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

J.R.B.

171 posts

136 months

Sunday 2nd January 2011
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118,000 on my 00 540i. Had 107,000 on it when I bought it in February 2009.

Origin Unknown

1,281 posts

113 months

Sunday 2nd January 2011
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MK1 TT - 119K (But hasn't moved in 6 months as its still in bits)
E39 530i - 142K (Daily Driver)
X Type - 90K (Wifes)

Ku7rt

53 posts

1 month

Wednesday 14th August
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My Ford Fiesta, 24000 miles. Barely put 1500 on it in 6 months ownership. Basically a waste

Eyersey1234

1,052 posts

23 months

Wednesday 14th August
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My old Fiesta had 173k on the clock when I sold it, bought at 30 miles.

The Focus had just under 174k at purchase, now at 186k.

tejr

1,143 posts

108 months

Wednesday 14th August
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I've tended to buy my DD cars at the 80-90k miles mark. They seemed highest value for money.

Usually sold between the just-under-100k to 125k miles mark.

Weekend toys, I try to buy under 50k miles.

cologne2792

1,214 posts

70 months

Wednesday 14th August
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We've consistently found, over the last three decades, that it's older French cars that seem to the most reliable - well PSA anyway.
Current 406 coupe is at 161,500 and being an hdi is just about run in.
Previous 406 hdi estate made 250,000 and my current daily driver, elderly Ford Ranger, is at 171,000.

RDMcG

13,429 posts

151 months

Wednesday 14th August
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The car is use most ( Cayenne S) has 165,000 miles on it. Will keep it til it dies.

Plate spinner

13,277 posts

144 months

Wednesday 14th August
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Merc C220cdi on 248k miles. A few non-essential things have stopped working and won’t be fixed...

Running it into the ground basically.

The Mad Monk

5,130 posts

61 months

Wednesday 14th August
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TL:DR

Looking at the percentages.....

0 - 50,000 miles 28%
50,000 - 100,000 36%
100,000 - 150,000 26%
150,000 - 200,000 8%

Make of that what you will.

alorotom

6,651 posts

131 months

Wednesday 14th August
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14600 on the Octavia (10mths old)
850 on the Golf (7mths old)

Skyedriver

8,437 posts

226 months

Wednesday 14th August
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1997 Volvo 940 Estate 190000

adamInca

167 posts

87 months

Wednesday 14th August
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Current one has 71k

Previous ones:
Punto Mk2 170k (owned from new)
Peugeot 307 1.6 169k (owned from about 8k I think)

Jbeale96

318 posts

39 months

Wednesday 14th August
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I must admit I find it very pleasing to be one of the 3% who have selected over 200,000!

V70 D5, bought in November on 210k, now on 223k. Bar the usual consumables it owes me a wheel bearing (£180) and a battery (£96).

Will be giving it a major service on Friday afternoon, for which I purchased all of the bits plus a few odd tools etc for around £150. Much cheaper than when I used one of those garage comparison websites for my own amusement, cheapest quote for the same service was £270...

It’s very tatty but it works well and I shall continue to keep it maintained until it throws an expensive bill at me. Even now it’s covered over twice the distance that the majority of the British public consider to be the end of a car’s life, so every extra mile it covers is a bonus, and is saving me a hell of a lot of money compared the the PCPing I was doing previously!

Dodsy

6,937 posts

171 months

Wednesday 14th August
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Jag XJR X350 on 205k still goes like a rocket ship

Bought with 38k on the clock 8 years ago , its 12 years old now and i still love it

Edited by Dodsy on Wednesday 14th August 20:25

lee_erm

799 posts

137 months

Wednesday 14th August
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190k on my MK1 Focus station car, it refuses to die. I don't think it's been serviced in at least 50k!

ahenners

272 posts

70 months

Wednesday 14th August
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Ku7rt said:
My Ford Fiesta, 24000 miles. Barely put 1500 on it in 6 months ownership. Basically a waste
You revived a thread with no replies for over 8 years for that?!

NoAdverseDevelopments

35 posts

7 months

Wednesday 14th August
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Just ticked over 89k on my 63 plate Fabia, had it from new and it's running better than it ever has! MPG is better, seats are nicely moulded to my arse and no rattles to speak of. My uncle asked when I was changing it when he saw the mileage display a few weeks ago, looked agog when I said I planned to aim for 150k before even thinking of changing it. My MOT guy always comments on how tidy and well maintained it is for it's mileage, look after any car and it'll do as many miles as you can throw it at.

Have had previous cars go to 133k ('05 Fiesta), 139k ('96 Corsa) and 210k (Volvo 240 Estate). All have been moved on due to rust, not mechanical stuff.

jamesbilluk

1,764 posts

127 months

Wednesday 14th August
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Recently purchased a 2013 C7 RS6 with 72000 miles on it, looks and feels brand new, hopefully its got many more left in it!

Bill

39,419 posts

199 months

Wednesday 14th August
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Apparently I ticked 75-99k, back in 2010. Since then I've had three cars and a motorhome. And a campervan... All 75-99k apart from the Disco2 at 125k, and the motorhome that's just ticked over 28k at 13 years old.

rainmakerraw

984 posts

70 months

Wednesday 14th August
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Jesus. Epic necro! hehe

cologne2792 said:
We've consistently found, over the last three decades, that it's older French cars that seem to the most reliable - well PSA anyway.
Current 406 coupe is at 161,500 and being an hdi is just about run in.
Previous 406 hdi estate made 250,000 and my current daily driver, elderly Ford Ranger, is at 171,000.
A sample of two is nonsense of course, and we've (probably) all heard of the Million Mile Volvo, and the Deutsch Merc taxis running to almost that on duck fat and vegetable oil alone... But...

My old N reg 405 estate (XUD 1.9 turbo engine, Bosch IP) was sold - about 15 years ago now! - showing 275,000 miles, after a full home service and new glow plugs. I'd previously replaced the clutch cable, which was just heavy with age not broken, and ran it on a mix of Costco veggie oil and diesel. The Russian father and son who purchased it drove it to the motherland and back, and messaged me to say it was the best £150 they'd spent, as it was still running sweet by the time they made it back to the UK.

While I was being driven to collect my new car from the showroom (a Skoda Superb, alas), the taxi driver's 406 HDI was showing over 450k miles and he said he'd only ever put the usual consumables into it.

Edited by rainmakerraw on Thursday 15th August 00:03