Join Date: May 2003
Location: Tinton Falls, NJ
Can you count on it? No. Is it possible? Yes. I have a 94 crown vic that has 275K miles and the original trans, and it has no issues yet. If you do all highway driving, the trans would last a lot longer than around town. Besides, if the car only has 90K on it now, why are you worried about making it to 300K? To get to 300K, you have more miles to go than most cars will last total, so I say buy the car, have the J-mod done, and keep up on the maintenance on the whole car, and fix what breaks until the car isn't worth fixing anymore. Don't worry about a problem that doesn't exist, isn't likely to come about in the next few years, and isn't terribly expensive to fix when it eventually does come up.
-91 Cougar LS, coming soon, complete overhaul
with a 427" Windsor.
-90 XR7 5-speed black on black w/sunroof, MP2, coated rotors, double intercooler, 15%OD, ported heads, comp stage 1 cam, 85mm TB, 90MM LMAF, 80# injectors, and ported big valve heads
-98 Mark VIII LSC, Procharger P600b, TR3650 swap and 3.73s.
-90 SC Automatic rustbucket winter beater
-97 Tbird Sport 4.6 Nice weather daily driver
-"Your buddy Mike is INSANE!" -ClintD's dad