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it wouldn't surprise me if it had done that many, but ?795 for a car that has done that many K's or M's
 

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it wouldn't surprise me if it had done that many, but ?795 for a car that has done that many K's or M's
Quite possible
Works out at 17,000 miles PA, or around 10,000 miles PA if in Kilos. Either way, not bad!
 

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it wouldn't surprise me if it had done that many, but ?795 for a car that has done that many K's or M's
Its easily worth it in parts and the 5 if looked after will keep on going with minimal outlay probably. Depends if it has any tax or mot.
 

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I spoke to the guy, its kms. Still 160000 miles!.

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So what?

It's an about how it's been maintained and if it's done 160,000 miles in the desert or offroad or if it's done most of them on the motorway at 80.
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The point being how well the engines last on a 5, I never once stated anything negative in the thread. My post was completely complementary infect.
 

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Best car I ever bought was an old taxi with 250K miles (yes, English miles). Worst car was a 10 yo car with one owner from new...92 yo bloke who kept it in a garage and only ever went to the local supermarket so it averaged around 1K per year. As soon as I used it on the moterway it started falling to bits. Cylinder head gasket went etc. I've never bought a low mileage car again.
 

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Yup, cars do actually like to be used. On the otherhand tho my high mileage 138,000mile MX5 has just had 2 shock absorber failures in 10 miles. On the otherhand it's just been stood for a year and prior to that was perfectly reliable. Ho hum.....
 
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