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View Poll Results: Millage on your FIRE engine.
Less than 50,000mi 11 14.29%
50,000mi - 99,999mi 35 45.45%
100,000mi - 200,000mi 27 35.06%
More than 200,000mi 4 5.19%
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Old 03-04-2013   #16
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Re: FIRE Engine millage

i asked the guy on puntomk2.co.uk if he was on original headgasket, this was his reply

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Hi Dave,

No problem with reposting it.

Yes, it still has the original Headgasket. I have done very little maintainence to the car. I stopped having it serviced at the Fiat garage at about 60,000 miles, when the warranty ran out (after 12 months!) and have only really changed the oil (ocassionally) and the front disc brakes, every so often. Have had a couple of cam belt changes, new shock absorber and a track rod end at the last MOT, and a new clutch at 240,000 miles, a new gear lever change cable and a new radiator fan. Oh and a new battery two years ago. I changed the spark plugs recently and realised that the old set I was taking out must have done nearly 100,000 miles!

It justs shows that there are some cars you can pretty much neglect and they keep on working in spite of that. That is why I love my old Punto.

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now where are them people that say fiats are unreliable
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Re: FIRE Engine millage

My Punto MK2 8v is on 122k last time I checked it before swapping the speedo over for another one cause i had two missing self-test lights no biggy, now I would like to say it's been faultless but then I'd be lying through my teeth....

But to say I've only had really minor issues like power steering motor, starter motor, thermostat and handbrake, but then theres the welding I had done in jan this year to pass MOT but any car is prone to rust/corrosion so can't base that on Fiats

As others have said it really is down to the owner to service it properly to get your moneys worth out of it if you don't expect it to fail simple as that, which some people fail to do buy the car and expect to drive it for 5 years thinking it won't breakdown....poor car....

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Re: FIRE Engine millage

I must be hard on them...my uno gearbox was on the verge of letting go at 41k (engine was sweet though)...highest mileage one was a punto 55s which I got rid of at 86k when the piston slap started to sound like a traction engine on could starts (that one was my fault it never went anywhere at less than flatout) and the 85 16v did a whole 68k before it needed a new motor despite being fully historied and serviced every 6k.
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I must be hard on them...my uno gearbox was on the verge of letting go at 41k (engine was sweet though)...highest mileage one was a punto 55s which I got rid of at 86k when the piston slap started to sound like a traction engine on could starts (that one was my fault it never went anywhere at less than flatout) and the 85 16v did a whole 68k before it needed a new motor despite being fully historied and serviced every 6k.
Sounds like a lot of bad luck. I don't blame you for the switch to a Suzuki in that case, even if it isn't really my taste.
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Re: FIRE Engine millage

The Bravo 1.2 has 145k miles, still racking them up, still drives like new. Let's not talk about the van....

Highest mileage seen on a Fiat was my own Bravo TD100, 582k miles

Saw my dad's old TD100 about 3 years ago, still as a taxi. He sold it when it was 2 years old with 96k miles, would loved to have seen what was on it then
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144k on my '98 Sei Sporting

41k on my '95 Punto S (bought this 3 months ago from local retired vicar given up driving due to age - 1 owner from new FSH etc)
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ok then so i guess my 9504m on the clock is a bit shabby then
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Im coming up to 119000 miles , got it at 103000. Only needed a new headgasket so far...
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43,867

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Re: FIRE Engine millage

Need to vote twice. One on 110k and another on 23k
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240,000mls on a panda fire engine..
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Need to vote twice. One on 110k and another on 23k
And I've since added two 25,000-milers to mine, as well....
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Re: FIRE Engine millage

Well I actually have a mate with a mk1 escort he's had since he was 22, that's got something around 280,000 on the clock and still going strong, it's his daily driver of all things! He actually changes the oil every 2,000 miles too

My cinquecento has 61k on it and runs like clockwork
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77k on the clock but my 899 did well over 100k..
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Engine can last at least 1,000,000km if you change oil as per schedule and use good fuel.
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