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#31 OFFLINE   Volksy

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 05:37 PM

BMW 635 is the only BMW i would buy, i think its the only one you can drive without people thinking your a twunk.. sorry pog..

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 05:54 PM

Mileage? my 635 is on 290k -original engine. Anyone better that?

One of my shite recovery vehicles a few years back was £75-worth of 1988 Volvo 740 estate. I towed dozens of cars home with that old crate, from Standard Ten to Saab 900. I finally scrapped it when the fuel pump packed up at just past 338,000 miles. Still on its original engine and box, and ran perfectly apart from the usual Volvo camsahft noise and a slightly temperamental overdrive. Great cars. My Leyland Roadrunner had done about 610,000 miles, but that doesn't count 'cos it was a lorry.

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 06:02 PM

BMW 635 is the only BMW i would buy, i think its the only one you can drive without people thinking your a twunk.. sorry pog..

I dunno, I think a nice early lower-end E28 or E12 in a sensible colour has a certain amount of class to it. I do agree that a 635CSi is the ultimate Beemer though - I should never have sold mine. :(

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 06:12 PM

Never (yet) owned a Six but agree an E28 is a lovely motor.Petrol cars - highest I've had (as custodian) was my brother's '90 Volvo 740 (pattern emerging here), dash clocks had been changed but by carbon dating the old MOT's I reckon it had done at least 230,000. And it still ran perfectly, no rust, lovely broken-in leather. F****d headlining as usual though.

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#35 OFFLINE   Volksy

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 06:24 PM

'86 205 GLD, was the only car i've had that had done over 200k, was an ex chinese takeaway delivery motor, bought for £50, did a 100 mile return commute in it everyday, possibly my favorite car ever..my old 850 estate (which Torsten owns now) was on its way to 200k, think that Volvos are the best mileage motors. Although, yet to own an S class merc......

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 06:57 PM

yet to own an S class merc......

There was a W116 280SE on eBay a couple of years back which had done 850,000 miles on its original engine. I was tempted at the time but it was a bit too far away for me to take the plunge.

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 08:07 PM

I took a Peugeot 405 turbot oil belcher to 250,000 miles, twas a company hack, and was still on its original clutch, and had no major bits replaced apart from the radiator. That was years ago, the car was spotted still on the road by a friend very recently :D
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Posted 01 December 2007 - 08:18 PM

I don't think I own a single car that's done more than about 80k :lol: I had a Bluebird turbo once with over 150k on it but that's probably the highest. It was knackered too.

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 08:39 PM

I had a Fiat Tipo 1.4 with 230,000 on it! Also a Merc 190E with 196,000. It was recently 4 sale on ebay with 246,000 on it.

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