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just changed my golf. old one had 47k on the clock.

at what mileage do you reckon you need to get rid? 60k or can it do more?
 

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I broke 64K today. Abused every day from new. Can't believe it's still holding up

I was in a passat recently that had 265K km on it. drove and felt like new.
 

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In the 40s is OK but why?

If you've bought new, you're still in the heavy depreciation part of the residual value curve (sounds technical, no?) so where is the break point you say?

Depends on alot of things.....what your model's worth, the market for it, new models, your loan structure (if you have one) etc.

That aside, 40K is not a bad idea.

Age is also a factor.

I offloaded at just about 60k, and 2.5 years old from new, thus avoiding cambelt.

Amazingly got 75% of what i paid for it (the capital cost).

(mods added up to about ?1k which i haven't taken for in that assessment)
 

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Quote: posted by eggedd2k on 19/02/2005 22:53:31

just changed my golf. old one had 47k on the clock.

at what mileage do you reckon you need to get rid? 60k or can it do more?

These engines need at least 60k miles to loosen up. My MKII ran best after 100k; sold it at 205K - it was just starting to use oil. I've been driving VWs for 15 years. It's not a Ford or Vauxhall.
 

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Well my golfs going nowhere. Picked it up at 60k just after the service and need to hang onto it for atleast a couple of years.

I think the answer to when to get rid needs income taken into account aswel
 

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Quote: posted by Foxy on 19/02/2005 23:36:41

RSD have a Seat Alhambra (sp?) with 360k on the clock and running like new.

A good example. These motors last so in my opinion are great value for money if you keep it for a long time. After a few years you will notice that Fords/Vauxhalls are looking tired while the Golf just shrugs off the miles. Surely this is one of the big plus points of owning a quality car. A 10 year old golf looks like a 3 year old Ford!
 

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Quote: posted by zekegti on 19/02/2005 23:40:42

Well my golfs going nowhere. Picked it up at 60k just after the service and need to hang onto it for atleast a couple of years.

I think the answer to when to get rid needs income taken into account aswel

I hear that, got mine at 60k a few weeks ago! Just loosening up now, goes like a rocket & very very smooth!!! [:D][:D][:D]

YOGi
 

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Customers pay a premium for VW's because they understand they are built to last.

So, why sell after 40k ???? surely if your only keeping the car for that long you could drive a Kia ! and save yourself some money ?

Ok, Ok, a bit extreme, but by selling at 40k you really are not getting the best outta yer dub.
 

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mines just clocked up 103k and runs like new, there isn't a mark on the bodywork apart from the odd stone chip, and the seats look new, i think as long as you have the serviced at the regular intervals they can run and run.
 

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Just bought a two and half year old TDI estate with 101k on it (full vwsh!).

It feels nearly as smooth as my V6 on the motorway at 80mph.

As niknak just put it "i think as long as you have the serviced at the regular intervals they can run and run."
 

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From my experience of running 'high milers', the condition of the car is far more important. An immaculate car with lots of miles on the clock will sell immediately and for a good price.

This is an ongoing dispute with me and a mate. He is far too led by mileage whereas I don't worry about it. I've always sold my cars privately when changing and have found buyers without even advertising.
 

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As said above, you change when your in a financial position to buy another car, as for the mileage anyone whose got one of the tdi's won't be too bothered about it as anyone who buys one second hand will expect a diesel to have a fair few miles on the clock. As for petrols second hand buyers do seem to be obsessed with low mileage, but it's the overall condition that people take into account plus a low mileage car can give rise to the suspsion of it being a bit of a lemon!!
 

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I changed last at 2 1/2 years, 55K miles.

Although mileage wasnt an issue; i found that selling with 6months / 5k warranty remaining was worth a few quid to most buyers.
 

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I have had 3 Golf mk11 rangeing around 40 - 150k.

My personal preference is to change when requried, i had a j reg mk11 16v only changed it cause i went to uni, swapped it for a mint N reg Polo desiel. 4 years later got a Bora tdi. Just bought a e reg Mk11 gti 8v ?150 while i do mods to the bora.

If i was well off i would change all the time!
 

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Personally I have normally kept my own cars (most not VW, so less sturdy) for 4 years and about 70K. More on time (boredom) than fault avoidance.

My Golf I was planning on keeping for about 100K, until job changes forced sale. If the car is reliable and you like it what's the problem in keeping longer.
 

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I bought my MK4 turbo from the auctions with full service history and 108k on the clock and some MOT left, at a bargin price. I have had to replace trackrods, a rear sticking caliper and some anti roll bar bushes.

The engine is as sweet as a nut, uses very little oil and starts every time, the only thing is that the bonnet has had a hard time with stone chips but i can live with that for now until the gritting season has passed. Will definatley buy from auctions again.

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My 1.8t had 71k on the clock when i bought it,full vag history which i've kept up,it now has 92k on the clock and is still running just as good as when i bought it.

Revo was fitted at 80k and a full milltek cat/system fitted at 87k,also had new clutch(only because of the extra power,the clutch that came out was like new)also new cambelt waterpump and tensioner, and a new brake master cylinder(wrongly diagnosed bt the stealer's[:(!])

My previous car was a vectra sri and that had 90k on the clock when we changed over to the golf,and that felt and looked like it had done 90k.

This is our first watercooled vw and im more than impressed[:D]
 
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