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#121 OFFLINE   chatsharris

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:02 PM

My Saab ticked over to 160k on my way to work last week. Couldn't be happier with it.
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#122 OFFLINE   Squirrel2

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:40 PM

My previous Volvo V70 D5 nearly made it to 275k before I pushed it through because its engine was borked and burning oil. The demise of its motor came as a shock as I was confident that I'd get it to 300k and beyond. This mileage was covered on the original clutch.IMG_1770.JPG
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#123 ONLINE   Ghosty

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 04:17 AM

If the Volvo ever carks it, I might T5 convert it.
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#124 OFFLINE   stripped fred

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:12 AM

My Sharan is on 212k and feels fine. No real signs of the miles it's done. The engine is a bit noisier and smokes a little bit, and the turbo occasionally sticks, has the odd squeek and rattle but overall it wears it's miles well. I can see why they are used as taxis.
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#125 OFFLINE   JJ0063

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:59 AM

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Metrocab with 931k on it, although MOT history says up until 2014 it only had <400k on it so not store on the story there!
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#126 OFFLINE   AMC Rebel

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:51 AM

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#127 OFFLINE   barefoot

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 10:32 AM

My T2 has done about 175,000 miles, I bought it with 47,000.

Now I appreciate that this isn't massive, as recounted elsewhere in this thread my 944 has done almost 300,000.

However, I do believe that for an air-cooled VW engine this is little short of spectacular, I don't think they were designed to do anything like that mileage,

TBH it's about fucked though, and struggles on hills that once it used to romp up. I am planning to replace the engine over the winter months.


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#128 OFFLINE   martybabes

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 02:10 PM

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Here's my Waft-o-Barge

 

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25 mpg 

No of cylinders - more than 7 but fewer than 9

Runs on petrol


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#129 OFFLINE   Broadsword

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 10:41 PM

Volvo D5s should easily top 300k with good maintenance. They do in Scandinavia routinely. My LWB 4.0 X300 Jaaaag is still perfectly ok at 278 000 miles. Shame it doesn't show on the clocks as the dash was changed at some point. You really wouldn't notice the mileage, it's been the most reliable car ever I've had. The only thing that has needed fixing so far was a water pump for the heater and that only cost £10. I really should treat it to a service as I have the full. The parts are waiting on a shelf.
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#130 OFFLINE   Zelandeth

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 02:56 AM

Sadly no longer in my ownership, and nothing compared to many, but my 98 Xantia 1.9TD was on 206K miles when sold and still drove, rode and sounded like a brand new car. A few scrapes and some peeling clearcoat really were the only significant signs of age. Even the cloth on the driver's seat bolster was still perfect, which in many cases seems to be the first bit of an interior to show wear.

Saab is just over 133K, and does have a few signs of wear, mostly just rust in the usual C900 spots...mechanically she still went like a train until recently - and hopefully will again once the head gasket has been changed. That let go in quite spectacular fashion a couple of months back and overnight dumped the entire contents of the cooling system into the sump overnight. Suffice to say, several flushes happened immediately when that was found the following morning before she was parked up in the corner to wait for repair.

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#131 OFFLINE   cbowditch

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 08:56 PM

My uncle had a mk4 Cortina estate 2.0GL that had well over 200k miles on it. He'd had it from nearly new and used to change the oil very regularly so it kept its original engine until the end.
Eventually rust got it so he sold it to some gypsies cheap. A few weeks later it's heavily stripped remains were seen left in the middle of a field they'd been camping in!

I hope that wasn't recently? Even rotten Cortinas are worth £1K these days...



#132 OFFLINE   warren t claim

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 09:20 PM

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#133 OFFLINE   danthecapriman

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 09:59 PM

I hope that wasn't recently? Even rotten Cortinas are worth £1K these days...


God no! It was some years ago. Early 90's sort of time from memory. They were almost worthless old bangers at the time.
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#134 OFFLINE   dougiefourspeed

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 12:37 PM

Fathafourspeeds Honda HR-V. Owned since new in 2002. Semi-retired now and in storage while daily duties are handled by a 28k mile... 2002 HR-V. Good little cars these.

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#135 OFFLINE   trigger

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 06:13 AM

Now here a impressive find on the BCA site.

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This 2005 Getz 1.1 has done a staggering 430000 miles! Averaging around 40k a year. Is this the highest mileaged Getz?
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#136 OFFLINE   sierraman

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 06:35 AM

40k a year in that! Fuck that.
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Posted 03 November 2017 - 10:49 AM

To be absolutely honest, I feel a bit of a fraud here: 200 thou in an 89 Volvo 765 is nowt! So, have it a month ago on 200,765. I've put another 1,000 or so on since then.

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#138 OFFLINE   phil_lihp

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 11:21 AM

I thought that Getz must be a mistake but no, MOT history shows a regular 40k a year increase and very little in the way of fails or advisories, just seems to be very well maintained.  Fair play!


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#139 OFFLINE   rantingYoof

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 11:50 AM

One must hope the Getz is geared long. O_o

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 06:10 PM

I still can't get over it, what kind of masochist would do that mileage in a 1100cc car?!

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#141 OFFLINE   timolloyd

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 06:19 PM

I still can't get over it, what kind of masochist would do that mileage in a 1100cc car?!


Perhaps someone who would normally be driving a larger vehicle but found themselves difficult to insure? Or a popular hire car?

#142 OFFLINE   5speedracer

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 06:23 PM

Cost effective commuter, keep the Jag for the weekend.

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 07:13 PM

I still can't get over it, what kind of masochist would do that mileage in a 1100cc car?!


Courier?

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#144 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 07:44 PM

I still can't get over it, what kind of masochist would do that mileage in a 1100cc car?!

 

The sort of idiot who'd join a beige forum?


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Posted 03 November 2017 - 08:48 PM

Our little '93 AX Highlight managed to do 192,000 miles before being scrapped in 2012 (we sadly had sold it 6 years prior)... But almost 200,000 miles in a 1 litre AX stunned me!
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Posted 03 November 2017 - 08:50 PM

The Getz is some seriously impressive masochism.I kind of want it.

#147 ONLINE   unclecalzone

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 11:54 PM

Id like to know more about the previous owner. there can’t be many people willing to keep a 13 year old cheap Korean car maintained and then be willing to do 800 odd miles each week in it for years on end

#148 OFFLINE   rantingYoof

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 11:58 PM

I'd say that you'd pay considerably less repairing and maintaining a 2005 Getz with a 1.1 petrol over 430k than you would an [insert generic diesel white good here] of the same age.


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#149 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 12:01 AM

Someone* needs to buy it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 12:24 AM

I'd say that you'd pay considerably less repairing and maintaining a 2005 Getz with a 1.1 petrol over 430k than you would an [insert generic diesel white good here] of the same age.


Indeed, no dual mass whirly bits and soot particle cloggers to drain your wallet.
Which is odd as commuting big mileages these days requires a leased diesel german status symbol preferably in white (as everyone knows)
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