Notices
991
Sponsored by:

Opinion on a car, massive mileage in short time

 
Old 07-09-2019, 07:08 PM
  #16  
Aatish
User
 
Aatish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Western Burbs
Posts: 485
Received 10 Likes on 7 Posts
Default

I have an unlimited mile warranty till 2023. My goal is to have Porsche replace some major stuff...
Aatish is offline  
The following users liked this post:
sr5959 (07-09-2019)
Old 07-09-2019, 07:08 PM
  #17  
pdxmotorhead
User
 
pdxmotorhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 211
Received 10 Likes on 10 Posts
Default

I put 45K on my 1994 Jeep the first year I owned it,, and I doubt any 911 will see the abuse my jeep got doing it,, still own it at 250K miles..
My C4 is at 110K 2003 to present.. (4th owner) The first put a bunch of miles on it commuting about 75 miles each way.. All freeway.
Till it got to 60K then new clutch and new owner..
pdxmotorhead is offline  
Old 07-09-2019, 07:10 PM
  #18  
I am the Walrus
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
I am the Walrus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 705
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

The DME lists total operating hours, divide it by cars mileage and you get average speed per hour, might be of interest to you.
I am the Walrus is offline  
Old 07-09-2019, 07:10 PM
  #19  
rosenbergendo
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
rosenbergendo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,006
Likes: 0
Received 10 Likes on 7 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by LexVan View Post
Well, I drove over 200 miles today just to have tacos that were featured on Diner, Dives and Drive-ins. This week's total will be over 1,000 miles. Plan on another 800 miles next week Monday through Wednesday.
How were the tacos?
rosenbergendo is offline  
Old 07-09-2019, 07:15 PM
  #20  
LexVan
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
LexVan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Chicagoland Area
Posts: 20,058
Likes: 0
Received 119 Likes on 66 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by rosenbergendo View Post
How were the tacos?
Very good. The best was the barbacoa quesadilla (upper left).

Andale Taqueria Mercado by the Minneapolis airport.
LexVan is offline  
Old 07-09-2019, 07:19 PM
  #21  
Zanotti
User
 
Zanotti's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Philly
Posts: 19
Received 8 Likes on 3 Posts
Default

Didn't scroll down enough - they look great!
Zanotti is offline  
Old 07-09-2019, 07:30 PM
  #22  
grendelrt
User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 32
Received 5 Likes on 5 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by I am the Walrus View Post
The DME lists total operating hours, divide it by cars mileage and you get average speed per hour, might be of interest to you.
Oh that is interesting , thanks!!
grendelrt is offline  
Old 07-09-2019, 07:31 PM
  #23  
Sailpointseven
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Sailpointseven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Whidbey Island
Posts: 9
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I am also guilty of driving the car all the time. Second owner and in the first year, put 14K on the car which included several longer trips. As for the first owner, who knows what happened in their life (divorce comes to mind) to cause them to sell the car. At the current mileage, just get a PPI done and if it is in good shape, enjoy the car.
Sailpointseven is offline  
Old 07-09-2019, 08:01 PM
  #24  
MikeL31
User
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 47
Likes: 0
Received 5 Likes on 1 Post
Default

i put 1500 miles on mine when i bought it from an out of state dealer and drove it home and put another 1000 miles on it for that month. i wouldnt be too concerned, i think you're over thinking it.
MikeL31 is offline  
Old 07-09-2019, 08:03 PM
  #25  
LexVan
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
LexVan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Chicagoland Area
Posts: 20,058
Likes: 0
Received 119 Likes on 66 Posts
Default

I always do the first thousand miles as fast as I can, so I can do the first oil change. Then I do the second 1000 miles as fast as I can, so I can then start going over 4000 RPM. I try to get this done in the first two weeks.
LexVan is offline  
Old 07-09-2019, 08:29 PM
  #26  
Bob Z.
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Bob Z.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Marineland FL
Posts: 3,531
Likes: 0
Received 65 Likes on 46 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by grendelrt View Post
I am looking at a car and the first owner put 9K miles in the first 3 months on the car, 4K miles in the first 3 weeks. Second owner put 5K miles in about 8 months. There are about 14K miles on the car now after 15 months. Would this be any cause of concern, typically mileage wouldn't bother me, but that first 4K miles in 3 weeks is nuts. I asked about a DME report and there is only 1 over rev as a Stage 1 on the report and the car has been certified already. Just curious to hear others thoughts.
Can you get the maintenance records as well to see when the oil was changed, etc.?
Bob Z. is offline  
Old 07-09-2019, 08:34 PM
  #27  
grendelrt
User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 32
Received 5 Likes on 5 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Bob Z. View Post
Can you get the maintenance records as well to see when the oil was changed, etc.?
I can see two oil changes on the carfax, sounding like most people wouldnt let this bother them. Glad to see the responses, learned a couple new things too
grendelrt is offline  
Old 07-09-2019, 09:13 PM
  #28  
Pmorritt
User
 
Pmorritt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 386
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

Wait, its a car, aren't you supposed to drive it???
Pmorritt is offline  
Old 07-09-2019, 09:22 PM
  #29  
Bob Z.
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Bob Z.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Marineland FL
Posts: 3,531
Likes: 0
Received 65 Likes on 46 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Pmorritt View Post
Wait, its a car, aren't you supposed to drive it???
Yes; however, many of us have more than one so the miles are spread around if so. Personally, I will take my motorcycle out before the 911 so that has more miles than the other.
Bob Z. is offline  
Old 07-09-2019, 09:23 PM
  #30  
flgfish
User
 
flgfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 233
Received 4 Likes on 3 Posts
Default

Mileage put on in this fashion is a bonus, IMO. Highway, road trip miles are "easy" miles, and you benefit from the depreciation. Buy it, drive it, enjoy it.
flgfish is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - About Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: