what constitutes high mileage?

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what constitutes high mileage?

Post by Angusweir » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:58 pm

How many miles is too high to consider buying a cheap(ish) f type? Anyone driving a high mileage vehicle and any problems?

In the old days 30K miles was high - my old company car (20 years ago) had no issues after 100K, but what would people think for an f-type now a days?

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Re: what constitutes high mileage?

Post by scm » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:29 pm

My 2004 XKR was over 98,000 miles when I swapped it out and it was going strong. I have no reason to think an F-Type couldn't at least match that. With proper maintenance modern Jags will run forever!

Regarding buying used, I'd say that a car that's been driven is a better buy than one that's been stuck in a garage and rarely used since things deteriorate when not used frequently. I'd expect 10,000 miles a year to be "normal" and most F-Types will be below that.
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Re: what constitutes high mileage?

Post by Siy » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:48 pm

agree a car thats been driven can be a better long termer than a garage queen.. I am currently looking to buy an FType, and would probably suggest 35-40k miles my cutoff
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Re: what constitutes high mileage?

Post by alpinaman » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:15 pm

For a car like the F type i would say around 5k a year is a "nice" mileage.10k,is too much in the eyes of resale and value,not that i agree its just the way it is.

Mines a Dec 14 and has just turned 24k,which i would say is "low",despite it being used every day.

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Re: what constitutes high mileage?

Post by cj10jeeper » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:08 pm

My 2013 is on 53k. Passed its 5th mot on Monday and no advisories.
Never missed a beat, can see no reason it can’t run to 200k and looks in better condition than many 3 year old models.

Too much weighting is applied purely on low mileage. Good servicing and care matters more..

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Re: what constitutes high mileage?

Post by gf15 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:44 pm

Oh bugger. I will do 20k a year as my daily driver. Last 2 cars (BMW650 & BMW740) I ran for 9 years and 6 years respectively, both ending up with over 200k miles. Both ran perfectly and neither used any oil when I changed them. The 650 in particular was a star, it would still be accellerating hard when the speed limiter kicked in. Drove beautifully and was probably one of the better examples out there.
Plan is to run the V6s to the same mileage. Properly maintained, these cars should be good for 250k miles (I hope).
Proper proactive maintenance is key.

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