Thoughts on "higher mileage" 200? (1 Viewer)

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I currently have a 99LC with 275K miles. I've had it for 3 years, I am the second owner, Texas truck and absolutely love it. It has cost me some $$$ though to get it where I have it, dreaded front diff issue, replaced master brake module and many other small things...but it runs like a top and is all up to date. I love the space, my kids enjoy the space and for traveling, I'm not sure there is anything better on the road today...except maybe the 200 series?

I'm considering getting a used 200 series, 08-10 with probably between 100K-130K miles for a daily driver back/forth and as a business vehicle. I don't want another money pit, but am considering taking the vehicle allowance and get a 200 series rather than the company vehicle. The allowance is decent and might get me an XLT Crewcab 2WD. After gas for the LX (based on the mileage I drive), $100 in maintenance...should leave me enough for that 08-10 LC. Afterwards, the truck will have some value to me and be an assett. Right now, I would get a basic company car/truck and while I would have no payment/maint/gas...I can't take it in the mountains/snow, etc.

Keep in mind, my wife and I both agree...we are keeping the 99LC!

Curious to hear everyone's thoughts...am I crazy? I've thought about keeping the allowance and driving my 99 around. I've always said if they offered an allowance, I'd take it and get an LC...well now the option is REAL.

Thoughts?
We have an 08 200 with 260k.... and are buying a 16 RR Autobiography with 75k.... have owned a few RRs... know what we are in for... but love both vehicles... and LC will remain my wife’s daily driver with RR our nice family weekend vehicle...
Our motto is we live once..... so enjoy life and quit overthinking everything as to what makes the most sense ! I know the RR will cost us more than the LC to own.... and quite honestly plan on keeping the RR and eventually replacing the 08 LC with a newer LC... not brand new.... just newer... with up to 100k miles.....
Again, we need to stop looking at everything like an accountant! Every vehicle costs money to own..... and most depreciate.... if you enjoy cars and trucks ( many do not ), buy something you enjoy, regardless of what that is, put fuel in it, maintain it well, and stop worrying if it gets 14 mpg or 15! It doesn’t matter! If the difference really matters, buy a Prius.....

I’ve owned over 150 vehicles in my life from a $350 56 Ford F100 pickup to a $200,000 Aston Martin Vanquish SS, and as a result, will be working the rest of my life.... but no regrets, because I’ve enjoyed life from day 1!!!!

Not saying repeat what I’ve done, just saying don’t overthink what car to buy.... buy a 200.... and enjoy it! I will always have a LC in my garage!
 
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I have a 99 with 217K currently and a 2010 that just hit 200k. I do the proper PM and they both perform like new vehicles.
 
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I have a 99 with 217K currently and a 2010 that just hit 200k. I do the proper PM and they both perform like new vehicles.
I would buy your 99 before I bought any used 100 (or 200 for that matter). You’ve literally replaced every part of the truck with OEM that it should be considered a brand new 1999!
 
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So...... what’s wrong with buying a used 100 or 200?
Not a thing!! I daily drive an 03 TLC 100 with 230k miles and my wife drives an 05 LX470 with 113k miles.

my comment was meant as a compliment to @NHouston 99 TLC - if you’ve ever read his build thread you would be blown away by the meticulous maintenance he has performed on his rig.

I’ve never purchased a vehicle new in my life and don’t foresee myself doing so any time soon. That’s why I’m on my 3rd cruiser and 6th Toyota!
 

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