It sounds like you may have fixed everything already. Honestly, the 4.3L engine will go over 200K it properly maintained. However, other things will wear out and need replaced. Today's cars run a lot longer because people maintain them better, but things like bearings, electrical components. Still wear out.
If you are like me, I would rather have to put a couple hundred in to a car every 5 or 6 months rather than having a 400 dollar a month car payment. Really, I can't guarantee how long this vehicle will last because I don't know its past, but like your mechanic said, it's not uncommon for them to run 200+K
Let me know if you have other questions.
Saturday, July 25th, 2009 AT 12:10 AM