What do you consider high mileage these days (Petrol and diesel)?

aston

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Hi all, I personally always buy high mileage cars and have never been burnt, I was just wondering what you consider a high mileage these days for each, diesel and petrol.
I have had 4 ford tdci engines all which still purr at 200k , How long should these live?

Thanks
 

HDi fun

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Depends upon servicing and driving style. I'd rather take a 200,000 mile car that's been serviced properly over a 100,000 mile car that hasn't. Driving style plays a part too, and I think that Nannying a car is very damaging.
 

RobBentley

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100'000 miles used to be massively considered high-mileage not that long ago... and a huge tipping point for the value dropping, but not so much these days I think. Engines tend to last a lot longer maintained properly than they used to. I start to consider high-mileage at 150k and above personally... but I had a BMW 320d down for a tune only a couple of weeks back that had 240k miles on the clock and it still ran perfectly - so maybe I need to adjust my opinion a bit!
 

thexav

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150,000 for a petrol and 200,000 for a diesel but it's more about how a car has been looked after and whether it's done short journeys all its life or had plenty of long motorway runs.
 

HDi fun

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My 528i (written off by silly 17 yr old) was approaching 155,000 and still drove perfectly. MoT emissions tests were insanely low ie. 0.005% CO (max allowed is 0.3%); 2 PPM HC (max allowed is 300). I never nursed it either. Frequent visits to the redline do no damage in my opinion.

The garage who serviced it had a smiliar one to mine on the books which was approaching 400,000 and still in daily use.
 
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