High mileage cars for sale

High mileage cars for sale

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BorkFactor

Original Poster:

7,068 posts

116 months

Friday 18th May 2012
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Completely forgot about this thread - love the new Jetta with 92k! yikes

Here are a few more:

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

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

Both seem to wear the miles well, especially that V70!

ChasW

2,005 posts

160 months

Friday 18th May 2012
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I sold my 2003 Audi A4 Tdi 130 quattro to my neighbour 5 years ago with 70k on the clock. He has put another 100k on it. The only big bills have been two more cambelt changes. I had a new turbo fitted at 55k under warranty. These cars are bullet proof. It stills looks tidy.

BorkFactor

Original Poster:

7,068 posts

116 months

Friday 18th May 2012
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It really makes you wonder, doesn't it? But then in the last 2 note how you can't clearly see the drivers bolster. Even still, I have seen much worse interiors on cars with less than half the miles.

ETA - from the barge thread:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STUNNING-2003-JAGUAR-XJR...

yikes

lawrence567

7,507 posts

148 months

Friday 18th May 2012
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My mate bought at auction, a 1.9TDI Passatt (think it was 1.9).
275,000 miles on the clock, a massive folder of service history & receipts, old MOT's etc, it even came with a private plate (although nothing special).
It had 3 months tax but no MOT, £130 to get it through the MOT.
He paid £250 for it!
He absolutely loves it for bangering around in!

redtwin

7,518 posts

140 months

Friday 18th May 2012
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BorkFactor said:
It really makes you wonder, doesn't it? But then in the last 2 note how you can't clearly see the drivers bolster. Even still, I have seen much worse interiors on cars with less than half the miles.

ETA - from the barge thread:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STUNNING-2003-JAGUAR-XJR...

yikes
With a rough guess of 15MPG consumption and even rougher average estimate of £1 per litre of petrol, that car is responsible for getting through £74,410 of the stuff since it was first put on the road!!.

I fully accept that I may be way off and the fuel consumption and average fuel price was even greater. hehe

Ade07

489 posts

125 months

Friday 18th May 2012
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hora said:
Scary that some of the interiors look quite good considering the mileages.
My 172k Merc E class has an immaculate interior, looks like its done 50k max

Phil Dicky

6,308 posts

221 months

Friday 18th May 2012
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hora said:
BorkFactor said:
It really makes you wonder, doesn't it? But then in the last 2 note how you can't clearly see the drivers bolster. Even still, I have seen much worse interiors on cars with less than half the miles.

ETA - from the barge thread:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STUNNING-2003-JAGUAR-XJR...

yikes
That is awesome. Simply awesome. biggrin
Very tempting

Yanto

533 posts

166 months

Saturday 19th May 2012
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What's Simonspiders orange Murci at now ? Well into 6 figs...

ambuletz

8,930 posts

139 months

Saturday 19th May 2012
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Phil Dicky said:
hora said:
BorkFactor said:
It really makes you wonder, doesn't it? But then in the last 2 note how you can't clearly see the drivers bolster. Even still, I have seen much worse interiors on cars with less than half the miles.

ETA - from the barge thread:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STUNNING-2003-JAGUAR-XJR...

yikes
That is awesome. Simply awesome. biggrin
Very tempting
That's crazy, it still looks brand new for a car that's nearly 10years old.

DukeDickson

4,395 posts

171 months

Saturday 19th May 2012
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Ade07 said:
hora said:
Scary that some of the interiors look quite good considering the mileages.
My 172k Merc E class has an immaculate interior, looks like its done 50k max
My 200k 80's Astra looked decent on the inside (even if the exterior was fked) and my current Focus, not exactly renowned for it's interior quality, would also look like a 50k car with a decent valet & is also into six figures & rising. Yet I've seen German cars with a third of the mileage looking like ste. Like the oily bits, it is often as much about treatment as inherent or perceived quality.

I guess the frustration now is probably fairly simple but expensive stuff that goes wrong - e.g. broken eletrickery that is arse-tighteningly expensive to repair but is obvious and so kills any trade-in value.

CYMR0

3,940 posts

158 months

Saturday 19th May 2012
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This E-Class is doing pretty well.

€4,800 but 423k miles from a late 2005.

http://www.autoscout24.de/Details.aspx?id=21214647...

Or if you like your miles done in double-quick time, this Sprinter has done 1k less - in just two years:

http://www.autoscout24.de/Details.aspx?id=21431870...

That is not a typo - there's a shot of the mileometer in the ad.

mybrainhurts

89,681 posts

213 months

Saturday 19th May 2012
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Recently retired a Mondeo Mk3 130 Tdci after 342,000 miles.

Very little went wrong with it and it's still on most of its original suspension.

Such a situation is a bit of a bugger. Reckon I'll get more for it by selling some parts and scrapping the rest.

GTiVR6

3,530 posts

159 months

Saturday 19th May 2012
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va1o said:
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.

46k a year? Not too bad.

GTiVR6

3,530 posts

159 months

Saturday 19th May 2012
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va1o said:
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.

46k a year? Not too bad.

Oli.

274 posts

153 months

Saturday 19th May 2012
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BorkFactor said:
It really makes you wonder, doesn't it? But then in the last 2 note how you can't clearly see the drivers bolster. Even still, I have seen much worse interiors on cars with less than half the miles.

ETA - from the barge thread:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STUNNING-2003-JAGUAR-XJR...

yikes
Blimey! That's immaculate. That's done some fuel!

va1o

15,937 posts

165 months

Saturday 19th May 2012
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GTiVR6 said:
46k a year? Not too bad.
I can't think why you'd pick a base spec 1.6 diesel Jetta to do it in though!

Also found a 140k 09-Golf, which thinking about it would have averaged fractionally more - http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/2012...

Or how about a 10-plate Civic with 144k, giving an average of 72k a year tongue out
http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/2012...

va1o

15,937 posts

165 months

Saturday 19th May 2012
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And not strictly speaking "for sale" but someone on disco3.co.uk has a 55-plate LR Discovery with 400,335 on the clock!




Full story here - http://www.disco3.co.uk/forum/topic64287.html

mister.t

2,876 posts

154 months

Saturday 19th May 2012
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CYMR0 said:
http://www.autoscout24.de/Details.aspx?id=21431870...

That is not a typo - there's a shot of the mileometer in the ad.
That's unreal in just 24 months! That price is also nothing short of ridiculous either!

littleandy0410

1,745 posts

162 months

Saturday 19th May 2012
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mister.t said:
That's unreal in just 24 months! That price is also nothing short of ridiculous either!
Crazy! An average of 580 miles a day, every day for 2 years!

ambuletz

8,930 posts

139 months

Monday 21st May 2012
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Just spotted this.
http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/1991...
The dire description makes me think that perhaps it could be a typo. They have listed it 3 times on 3 seperate days though.

Edited by ambuletz on Monday 21st May 15:05