Just for fun: How many DIESEL miles have you logged?

n1das

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Nashua, NH, USA
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2014 BMW 535xd ///M-Sport, 2012 BMW X5 Xdrive35d, former 3x TDI owner
TDI longevity questions come up from time to time and there are several threads on the topic. Here's a variation on the topic....After a conversation I had with a friend of mine where we accounted for all miles logged in every car we've owned in our lives, that got me thinking about how many of those miles I've logged were in DIESEL vehicles.

Here are my stats:
558k total miles in gassers.
706k total miles in DIESEL vehicles, including but not limited to TDIs.
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Grand total 1264k miles driven in my lifetime to date.

The numbers show I've logged more miles in DIESEL vehicles than gassers. All of the diesel miles have been logged since getting my first diesel in 2002 (02 Golf TDI). :cool:

OK, so how many miles have you driven in your lifetime? Of those miles, how many miles were logged in DIESEL vehicles (not limited to TDIs)? :cool:
 
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VeeDubTDI

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Jul 2, 2000
Location
Springfield, VA
TDI
‘18 Tesla Model 3D+, ‘14 Cadillac ELR, ‘13 Fiat 500e
I don't keep accurate tallies of what I have driven, but I'll do my best.

10,000 miles on my 190D (diesel)
50,000 miles on my New Beetle (diesel)
30,000 miles in a gasser minivan (gas)
70,000 miles on my F350 (diesel)
50,000 miles on my 300SDL (diesel)
20,000 miles on Jason's Jetta (diesel)
40,000 miles on my ECOdiesel (diesel)
60,000 miles on our Passat (diesel)
and some other miles here and there in various vehicles.

So roughly 300,000 miles on diesel and 30,000 or so on gas.
 

n1das

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Nashua, NH, USA
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2014 BMW 535xd ///M-Sport, 2012 BMW X5 Xdrive35d, former 3x TDI owner
I don't keep accurate tallies of what I have driven, but I'll do my best.

10,000 miles on my 190D (diesel)
50,000 miles on my New Beetle (diesel)
30,000 miles in a gasser minivan (gas)
70,000 miles on my F350 (diesel)
50,000 miles on my 300SDL (diesel)
20,000 miles on Jason's Jetta (diesel)
40,000 miles on my ECOdiesel (diesel)
60,000 miles on our Passat (diesel)
and some other miles here and there in various vehicles.

So roughly 300,000 miles on diesel and 30,000 or so on gas.
LOL, you've got me beat in terms of diesel/gas miles ratio! :)
 

AndyBees

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May 27, 2003
Location
Southeast Kentucky
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Silver 2003 Jetta TDI, Silver 2000 Jetta TDI (sold), '84 Vanagon with '02 ALH engine
I've been driving VW diesels since January of 1980

-307k miles on a 1.5l 1980 Rabbit ........... rust bucket when junked (bought new)
-336k miles on a 1.6 '81 Jetta (purchased used to replace the Rabbit.. total of 466k miles)....junked
-40k miles on a 1.6 '84 Jetta (gift from my brother ... parked at 330k miles)..sitting out by the barn
-300k miles on my 2000 Jetta TDI (purchased used at 45k miles.... my Son has added 6k miles on top of that)....... still in use headed for 500k miles.
-41k miles on my '02 ALH TDI '84 Vanagon ..........

EDIT: -2.5k miles on a 92 Allegro Bay RV, 5.9 Cummings and about 4k miles on Polaris single-cylinder diesel ATV:D

That would be something over 1,000,000 miles driving VW diesels.

106k miles on my 20 year old Chevy Blazer... wife did most of those.

Gassers.............. no particular order -
-20k miles on a '62 Ford many-door (sold)
-50k miles on a '62 Chevy 2-door hard top with 327 engine and Muncie 4-speed (sold)
-12 miles on my first VW - 1960 with roll back top (sold) (Oops < Typo!):D
-110k miles on a 1966 VW Beetle with the 1300 engine (sold)
-20k miles on a 1969 VW Beetle (sold)
-10k miles on a 1976 VW Beetle (still own)
-38k miles on a 1987 VW Quantum ......... (junked due to wreck)
-20k miles on a 1976 VW Dasher wagon .... (sold)
-25k miles on a 1990 Yota Tercel..............Yuk! (sold)
-40k miles on a 1971 Ford Pinto ............ Yuk (junked)
EDIT:
-170k miles on a 1983 VW Vanagon ......7 round trips to Alaska [Key West, Florida to Inuvik, Northwest Territories Canada] (still have it)
-15k miles on a 1973 step-side Chevy 4X4 Pickup (sold.... gas hog)
 
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aircooledkid

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Was KC now NM
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14 328d BMW f31 wagon, 05 reflex silver 5sp wagon, 04 5sp blue anthracite golf, 03 5sp wagon(sold)
40k on 01 f350 7.3
220k on 06 f550 6.0
130k on 10 ram 6.7 cummins
40k on 14 ram 6.7 cummins
145k on 05 BEW wagon
176k on 00 VR6 jetta
countless miles on my aircooled vdubs.
 

phaser

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Apr 18, 2004
Location
Oregon
TDI
2004 Jetta PD - 490k
256k - 81 Datsun - gone (my first diesel in 81)
100k - 82 Datsun - gone
435k - 86 Jetta - gone
350k - 04 Jetta - current daily driver

1,141,000 diesel miles so far

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TomJD

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St. Louis
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2000 Jetta TDI GLS, 2015 Golf TDI
85,408 miles in 1,503 days on the 2000 Jetta TDI. 56.83 mile per day average.
Before that, I have no idea...everything was gas though.


-12 miles on my first VW - 1960 with roll back top (sold)
Mega Miles Andy!
 
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jetlagmech

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Toledo, WA
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2010 jetta
there are a few persons here that are commercial pilots for a living. Do you consider Jet fuel as diesel?? they might have some real high numbers to list.
 

Dozenspeed

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Thanks for the distraction, n1das.....:rolleyes:

Total:

184 vehicles
1,104,435 miles (average 6,002 each)

Diesel:

47 vehicles (25.5%)
555,160 miles (50.3%) (average 11,812 each)

Gasoline:

137 vehicles (74.5%)
549,185 miles (49.7%) (average 4,009 each)

My Jetta is my first VW. I have driven it more than:

-Any other vehicle
-All my other "personal" cars combined
-Only 7k mi less than all other cabs combined
 

supton

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May 25, 2004
Location
Central NH (USA)
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'04 Jetta Wagon GLS
Let’s see:

1986 Izuzu Pup, gas, 10k?
1986(?) Subaru GL, gas, 20k?
1987 Astro, gas, at least 10k
1983 S10, gas, 6k
2000 Saturn SL, gas, 116k
2010 Tundra, gas, 20k
2011 Camry, gas, 10k?

Versus

2004 VW Jetta, diesel, 307k

So, 192k on gas, 307k on diesel. Almost 63% of my miles on diesel.
 

D_Squared

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Burlington, WI
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2012 Golf 2D 6M
Hmm,

~80k miles over 6ish years 1997 GMC Sierra (gas) (Sold for Golf)
~43k miles in under 2 years '12 Golf TDI

I am on pace to surpass the truck no problem. This car is just so much damn fun to drive. Haha
 

volmaniac

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McFadden's Ford, Stones River NMP M'boro, TN
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02 Golf GLS
"my cars"
74 Mercury Capri (till the wheels literally fell off)
82 Isuzu I-Mark Diesel (60k, crashed)
85 Isuzu P'up Diesel 190k



94 Ford Ranger 170k
02 VW Golf ALH 292k and counting.

so around 540k DIESEL miles
 
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QuickTD

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Location
SW Ontario
TDI
2003 Audi A4Q 5spd 2.0 TDI 2056VK R783, 2006 Audi A4Q 6spd 2.0 TDI, 2007 A4Q 6spd 2.0 TDI
1984 ford escort diesel, ~200k km
1984 Lincoln mk VII diesel ~300k km
1997 Jetta diesel ~320k km
2006 mazda 6 wagon 3.0 gas 32k km (hated every minute of it)
2002 passat 1.8T with TDI/manual swap - 40k km so far
2005 passat TDI wagon manual swap - 15k km

875000km diesel
 
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