High mileage cars, at what point does it scare you

Discussion in 'Car Chat' started by CS, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Simon998 RMS Regular

    Simon998
    Drives:
    106 Rallyé / 172
    123k on the 172, 124k on the Rallye. Mileage doesn't put me off at all as long as they've been well maintained. The 106 will start on the first crank after sitting for a few weeks and the Clio has yet to even make a cough since I got it.
     
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  2. big-lew18 RMS Regular

    big-lew18
    Location:
    back of beyond
    Drives:
    really well!
    I've been meaning to take the red and blue off it. Don't like the chrome surround on these though
     
  3. J-VW RMS Regular

    J-VW
    Location:
    NI
    Drives:
    Octavia VRS
    Don't think mileage would ever put me off if the car is priced accordingly. I would always buy on condition.

    My xm has 289k on it

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    Rav4 is on 195k

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  4. Iain Traynor RMS Regular

    Iain Traynor
    Location:
    Out there
    Drives:
    quite often
    One of my MK4 golfs is showing over 150k on the clocks and it's had more shaves than a porn stars pubes. It's done near twice that going by mileage recorded on mot history. I paid less than £1500 for it. I've spent around 1k on parts and servicing and it's been serving us very well for over 5 years.

    My other MK4 has just over 110k on it and I hope and expect it to last for a long long time.

    Age will kill them before the mileage does.
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2019
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  5. AlpineF30 RMS Regular

    AlpineF30
    Drives:
    BMW M3
    Is there a MK4 in the country which hasn’t had a shave? :joy:
     
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  6. Neil_M RMS Regular

    Neil_M
    I would have had a similar mind set too.

    Then I started buying older cars and cars with more miles.

    I guess the best example I have is an EP3 Civic I use for warping round Kirkistown. It's got over 120,000 miles.

    IMHO if the car is sound and has appropriate history, use the stimga that a car blows up as soon as it hits 100,000 miles to get a good deal.

    Also bare in mind there is little point in buying a low mileage car to put big miles on... your just losing money.
     
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  7. Dervhead RMS Regular

    Dervhead
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    Drives:
    FixOrRepairDaily
    I bought a diesel Clio with 30k and that was scary enough.
     
  8. southsky sunrise RMS Regular

    southsky sunrise
    Location:
    In the truck digging out the classics
    Drives:
    Old skool
    I sold this diesel Clio with 160 on it. You should see how happy the fella was driving it off with 130 shaved off it :p:joy::joy:
     
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  9. Jas Lad RMS Trader

    Jas Lad
    Location:
    Ballymoney
    In modern cars anything over 90-100k is a time bomb as far as DPF filters go.
     
  10. Dervhead RMS Regular

    Dervhead
    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    Drives:
    FixOrRepairDaily
    What happens them?
     
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  11. Jas Lad RMS Trader

    Jas Lad
    Location:
    Ballymoney
    As a rule of thumb, car lives in England doing 20k a year happily then moves over to NI where a house wife gets her hand on it and periodically will kill DPF sensors and fill the DPF in about 4-6 months with their town/country road driving.

    Most DPF's are full at 130k depending on driving style.

    btw this is from my experience of VAG cars, BMW's seem dead on.
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2019 at 6:19 PM
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  12. KrisSRT RMS Regular

    KrisSRT
    Location:
    Larne
    Drives:
    Golf GTD
    Exactly the reason why I’m wanting to get rid of my car, used to attend team meetings in Dublin a few times a month and now I don’t have to so just doing 2 miles to work and back. Not good for a diesel!
     
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  13. G N K RMS Regular

    G N K
    Location:
    Newtownabbey
    Drives:
    Anything
    Most of your earnings are from cars approaching 100k :joy:

    Nonsense, if these cars are used properly they will last.

    Take the kids to school and go to Tesco daily all within a 5 mile radius under 30mph they'll crap themselves.
     
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  14. Jas Lad RMS Trader

    Jas Lad
    Location:
    Ballymoney
    I don’t sell cars with anymore than 70k unless they are trade ins, for that very reason! I aim for 30-50k

    I’ve see it happen regularly, been there got the t shirt
     
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  15. Mark Irwin RMS Regular

    Mark Irwin
    Location:
    Dungannon
    Drives:
    Mk1 Golf GTI
    Mk 2 16v Golf has 168K on it and engine never been split; conventional wisdom says they usually need rebuilt around 100 -150K but use good oil, genuine oil filter and service every 5k and they are fine. I red line it every day I drive it.
     
  16. Antoin RMS Regular

    Antoin
    Location:
    Portstewart
    Drives:
    E60 535d
    We have the following in our family circle;
    My old 306 dturbo - 220k
    My ma's 306 sedan - 230k
    My da's Mondeo - 170k
    Sisters c4 - 180k
    Wife's c4 - 155k
    My 330d - 195k
    My 535d - 235k

    Not scared of big miles lol
     
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  17. garyo RMS Regular

    garyo
    Location:
    All over the place
    Took mine from 92k to just shy of 240k in the 4 and a bit years I had it, regular servicing with genuine oil and filters did it no harm.
     
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  18. Daviddunlop83 RMS Regular

    Daviddunlop83
    Location:
    N.Ireland
    I service mine every 10k with genuine oil and filters too
     
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  19. Adam Clarke RMS Regular

    Adam Clarke
    Location:
    Holywood
    Drives:
    French Scrap
    I think it really depends on the car and the engine. Bought a 207 1.4 16v with the old peugeot 16v engine in it with 100k on it the other day and didn't think twice about it, just put a belt on it however i wouldn't buy the same car with the new bmw/peugeot 16v engine with 100k on it. I've also owned boras and golfs with 170k+ on them and they have been great
     
  20. Jas Lad RMS Trader

    Jas Lad
    Location:
    Ballymoney
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    One for you @G N K just run in 227k 1.9 TDI SE trade in..............
     
  21. Blackie RMS Regular

    Blackie
    Location:
    Newtownabbey
    Drives:
    '04 Clio Dynamiq
    My Vectra SRi CDTi has 177k on it with the only history being what I’ve done to her in the last year.
     
  22. G N K RMS Regular

    G N K
    Location:
    Newtownabbey
    Drives:
    Anything
    I'll stick with my aul BM, that yoke must be due it's second dpf :joy:
     
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  23. azzamut RMS Regular

    azzamut
    Location:
    Belfast
    Drives:
    Evo, MR2, 323gti
    I used to think over 100k was alot until i went over it.

    then i though 170k was loads until i went past it.

    Now i'm well over 200k miles don't bother me. But certain cars definetely show there miles less than others!
     
  24. azzamut RMS Regular

    azzamut
    Location:
    Belfast
    Drives:
    Evo, MR2, 323gti
  25. Jas Lad RMS Trader

    Jas Lad
    Location:
    Ballymoney
    CHEAP pm me an offer!
     

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