17: 1987 Volvo 240
Volvo is a company that built its reputation on safe vehicles yet Volvos are very reliable vehicles as well. Selden Cooper got his Volvo 240 over the million-mile mark in 2012. “In its 26 years on the road, Selden’s 240 has seen its share of bulbs, brakes, and relays. It has had 200 oil changes, 33 sets of spark plugs, 33 engine air filters, and 20 timing belt changes. When the car hit 500,000 miles Lehman Volvo Cars had the car repainted to restore it to the original luster (and to help combat the years of travel on northeast salt-covered winter roads). One thing Selden’s 240 has never had though has been an engine rebuild.” – via Lehman Volvo
The Volvo 240 was one of the most popular models for the brand. With straightforward styling and a comfortable driving experience, it was a stellar car. The fact that this owner got a million miles out of the 240 goes to show why there are so many of them still on the road. Volvos are an underrated car in a lot of aspects, and the 240 is iconic for its box styling and reasonable performance for its age.