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Old 03-27-2018, 11:15 PM   #11
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just curious.
I can't answer your question. So instead I'll argue that it doesn't matter, and ask a different question instead.

The right question is: do you love the car? If yes, keep it and deal with the consequences. On average, you'll come out ahead. And if you get unlucky and have a big repair bill, so be it. Love is painful.

If not.. dump it an get something else.
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Old 03-28-2018, 04:00 AM   #12
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I definitely am the wrong one to ask ... highest mileage car I have currently is the R8 and that has 16k miles
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Old 03-28-2018, 07:37 AM   #13
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I used to consider 80k miles as high mileage for any car, but my family had an affinity for new cars.

Now I would consider anything over 20k miles per year old as a high mileage car (ex: 2015 with 100k miles). If all the major maintenance was done in the 80-120k mile range, I think most modern cars can last well over 200k, but random problems tend to creep up more regularly past 130-150k... at least that's been the case with our 1999 CR-V that is barely plugging along at 188k.
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Old 03-28-2018, 10:05 AM   #14
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We haven't gotten past 70k in any of our cars. But, I'd venture to say that the high mileage threshold depends on the car's use. If it is the weekend Miata, I'd be fine with a zillion miles. The family hauler? 70-80k might indeed be my top limit.
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Old 03-28-2018, 10:19 AM   #15
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I think it's somewhere between 80-120k. Which happens to be around the time when more of the typical things need R&R. If the car has been good to that point, it's fair to say it will likely make it to 150-180k. Beyond that, unless you are really committed to the car, it's "run it into the ground" mode.

The guy at work with the '02-'03 E46 xi wagon is past 250k miles now. He still drives it to work everyday. He replaces what breaks as it happens, but I'm sure non essential features don't get fixed if they die (sunroof, rear windows, A/C, speakers, burned out pixels, etc.).
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Old 03-28-2018, 10:23 AM   #16
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We haven't gotten past 70k in any of our cars. But, I'd venture to say that the high mileage threshold depends on the car's use. If it is the weekend Miata, I'd be fine with a zillion miles. The family hauler? 70-80k might indeed be my top limit.
Right. My Miata was bought with 80k. I'm up to 83k and at 2-3k per year it may never get to 100k before I sell it or turn it into a race car - which is no problem at all for that car.

My LR4, which I really do hope to have forever, just crossed 30k after 4.5 years. It will see about 5k/year from now on, so mileage-wise there is a good chance to keep it for many, many years. It appears to be a good car past 100k too.
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Old 03-28-2018, 11:27 AM   #17
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Love this car. It’s a pig on skates most of the time, but it does highway motoring really well.

Part of its appeal to me is the engine. This engine is a total jewel.

Everyone else is moving toward the 2.0 litre turbo fours and they just lack something compared to a turbocharged inline six
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Old 03-28-2018, 11:47 AM   #18
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Ask myself that question every time I get the next big repair bill. Usually twice a year. Still havent reached the breaking point.
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Old 03-28-2018, 06:48 PM   #19
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Love this car. Itís a pig on skates most of the time, but it does highway motoring really well.

Part of its appeal to me is the engine. This engine is a total jewel.

Everyone else is moving toward the 2.0 litre turbo fours and they just lack something compared to a turbocharged inline six
In terms of new wagons, you're right there isn't much (and what there is mostly 2.0 turbo such as the volvo v60/90 as well as 3 series/A4 wagon. Jaguar Sportbrake and Mercedes E400 would be the closest but they are 70k+.

You could get a slightly used X3 or X5 with the n55 motor though.
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Old 04-07-2018, 10:28 PM   #20
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In terms of new wagons, you're right there isn't much (and what there is mostly 2.0 turbo such as the volvo v60/90 as well as 3 series/A4 wagon. Jaguar Sportbrake and Mercedes E400 would be the closest but they are 70k+.



You could get a slightly used X3 or X5 with the n55 motor though.


The E400 wagon is probably the natural progression, you get it.

As much as I think the Cayenne drives well, SUVs donít do much for me. They all seem to weigh 5000lbs and wind noise at 80+ mph is obtrusive.
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