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#546835 - 07/12/18 11:30 AM Highest mileage Aero?
simonjrw Offline
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Recently came across a S1 with 59,000 miles on it.....surely that’s got to be a contender?
Simon
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#546842 - 07/12/18 11:55 AM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: simonjrw]
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I would think Shooter would better that he's a high miler and has 2 of them I believe at the moment.
Alistair also has 2 and gets about a bit - in a manner of speaking..
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#546894 - 07/12/18 04:22 PM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: simonjrw]
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- how is the search going Simon; did the GT40 sell....?

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#546910 - 07/12/18 05:05 PM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: simonjrw]
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Nope, it’s with THT at the moment. Had some interest but nothing concrete. I’m not looking tooo hard as I’m not in a position to purchase until it’s sold.
Simon
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#546932 - 07/12/18 06:33 PM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: simonjrw]
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Pretty sure your old one is up for sale at the moment Simon, hopefully the two coincide..
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#546938 - 07/12/18 06:50 PM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: simonjrw]
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I have been quiet on the miles this year so I am afraid I am not a challenger for this one.

S2 has slowed down and is 34,000
Coupe is 32,000 I think.

Shooters always going to be the winner with his S4 from my memory (bad).
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#546942 - 07/12/18 07:06 PM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: simonjrw]
Peter J Offline
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2014 S4 Plus 8 just up to 37800 miles. So passing 40,00-0 in the spring!!

No drama, no breakdowns, just the ever Engine Management Warning light that comes on at the drop of a hat.... MMC are still trying to find out why.
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#547034 - 08/12/18 11:27 AM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: simonjrw]
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The memsahib our westie and myself have done around 6oooo miles in series1 ownership but in two cars with a four year sabatical 22000 miies in a plus four in between.Our current car has 42000 on the clock so around 30k in 6yrs. On mostly a and b roads with quite a few green lanes thrown in it has and continues to be a very enjoyable experience.

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#548455 - 17/12/18 09:24 AM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: simonjrw]
Shooter Offline

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I sold my 2009 Series 4 Aero in August 2015 with a little over 80,000 miles on it. In that 5.5 years it was off the road for 2 occasions totaling just over 18 months!


One time was in the first year of ownership needed warranty work to try and reduce the water ingress and sort electrics and the second was for a complete chassis replacement which kept it off the road for just over a year. Otherwise I would have sold it with around 110-120,000 miles on it.


On my 2 current Aero's I have slowed down a bit and probably average about 10-12,000 per year between them. My Tesla racks up the most miles, averaging 38,000 per year.
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#548496 - 17/12/18 04:36 PM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: simonjrw]
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Impressive!
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#549807 - 23/12/18 12:03 PM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: simonjrw]
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I have to ask Shooter, what sort of work you do to rack up that many miles? Presuming of course it is work related..
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#549932 - 23/12/18 11:28 PM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: simonjrw]
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For work, I'm a financial adviser. However, most Aero miles are for fun now whereas My S3 and then S4 Aero's were my everyday cars. Tesla is the everyday car now.
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#549957 - 24/12/18 09:05 AM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: simonjrw]
NickCW Offline
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The Tesla is a lovely thing for daily commuting, I can imagine its hard to choose what to use for the fun drives though!
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#549974 - 24/12/18 11:08 AM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: simonjrw]
Alistair Offline
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It is for Shooter given he has a GTN and an S5 ! Oh and a couple of bikes as well. Also possibly a beautiful Lancia. Nice taste sir.
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#550250 - 26/12/18 06:05 PM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: simonjrw]
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Hi Shooter

What makes your high annual mileage in the Tesla all the more impressive is it's an electric car!!! I don't know anyone with an electric car who has racked up anything like that mileage so thumbs up.

Is the time it takes to charge when out and about an issue or not (given the mileage you've done I'm guessing not).
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#550471 - 27/12/18 11:23 PM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: TheCoot]
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Originally Posted By TheCoot
Hi Shooter

What makes your high annual mileage in the Tesla all the more impressive is it's an electric car!!! I don't know anyone with an electric car who has racked up anything like that mileage so thumbs up.

Is the time it takes to charge when out and about an issue or not (given the mileage you've done I'm guessing not).


Charge times not an issue. For example, today I had forgotten to charge overnight so only had about 100 miles of range. Drove from Shropshire to Redhill and back via a stop each way in Crowthorne. Charged on way down at Membury services eastbound for an hour and had some lunch whilst charging and charged for 40 minutes at Membury westbound this evening on way back and had some supper whilst charging,


It is just a different mindset really.
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#551331 - 02/01/19 10:57 AM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: simonjrw]
another Offline
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Happy New Year, probably my annual post!
I have my S1 with about 50k. This was fun mileage not commuting. The Aero club runs to Switzerland and South of France.
It's weird that a 03 car with 50k mileage is through high.
Although now we have young children it's harder to use and my mileage has plummeted.

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#551378 - 02/01/19 02:41 PM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: simonjrw]
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Blimey is the Aero club still running .


Em

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#551423 - 02/01/19 06:24 PM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: aerotaff]
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Originally Posted By aerotaff
Blimey is the Aero club still running .


Em


wassat?

:-)

Will
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#565974 - 14/03/19 08:06 AM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: simonjrw]
simonjrw Offline
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The car seems to have gone up in price
But now seems to benefit from a brand new “£25,000 engine and clutch”!
Simon

Aero on ebay


Edited by simonjrw (14/03/19 08:08 AM)
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#566014 - 14/03/19 10:29 AM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: simonjrw]
Gareth H Offline

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Originally Posted By simonjrw
The car seems to have gone up in price
But now seems to benefit from a brand new “£25,000 engine and clutch”!
Simon

Aero on ebay

Hope my engine lasts longer than that!
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#566067 - 14/03/19 01:24 PM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: simonjrw]
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Originally Posted By simonjrw
The car seems to have gone up in price
But now seems to benefit from a brand new “£25,000 engine and clutch”!
Simon

Aero on ebay


Even more interesting is the original advert is still live, all sounds a bit odd..
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#566069 - 14/03/19 01:26 PM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: simonjrw]
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That seems a short life span for an engine of that type.


Edited by Ray (14/03/19 01:27 PM)
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#566083 - 14/03/19 03:06 PM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: simonjrw]
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Seems dubious as well, I mean who would spend 25k on an engine and box on a car advertised (so traded in for even less) at 37k?

Could have bought a doner X5 for far less, or a second-hand engine, or repaired the old one.
Notwithstanding that the engines are no longer available, even less so the older ones.

Doesn't add up..
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#566265 - 15/03/19 04:51 AM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: simonjrw]
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New engine at 59,000 miles, less than 100,000 km, does not sound good.
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#566272 - 15/03/19 06:21 AM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: simonjrw]
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The Aero V8 is bullit proof. Why did it require a new engine??

Also it's a complex process to change the engine, how well has the work been completed.

Not sure it adds value in my opinion


Edited by deano (15/03/19 06:25 AM)
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#566337 - 15/03/19 10:16 AM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: simonjrw]
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I’m confused...the original advert stated 36k but after spending £25,000 on it, they’ve increased it by 3K?
Not much of a business model!
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#566470 - 15/03/19 05:04 PM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: simonjrw]
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It has an odd MOT history.

June 2016 - 50,632 miles
May 2017 - 11,193 miles
May 2018 - 3,543 miles

Peculiar


Edited by Neilda (15/03/19 05:09 PM)
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#566531 - 15/03/19 07:54 PM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: Neilda]
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So it has probably done 100,000 plus 59,000 miles????
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#566556 - 15/03/19 09:10 PM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: Gambalunga]
Gareth H Offline

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Originally Posted By Gambalunga
So it has probably done 100,000 plus 59,000 miles????

Or a lot of miles in reverse!
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#566727 - 16/03/19 04:40 PM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: Neilda]
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Originally Posted By Neilda
It has an odd MOT history.

June 2016 - 50,632 miles
May 2017 - 11,193 miles
May 2018 - 3,543 miles

Peculiar


Clocked ??
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#566795 - 16/03/19 08:52 PM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: simonjrw]
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Changed/faulty DME?
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#566880 - 17/03/19 11:39 AM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: deano]
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Originally Posted By deano
The Aero V8 is bullit proof. Why did it require a new engine??

Also it's a complex process to change the engine, how well has the work been completed.

Not sure it adds value in my opinion


Really? I thought there was a coolant gallery issue with them?
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#566893 - 17/03/19 12:53 PM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: milligoon]
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There is, but it can be repaired in situ and doesn't need an engine swap.
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#566943 - 17/03/19 05:46 PM Re: Highest mileage Aero? [Re: simonjrw]
Gareth H Offline

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It could be the mot tester not realising he was reading the trip meter and not the odo, happens a lot with iitalian bikes with temperamental speedos that revert to KMH randomly.
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