High mileage cars for sale

High mileage cars for sale

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BorkFactor

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6,995 posts

106 months

Friday 20th April 2012
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Following on from this thread :

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

And that lovely Volvo 940 with 300k mentioned yesterday, I thought we could have a thread dedicated to cars for sale with mega mileages.

Feel free to contribute with your own cars / stories etc smile

BorkFactor

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6,995 posts

106 months

Friday 20th April 2012
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A couple of Audis here with well over 200k on them smile

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/2012...

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/2012...

Neither actually look that bad!

It would be interesting to buy something like this and see how long you could run it for before it threw a massive bill at you.

Would be nice to show these to the "cars become unreliable after 50k" brigade hehe

chris116

771 posts

116 months

Friday 20th April 2012
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Looks in good condition considering the miles.

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/2012...

hehe


mat777

8,974 posts

108 months

Friday 20th April 2012
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chris116 said:
Looks in good condition considering the miles.

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/2012...

hehe
Thats GOT to be a typo?

I know its not for sale, but:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2071930/If...

It does go to show that with careful driving and proper (maybe pre emptive) maintenance that cars will go on for mega mileages.
I've seen TDI land rovers do nearly 600k by having oil changed at half-intervals + some slick 50

BorkFactor

Original Poster:

6,995 posts

106 months

Friday 20th April 2012
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Great article! It is a 2.8 Quattro automatic, I am amazed that the gearbox is original! smile

That Escort must be a typo... hehe

BorkFactor

Original Poster:

6,995 posts

106 months

Friday 20th April 2012
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A Laguna with 285k?

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/2012...



Or a mk4 Astra at 233k? I think this is more of an achievement as my Astra with the same engine was dead at 75k!

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/2012...


BorkFactor

Original Poster:

6,995 posts

106 months

Saturday 21st April 2012
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Just to bump my own thread again, here are some more!

An S320 CDI with 321k on it

http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/merc...

A Golf 1.9 TDI with 230k

http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/1999...



m44kts

801 posts

148 months

Saturday 21st April 2012
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This probably doesn't count, but My then 6 year old A6 in 2007 with 140k on the clocks when I had it for sale, the only sign of the mileage was a worn through drivers mat.




It could have easily passed for a 30k car.

BorkFactor

Original Poster:

6,995 posts

106 months

Saturday 21st April 2012
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That A6 looks fantastic! Did you see the news article in the other thread about an A6 2.8 Quattro (older one than yours) that is on over 500k still with original engine and gearbox?

What engine was in your one?

Lovely car smile

0a

21,618 posts

142 months

Saturday 21st April 2012
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BorkFactor said:
Wow. My parents had one that they ran to 130k. It never went wrong, but I remember it getting more and more rattly every time I came home from uni and drove it.

David87

5,360 posts

160 months

Saturday 21st April 2012
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BorkFactor said:
Just to bump my own thread again, here are some more!

An S320 CDI with 321k on it

http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/merc...
Blimey! 2008 and 321k miles. eek

m44kts

801 posts

148 months

Saturday 21st April 2012
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BorkFactor said:
That A6 looks fantastic! Did you see the news article in the other thread about an A6 2.8 Quattro (older one than yours) that is on over 500k still with original engine and gearbox?

What engine was in your one?

Lovely car smile
Yeah, read about it in the other thread.

The guy that came to buy the A6 was questioning if it had miles actually added to it laugh

JayTee94

10,974 posts

105 months

Saturday 21st April 2012
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David87 said:
Blimey! 2008 and 321k miles. eek
My first thought. eek

carreauchompeur

15,732 posts

152 months

Saturday 21st April 2012
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0a said:
BorkFactor said:
Wow. My parents had one that they ran to 130k. It never went wrong, but I remember it getting more and more rattly every time I came home from uni and drove it.
Wonder what sort of mileage the previous owner was doing on a monthly basis? Noticed this in the ad which sounds iffy but given mega mileage...

SERVICING WAS DONE BY HISELF WITH THE OIL,FILTERS FUEL FILTERS CHANGED EVERY MONTH

BorkFactor

Original Poster:

6,995 posts

106 months

Sunday 22nd April 2012
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carreauchompeur said:
0a said:
BorkFactor said:
Wow. My parents had one that they ran to 130k. It never went wrong, but I remember it getting more and more rattly every time I came home from uni and drove it.
Wonder what sort of mileage the previous owner was doing on a monthly basis? Noticed this in the ad which sounds iffy but given mega mileage...

SERVICING WAS DONE BY HISELF WITH THE OIL,FILTERS FUEL FILTERS CHANGED EVERY MONTH
Well it averages at 1700 miles a month over the lifetime of the car, it could possibly be that the current owner bought it on average mileage and racked up silly miles over a shorter period of time?

Complete service every month sounds a bit overkill, but then the car is £385. If it runs, drives, and an get through an MOT you are doing well hehe

carreauchompeur

15,732 posts

152 months

Sunday 22nd April 2012
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Yes, I suspect that it's a similar sketch to my car- It did around 15,000 miles in its first 6-7 years and then the remainder in the last five, previous owner did 16500 between May last year and when I bought it in Feb...

I would hope with monthly servicing that he was doing about 2000 miles a week to make it worthwhile!

66comanche

2,369 posts

107 months

Sunday 22nd April 2012
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Does seem to be that nowadays cars have higher miles than they used to, I think with the mileages being recorded on MOT's etc it's a bit harder to clock cars (and make it look believable) - been looking at estate cars and they are generally 110k-150k miles at 4/5 years old.

Ari

15,715 posts

163 months

Sunday 22nd April 2012
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I'd have thought it was easier to clock them these days.

Shaw Tarse

29,344 posts

151 months

Monday 23rd April 2012
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There's a fair number of cars in PH classifieds with high miles http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/2823526.htm

MrMoonyMan

2,507 posts

159 months

Monday 23rd April 2012
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Shaw Tarse said:
There's a fair number of cars in PH classifieds with high miles http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/2823526.htm
/\ Thats a great shout there.

And for people who have less money but still wish to be driven. Have an 'x taxi' Civic..

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HONDA-CIVIC-1-7-CDTI-52-...




Edited by MrMoonyMan on Monday 23 April 13:52