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Frank Hovis

3 Million Miles In One Car!

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This is the first time this has been reached, I'm not surprised!

I like to see how many miles I can get out of cars, I took an old Escort to 125k but it wasn't all mine. My record own mileage for a car barely beats this guy's annual mileage! Long term aim is to get one to 250k as I can then say I've driven to the moon.

Has anybody had any seriously high milers?

Proud owner Irv Gordon has been clocking up nearly 64,000 a year in his cherry-red 1966 Volvo P1800 and it has only taken him 47 years.

"Everyone asks, what’s next?" the 74-year-old said.

"Well, I’ll keep driving my Volvo P1800 to auto shows and taking trips across the country.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/1966-volvo-clocks-three-millionth-mile-010546046.html?vp=1#3IQnJwF

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/motoring/cars/340457/Little-red-Volvo-clocks-up-a-record-breaking-THREE-MILLION-miles

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This is the first time this has been reached, I'm not surprised!

I like to see how many miles I can get out of cars, I took an old Escort to 125k but it wasn't all mine. My record own mileage for a car barely beats this guy's annual mileage! Long term aim is to get one to 250k as I can then say I've driven to the moon.

Has anybody had any seriously high milers?

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/1966-volvo-clocks-three-millionth-mile-010546046.html?vp=1#3IQnJwF

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/motoring/cars/340457/Little-red-Volvo-clocks-up-a-record-breaking-THREE-MILLION-miles

I dunno why he didn't live closer to work. He was a teacher I think, so not travelling to lots of different places. The car is in very good nick but it just seems like a waste of time,oil and money.

3 million miles at 60 mph = 5 years 9 months driving constantly.

3 million miles @ 30 mpg = a 25m by 10m by 2m swimming pool filled with petrol.

And the opportunity cost must be huge.

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I bought a 1997 Mondeo with 204k miles on the clock in 2003 (former fleet car - bodywork and interior in immaculate condition - for £700, it seemed worth the risk), and ran it until 262k miles. At that point, the sum total of multiple minor issues and a change of job necessitating reliability in a car resulted in my getting rid of it. I'm sure it would have been OK as a family's second car for a few more years, though, especially if self-maintained.

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Old volvos really were amazing cars - one summer I was working for a farmer, he had one with 250K on the clock, drove the damn thing across the fields and probably never did realy long trips, so most of those miles could have been really torturing ones.

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64000 miles a year?

I did have a Volvo, a 1972 144, and it was reliable, so great for the student I was then! Used to go from the South coast up to Newcastle several times a year! :huh:

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This is the first time this has been reached, I'm not surprised!

I like to see how many miles I can get out of cars, I took an old Escort to 125k but it wasn't all mine. My record own mileage for a car barely beats this guy's annual mileage! Long term aim is to get one to 250k as I can then say I've driven to the moon.

Has anybody had any seriously high milers?

I've had a few cars in the 300K+ mileage, but mostly beause they were older diesels. Pug 305 estate diesel around 365K when i sold it and I noticed it driving around locally for at least a couple of years after. A citroen turbo Diesel about 335K and still very good engine although I scrapped it because of the costs to repair it were too high. old volvo petrol in the 200k's I think.

regarding the old guy in USA - he's saying he's done over a million miles in the last 11 years ? that is something like at least ten weeks worth of solid driving (24hrs a day) at 50mph average - every year. sounds a bit iffy to me.

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I've had a few cars in the 300K+ mileage, but mostly beause they were older diesels. Pug 305 estate diesel around 365K when i sold it and I noticed it driving around locally for at least a couple of years after. A citroen turbo Diesel about 335K and still very good engine although I scrapped it because of the costs to repair it were too high. old volvo petrol in the 200k's I think.

regarding the old guy in USA - he's saying he's done over a million miles in the last 11 years ? that is something like at least ten weeks worth of solid driving (24hrs a day) at 50mph average - every year. sounds a bit iffy to me.

You are the mileage king motch!

That's 90k a year, I'm on course for 30k this year without trying (and without wanting to, if it comes to that) so I spend about 15 hours a week driving, meaning he'll spend 45 hours or over 6 hours a day every day.

Nuts but just about believable, if that's how you structure your life. I find US roads very easy to drive because of the slightly lower speeds and their relative emptiness outside the big cities.

I know somebody who did 1,000 in a day (Kent to Edinburgh and back), he wasn't intending to come back but felt fresh after the lunch he went up for so didn't stay and turned around. Partly because he knew it would mean 1,000 in a day. If anybody was so inclined that's 365k a year or less than 10 years to beat that 3m record!

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You are the mileage king motch!

That's 90k a year, I'm on course for 30k this year without trying (and without wanting to, if it comes to that) so I spend about 15 hours a week driving, meaning he'll spend 45 hours or over 6 hours a day every day.

Nuts but just about believable, if that's how you structure your life. I find US roads very easy to drive because of the slightly lower speeds and their relative emptiness outside the big cities.

I know somebody who did 1,000 in a day (Kent to Edinburgh and back), he wasn't intending to come back but felt fresh after the lunch he went up for so didn't stay and turned around. Partly because he knew it would mean 1,000 in a day. If anybody was so inclined that's 365k a year or less than 10 years to beat that 3m record!

My cars were mostly that high because I bought them in their twilight years so to speak with plenty of miles already on them.

that guy must of spent half his wakeing life for at least the last decade just driving, nuts.

talking about mega one day drives a guy I previously worked with drove back from the very top of North west Scotland to Clacton, Essex, non stop through the night, after already driving around loads during the day leading up to his journey home.

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This is the first time this has been reached, I'm not surprised!

I like to see how many miles I can get out of cars, I took an old Escort to 125k but it wasn't all mine. My record own mileage for a car barely beats this guy's annual mileage! Long term aim is to get one to 250k as I can then say I've driven to the moon.

Has anybody had any seriously high milers?

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/1966-volvo-clocks-three-millionth-mile-010546046.html?vp=1#3IQnJwF

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/motoring/cars/340457/Little-red-Volvo-clocks-up-a-record-breaking-THREE-MILLION-miles

Mr B did 204k in his last.

We have both tended to keep our cars into their old age. Merc-loving neighbours think we lower the tone.

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Mr B did 204k in his last.

We have both tended to keep our cars into their old age. Merc-loving neighbours think we lower the tone.

I have only ever sold one car! The rest of them are driven until they break! I do lower the tone of the neighbourhood!

Your Merc-driving neighbours are lowering the tone! ;)

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