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  # 1776394 5-May-2017 15:53
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spronkey:[snip]

 

For example, a well maintained 5 year old lets say Mazda 6 (as the ubiquitous lease fleet car) with 200,000kms on the clock, where most of the driving was on motorways at 80-100KM/hour,

 

 

That counts out Auckland and Wellington cars!

 

 

And farms. (well if they did that on gravel they should be called Haydon Paddon)





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  # 1776396 5-May-2017 15:54
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RunningMan:

 

spronkey:[snip]

 

For example, a well maintained 5 year old lets say Mazda 6 (as the ubiquitous lease fleet car) with 200,000kms on the clock, where most of the driving was on motorways at 80-100KM/hour,

 

 

That counts out Auckland and Wellington cars!

 

 

 

 

Best to buy something our of the south island, No rust and long flat roads.


KMS means nothing, The life it has lived and the care it has had means it all.
Take the above ancient 535IS in mint condition with more kms than your average jap. Still mint.
My ancient 328I (not sport ffs) 220KMS and still mint. 
If it comes with no history its because it doesn't have any or they dont want you to see it.

 

 

I live in the South Island. People either go to oil changers or know a mate or they are that mate.

 

The rest of the population here sell their cars every 3 years putting 30,000ks on it.





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  # 1776399 5-May-2017 16:04
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TimA:

 

RunningMan:

 

spronkey:[snip]

 

For example, a well maintained 5 year old lets say Mazda 6 (as the ubiquitous lease fleet car) with 200,000kms on the clock, where most of the driving was on motorways at 80-100KM/hour,

 

 

That counts out Auckland and Wellington cars!

 

 

 

 

Best to buy something our of the south island, No rust and long flat roads.


KMS means nothing, The life it has lived and the care it has had means it all.
Take the above ancient 535IS in mint condition with more kms than your average jap. Still mint.
My ancient 328I (not sport ffs) 220KMS and still mint. 
If it comes with no history its because it doesn't have any or they dont want you to see it.

 

 

I live in the South Island. People either go to oil changers or know a mate or they are that mate.

 

The rest of the population here sell their cars every 3 years putting 30,000ks on it.

 

 

 

 

Like a lube shop hahaha/ We dont really get those up here.
Bridgestone select is the new "Lube shop" all i can suggest is steer clear lol.

Yeah i know a mate whos knows a mate called TimA who does all the local boys oil services and every other bit of mechanics. And it has to be free, Cause god forbid someone charged their time for working on something. Cause mates dont charge mates right....


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  # 1776555 5-May-2017 20:00
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I agree with others that have suggested that buying an old banger with no service history is false economy. You might save yourself a bit in depreciation, but it won't make up for spending $500+ every time you take it for a warrant or service. 


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Awww...People are picking on Euros with over 200k on the clock... 

 

My 22 year old V8 E38 laughs at you. Daily driven, hard.

 

254,000, gets 12L/100kms all day long with the only issues I've had being a radiator, a thermostat housing and a waterpump in the last  50,000. All up less than $600 in parts.

 

Our X5 diesel is also an awesome beast with 204k on her. Still handles like new (but 20" tires can be  expensive).


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dickytim:

Generally I wouldn't touch a jap or euro car with 200,000+ km on it.


I would for a Commodore or Falcon but that is because I can repair most things on those cars and they are over engineered as far as the drive train etc. so will go for a lot of km.


A smaller engine is stressed for longer so will potentially see issues sooner.


If you want a car for another 6-10 years at 20,000km a year (assumed) that is 320,000 - 400,000km so you are looking at potentially a rebuild of an engine and/ or trans in that time.



Yep our old commodore wagon over 300ks still going strong. Regular service and maintenance (wear and tear replacement parts etc.) but no major bills or scares. Very cheap parts for them.

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Personally, I wouldn't normally buy a car under 200k - there's too much perceived value left in cars before they've hit that mileage so you pay a premium for that. My current car was an exception - I got it at 186k 11 years ago for $3600. I've had to do a few things this year but overall on repairs (not just your normal tyres/oil & filter/coolant changes etc maintenance) I've spent about $2k on parts in that time. Obviously it's a little bit different if you can't do everything yourself.


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