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Ridiculously Low Mileage Motors - Spotted on the Roads


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Spotted this nearly antique Lexus RX350 at Morrison’s which must be the only place it ever goes once per week.

Has been doing about 400 miles per year for the last six years and about 1000 prior to that.

Grand Total 27000 miles in 14 years.

Now I'm sure someone can beat that, more points for the more expensive the everyday (non-exotic) motor is.

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1 hour ago, Bedrag Justesen said:

Woman at work has a 2009 VW Golf.

Owned from new.

24k miles.

Original oil.

Original tyres.

Slow puncture front right.

Takes it to Shell every three weeks to put air in.

Air used to be free. Over time increased through 20p to 50p for two minutes. Now £1 for four minutes. Only needs 30 seconds so she finds that quite annoying.

I told her it is just inflation.

she should get the tyres changed just because of their age.

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On 22/10/2020 at 08:42, Chewing Grass said:

Spotted this nearly antique Lexus RX350 at Morrison’s which must be the only place it ever goes once per week.

Has been doing about 400 miles per year for the last six years and about 1000 prior to that.

Grand Total 27000 miles in 14 years.

Now I'm sure someone can beat that, more points for the more expensive the everyday (non-exotic) motor is.

983172780_Screenshot-2020-10-22LEXUSRX350-CheckMOThistory.thumb.jpg.cd7ecb4913e07b054f4a604b1ea827c2.jpg

Just look a second hand Mercedes ,as a make they must be the least driven cars on the planet  it`s pretty common to find pre 2005 cars with less than 50k on them 

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14 hours ago, Happy Renting said:

If it is the original oil, then she either isn't having it serviced by a trustworthy person, or isn't having it serviced at all.

So it could have all sorts of other problems.

I'd worry about the brake fluid for a start.

Trouble is when people do low mileage they look at their cars service schedule and the bit that says "12'000 mile or every 12 months", and they assume it's some sort of ripoff. They do not realise that oil, brake fluid, etc etc have a service life regardless of usage. They also assume that because it's passing it's MOT, that everything must be fine.

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