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    Highest Mileage Contest

    What is the highest mileage and still running petrol and diesel engined Vauxhall you have ever owned or are aware of?

    Please state your model and engine type and what major things have gone wrong.

    I have just been reading about a 1993 Carlton Diplomat 2.0i 8v that is still going on the same engine after 200,000 miles!
    Since 1992 owned a Mk1,2,3 and now 4. One day a Mk5

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    at work there is a astra g 1.7 with 170k on the clock and thats v reg

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    A mate's Mk3 1.4 blew up at 120,000!!!

    or just shy of anyway

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    Last 2 Vauxhalls i've got rid of have still been going strong with 130k + on the clock. The last one hadn't had the C20XE touched in the 5 years that I owned it

    Not planning on getting anywhere near that milliage in my coupe
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    i know a guy that had an old beford diesel van that had done over 400k and his wifes mk2 cavalier 1.6 had done 230k+ and had only ever had the carb replaced.

    check this out though!!

    http://www.castrol.com/castrol/gener...tentId=7006691
    Corsa C LEH 4x4?

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    It goes to show that modern engines will run for england!!!
    199 BHP 322 lbs/ft Torque from a smokey diesel!!!!

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    I've got a late X plate Z18XE, its on 71k, still going strong!
    Sold my Astra to buy a house.

    Now drive a 205 GTI 2.0 16v

    Cheap and Chearfull!

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    My boss' father's Cavalier gave up the ghost after 170k - spent it's first 2 years of life as a hire car, then the next 10 towing some seriously heavy trailers. All it really needed in the engine department was the head gasket done. Shame the rest of the car fell to bits, but towing up to 3 tonnes that's no surprise. It was a 1.8i (C18NE I think)

    My housemate's late 2001 Astra is at about 80k, he got it just over 2 years ago with under 20k on it. It's having a few top end issues (dodgy lifters), but other than that it's going well. It's a Z16SE.

    My Dad's old Bedford KB pickup (model is now a Vauxhall Brava) did 100k in 8 years without going out of the National Trust estate it was based, only for regular servicing and MOTs etc. 100k round a 900 acre estate is pretty good I think.
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    6th Vauxhall (4th Astra) in 10 years...plus a couple of other sheds...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox
    I've got a late X plate Z18XE, its on 71k, still going strong!
    ive got a 2002 Z18 On 86k still as if it were new, youve got many happy miles ahead..
    323 BHP / 312 lbft.......

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    NEW RECORD! my mk3 recently managed to gain 10K miles in 3 days!

    Had it in for work, and asked the guys to fit some blue LEDs behind the dash. When they took the dials out something broke so they replaced the speedo and dials. Unfortunately when they set the new speedo odometer they mis-read my old mileage as 92K when it was really 82K! Too much hassle to change it back so I'm gonna have to live with it. I'm a bit pi$$ed off though

    Kirsty.

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