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So I've had my MK4 DBP R32 for almost a year now and I love the car, it's the best car I've owned so far. But the mileage is now 92,000 and I was thinking should I sell it before mileage gets too high i.e. over 100K? I only cover about 6000 miles a year, but she is a bit thirsty and most of the time she's just a daily driver for work so I hardly use her to her potential anyway. Also, I don't fancy getting any problems with it now mileage is high like major mechanical faults. What are peoples' thoughts? Thanks in advance :)
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100k isnt high mileage, maybe 200k ;)
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People in this country get too hung up over mileage and in particular the psychological hurdle of the 100k barrier. You could buy a much newer car with a much lower mileage and still get major issues with it.

Mileage is only a number on a well maintained looked after car.

Keep it, better the devil you know:-)
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I would like to keep the car, and when you put it that way, I suppose just keeping it maintained will keep it going :)

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The money you would spend to change will probably maintain your car for the next number of years - if you like it keep it - mileage should not be an issue.
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hmmmm yeah, cos I was browsing other cars earlier to see what I'd swap to, but there's no other car out there that looks as good, handles as good, sounds as good, or is as fast for the money I paid for it/money I would pay for next car (up to 8 or 9K)

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hmmmm yeah, cos I was browsing other cars earlier to see what I'd swap to, but there's no other car out there that looks as good, handles as good, sounds as good, or is as fast for the money I paid for it/money I would pay for next car (up to 8 or 9K)

think you've just answered your own question.keep it :-)
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People in this country get too hung up over mileage and in particular the psychological hurdle of the 100k barrier. You could buy a much newer car with a much lower mileage and still get major issues with it.

Mileage is only a number on a well maintained looked after car.

Keep it, better the devil you know:-)

I've been looking at E46 M3's and most are over 100k miles which does worry me :/
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yeah I was looking at them, don't look as good as a mk4 r tho!!

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People in this country get too hung up over mileage and in particular the psychological hurdle of the 100k barrier. You could buy a much newer car with a much lower mileage and still get major issues with it.

Mileage is only a number on a well maintained looked after car.

Keep it, better the devil you know:-)


Agreed

If it was a 1.1 little 1980 fiesta then yes 100k is alot,

Nowadays 100k if nothing, with how much commuting we do.

I am guessing you are old enough to remember when 100k was alot on a car, don't worry if you look after it (regular service) then it will look after you

I personally buy cars with low mileage and run them up high myself, as I know the history of the car.

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Keep it and don't think of selling it again you silly man :)
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I'm only just old enough to remember that, I've just turned 22 :) ahhhhhhh I dunno, gonna sleep on it, I need 2 new tyres up front now and if I'm keeping it I'm gonna get Michelin PS3's probably but if I was gonna sell it I don't wanna spend so much money on rubber lol :/

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Another thing to consider is, will it sell for the price you want.

I'll be honest, seen plenty of good examples for sale at reasonable prices and they've not exactly been flying off the shelfs.

Although the R32 is adored on this forum, they are not as well appreciated in the wider world and sadly that is a fact.
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100k is a drop in the ocean now and as cuprabob and everyone else as long as its maintained well and looked after it will do you proud. My Mk5 is an 06 plate with over 115k on the clock and i only bought it due to me knowing the owner and its history

We have seen cars in at work with mechanical defects at less than 1000 miles on the clock so do the right thing..... Keep it!
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Think I will keep it then, just ordered a couple new tyres for the front...Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2's :D

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Think I will keep it then, just ordered a couple new tyres for the front...Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2's :D


You made the right choice.

Looking at tyres myself, as I will need some in the next few months, and think the Goodyear's seem to be the stand out performer.
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That's what everyone has recommended :) the Goodyear's are on offer on camskill.co.uk for £99.95 as well! Considering kwikfit quoted me £290 per tyre I'd say that's a bargain haha!





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