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That must be one of the highest mileage 500s on here- any other problems of note?
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That must be one of the highest mileage 500s on here- any other problems of note?
Thing is Ian has done 35,200 miles in his car per year which suggests that it spends most of its time on the motorway getting up to temperature and running there for a while. If you divide his mileage up it equals about 100 miles per day 7 days a week 365 days a year.


The cars which are more likely to have issues are the ones that are driven around town over fairly short distances, never get warmed up, get driven up kerbs, speedbumps and potholes. Ian has probably never really done those things. Similarly my car has done almost 65k miles with practically no issues because I don't live in a city or an area with really poor roads.
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Thing is Ian has done 35,200 miles in his car per year which suggests that it spends most of its time on the motorway getting up to temperature and running there for a while.

The cars which are more likely to have issues are the ones that are driven around town over fairly short distances, never get warmed up, get driven up kerbs, speedbumps and potholes.


Secondhand car buyers pay far too much attention to how many miles a car has covered, and far too little attention to how those miles were driven and how it has been serviced and cared for.
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Secondhand car buyers pay far too much attention to how many miles a car has covered, and far too little attention to how those miles were driven and how it has been serviced and cared for.
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Thing is Ian has done 35,200 miles in his car per year which suggests that it spends most of its time on the motorway getting up to temperature and running there for a while. If you divide his mileage up it equals about 100 miles per day 7 days a week 365 days a year.


The cars which are more likely to have issues are the ones that are driven around town over fairly short distances, never get warmed up, get driven up kerbs, speedbumps and potholes. Ian has probably never really done those things. Similarly my car has done almost 65k miles with practically no issues because I don't live in a city or an area with really poor roads.
This is of course true, but I thought it might be interesting none the less.
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Secondhand car buyers pay far too much attention to how many miles a car has covered, and far too little attention to how those miles were driven and how it has been serviced and cared for.

Spot on jrkitching. My car feels really sad and miserable in the town. On the long drives it becomes very happy, no matter what I throw at it in terms of revs. It drank 0.3 lts of oil in the past 1000 km or so as I was driving very hard over long distances through mountains and the like. After I put some oil in the engine sounded much happier, no more 'sad' noises when I let go of the throttle at 3,000 kms (which is my usual indicator the oil is below the max mark funny enough)
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Indeed. I live 3 miles from the M1 and work 2 miles from the M25 so the vast majority is at Motorway cruising speed, so I rarely change gear.
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