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How much mileage is too much?

ajspurs Nov 1, 2013

  1. ajspurs

    ajspurs New Member

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    I thought I was close to buying an A3 but got an RAC report back which said the general assessment of the car was 'below average' which put me off the car, I've seen another which is a lot closer to me, practically the same car, a 1.4 automatic 2010 A3 TFSI Sport 3dr, but the mileage is 54,000.

    I know that you'd have to see the engine and such to get a real idea of the condition, but generally speaking, is this a lot?
     
  2. Dan-Jnr

    Dan-Jnr Well-Known Member

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    Personally as long as it has full service history I wouldn't be too fussed about mileage.
    That example works out at 18k a year which is just above the average.
     
  3. sliced

    sliced Drive safe, stay alive.

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    For me the only thing mileage tells me is, how much the next service is going to cost!
     
  4. Tom5190

    Tom5190 Active Member

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    Mileage can be irrelevant I think. My dads A4 1.820VT has done over 260,000 miles its still got shed loads of standard parts including the clutch, exhaust, turbo. It got well looked after mind, I've fit around 8 timing belts to it ha.
     
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  5. A3Kent

    A3Kent Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi A3 S-line owners group TDi

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    It's only relevance will be the price of the car. The higher the mileage the cheaper the car.

    Average mileage a year is around 10-12K so it's a bit above that. I have a 2009 A3 that's done 55k too.
     
  6. stefoster

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    I'm not too fussed on mileage to be honest providing it has full service history, like A3Kent said, higher miles, cheaper car..
     
  7. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Mileage looks fine to me tbh.
     
  8. buz

    buz Flat out

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    It depends on your future plans for the car. If you're going to keep it for a few years and only do low miles then it will bring it back down to average mileage, meaning you can buy it cheaper but sell it on for the going price. However, if you're planning to stack the miles on in the next few years you'll take quite a hit and potentially struggle to sell it.

    If it's got FSH and looks well cared for then I doubt you'll go far wrong!
     
  9. ajspurs

    ajspurs New Member

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    Thanks for the response guys. I think I'll get the car checked out again and if all is good will go for it. I don't intend to be doing many miles on it, maybe 5 or 6000 a year so the mileage on it won't exactly spike.
     

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