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Mystikal
11-30-2011, 11:15 AM
Did this on the way to the shop:

http://www.stancefactory.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/11302011741.jpg

Out of my 4 cars this one has the lowest mileage. *smoke*

A key strategy of car ownership, and especially BMW ownership, is to regularly invest in maintenance and fixing small issues rather than spending on costly repairs that could have easily been avoided. I don't know why I went all PSA on this post but it's true.

BigD
11-30-2011, 11:26 AM
Yeah, people talk smack about domestic cars, Lincoln's were at the top of CR's shitlist, yet the airport cabbies have Town Cars with 400k, 1 million + kms. Sure some cars may be more fragile than others, but no manufacturer can prevent neglect, while proper use and preventive maintenance can make any car last.

damameke
11-30-2011, 11:49 AM
Key phrase: "regularly invest in maintenance and fixing small issues "
on all types of car...

a very good example, the volvo P1800

http://www.autoblog.com/2007/10/26/man-with-2-6-million-mile-volvo-p1800-aims-for-3-million/

propr'one
11-30-2011, 11:51 AM
^^those kind of one offs have a lot more to do with car ownership than the car itself.


jay what's the list now? TI, M, roadie and e30?

SiR
11-30-2011, 11:52 AM
and especially BMW ownership, is to regularly invest in maintenance and fixing small issues rather than spending on costly repairs that could have easily been avoided. .

nah mang. ill just let my radiator blow up and old bushings fall out on their own. then ill change them.

Pierce330
11-30-2011, 11:54 AM
Did this on the way to the shop:

http://www.stancefactory.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/11302011741.jpg

Out of my 4 cars this one has the lowest mileage. *smoke*

A key strategy of car ownership, and especially BMW ownership, is to regularly invest in maintenance and fixing small issues rather than spending on costly repairs that could have easily been avoided. I don't know why I went all PSA on this post but it's true.

Wow, what year is that roadster? I saw from previous posts when you got it that it was purchased from the States...whoever owned it before you must have really maintained it as well...*th-up*

vintagez
11-30-2011, 12:24 PM
so you are doing 108 kph and photographing your dashboard LOL !

damameke
11-30-2011, 12:28 PM
so you are doing 108 kph and photographing your dashboard LOL !

ya, Jay was cruising with the top down with the flurries onto his face .. lol..

Steve30
11-30-2011, 12:53 PM
preventative maintenance is key. there's a guy on bf.c who has an e36 with 600k miles and its still in good shape!

bmwm5lover
11-30-2011, 01:14 PM
preventative maintenance is key. there's a guy on bf.c who has an e36 with 600k miles and its still in good shape!

Yup, same with a few guys in Germany and England running the shit out of their e39 M5's on the Autobahn daily, with over 400K's on their engines with 0 issues.

A guy recently totalled a 2001(?) with 275K MILES!

T.Dot_E30
11-30-2011, 01:58 PM
Jay drives to work after the morning rush hour, against traffic (401 East), so the highway is basically empty.

Taking a picture while driving means he doesn't get bored and top out the speedo.

so you are doing 108 kph and photographing your dashboard LOL !

careless7
11-30-2011, 02:24 PM
Yikes, that is high even got our 318iS beat.

318iS - 425,000km
740i - 185,000km
WRX - 110,000km
Skyline- 69,000km
S2000 - 60,000km

The 318iS has the least amount of problems tho..and it's FOR SALE if someone needs a beater/track-bitch

Nick_V
11-30-2011, 05:53 PM
lol I was expecting some ridiculously low number...

Dr. Flyview
11-30-2011, 06:01 PM
No one noticed no fuel consumption gauge? What's goinnnnng on here

Quack
11-30-2011, 06:19 PM
I'll be lucky to even put 10,000km on a car before I get a new one:D

SickFinga
11-30-2011, 06:30 PM
Yup, same with a few guys in Germany and England running the shit out of their e39 M5's on the Autobahn daily, with over 400K's on their engines with 0 issues.


Highly doubt that.

No one noticed no fuel consumption gauge? What's goinnnnng on here

ti, that's what.

BMW_7
11-30-2011, 08:17 PM
Yeah, people talk smack about domestic cars, Lincoln's were at the top of CR's shitlist, yet the airport cabbies have Town Cars with 400k, 1 million + kms. Sure some cars may be more fragile than others, but no manufacturer can prevent neglect, while proper use and preventive maintenance can make any car last.

Wait lets not generalize...Age is a huge factor.. let's look at 3 scenarios.

Those cabbies with 500,000 km - they get to that point after the car is 2 years old. Just ask some cabbies. Some cabs never get turned off, driver gets in/out. Some parts even have the new smell!

A car like Jays is (guessing) 10 years old now and was probably maintained very well by the previous owner and Jay just happened to find a jewel of the car and continues that himself. So, the car is able to maintain its condition because of that.

Now take a very high mileage Mercedes Diesel or Volvo etc. Almost no engine will last to the ridiculous "world record" of 1 million miles. A lot of the time the body goes to shit OR the engine needs complete rebuilds/replacement. Then the car is officially a Frankenstein, and ceases to be "original". Does not matter how well you take care of it!!! It's age! If the body doesn't deteriorate - like that world record Turkish 300TD Mercedes, it lived its life in temperate climate with no snow, etc. And I bet the guy rustproofed it too, since airborne salt from saltwater rusts cars also.

careless7
11-30-2011, 08:47 PM
I'll be lucky to even put 10,000km on a car before I get a new one:D

Haha well technically me too... I'm always driving something under 10,000km, when they go over, they go to auction.

lucad2
11-30-2011, 09:14 PM
Did this on the way to the shop:

http://www.stancefactory.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/11302011741.jpg

Out of my 4 cars this one has the lowest mileage. *smoke*

A key strategy of car ownership, and especially BMW ownership, is to regularly invest in maintenance and fixing small issues rather than spending on costly repairs that could have easily been avoided. I don't know why I went all PSA on this post but it's true.

Please name your cars and their milage. i love these stories

Axxe
11-30-2011, 09:43 PM
Yikes, that is high even got our 318iS beat.

318iS - 425,000km
740i - 185,000km
WRX - 110,000km
Skyline- 69,000km
S2000 - 60,000km

The 318iS has the least amount of problems tho..and it's FOR SALE if someone needs a beater/track-bitch

The 318iS had the motor replaced back in the day though.

My daily is at 307,xxx right now, but the motor only has about 135k on it. 30,000k in 6 months is a new personal record, I think this car will see 500k on the odo easily (the s52 is in tip-top shape).

Jim .E.
11-30-2011, 11:10 PM
Wait lets not generalize...Age is a huge factor.. let's look at 3 scenarios.

Those cabbies with 500,000 km - they get to that point after the car is 2 years old. Just ask some cabbies. Some cabs never get turned off, driver gets in/out. Some parts even have the new smell!

A car like Jays is (guessing) 10 years old now and was probably maintained very well by the previous owner and Jay just happened to find a jewel of the car and continues that himself. So, the car is able to maintain its condition because of that.

Now take a very high mileage Mercedes Diesel or Volvo etc. Almost no engine will last to the ridiculous "world record" of 1 million miles. A lot of the time the body goes to shit OR the engine needs complete rebuilds/replacement. Then the car is officially a Frankenstein, and ceases to be "original". Does not matter how well you take care of it!!! It's age! If the body doesn't deteriorate - like that world record Turkish 300TD Mercedes, it lived its life in temperate climate with no snow, etc. And I bet the guy rustproofed it too, since airborne salt from saltwater rusts cars also.

this. most of those cabs have rebuilt transmissions

noodles101
12-01-2011, 01:19 AM
my friends dads work van..toyota sienna ( 2001 model) has 800+ k on it..LOL

and there was a guy who used to come to get his oil changed at my work every 2 weeks on his cobalt manual transmission with 280k on it Lol ...oil change every 2 weeks..

sproule905
12-01-2011, 08:33 AM
My current garage...

01 M5 - 117kms
99 328is - 217kms
05 A4 - 150kms
74 TR6 - 68kms
07 KX250F - 21 hrs

ha ha

Pierce330
12-01-2011, 09:06 AM
My garage...

07 328i: 59km
04 R32: 142km

Smitty
12-01-2011, 09:26 AM
Some of my best cars have had high mileage. The E30 I sold last year had something like 322k and was pretty bulletproof.

bmwm5lover
12-01-2011, 10:08 AM
Highly doubt that.




Don't. Go search through some old threads on m5board. Its impressive.

My M5 is at 206K now (40 K in 1 year). |Regular maintenance.
My Volvo is at 311K, just regular oil changes and a radiator. Been in the family, with 5K oil changes, for ages.

Notice how I am not mentioning the JAG? hahahah just kidding.:D:huh?:

I am a FIRM believer in frequent oil changes and changing things at the firrst sign of a problem.

Pierce330
12-01-2011, 10:47 AM
I am a FIRM believer in frequent oil changes and changing things at the firrst sign of a problem.

+1...could not agree with you more...*th-up*

Mystikal
12-01-2011, 11:50 AM
Please name your cars and their milage. i love these stories

'90 325iS 388k
'01 M Roadster 347k
'95 318Ti 300k
'98 200sx SE-R 302k (more rust than car left)

This was the M Roadster last April:

http://maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=96983&stc=1&d=1271708970

My old Dakar M3 had 299k when I sold it. Probably should have taken it on one more trip.

dbworld4k
12-01-2011, 01:28 PM
^Should probably mention it's an S54 M Roady. I bet it is one of the highest mileage S54s this side of the pond.

Dr. Flyview
12-01-2011, 02:35 PM
Hey Jay,

Any idea how to reprogram the odometer from miles to km? I changed the face (not the back/computer) on my cluster to km only (had an american cluster) but the odometer is obviously still in miles. I'm pretty sure back in the day the dealer could reprogram this. I've also read once it switches to km the total number doesn't change, it just starts adding km's haha.

Nick_V
12-01-2011, 06:46 PM
The E30 I sold last year had something like 322k and was pretty bulletproof.

Or so you thought! The motor blew up a couple months later*shiner*

bmwm5lover
12-01-2011, 07:19 PM
Highly doubt that.


Proof. I randomly came up on it today.
293*1.6=~470K KM'S

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b82/bmwm5lover/untitled.jpg

lucad2
12-01-2011, 11:20 PM
^Should probably mention it's an S54 M Roady. I bet it is one of the highest mileage S54s this side of the pond.

That gives me high hopes for my s54 :cool:

Smitty
12-02-2011, 08:09 AM
Or so you thought! The motor blew up a couple months later*shiner*
LOL She was a good old girl! How's that car doing now?

sproule905
12-02-2011, 09:18 AM
Hey Jay,

Any idea how to reprogram the odometer from miles to km? I changed the face (not the back/computer) on my cluster to km only (had an american cluster) but the odometer is obviously still in miles. I'm pretty sure back in the day the dealer could reprogram this. I've also read once it switches to km the total number doesn't change, it just starts adding km's haha.

This should be doable. My 01 M5 was a US car.

SickFinga
12-02-2011, 09:51 AM
Proof. I randomly came up on it today.
293*1.6=~470K KM'S



This doesn't prove much that it hit that with 0 issues. I'm sure that car had its HFM replaced a couple of times, window regulator, ABS sensors, AirBag sensor in the seat and a bunch of other electronic issues.

bmwm5lover
12-02-2011, 11:30 AM
This doesn't prove much that it hit that with 0 issues. I'm sure that car had its HFM replaced a couple of times, window regulator, ABS sensors, AirBag sensor in the seat and a bunch of other electronic issues.
Ya, he probably did the cooling system twice. so?

Those aren't major issues. I mean the driveline is most likely original (ie no rebuilds) otherwise that guy would have been the first to scream bloody murder.
A bunch of sensors and maintenance items over 400K isn't anything to write home about.

All I am saying is, with good maintenance and the right driving (no abuse, etc), BMW's can get up there in K's with only minor issues.

My old M5, had |~280K MILES when I sold it. My issues were PS hoses, coolant tank and some bushings. Aside from a rebuilt tranny from the previous owner ( 2nd synchros), the driveline and engine was untouched.

Something that apparently isn't possible with S38's.

Nick_V
12-02-2011, 06:10 PM
LOL She was a good old girl! How's that car doing now?

Good - Bob's still DDing it. He found a solid low-km motor after the other one went.

JunzieB
12-05-2011, 01:19 PM
All I am saying is, with good maintenance and the right driving (drive it like you stole it every now and then, etc), BMW's can get up there in K's with only minor issues.


Corrected that for you Terry.;)
You'll be maintaining it a bit more frequently but it'll be more fun.

Jon@Bimmersport
12-05-2011, 06:11 PM
Terry I'm not disagreeing with you...but you do know the guy your posting about is in England, which uses KM/H. Wouldn't figure be in KM, unless corrected so there's no confusion on the internet vs the US/Imperial guys?

Usually everyone says miles, but sometimes refer to KM.

I could be wrong, just sayin.

Daneee
12-05-2011, 08:41 PM
Terry I'm not disagreeing with you...but you do know the guy your posting about is in England, which uses KM/H. Wouldn't figure be in KM, unless corrected so there's no confusion on the internet vs the US/Imperial guys?

Usually everyone says miles, but sometimes refer to KM.

I could be wrong, just sayin.
in the U.K they use miles...any other country in Europe KM/H

bmwm5lover
12-05-2011, 10:41 PM
in the U.K they use miles...any other country in Europe KM/H

Jon, Dannee is correct.

This isn't the first time I've seen guys post ridiculously high km's/miles on their M5's or 540's. There is a guy with a 528/530 on BF with over 300k miles.

These cars are out there, most people don't maintain them well enough, that is the problem.
A co worker asked me how much my oil changes were, I said about 150$, give or take. He freaked!! Then he said, you must change it once a year, I looked at him like he was retarded and laughed. I told him I do it ever 5-6K, roughly 7 times last year. He nearly had a heart attack! Told me he did his oil change once a year which for him was about 25k. Apparently his dad and brother do the same.

I highly doubt those cars get up there in mileage.

All in the maintenance, not in the mileage IMO

dble Trouble
12-06-2011, 12:26 AM
1991 325i - 365,000km all original my dd, track hoar, tow bitch, work truck
2003 1.8t vw jetta station wagon - 245,000km all original my wifes dd, family hauler

noodles101
12-06-2011, 12:32 AM
^^ wow its rare those 1.8t last that long !!

dble Trouble
12-06-2011, 12:40 AM
^^One of our friends on this Forum 325isStephen also has a 1.8t Jetta with near 400,000km on it. I believe it is also all original. Don't get me wrong, it is still a shitty car and because of my experience with this one I will NOT be buying another VW/Audi for a long time! Powertrain has been okay, though I'm skeptical, but effin ball joints, tie rods, cv joints, shock mounts, bushings, and so on and so on and son on and oh did I mention the rear hatch rusting? or the broken latch on the rear hatch? or the rust on the fender? the doors? Urgh! My much older, much more beaten on, much higher mileage e30 is in better shape! For example my family and I went to Blue Mountain for a weekend get away and we took the e30. Unanimous decision by all wife kids and myself. That's also why we're putting 50,000km a year on it too!

Dr. Flyview
12-06-2011, 02:00 PM
My 190E had ~380k km when I sold it (:

bmwm5lover
12-06-2011, 04:39 PM
For example my family and I went to Blue Mountain for a weekend get away and we took the e30. Unanimous decision by all wife kids and myself. That's also why we're putting 50,000km a year on it too!
How the hell did you all fit in there? e30's are TINY.

T.Dot_E30
12-06-2011, 04:57 PM
How the hell did you all fit in there? e30's are TINY.

Husband and wife in front, twin toddler girls in the back. Even if they needed car seats it isn't a problem.

Trunk should still be able to hold a fair amount of luggage.

4 Adults may have been a bit crammed for leg room but still do-able.