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I've only taken one car past 200k which was my 2001 A4 tdi which I'd owned for 7 years and looked after well. I was very happy to pass this milestone... until a few weeks later there was a small noise when I pulled out of a junction and within a few miles the engine had started to eat itself. I stripped it bare on the drive and fragged the rest, with a tear in my eye.

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Must admit id be gutted if the stilo packed up now,ive had it 6 years and done 100,000 miles in it and become quite attached to it,it would really be a sad day to have to sling it away due to mechanical failure.

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My old a6 c5 1.9tdi "pumpe duse" estate had 245k on the clock and drove faultlessly. Equally a 1990 w124 Merc 200te showing 220k that had plenty of life too. My highest miler was a 360k w124 300td but that had had a hard life and had a slipping autobox, leaking fuel tank, collapsed drivers seat, broken rear suspension and plenty of rust. Presumably still doing the rounds somewhere in Africa.

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Not mine but I came across this during recent browsing for a new car/van.

 

https://www.gumtree.com/p/vans/vito-mini-bus/1162989831

 

Sadly, I fear this mileage may not be correct as it jumps from 245k in 2013 to 411k in 2014. Mainly motorway miles m8?

 

 

MOT History Results

Here are the MOT results for this vehicle. Please note mileages are only available since 2011.

Date Result Details 15/01/2016 Pass
Mileage
426671 miles
Mileage Notes
  • The mileage recorded at this MOT is above average for a vehicle of this age. (Average mileage of 127900)
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254k with an E34 525 TDS BMW. The wipers, locks, etc were about wanked though engine and box good. Sold as a runner. Sons BMW 530D has 245k and is ok apart from rear suspension knocking like a good 'un. My Merc 320 CLK was selt at 205k in rude health, current 300se ok on 195 but it took 27 years to get there!

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My 2001 E200 sitting pretty on 248k - barely broken in! An E200 taxi in Vienna last year had 680k (euros so around 450k imperial) wouldn't have thought it had done 100k the driver not told me. 

 

W210's are probably the last of the bullet proof Mercs, bodies let them down as they're made of disprin, but the engines will go forever, unless it's derv... 

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Here's a really shit picture of my Fiat Brava just after 250,000 miles. It was April 2011.

 

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I ran it to 280,000, gave it to my sister, who gave it back to me at 290,000. I then stuck it in one of the lock-ups where it sat for two years...

 

Then in February I got the 127 Fiorino and I needed it's garage, so with a very heavy heart I bridged it... :-( (it was fucked though)

 

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The only car I've actually taken past 200K myself is the ex-Spottedlaurel Camry estate (which has since sadly passed on, but has donated many of its organs to keep other Camrys on the road).  Highest milage car I've owned was an E-plate Volvo 740 estate with 318,000 when I bought it - I kept it for a while and used it as a tow car, it went all over the country picking up chod (back in the days when I was hiring a trailer nearly every week to go and pick up some purchase or other).  At about 330K the fuel pump packed up, and it was out of test by then so I sold it for bits.

 

The highest recorded mileage of any vehicle I've owned (not counting Renaults with digital milometers that have shat themselves) was 986,000 km on the tacho of the Roadrunner - no idea if that was genuine or not, but I have no doubt the old Cummins lump could manage that sort of mileage.

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