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An interesting read
« on: 12 May 2022, 11:00:04 »

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cars/article-10804657/Car-mileage-quarter-cars-Britains-roads-100k-miles-more.html

And here was me saying, a couple of weeks ago, that my astra was ready for the knackers at 99K
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Re: An interesting read
« Reply #1 on: 12 May 2022, 11:31:06 »

Our Golf estate just hit 100k last week. We do about 15k a year and will stick with it for quite a while. I think the key thing is servicing and maintenance. Striking a balance between only doing something when it ď failsĒ and having everything changed to line the garages pocket. Ours has DSG autobox. The recommended oil and filter change is 40k miles, I am deliberately doing it at 32k. Might be wasting money or avoiding trouble later.
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Re: An interesting read
« Reply #2 on: 12 May 2022, 11:35:24 »

I was surprised at how many older cars there were on the roads. Did you notice the 30odd astras at over 750,000 miles?  :o
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Re: An interesting read
« Reply #3 on: 12 May 2022, 12:18:09 »

Yes! You would need a comfortable well equipped car.
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Re: An interesting read
« Reply #4 on: 12 May 2022, 12:27:26 »

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cars/article-10804657/Car-mileage-quarter-cars-Britains-roads-100k-miles-more.html

And here was me saying, a couple of weeks ago, that my astra was ready for the knackers at 99K

My Volvo has done 203,000, drives like its done 60k :y
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Re: An interesting read
« Reply #5 on: 12 May 2022, 13:00:40 »

15 year old Signum has just 93000 miles under her wheels so is still just a pup.

Used car adverts from yesteryear would say things like......

Engine rebored at 40,000 miles and now uses very little oil.

Ziebart or Endrust from new so absolutely no rust after 4 years.

35000 miles from new drives like a dream and has never had the cylinder head removed.
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Re: An interesting read
« Reply #6 on: 12 May 2022, 13:04:01 »

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cars/article-10804657/Car-mileage-quarter-cars-Britains-roads-100k-miles-more.html

And here was me saying, a couple of weeks ago, that my astra was ready for the knackers at 99K

Yes....you were being a silly boy. :)
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Re: An interesting read
« Reply #7 on: 12 May 2022, 14:36:23 »

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cars/article-10804657/Car-mileage-quarter-cars-Britains-roads-100k-miles-more.html

And here was me saying, a couple of weeks ago, that my astra was ready for the knackers at 99K

Yes....you were being a silly boy. :)
Well, if I get get 750,000 miles out of my astra, it will do me till I'm around 110  ;D
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Re: An interesting read
« Reply #8 on: 12 May 2022, 15:42:45 »

229 000 on my MV6 and itís purring like a kitten👍
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Re: An interesting read
« Reply #9 on: 12 May 2022, 16:02:16 »

My 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV8 has just clicked onto 100,000 miles was on 86,000 when I bought it in September 2019, hasn't used a drop of oil between services & has only cost around £1800 in servicing & repairs including a set of tyres . Got absolutely no intentions of getting rid till it dies.
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Re: An interesting read
« Reply #10 on: 12 May 2022, 23:07:30 »

Think I've only ever bought two cars[out of about 60 that I've owned]that had less than 100,000 on the clock when I bought them.
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« Reply #11 on: 12 May 2022, 23:35:52 »

 I bought 2 Senators & an Omega at around 100k.
The head gasket on the 24v Senny was replaced at 150k .... and that was about it other than routine servicing tyres etc
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Re: An interesting read
« Reply #12 on: 13 May 2022, 08:56:33 »

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cars/article-10804657/Car-mileage-quarter-cars-Britains-roads-100k-miles-more.html

And here was me saying, a couple of weeks ago, that my astra was ready for the knackers at 99K

Yes....you were being a silly boy. :)
Well, if I get get 750,000 miles out of my astra, it will do me till I'm around 110  ;D
You doing 650,000 mile this year :o
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Re: An interesting read
« Reply #13 on: 13 May 2022, 10:54:29 »

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cars/article-10804657/Car-mileage-quarter-cars-Britains-roads-100k-miles-more.html

And here was me saying, a couple of weeks ago, that my astra was ready for the knackers at 99K

Yes....you were being a silly boy. :)
Well, if I get get 750,000 miles out of my astra, it will do me till I'm around 110  ;D
You doing 650,000 mile this year :o
Shut it, fatty  ;D
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Re: An interesting read
« Reply #14 on: 22 May 2022, 03:29:18 »

229 000 on my MV6 and itís purring like a kitten👍

Youíre welcome  ;)  :D :y
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