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I Just Turned 200,000 Kms !

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Good Day folks, today I'm so proud. My 2002 Honda Civic Coupe (2door) turned 200,000 kilometers on the odometer today ! Awwwww, I remember when that baby had 75 on it when I got it at the Dealership (They had to drive it form out of town for me). My how time passes.

It still runs like a charm and looks nearly new except for a few "scrapes" or "scratches" on the front end form all that driving. I'm all about the "Scheduled Maintenance" ! In fact I get compliments all the time on its condition :D .

So, how much mileage do you have on yours ?

Thanks Honda !

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643,789.4 kms on my Ford Falcon XE S-Pack wagon. Still on original engine (4.1ltr 6cyl) and driveline and still going strong. My dad bought it new in 1982 and passed it on to me in 1996. It's been resprayed in 1996 when I got hold of it. Has been a very reliable car.

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46,000kms on my 78 Escort Coupe since it's resto, most of it sideways. Also has never let me down.

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I had a Madza 929 with the MA 2ltr engine and it would blow up every other week, was a nice car otherwise. Didn't even get 5,000kms on it in 5yrs as it spent most of it's time in the shed with no engine. Was so happy to see it go.

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My 1988 Peugeot 205 GTI is just about to click over 179,000 miles. Which is just over 288,000 km.

Not bad for a little hatchback, although it has had an engine rebuild, whole new braking system, clutch, suspension, basically all ancilliaries. I think the only original thing left (mechanically speaking) is the gearbox!

Still, last year I did 10,000 miles. Including 10 trackdays, and a trip to the Nurburgring in it...

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205s rock. Sold mine with 170000miles on. I miss it, sadly it wasn't the right car for my 40miles commute.

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My current BMW has 135,000 miles on it (only 800 of those are me though!)

Last high mileage car I had was a 1988 BMW 325i Touring - sold that with 180,000 miles on it.

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A friend of mine has a furniture company and delivers all over Europe with his vans. He has one Renault (the van is red, that is the limit of my knowledge) which has nearly a million kilometres on it, which I think it is quite a lot! He does all the service himself also (largely due to his legendary cheapness than any mechanical genius) and the van doesn't smoke or stall (at least it didn't when I was in it last).

I hear a lot of these vans last for ever if they do motorway driving. You also can't go wrong with a Honda I hear.

Paul.

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205s rock. Sold mine with 170000miles on. I miss it, sadly it wasn't the right car for my 40miles commute.

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Don't be silly - I use mine every day for a 55 mile commute! I can get 40mpg if I go the motorway route, or I can do the back roads if I want some fun.

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(Guttman grille is only on to aid air flow for trackdays - wears a PTS grey grille everyday)

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Don't be silly - I use mine every day for a 55 mile commute! I can get 40mpg if I go the motorway route, or I can do the back roads if I want some fun.

True, Infact I did it for 2 1/2 years which is why I miss it, but it didn't fit in with my company car scheme and I didn't have the means to maintain it.

TA-Mark. Mk2 escorts are superb, they cost a fortune here because everyone rallies them.

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True, Infact I did it for 2 1/2 years which is why I miss it, but it didn't fit in with my company car scheme and I didn't have the means to maintain it.

Nooo!

I honestly don't think I'm ever going to sell mine. It'll probably become my "classic" for weekend use in a few years, then I can put it back on ITBs and crazy engine management. Might even supercharge it, as I've wanted to for ages.

We're looking to buy a house now, and the only thing I want it to have is a garage for the Pug. Wanted one ever since I was 5 and we had a 1.6 SR in Cairo. We went to the dealer back in Wokingham to get an air-con conversion kit for it, and the salesman let me sit in a 1.9 GTI (which had only just come out at the time). I've had mine for four years now, and it makes me smile (and sometimes even laugh out loud) every time I drive it.

If only there was a decent 205 shell for an M03 chassis...

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If only there was a decent 205 shell for an M03 chassis...

True lol.

I will have another one, one day.. My brother has a pretty tidy standard one still.

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TA-Mark. Mk2 escorts are superb, they cost a fortune here because everyone rallies them.

They rally them here too and it's expensive to maintain. I used to rally one that was almost identical until the costs exceeded my free cashflow (kids do that). It's not a Mk2 btw, VIN plate has it as a ESCORT BC. Many Mk2 Escort parts don't fit.

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LOL, like "Triggers' broom" the 'my car has done 250,000 (or more)' doesn't always stack up. The fact it's had 2 new engines, 5 clutches, a gearbox, a head skim, 6 head gaskets, 3 waterpumps, 2 master cylinders, 45 tyres (3 punctures) 3 front wings, a bonnet, a new radiator, new floorpan, various patches welded, 4 new exhausts, 9 sets or brake pads, 6 sets of brake disks, a new driver seat, and steering wheel, an "RS TURBO" badge [was a 1.1 popular] 1 steel wheel and 22 owners.

And it used to be red.

And it was stolen twice.

Oh and the new odometer, so not quite sure if the milage is genuine....

:D:D

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My old transit (1999) had done 230,000 miles on its original engine and gearbox before so low life scum nicked it and wrote it off.

My current sprinter has just ticked over 120,000 and mum and dads 99 honda crv has just done 200,000 miles.

I did have an escort cosworth with 500 miles once!

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Whoa - I got a long way to go to catch up to you folks ;) ! I'm certain the little Honda will be able to take it though B).

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643,789.4 kms on my Ford Falcon XE S-Pack wagon. Still on original engine (4.1ltr 6cyl) and driveline and still going strong. My dad bought it new in 1982 and passed it on to me in 1996. It's been resprayed in 1996 when I got hold of it. Has been a very reliable car.

Hehe....beat you! :lol:

661,000 km on the clock of my 96 model Falcon ute.....on gas!

Still the original motor save for a couple of head gaskets......and an auto.

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My engine has never been out or the head off. Fuel pump, water pump, 2 starters (solenoids burn out) and an alternator overhaul is all that's needed doing under the bonnet. I would never let anyone touch a spanner to any of my cars so know where they have been and I keep a detailed service and repair history. I'd never let another panelbeater touch the bodies either.

The Falcons are great vehicles though. The local taxi company had a few ELs that had done +1mil kms.

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Aha, I understand :-)

Kind of a British cheap and small version of a Pick up truck.

P

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Ute is short for Utility Vehicle. Aussie word for pick-up truck. We even call a F100 or a Toyota Landcruiser tray back a ute. Falcon ute has a 1 tonne payload.

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Cool, so Utility truck!

One of those indestructable barn door engineered vehicles! What are you doing chatting here, btw, you are supposed to be destroying your Super Champ box for me :-)

Paul.

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What are you doing chatting here, btw, you are supposed to be destroying your Super Champ box for me :-)

LOL! My box is all clean and the whitest it's ever been... except for a big cross where the cellotape is. Admitedly it's cleaner than the car that came out of it. Just like me to get it all shiney and pretty and then go drive it around my track.

I want an odometer on my RCs. I reckon they do a few kms.

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Besides, I reckon you should all look out the window. Looks like all the neighbours are having a bit of a barbie :-)

Paul.

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