In the past I've bought used cars, but this time round both the wife and myself have took the plunge and ordered new (Polo 1.4SEL / S4)
How long would you suggest running a car in for? First 1000 miles, or more?
None, have a quick look at this at video (go to around 7 minutes in) The R8 engine also goes under similar testing at the factory.
R8 Engine around 2mi in.
Unless your going to keep the car for ever & ever, just use it as normal.
Last edited by B5NUT; 11th July 2010 at 22:08.
I heard a rumour that "S" engines come run in from the factory, but i am not sure that is correct.
I did my usual trick of a nice and slow 500 miles then slowly built it up until around 1000 miles.