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#121 OFFLINE   Bucketeer


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:06 AM

Moog's Vel Satis ticked over the quarter million mark the other week whilst I was borrowing it.

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#122 OFFLINE   Noel Tidybeard

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:31 PM

Disappointing to see how many of the cars on here have been photoFUCKEDit by Photobucket.

The plucky Avensis is still soldiering on at 215,000. It’s enjoying brief respite as, finally, something is broken. The indicator has been used so frequently that it’s worn out on the left. I’m not dead keen on taking off an airbag loaded wheel, but mingebag means I’ll probably attempt it in the next week or so.

This car reminds me why I do it. I’ve nothing to prove to anyone, and just need a car that quietly and confidently does what it needs to do. I imagine the previous owner enjoyed being able to travel completely incognito, always assured his destination would be met.



shouldn't need to take wheel off- i didn't when i upgraded to newer stalks on the 2007 civic spaceship


*edit just seen other replies after i wroted this

07 Civic spaceship- daily
93 Renner 19 RNi- sulking
89 Sunnay L premium- hiding
14 Poojoe 208 ehdi feline- works (1 of 10) 17/67 Voxhell MokkachinoX 6 of them

I still haven't figured out what the custard bollocked two bob knob weasel actually does, and I strongly suspect I never will.

#123 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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http://imgur.com/a/KWqHs  < 01 Saab 93 2.2 TiD SE.


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#124 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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1994 Land Rover 110 - Quietly rusting
1975 Land Rover 101FC - Shed dweller
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#125 OFFLINE   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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#126 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.
2004 VW Sharan 1.9 TDI SL - proving a very capable family wagon
1987 Toyota MR2 mk1 t-bar - currently SORN, need to use it more!

2001 Peugeot 406 Estate GLX 2.0 Hdi - sold to a shiter
1993 Vauxhall Astra mk3 1.7D - sold to a shiter
2004 Alfa Romeo 156 2.4Jtd 20v SW - sold to a shiter
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#127 OFFLINE   JJ0063


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:59 AM


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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#128 OFFLINE   AMC Rebel

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:51 AM



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1994 Range Rover Classic "The Crying Pumpkin"

2003 Jaaaag XJ 260K miles and counting

2000 Ford Mondeo Verona 1.8 pez FOR SALE Now with new As owner

2000 Ford Puma 1.7 - Roffled and now with new AS owner

1968 AMC Rebel SST convertible (working and road legal but in limp home mode)

1967 AMC Rebel SST convertible (superior body and originality being slowly raided for spares for the '68) Off road for at least the last 25 years

1956 Chevy 210 4 door hardtop - bought in 2000 and still in my garage - I even do a bit of work on it occasionally - long term project

2005 MG ZT-T awaiting completion of engine transplant of spare V6 after OMG HGF on the engine that "never has that problem"

2005 Land Rover Discovery - for long trips and moving engines 

#129 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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#130 OFFLINE   martybabes


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 02:10 PM



Here's my Waft-o-Barge


155K miles

20 years old

25 mpg 

No of cylinders - more than 7 but fewer than 9

Runs on petrol

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VW Touran - for the dog and grandchildren

#131 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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#132 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.

Current fleet: 1989 Saab 900i Auto.  1987 Skoda Estelle 120LX 21st Anniversary Special Edition.  1993 Lada Riva 1.5EFi Estate.  2009 Peugeot 107 Verve.  1985 Sinclair C5.

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