High mileage cars for sale

High mileage cars for sale

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FoundOnRoadside

436 posts

92 months

Monday 23rd April 2012
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carreauchompeur said:
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 I had a company hack that was serviced every 6 weeks, it was a diesel Clio on 5k intervals. I was only on the road 3-4 days a week too. The Laguna would be 5k intervals too, so easy to hit that a month.

Shaw Tarse

29,341 posts

151 months

Monday 23rd April 2012
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MrMoonyMan said:
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
There is a Toyota Avensis advertised on new classifieds with over 715,000 miles (I think it may be a typo)

m44kts

801 posts

148 months

Monday 23rd April 2012
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I remember my mate telling me about a 4 year old Mk3 Mondeo estate that was being broken for spares in a local Ford breakers, it had covered about 300k as it had been a taxi pool car so was almost ran 24/7, that was properly worn out, paintwork down to primer on the sills off people getting in and out, worn out seats, sloppy gear linkages etc, but the engine ran sweet enough, just a shame the rest of the car wasn't as good.

BorkFactor

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6,995 posts

106 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
Wow, that is brilliant!

I wonder what condition that is in as it sits... Someone will need the brave pills!

Some great stuff appearing in this thread, that Civic looks pretty good for its mileage, I know one on 50k that looks a lot worse.

jack01825

1,898 posts

106 months

Crease

583 posts

117 months

Tuesday 24th April 2012
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not strictly for sale anymore, but my golf was on 230k when i bought it! 1.9tdi

BorkFactor

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6,995 posts

106 months

Tuesday 24th April 2012
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Crease said:
not strictly for sale anymore, but my golf was on 230k when i bought it! 1.9tdi
What sort of condition is it in? Did you have any reservations about buying a car with miles that high?


jack01825 said:
That is in incredibly good nick for over 300k if the photos are anything to go by! yikes

Shaw Tarse

29,341 posts

151 months

Tuesday 24th April 2012
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Calamity James

193 posts

151 months

Tuesday 24th April 2012
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My uncle had a 1998 Peugeot 406 2.1 TD on 250,000 miles, sold it and we still saw it driving around for a few years afterwards.

Considering how unreliable the XUD11 engine was supposed to be with the electronic Lucas pump (after owning one myself and changing to a Bosch mechanical pump) I find it amazing it lasted that long. Still in very good nick when he sold it too, and he serviced it all himself.

Wafflesmk2

1,347 posts

102 months

Tuesday 24th April 2012
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My 318i had 146k on it when i sold it about 18 months ago. Didnt have a thing wrong with it at all.

Steffan

10,362 posts

176 months

Tuesday 24th April 2012
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I sold an diesel Audi A4 some time ago had it twelve tears it covered 585,000 miles from new. 300,000 in the first five years and then 250,000 in the next seven. Brilliant car with all original equipment working bodywork fine still running happily it had five cambelts changed always looked after by the same mechanic. We used it in several delivery businesses and the like.

Still on the original engine it did have a new flywheel and clutch after the original fell apart. Modern cars will cover very high mileages if they are serviced regularly. In fact it is still going today I sold it to a neighbour.

Overheating is the no no with modern engines. Alloy heads and heat are a bad mix. Otherwise I have had several Volvos exceed 300,000 miles happily. Down to the driving style really and the sheer depth of quality in these cars. They fade away more than wear out.

Angry Sheep

1,120 posts

158 months

Tuesday 24th April 2012
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Not for sale, but 400k Discovery anyone? http://www.disco3.co.uk/forum/topic64287.html

BorkFactor

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6,995 posts

106 months

Wednesday 25th April 2012
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I have heard about that Discovery before, but not seen the link. Thanks, very interesting read!

Came across this:

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



I love these!

corvus

430 posts

100 months

Wednesday 25th April 2012
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BorkFactor said:
Great article! It is a 2.8 Quattro automatic, I am amazed that the gearbox is original! smile
I'm amazed too. I think Audi must have improved the autoboxes on the A6 - the boxes on the 100's were always failing due to trans fluid and coolant mixing from split autobox coolers. Either that or it had regular trans fluid changes and he was just lucky!

Shaw Tarse

29,341 posts

151 months

Wednesday 2nd May 2012
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A proper link to the Toyota now the new look classifieds are live http://beta.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/...

CYMR0

3,935 posts

148 months

Wednesday 2nd May 2012
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Shaw Tarse said:
A proper link to the Toyota now the new look classifieds are live http://beta.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/...
Suspect that's actually 175k miles, given that it was stickered at £3,495 before the dealer dropped the price.

Shaw Tarse

29,341 posts

151 months

Wednesday 2nd May 2012
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CYMR0 said:
Shaw Tarse said:
A proper link to the Toyota now the new look classifieds are live http://beta.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/...
Suspect that's actually 175k miles, given that it was stickered at £3,495 before the dealer dropped the price.
That was my line of thinking, (I did look at the back bumper for signs of a taxi plate)

va1o

15,913 posts

155 months

Sunday 6th May 2012
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How about this - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&am...

10 registration VW Jetta 1.6 TDI with 92,039 miles on the clock! Yes not as high as some of the others in this thread, but seems a crazy amount to cover in 2 years.


Engineer1

10,486 posts

157 months

Sunday 6th May 2012
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66comanche said:
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.
I've noticed this and I guess it's a symptom of the economic climate, the bigger cars seem to be Rep cars and clocking up immense mileages. I wonder if the mileages may also be down to companies running with Reps covering a much larger area than they used to.

Chalk

76 posts

93 months

Monday 7th May 2012
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This Merc's got over 1.2 Million Km on it apparently
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9FCzlIuIUA&fea...