet Singh, who owns this Japanese legend learned to drive in this car and it is still running today with around 4 lakh kilometres on the odometer. Sonpreet had to replace the original 2.0-litre diesel engine of his car after it finally died after running for around 3.5 lakh kilometres. Singh managed to find a replacement engine (4D68 T) from Delhi for his Lancer, which thanks to a turbo upped the performance figures to 88 hp and 175 Nm of torque up from the 66 hp and 122 Nm figures of the original 4D65 engine. The rest of the Lancer is still in good running shape, though the interiors are showing their age and the clutch needs to be changed.
Odo Reading: 2 Lakh+ kilometres
Another video from Youtuber Sonpreet Singh sees him review a Toyota Innova that has done over 2 lakh kilometres. The Innova is owned by S. Mahinder Singh and Parameshar Singh and is registered in Delhi. The Innova is the most popular MPV in India and the MPV is known for its reliability and for its insane resale value. The first-gen Innova featured in the video above is powered by Toyota’s 2.5-litre D4D DOHC diesel engine that is turbocharged and produces that produces 100 hp and 200 Nm of torque. The engine features a cast iron block and forged internals. Despite being 10 years old, the interior is still quite well put together and is a good place to sit in.
Odo Reading – 2.34 lakh kilometres
The Toyota Etios featured in the video above by Youtuber Preet Malhotra (Channel Name: Spare Wheel) is a base diesel variant from 2012. The diesel engine on this Etios has done over 2.34 lakh kilometres in the six years it has been on the road. The engine on the Etios is a 1.4-litre diesel unit with 67 Bhp and 170 Nm of torque on offer. The car’s interiors have aged well and the space at the rear is still unmatched in the segment. However, the cost-cutting done by Toyota has made this car quite bare on the inside and it has quite a few dings on the outside as well.
Maruti Swift Dzire
Odo Reading – 2 lakh+ kilometres
This Maruti Swift Dzire seen in the video above by Youtuber Automotive Knowledge is just 4 years old and has done over 2 lakh kilometres in that time. The Dzire’s exterior hasn’t been doing well and the youtuber has had to have the front bumper replaced. However, the rest of the car seems to be doing quite well, with the 1.3-litre turbo diesel engine with 89 Bhp and 190 Nm of torque still delivers nearly 22 km/l on the highway. The only major problems with the car seem to be the brakes, that have lost quite a bit of their bite and the rear seat, which the youtuber claims is quite cramped.