im dredding mine doing that its on 80.000 at the mo and not looking faward to it. it will make me feel like i wont get no money back for iy when i get there but im not gona sell as i have put so much hard work into it getting everylittle thing perfect its not worth it. at least you can say its a VW at the end of the day and they live forever.if it was ford ect on 100.000 miles that wouldnt be as good......
eek, mine's only got 250 miles to go, so I'm trying to abstain from long journeys to drag it out as long as i can!!
mind you, I'm looking forward to crossing 200,000 miles in a few years. it's a dirty deisel and we've only just begun..
100k isnt really an issue with modern engines, as long as it is serviced and maintained properly.
OK, between 100 and 150k you might expect a new turbo (where applic) and various other mileage related failures, but modern engines ie the core engines should see well over 150k.
My old Astra GTE had 141k on the clock when I sold it, and probably most of that was abuse, at least my 10k anyway, and it was still going strong, bar a few oil leaks, and still flew. And that was a 15 year old lump.
Pah! It's nothing these days. Wouldn't worry about it.
The Bora currently has 95k on the clock and I', not fazed in the slightest about her going over the 100k mark. In fact, I'll probably have a smile on my face knowing that a four year old car can run as well it does, with a good amount of miles under the belt.
I don't even think the stigma was just the engines.
Previously cars suffered a lot from damp and the cold much more. I remember having to go out armed with a can of damp start constantly with some of my old cars! Older cars used to be prone to blockages too and over heating a lot.
When car previously hit 80k it was a dead cert that you would have no wheel arches or battery tray left due to rust but now it's rare to see an old rusty motor. With today's progression cars are just designed to go further because we do more miles. If you think a car in 1985 with 80k would have probably gone through about 2 exhausts, 2-3 batteries etc...
It doesnt help that Autotrader has a filter for under 100k only....
Thing is, a car is always worth a look if it sounds goods, regardless of mileage.
I have seen loads of 2/3/4 year old cars with 30/40/50/60k on them that are a right mess, yet I see similar cars day in day out with astronomical mileages that sail straight thru MOTs and services with no major advisories.
Dont forget, some cars are motorway munchers, and in all fairness, very little strain is put on virtually every component in average motorway driving, and good long runs help keep everything clean and efficient
clocked up 140k over the holidays in a 2001 tdi. Still runs sweet and fast - hopefully not too fast for the dibble that clocked me with his camera - just the sort of prezzie I was hoping to avoid! [:'(]
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