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Highest mileage?

Passed the 100k miles mark in the R214 earlier this week. Not a high mileage for its year as it's a 2nd car - but a milestone never the less!




What's the highest mileage out there now for a petrol? ....Result so far: polybear's 1993 214Si - 239.384 K miles

And, go on then, diesel as well (put us to shame)? ..........Result so far: super-sid 53 streetwise td - 328 K miles
.................................................. .................................................. ...................Nick Child's 620D - 490 K miles

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I can't top that. My 25 has only done 95000.
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Passed the 100k miles mark in the R214 earlier this week. Not a high mileage for its year as it's a 2nd car - but a milestone never the less!

What's the highest mileage out there now for a petrol?
And, go on then, diesel as well (put us to shame)?
My previous 214Gsi bought by my parents in 1991, and then passed to mysef in 1998 was approximatively 110k miles when my wife crashed her in 2015. Not too much as well for 24 years of good servicing. Fortunately my wife was safe but nonetheless it was painful to let the car go like that.
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The bubble Rover 216 Si that I had from 1996 to 2004 had 108000 on the clock when I p/xed it for my first ZR. It was still MOTed and taxed until the end of 2008 and it had 136350 miles on the clock at its last MOT test in July 2008. My current ZR has only done 65000.

I know of one ZR 105 which has done over 180k (although I don't know if that is with the original engine). I am sure there are some that have done more than this.

As far as L series diesels go, I saw an MG Express Td about a year ago which had over 245k on the clock.
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Does my 600 count? Well over 290k miles
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My 160 express has got 136k now and still out working. I recently spent a chunk of money on it on a top end rebuild so I intend to get a lot more miles out of it yet...
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Does my 600 count? Well over 290k miles
I guess that is a diesel L series engine? If so that's set the diesel bar quite high!

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My 160 express has got 136k now and still out working. I recently spent a chunk of money on it on a top end rebuild so I intend to get a lot more miles out of it yet...
136k? Best so far for a K series belonging to a forum member. And with vvc as well!
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The bubble Rover 216 Si that I had from 1996 to 2004 had 108000 on the clock when I p/xed it for my first ZR. It was still MOTed and taxed until the end of 2008 and it had 136350 miles on the clock at its last MOT test in July 2008. My current ZR has only done 65000.

I know of one ZR 105 which has done over 180k (although I don't know if that is with the original engine). I am sure there are some that have done more than this.

As far as L series diesels go, I saw an MG Express Td about a year ago which had over 245k on the clock.
Impressive mileages
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My ZS is at 114k and the maestro is 103k, the ZR and VVC F are in the 50s while the MPi is only 48k, however my Volvo hit 500k a couple of weeks ago.
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My 1993 214Si 3-door went to great racetrack in the sky in November 2016, with 239,385 miles on the clock. Owned from new, original petrol engine; head gasket went at something like 180K. Replacement gearbox (from a scrappie) at 190K? ish - about 70 quid including oil etc. Plus a **** load of Ibruprofen for several weeks afterwards....I changed the box myself, on the drive with just a trolley jack.
I was pretty gutted not to make 240K, and near-suicidal when the fateful day came Trade-in for a new MG3, with 2K part-ex. Bearing in mind I purchased it with something like 27% discount (I worked for BAe at the time, so got a good discount ) it was a no-brainer (I think the price was something like 7.5K to me). If they still made them I'd have bought another like a shot - did everything I ever asked of it.

I don't have a picture of "The Final Mileage" but here's the 200K mark (on 29th October 2012), I have a piccie of the 100K mark somewhere too. Sad.

Update: Try as I might, I can't manage to get the **bluddy** picture to post, despite resizing it using Irfanview. I've now given up
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Does my 600 count? Well over 290k miles
Show what good maintenance and 'careful driving' can do mate.
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Most I've put on a car was 149,000. My 600iS, V469 FFS.
Failed her MOT by a mile, and we (well, SHE) decided we'd get something new. Rover sat on the drive for a year waiting for time and funds to revive her. Unfortunately the communal parking became a problem and the car had to go.
Charged the battery and she started first time.
Front passenger seat now has a wooden base and castors and is my kid's 'gaming chair'.

Still got my spare 'winter' alloys in the shed, just waiting for another 600 (or MK1 800 ?) to show up.
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Most of the BMC, BL, ARG, Rover Group and MG-Rovers bought new over the years all completed reliable high mileages well in excess of 100,000 miles. That includes a 1970 Mini 1000, 1990 Montego with over 130,000 and still running strong when disposed of. Yes, very reliable mileages but they were well maintained by myself from day one as is the last new car I bought, a 2003 MG ZS which is now approaching a mere 90,000. I'm retired now so my daily 20 mile to-from work round trip no longer adds the miles.

My son's work horse Rover 620ti he's had for over ten years recently ticked over 217,000 miles.

Have you noticed how some folks are always "unlucky" with their cars no matter which? I have.

Look after your cars and they will look after you. That applies to ALL cars including those unfairly labelled as "unreliable". More often than not, it is the car user or those entrusted to the car's well being that is responsible for the unreliable element. All in my opinion of course... based on many years of observations.
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My old 620D was on 490k miles before it died.
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136k? Best so far for a K series belonging to a forum member. And with vvc as well!
My TF 135 K series had just shy of 138k miles when the timing belt gave up, I can see no reason why it wouldn't have done a lot more if I'd changed the timing belt before it removed its teeth. Engine might still be alright, just not got around to trying a new belt on it yet.

My 620ti had over 169k miles on it when the engine was cooked, again no fault of the engine or car but the fault of my sister who, topped the water up, forgot to put the cap back on the expansion bottle then kept driving it even though she saw the temp gauge in the red and steam coming from under the bonnet
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My lil 25vvc has 130k on the shell and 12k on the engine
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Show what good maintenance and 'careful driving' can do mate.
More like how well they cope with neglect and abuse
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