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50000 miles done

Perplexer Nov 29, 2011

  1. Perplexer

    Perplexer Registered User

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    Had my Nogaro Blue S3 (unmodified except for an AndyMac sub mod) for just over 5 years and it has just gone past 70k of which 50k has been driven by myself :)

    I still really like the car. Its my daily driver - to be honest most of the time it just gets me to work and back. The wife has an E46 now so getting our daughter around is not so difficult (she did have a Z3).

    Some main history:

    Springs replaced on all corners (one snapped on front - had both changed for balance, rears were heavily corroded)
    Steering rack
    Multiple bushes on the front end
    Front brake disks
    Front ARB replaced
    Rear ARB bushes
    Rear drop links
    Drivers door mechanism (door not closed warning problem)
    Water pump and associated bits done (BEFORE they broke)

    I won't be selling this car for a while - I still enjoy the drive too much :)

    Anyone else done this sort of mileage in their cars?
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2011
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  3. Routledge

    Routledge Wind Deflector Trend-setter

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    I've done almost 1000 miles :p
     
  4. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    bought mine Nov 17 2008 at 43K and its just gone over 90K
     
  5. MintyS3

    MintyS3 Works 60% the time, Everytime.

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    Bought mine on 19000 and now on 55000. To be honest I bought it for a large sum back in the day and Ive spent a further large sum modifying it so I can see me holding onto it indefinitely. Probably end up turning it into a weekend car and adding a stupidly sized turbo in a couple of years time when its getting abit old.
     
  6. Idrees

    Idrees Registered User

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    Wow, I've never done over around 3k miles in one car. I never keep them long enough to do so. The one car I've kept for a couple of years has barely seen the road (joys of a project car).
     
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  7. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    only 3K!? lol, that would be 5 cars a year for me
     
  8. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Interestingly, I worked this out recently, in my 8l ownership, I've covered over 130 000 miles driving my two 8L's, and I still love them both to bits!

    Can't see me changing any time soon either, I just know it so well!
     
  9. Jacko4130

    Jacko4130 Goodie Gum Drops

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    Got my S3 at 97k and its now on 150K, I have got a big folder with all the bits thats been replaced but never totted it up...
     
  10. sportquattro

    sportquattro Registered User

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    Bought September 2009 @ 62,000 miles, now 105,00 miles, spent a fair bit but she's well sorted now and will run her for another 3-5 years which should see 200,000 miles
     
  11. AARON77

    AARON77 Registered User

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    Got my S3 with 96k now it stands at 188k
     
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  13. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    weheeeeeyyy!!!!

    Another car with some proper mileage on it ey Aaron!

    Come back when you've passed 200k :)
     
  14. AARON77

    AARON77 Registered User

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    Not gonna make it dude !
    Fit my 9000 mile 2.0 tfsi early next year
     
  15. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    aaaaahhhhh noooooooooo. shame!

    I'm rocking 210k on my original lump, and about to go ko4 hybrid :p
     
  16. AARON77

    AARON77 Registered User

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    Sweet sounds epic
    Thats wot vince will be doing this summer I think
     
  17. JoeD

    JoeD Registered User

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    Bought mine in March on 97k, now on 104k:(
     

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