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Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by Highvotage: 11:47am On Jul 07, 2016
Can somobody in the house enlighten me mileage in km and mile please. Your contributions will be appreciated. Thanks.
Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by sheddy03: 11:53am On Jul 07, 2016
golf 3. I acquired Aug.2011 at 170,000km mileage.
Abj-maiduguri and back twice, and then mostly abuja city-Area council to & fro almost everyday.
engine still flying, service when due. rarely visit mechanic. changed water pump, fuel pump and spark plugs late 2015.
its a strong car, now at 253,000km.

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Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by Nobody: 11:55am On Jul 07, 2016
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Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by claremont(m): 12:00pm On Jul 07, 2016
Highvotage:
Can somobody in the house enlighten me mileage in km and mile please.
Your contributions will be appreciated.
Thanks.

Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by captainking(m): 12:26pm On Jul 07, 2016
Yinkatolu:
corolla 2004 model 167k mileage. Still service at 5000km. who has similar car same mileage range? any advice pls
my car is exactly 167k mileage us build... Honda Babyboy 2000..
Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by TruthisOut: 12:28pm On Jul 07, 2016
Why will one buy a high mileage car? The higher the mileage, the more maintenance that will be required and more money to be spent at the mechanics. My car had a mileage of 30,000 miles when I bought it, I have used it for 2 years now and no major maintenance except for the quarterly servicing like changing oil, filters and tyre pressure checks and change - all preventive maintenance.
Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by IamRespected: 12:38pm On Jul 07, 2016
Coolgent:
Mine is Honda civic (uk) 2000 model with 301000km on it but still running like new car.
80% city driving/20%highway driving
Am getting 100km per 10litres with ac (city drvng), 120/140km per 10litres (highway)
You can lie eh....10litres my foot
Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by raayah(f): 12:55pm On Jul 07, 2016
I drive a Honda, 179000km. Engine is running fine and good, but I had a very recent and serious electrical fault. Windows, lights ( head and brake) all that stopped working. Cost me a lot of money.

Recently noticed that my accelerator is a little bit stiff, but it works. I'm seriously considering selling, the only reason why I'm holding on is because the engine is solid.

I recently drove about 700km and it took roughly 40litres to get there.. So not too bad
Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by erico2k2(m): 1:21pm On Jul 07, 2016
Houseofglam7:
Is 187,000 considered as "high mileage"?
Just wanna know embarassed
Yes above 100k o's high milage
Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by watchworldpro: 1:21pm On Jul 07, 2016
Originalsly:
If the mileage is in miles the temperature would be in Farenheit. The temperature is 32C...which means the mileage reading is metric...Km Modified after reading Kingreign comment. Miles cause larger reading is in MPH.
@Op.... not a mechanic...but if your car is that well professionally maintained your battery light should not be on. Suggests to me that you have battery or alternator problem. Car looks fine !...but damn...you wash every day?.. may soon need paint job.
The battery light is on becos I just turned on the dash but didn't turn on the ignition after which I snapped almost immediately. My battery and alternator is fine till date. Took that pics in march
Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by erico2k2(m): 1:22pm On Jul 07, 2016
TruthisOut:
Why will one buy a high mileage car? The higher the mileage, the more maintenance that will be required and more money to be spent at the mechanics. My car had a mileage of 30,000 miles when I bought it, I have used it for 2 years now and no major maintenance except for the quarterly servicing like changing oil, filters and tyre pressure checks and change - all preventive maintenance.
What car do you have?
Did you import it directly from abroad?
Or is it used abroad?
What year was it made?
Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by watchworldpro: 1:29pm On Jul 07, 2016
TruthisOut:
Why will one buy a high mileage car? The higher the mileage, the more maintenance that will be required and more money to be spent at the mechanics. My car had a mileage of 30,000 miles when I bought it, I have used it for 2 years now and no major maintenance except for the quarterly servicing like changing oil, filters and tyre pressure checks and change - all preventive maintenance.
I disagree bro. My car has not visited any Mechanic in past two years and will still hit the 500,000km target I set for myself. Maybe u need to go through my first post to have an idea of my maintenance history. Or wud u consider servicing as going to the mechanic? grin.
Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by Nobody: 1:43pm On Jul 07, 2016
This my 1989 wrangler yj has a whooping 831,000 mileage

Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by tripoli007(m): 2:30pm On Jul 07, 2016
I use a Toyota corolla 04 model .. Mileage is 189,000 .. But I just ringed the engine.. The gear is superb been using this car for 3yrs now .. It covers ekiti-lagos at least once every 3month.. But I need to dispose this car .. Interested buyer hit me up for more pics and details
Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by sukkot: 2:38pm On Jul 07, 2016
vicchi12:


You and your ideas.. Phew!
yes i have very wacky ideas lolzzz. i am a wacky fella LOLZZZ
Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by 19naia(m): 3:25pm On Jul 07, 2016
2001 Toyota Sienna. 153,000 miles (not Km)
The engine is so quiet and vibration free that i often doubt the engine is on after it is started. It gets loud only when i accelerate. The feel of suspension and steering is strong, stout and well balanced, i even like the solid sound i hear when i go over bad roads. The sound is like the entire body of the car smoothly absorbs the shock because there is no loose gaps or rattling anywhere, just one solid piece and good shock absorbers that are not too hard and not too soft.

Problems it has are not really concerning because it manages well and seems i will go a long way before needing to fix them. Small problem with rattling under the car only when i accelerate hard, sounds similar to a small leak in the front area exhaust pipe. Then the Transmission is very smooth and works great except for a thump if i am very abrupt in acceleration changes during the automatic shift in the low range. Also when i shift to reverse, if i dont wait the recommended 3 seconds before accelerating, then it also thumps into position. Its all engaging well into gear and smooth but it makes loud thumps in the low range gears if i am too strong and abrupt with acceleration while the gears are automatically changing.

It feels like if i just drive nice and easy on the pedals like its a luxury car, it does fine and gives me full range performance in a solid and smooth way. Being a Toyota, i expect it to manage the transmission issues for quite some time before needing replacement. I use the car hakf the year and park it when i travel the other hakf of the year. I am prepared to replace the transmission any time it goes.
I bought it used with 134k miles on it and i put in new timing belt kit, new pulley belts, always do engine oil at recommended time and miles, replaced coolant, replaced tranmission fluid, replaced front brake pads and serviced the entire brake system(cleaning drum brake housing and adjustments), serviced the airconditioning and 4 new tires.

I expect to have to do O2 sensor at some time, transmission at some time, but no other signs of issues and these listed issue may manage well for a long time as they often do on toyotas. I am willing to see this car through to over 300k miles even if i have to replace transmission and it may only need adjustments. I have more confidence in this toyota and would rather spend money fixing it than spending more on a new car because it is cost effective and i got it at a good price. Sometimes i wonder if the digital readout Odometer has been talered with because the guage cluster lights are partially out, one side does not light up and there is small dust debris behind the sealed cluster glass. I looked all over the vehicle inside and out, for signs of high mileag wear but it seems to show only wear consistent to its mileage or less than that, It is old and it shows more age than wear. So i chanced it despite the guage cluster tampering suspicion, and the car still drives as smooth and solid like new even after the very low price i paid. I have no noy seen one pricing lower or the same since they bought mine and that was almost two years later and it showed over 260k miles. Mine still says 153k miles and i got it over 2 years ago.

Its a part time car for me, i park it for up to six months inside my garage. This is actually the first year i have used it heavily. I even just drove it on a 7 hour trip to another state, and i will drive it back. I plan driving it end if this year a very long distance of about 4 days of driving and do the same on the return trip. If e break down, i go take am to toyota make dem fix am well, because it will always be a good vehicle when repaired and serviced well.
This car has quenched all my temptation to buy a new car, i even enjoy it more than the mazda car i bought new in 2007 and sold in 2014.
Toyota Sienna 2001 153k miles. My own has dents and stains in the carpet but it is functionaly a very good car, i bought it for roughing around and carrying sometimes dirty cargo and also for the toyota reliability. By the time this car is finished, i would likely have enough money saved to pay cash for another house and a new car. Maybe when this car is finished, make i just get another house and a used SiennaAWD 2010 with money remaining to service and repair it well.
Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by 19naia(m): 3:33pm On Jul 07, 2016
Highvotage:
Can somobody in the house enlighten me mileage in km and mile please.
Your contributions will be appreciated.
Thanks.

Here you go, chairman.
Also included photo of turtle i saw by the road side yesterday. Cheers

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Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by TruthisOut: 4:50pm On Jul 07, 2016
erico2k2:

What car do you have?
Did you import it directly from abroad?
Or is it used abroad?
What year was it made?

I use Toyota Camry 2009. I bought it here in Canada.
Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by TruthisOut: 4:54pm On Jul 07, 2016
watchworldpro:
I disagree bro. My car has not visited any Mechanic in past two years and will still hit the 500,000km target I set for myself. Maybe u need to go through my first post to have an idea of my maintenance history. Or wud u consider servicing as going to the mechanic? grin.

Yeah I saw the regular maintenance you are giving the car but seriously, the mileage is directly proportional to use (with more wears and tears experienced as with all mechanical systems). Regular maintenance can help prolong the lifespan - it is a fact. I hope you can also agree with me that the lesser the mileage, the more life there is in the car.
Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by watchworldpro: 6:09pm On Jul 07, 2016
TruthisOut:


Yeah I saw the regular maintenance you are giving the car but seriously, the mileage is directly proportional to use (with more wears and tears experienced as with all mechanical systems). Regular maintenance can help prolong the lifespan - it is a fact. I hope you can also agree with me that the lesser the mileage, the more life there is in the car.
100% agree with your last statement. Regular maintenance also involves changing replaceable worn out parts.
Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by Coolgent: 6:44pm On Jul 07, 2016
IamRespected:
You can lie eh....10litres my foot
aint lying.
Check out the type of Car am talking about

Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by Curdlebug(m): 7:29am On Jul 08, 2016
sheddy03:
golf 3. I acquired Aug.2011 at 170,000km mileage.
Abj-maiduguri and back twice, and then mostly abuja city-Area council to & fro almost everyday.
engine still flying, service when due. rarely visit mechanic. changed water pump, fuel pump and spark plugs late 2015.
its a strong car, now at 253,000km.
what oil do you use for servicing? Whats your servicing period?
Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by Nobody: 1:18pm On Jul 08, 2016
Car Make: VW Vento Yr: 1994, engine :2000cc

Mileage: 281,700km

Usage : City and High way

Transmission :Manual

Engine and Gearbox hasnt been changed

Interior and exterior ok (never been repainted.)

Items replaced since ownership: Shock absorbers, brake discs, steering rack, servo pump, fuel pump, carburetor (Electric), aircleaner, Temp sensor, clutch plate and disc and release bearings, tie rods, bow joints, cvt joints.

I know people who own cars and suvs with mileage over 500,000km its all about regular maintenance.
Change your engine oil regularly.

Having fewer people drive a car prolongs its life, I dont share my vehicle with anyone.

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Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by Nobody: 1:24pm On Jul 08, 2016
TruthisOut:
Why will one buy a high mileage car? The higher the mileage, the more maintenance that will be required and more money to be spent at the mechanics. My car had a mileage of 30,000 miles when I bought it, I have used it for 2 years now and no major maintenance except for the quarterly servicing like changing oil, filters and tyre pressure checks and change - all preventive maintenance.

That is not correct, if you re buying a car made in 1998 it it will have a mileage above 100,000km, av seen some cotonou 2004 4 runners bought with mileage of over 200,000km and used till they reach 450,000km and they run smooth no issues now thats maintenance at work.

If you want to avoid high mileage i suggest you buy a car made in 2011- date knw that some dealers actually have tools to reduce a vehicles mileage to trick buyers like you.

I assess a vehicles based on its physical attributes dont rely on the odometer for your assessment.

I laugh when I hear some folks on this forum say they bought a vehicle made in 1997 with low mileage of 25,000km. grin

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Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by Curdlebug(m): 3:50pm On Jul 08, 2016
kaeforum:


That is not correct, if you re buying a car made in 1998 it it will have a mileage above 100,000km, av seen some cotonou 2004 4 runners bought with mileage of over 200,000km and used till they reach 450,000km and they run smooth no issues now thats maintenance at work.

If you want to avoid high mileage i suggest you buy a car made in 2011- date knw that some dealers actually have tools to reduce a vehicles mileage to trick buyers like you.

I assess a vehicles based on its physical attributes dont rely on the odometer for your assessment.

I laugh when I hear some folks on this forum say they bought a vehicle made in 1997 with low mileage of 25,000km. grin
Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by Curdlebug(m): 3:51pm On Jul 08, 2016
kaeforum:


That is not correct, if you re buying a car made in 1998 it it will have a mileage above 100,000km, av seen some cotonou 2004 4 runners bought with mileage of over 200,000km and used till they reach 450,000km and they run smooth no issues now thats maintenance at work.

If you want to avoid high mileage i suggest you buy a car made in 2011- date knw that some dealers actually have tools to reduce a vehicles mileage to trick buyers like you.

I assess a vehicles based on its physical attributes dont rely on the odometer for your assessment.

I laugh when I hear some folks on this forum say they bought a vehicle made in 1997 with low mileage of 25,000km. grin
WORDS ! !
Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by watchworldpro: 3:57pm On Jul 08, 2016
[quote author=Curdlebug post=47335650][/quote]nice one bro
Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by watchworldpro: 3:58pm On Jul 08, 2016
Nice one bro[quote author=Curdlebug post=47335650][/quote]
Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by watchworldpro: 3:59pm On Jul 08, 2016
Nice one bro
kaeforum:


That is not correct, if you re buying a car made in 1998 it it will have a mileage above 100,000km, av seen some cotonou 2004 4 runners bought with mileage of over 200,000km and used till they reach 450,000km and they run smooth no issues now thats maintenance at work.

If you want to avoid high mileage i suggest you buy a car made in 2011- date knw that some dealers actually have tools to reduce a vehicles mileage to trick buyers like you.

I assess a vehicles based on its physical attributes dont rely on the odometer for your assessment.

I laugh when I hear some folks on this forum say they bought a vehicle made in 1997 with low mileage of 25,000km. grin
Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by lawsta(m): 4:04pm On Jul 08, 2016
Highvotage:
Can somobody in the house enlighten me mileage in km and mile please.
Your contributions will be appreciated.
Thanks.
just multiply the kilometres by 1.6
100 miles = 100*1.6= 160kilometres
Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by lawsta(m): 4:37pm On Jul 08, 2016
Highvotage:
Can somobody in the house enlighten me mileage in km and mile please.
Your contributions will be appreciated.
Thanks.
convert miles to kilometres by just multiplying the miles by 1.6
100 miles = 100*1.6= 160kilometres. OR
mentally add the half of the mileage to the real mileage e.g 100 + 50 = 150 to get the estimate
if it is kilometres just divided it by 2\3 to get a nearby estimate e.g
150 kilometers is 100 miles, 90 kilo is 60 mile, 30 kilo is 20 miles, 200 kilo is is 140 mile

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Re: I Intend To Take My Car Mileage To 500,000km by watchworldpro: 9:23pm On Jul 08, 2016
lawsta:

convert miles to kilometres by just multiplying the miles by 1.6
100 miles = 100*1.6= 160kilometres. OR
mentally add the half of the mileage to the real mileage e.g 100 + 50 = 150 to get the estimate
if it is kilometres just divided it by 2\3 to get a nearby estimate e.g
150 kilometers is 100 miles, 90 kilo is 60 mile, 30 kilo is 20 miles, 200 kilo is is 140 mile
omo see maths

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