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#1 blue flash

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:28 AM

My cars on a 55 plate and just ticked over 70,000mls.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:44 AM

I would say in excess of 10 to 12k per year would be high mileage.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:17 PM

a taxi perhaps. i once had a escort w reg, tddi, have over 250k on the clock, same engine.....

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:18 PM

I would say in excess of 10 to 12k per year would be high mileage.


im screwed then lol. ours was regestered 2008, and has just under 70 on the clock

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:27 PM

im screwed then lol. ours was regestered 2008, and has just under 70 on the clock


Whoa! My 2009 has 17K on the clock, :) but that's because I'm away from home a lot. :(

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:42 PM

tbf its a diesel... this is what they are for... when we had our last scoobb (b4 the focus) we had it just over 1 yr and only covered approx 8k, 250 of that was bringing it back, and another 500 when we went on holiday.... we had focus in june/july last year, and have put on approx 7.5-8k because its a derv and you get plenty more miles on the same fuel.....

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:30 PM

tbf its a diesel... this is what they are for... when we had our last scoobb (b4 the focus) we had it just over 1 yr and only covered approx 8k, 250 of that was bringing it back, and another 500 when we went on holiday.... we had focus in june/july last year, and have put on approx 7.5-8k because its a derv and you get plenty more miles on the same fuel.....


I agree that a diesel engine will do more miles before it dies, but it's not just the engine type you have to consider, other considerations should be; who put the miles on the car how it has been driven in the past, what parts have recently been replaced and service history ect.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:25 PM

very very true there mate. as soon as i got it home it had a full service fuel filter, gearbox etc... changed. not long ago did the coolant system with the red/pink stuff.... now its brake fluid change time, then in about another k, oil n filter again.... i dont know whats its being like in the past except for some bloke owned it for a few years..... but now it goes get put throu its paces lol

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:54 PM

i bought my smax just over 14mths ago with 100k on the clock,full main dealer history and servicing,new clutch and air con parts.
its now on 106k,so me thinks its having a bit of a rest now.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:02 PM

this sis not a bad topic actually, to see millage of the same cars (effectivly) same years, same factory/robot etc...... just a pity carnt do like what they did on top gear with the 325's lol

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:21 PM

I suppose it depends on the age, and like its been said; it depends on how its driven. For the record my mk5 fiesta is 13 years old and its done 86K. Although my friend has the same car and its only done 40k apparently, but i reckon theres something dodgey going on there.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:37 PM

I suppose it depends on the age, and like its been said; it depends on how its driven. For the record my mk5 fiesta is 13 years old and its done 86K. Although my friend has the same car and its only done 40k apparently, but i reckon theres something dodgey going on there.


That's not always the case, all mileages can be checked from the service records and MOT certificates. 40k in 13 years is quite possible. My car is only doing about 4k per year.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:46 PM

That's not always the case, all mileages can be checked from the service records and MOT certificates. 40k in 13 years is quite possible. My car is only doing about 4k per year.


Yeah i guess im being a bit cynical cos mine seems to be in better condition than hers, even driving wise. Its all down to the life its had i suppose.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:35 PM

I've got a Y reg focus 1.8 D with 205,000 miles on it. Runs lovely. Had an ex BT Van once on an "H" & I could only prove 360,000 miles. It was showing over 400k. Used it for a courier job for two years and did 105k a year in it. Loved it.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:41 AM

My car is a 58 focus new shape I think and has 68000 on the clock with full service history.
Yet my wifes car is a v reg fiest with just over...... wait for this ......15000 on the clock with full service history as well plus mot certificates. I work that out to be just over 1000 a year.

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