How many miles on your private, main car at the moment?

How many miles on your private, main car at the moment?

Poll: How many miles on your private, main car at the moment?

Total Members Polled: 878

Less than 1,000: 1%
1,000-4,999: 3%
5,000-9,999: 3%
10,000-19,999: 5%
20,000-49,999: 17%
50,000-74,999: 16%
75,000-99,999: 16%
100,000-149,999: 27%
150,000-200,000: 9%
Over 200,000: 4%
Author
Discussion

Rawwr

Original Poster:

22,235 posts

178 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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We're probably quite a wasteful nation when it comes to cars and how long we hold on to them for. It seems as if though once a car gets into six figures on the odometer it becomes a totally worthless hunk of scrap.

Even I'm slightly ashamed to admit that I've never owned a car with more than 100,000 on the clock but I like to think that's more due to coincidence than a specific want to avoid those cars.

If you have multiple main cars, just go for the one with the largest odometer reading.

randlemarcus

11,771 posts

175 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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From a count of seven, I'd say that's buggered your theory biggrin

Rawwr

Original Poster:

22,235 posts

178 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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randlemarcus said:
From a count of seven, I'd say that's buggered your theory biggrin
Bah, I could probably find 7 people who think Poland is a city in France. Need more data smile

kambites

57,212 posts

165 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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Only 40k on the Elise but my previous two cars both went well into six figures.

WeirdNeville

5,893 posts

159 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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My last few cars:
Audi 110k - 135k
MR2 124k-126k
Nissan 70k-90k
Mr2 114k-124k
BMW 167k and going strong!

Do not fear the miles......

Elskeggso

3,100 posts

131 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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E36 100,400

Citroen van 115,000

Edited by Elskeggso on Thursday 30th December 23:22

Colin 1985

1,899 posts

114 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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52,000 on my current car, both previous cars had approx. 150,000 miles.

Chas88

630 posts

110 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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My car is on 45k at the moment. This is only my second car; my previous one had 43k on when I traded it in. Amazingly my current car is not only my highest mileage car but also higher than any car either of my parents have owned in my life time and probably theirs too.

FraserLFA

5,083 posts

118 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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My little focus reached 60,000 recently, and is still running great. I've truly fallen in love biggrin

Globs

13,623 posts

175 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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The 406 1.9TDI is doing well at 112k and my BMW is on about 167k.
Original engines, gearboxes etc.

*Al*

3,830 posts

166 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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e46 BMW convertible with 96k.

Wifes 2002Yaris 27k

Edited by *Al* on Thursday 30th December 23:32

v8will

3,169 posts

140 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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From most recent, all approximate at time of sale.

Toyota Yaris D4D (Current) 75195
Mercedes SLK230 (Current) 101392
Volvo 850 T5 Estate 147000 approx
Volvo 850 T5 Saloon 123000
Volvo 460 1.6 149000
Mazda MX5 1.8 127000
BMW E36 318 coupe 105000
Mercedes C-Class 167000
Toyota Rav 4 65000
Peugeot 306 1.9D 131000
Peugeot 406 2.0 60000
Peugeot 106 1.1 87000
VW Golf Mk4 GTI 39000
VW Golf MK4 GT TDI 13000
Ford Mondeo 2.0 119000
Renault Clio 1.4 41000
Ford fiesta 1.1 89000

The only 2 cars that had any sort of engine trouble was my 1st, the Fiesta which had a worn cam and many leaking oil seals and the Volvo T5 which did it's head gasket at 140,000 odd miles.

So long as the engine is quiet, doesn't smoke and has no obvious issues I'm not so worried about mileage so long as the rest of the car is good. My Yaris is relatively high mileage for a small engine yet drives much tighter than my friends 1.5DCi Clio. My old 306 would have gone on for ever but at that mileage it needed just about every suspension component replaced.

On the other hand my father in law has just sold his 2006 Astra, with less than 10K on the clock.

Edited by v8will on Thursday 30th December 23:32

heebeegeetee

26,735 posts

192 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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I'm liking my VW Bora tdi at the mo. 142k, on original everything except pads, discs and consumables. I used it to collect a series 2 landrover on a trailer the other day, cruised at an indicated 50mph and 28mpg. smile

mrtwisty

2,527 posts

109 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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116k clio ,126k mr2 ,130k puma. I always buy on condition and history. I've seen some real pups with half that mileage, driven to death by owners with no idea about maintenance or servicing.

Sand1

537 posts

139 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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2006 Skoda Octavia 2.0 PD with 96,000 miles. It's never missed a beat, best car I have ever owned.

LukeBird

17,149 posts

153 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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Close to 80k in my '03 MX-5. smile

007 VXR

64,187 posts

131 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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17K on mine after 4 years from new

edpurnell

150 posts

153 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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Renault laguna sport tourer 188881 yesterday.

kiethton

10,958 posts

124 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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84k on the astra, i got it with 7k on the clock 3 years ago. Everything is going well, all brake disks are original (although are getting thin) as are the rear pads, the fronts lasted 60k. it doesn't smoke and still pulls well, same clutch from new and hasn't needed anything other than the pads, tyres and servicing.

Saying that that horn seem to have a intermittent problem (doesn't always work with the lights on)

powerandtorque

201 posts

135 months

Thursday 30th December 2010
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189k on my '99 306 HDi
171k on my '89 205 1.9 GTi

Even high-mileage aging French hatches can be faultlessly reliable, hard as that is to believe laugh