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Old May 26th, 2013, 14:52   #31
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When I first bought by 4-dr, I was driving at a rate that would have put me over a million miles in less than 40 years.

These days, it would take me more than 200. It is safe to say I won't make it.

So why did you dredge up this ancient thread, anyway???
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Old May 26th, 2013, 15:28   #32
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correct me if I am wrong but I believe this is a Volvo promotion now and not a guy with real miles on a real original engine and trans....
The engine was rebuilt once at 600,000, I know it had no further work up to 1.5 million, after that I don't know, car is at 3 million now.
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Old February 8th, 2014, 12:40   #33
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I'm knocking on the door of 530,000 miles right now!
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Old February 9th, 2014, 08:03   #34
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I just hit 688K on my 1996 Passat. Still mostly original with no work on engine or transmission but recently had to change the mass oxygen sensor. . Rough shape aesthetically but running good. My guess in a couple of years there will be several surpassing the million mile mark. I'd like to go much further as it would be hard to find another vehicle that gets me 54 mpg
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Old August 23rd, 2014, 14:09   #35
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Just turned 550,000 miles!
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Old August 23rd, 2014, 15:34   #36
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We have a customer with a 2010 wagon that had 427k miles last time he was in. That was about a month ago...

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Old August 23rd, 2014, 16:19   #37
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We need to find a TDi to brake this record !

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16070928/

Several years ago I USED to go to a shop in Guelph who's name I won't mention, that had a customer there that I've met several times.
He had a 2000 Beetle TDI with over a million k on it, 14 timing belts, 7 sets of axles and god knows how many oil changes all on original block and pistons .
Looked rough as it should to say the least.


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Old August 26th, 2014, 10:28   #38
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IIRC, there was a pic posted in a related thread a few years ago of a '99 NB TDI in Texas with over 900k miles on it.

At only 361k miles on my 2002 Golf TDI when I sold it in 2010, it was still way too early to tell how much longer it would last.
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Old May 7th, 2016, 21:59   #39
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I've got 481,000 miles on mine as of tonite!!!
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Old May 15th, 2016, 10:42   #40
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Hi,
Are these high milers just routinely serviced or meticulously looked after?
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Old May 16th, 2016, 17:38   #41
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Generally serviced per schedule and additional preventative maintenence (not covered by the schedule) with diligence.
Scheduled maintenance doesn't cover things like steering racks, control arm bushings, door hinges, and that sort of stuff that accumulates until the owner says "Enough!".

Many of these accumulate miles quickly, lots of miles per year, which does two things:
a. Fewer cold starts, more highway cruising (less clutch, less brake, shallower turns) fewer entry and exits from the seat.
b. More likely to be business miles, meaning the car is an asset that has to be conserved, than a disposable tool to be neglected and tossed out / traded in when the windows quit opening.
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Old October 4th, 2018, 15:44   #42
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bump so we can get some updated mileage numbers
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Old October 8th, 2018, 09:10   #43
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2000 NB TDI - 368,000 miles. Swapped O1M for 5 speed manual at 252,000. New fuel pump at 297,000 miles . Just recently completed trip from Raliegh NC to Kansas City on a move - 46MPG ! Gets regular 10K mile oil changes, new timing belt job every 80-90K miles. I'm planning on at least 500,000 miles before I get rid of it. Looks a little rough, but with bigger fuel injector nozzles and RC2 - making 140 HP and 215+ lb-ft torque on an SMF. Runs like a top.


I'd take it all the way on a 49 state driving tour of the US without thinking about it, in any season.
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Old October 9th, 2018, 09:37   #44
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I'm at 269,000 miles on my 2002 Jetta TDI. Besides a clutch replacement at 170,000, an EGR value replacement, and little things like new vacuum lines, glow plugs, and alternator, engine is still mostly original.

I'd love to hit 400,000 with it, though the interior is start to fall apart: The headliner is falling down, the left rear window is having issues going up, two of the door open sensors are bad, the outlet below the temperature control is out, and a bunch of other ugly looking interior pieces.
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