High mileage cars for sale

High mileage cars for sale

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ATM

10,072 posts

167 months

Wednesday 13th November
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wjwren said:
They seem to buy a lot of range rovers. Some of them are a bit stty
I think they do through phases with different models. As a bit of a Porsche fan I noticed they had 5 or 6 997 cars a few months ago - maybe 12 months cant remember. I'd guess they buy one and then if they see a lot of bidding or make good money on it they actively seek out more or are willing to bid a bit higher at the action where they source their stock from. Lets face it who is bidding on 15 year old 997 cars which look a bit tired and unloved at an auction - answer not many people.

rufusgti

2,040 posts

140 months

Saturday 16th November
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Not sure if this has been posted. I drive a high miles 944 and it goes ok but this is interstellar mileage. Yet look at those seats. It all looks great to me. Price seems realistic if it's as good as it looks.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2...

Accelebrate

4,358 posts

163 months

Saturday 16th November
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The MOT history is brilliant. Someone has cared for it.

rufusgti

2,040 posts

140 months

Saturday 16th November
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Accelebrate said:
The MOT history is brilliant. Someone has cared for it.

Yes I checked too. I wish my 944 history was that clear laugh could be a good buy. They break for more than that in parts. Would be great to get it over 300k. Would love to know the history.

Aiminghigh123

286 posts

17 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Audi A8 2012 333k

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...

First 2 years only did 25k then 75k a year!!!


TonyRPH

10,029 posts

116 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Aiminghigh123 said:
Audi A8 2012 333k

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...

First 2 years only did 25k then 75k a year!!!
Nearly £8k for a 7 year old car with THAT mileage???

Seemingly high mileage makes less and less difference to the price.


Toaster Pilot

12,141 posts

106 months

Tuesday 19th November
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TonyRPH said:
Nearly £8k for a 7 year old car with THAT mileage???

Seemingly high mileage makes less and less difference to the price.
Seller’s taking the piss, there’s a 172k mile one on eBay for £11 more.

talksthetorque

6,744 posts

83 months

Tuesday 19th November
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TonyRPH said:
Aiminghigh123 said:
Audi A8 2012 333k

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...

First 2 years only did 25k then 75k a year!!!
Nearly £8k for a 7 year old car with THAT mileage???

Seemingly high mileage makes less and less difference to the price.
"Last owner since 2011"
McFly?

rich12

1,906 posts

102 months

Tuesday 19th November
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I swear some dealers want a premium because a car has really high mileage like it makes it a better car.

WarrenB

641 posts

66 months

Tuesday 19th November
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rich12 said:
I swear some dealers want a premium because a car has really high mileage like it makes it a better car.
'333k, barely run in, it's nothing for one of these engines, drives like it's got 30k on the clock...' and priced as if it has..

stickleback123

5,273 posts

137 months

Tuesday 19th November
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WarrenB said:
'333k, barely run in, it's nothing for one of these engines, drives like it's got 30k on the clock...' and priced as if it has..
333k may be "nothing" for the engine, but it certainly is something for the gearbox, bearings, driveshafts, hoses, every single rubber bush and mount, steering rack, alternator, PAS pump, AC pump etc.

People still bleat on about this as if it's the engine wearing out that will kill a car, which it never is.

rufusgti

2,040 posts

140 months

Tuesday 19th November
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stickleback123 said:
WarrenB said:
'333k, barely run in, it's nothing for one of these engines, drives like it's got 30k on the clock...' and priced as if it has..
333k may be "nothing" for the engine, but it certainly is something for the gearbox, bearings, driveshafts, hoses, every single rubber bush and mount, steering rack, alternator, PAS pump, AC pump etc.

People still bleat on about this as if it's the engine wearing out that will kill a car, which it never is.
He's joking.
But you're right. It's almost never the engine, it's just a massive bill for a number of faults that usually end a cars life.
But if someone can do a bit of spannering themselves then nothings out of bounds. I follow a guy on youtube who fixes old Ferraris on his drive, usually for peanuts with the occasional big bill that probably equals the cost of a cam belt service at a main dealer for something like a Passat. It's pretty interesting to follow.

pingu393

3,753 posts

153 months

Tuesday 19th November
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rufusgti said:
He's joking.
But you're right. It's almost never the engine, it's just a massive bill for a number of faults that usually end a cars life.
But if someone can do a bit of spannering themselves then nothings out of bounds. I follow a guy on youtube who fixes old Ferraris on his drive, usually for peanuts with the occasional big bill that probably equals the cost of a cam belt service at a main dealer for something like a Passat. It's pretty interesting to follow.
I've always thought about doing that ever since I saw the Maserati episode on Wheeler Dealers.

Do you have a link to the Ferrari Youtuber?

aaron_2000

3,388 posts

31 months

Tuesday 19th November
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pingu393 said:
rufusgti said:
He's joking.
But you're right. It's almost never the engine, it's just a massive bill for a number of faults that usually end a cars life.
But if someone can do a bit of spannering themselves then nothings out of bounds. I follow a guy on youtube who fixes old Ferraris on his drive, usually for peanuts with the occasional big bill that probably equals the cost of a cam belt service at a main dealer for something like a Passat. It's pretty interesting to follow.
I've always thought about doing that ever since I saw the Maserati episode on Wheeler Dealers.

Do you have a link to the Ferrari Youtuber?
He just did a video with Samcrac, I forget his name

rufusgti

2,040 posts

140 months

Tuesday 19th November
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YouTube search ratarossa and you will find him.

pingu393

3,753 posts

153 months

Tuesday 19th November
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rufusgti said:
YouTube search ratarossa and you will find him.
Ta. beer

Slow

4,634 posts

85 months

Wednesday 20th November
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Just found him via Sam as well. Looks like a right mental guy.

I love it.

MrGTI6

1,420 posts

78 months

Thursday 28th November
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Peugeot 205 GT. Not only has it been written off in the past, but it's also done 512k miles!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1990-Peugeot-205-GT/174...

JakeT

2,727 posts

68 months

Thursday 28th November
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eek

Jesus. That's a lot of miles for someone to do in a car. That's an average of 17,600 miles per year EVERY year.

jamoor

10,474 posts

163 months

Thursday 28th November
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Really messed up mileage history too.