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So just how many miles do you do a year?

Old Jan 13th 2017, 1:20 pm
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In England I'd put on 8k a year and ended up with my VW Polo on about 105k miles. Plenty of stuff went wrong with that car. I certainly wouldn't have kept bailing it out if a trip across the pond wasn't imminent.

Here I'm certainly driving further. Time will tell what that equates to.
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Old Jan 13th 2017, 1:50 pm
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Around 16K
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Old Jan 13th 2017, 2:07 pm
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Bought car in June 2015, has now 20,500miles on it. so about 12-14,000 per year.
And hubby's car another 10-12,000 per year.
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Old Jan 13th 2017, 2:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
We used to put right on 25,000 a year on our Accord, and about another 5,000 split between the F250 and the Mustang.

Then little Miss P started school, so we could no longer commute together, so now it's about 25,000 on the Accord, and 15,000 on the F250, and a couple of thousand on the Mustang.

BTW the Accord has recently passed 320,000 miles! A bunch of things are still original, including the clutch, starter motor, and suspension.

Typo, "work".
My Nissan X-Trail had 240,000 on it. New clutch, tyres, belt thingie, but ran like a dream until 10 days before we moved here. Turbo blew - it must have known we were leaving!

Husband did around 40-50k back in the UK. Zero here, he hasn't even bothered with getting an Il license.
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Old Jan 13th 2017, 2:36 pm
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Originally Posted by kodokan View Post
Bought my car in August 2015; it has around 4,500 miles on the clock.

I've recently got a lovely new electric cargo bike, and have a goal to do more bike miles than car miles in 2017. It helps that I have a teen learning to drive - whenever we go anywhere now, I toss him the keys so he benefits from more practice, and I benefit from not having to count those as my driving miles for my challenge
Yep, most of the miles on our car are my daughter driving to school if she's (who said deliberately?) late or if it's too cold for a 30 minute walk. My son used it for his 10 mile round trip to college occasionally too, but he was more than happy to take the bus usually.

I bike a lot too. I did around 3000 miles last year, lower than the UK, but I'm aiming for at least that again this year. I'm in a winter bike challenge with some friends to see who can get to 1000 miles between Jan-Mar first. I'm on 184 since New Year's Day, but it was really icy yesterday and even the studded tyres slipped on some roads.

Good luck with your miles.

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Around 5000 in my Challenger - less than 1000 in my F-150. Most of my work miles are off the ground, or courtesy of Uber.
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Old Jan 13th 2017, 2:42 pm
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Originally Posted by loubiblu View Post
Yep, most of the miles on our car are my daughter driving to school if she's (who said deliberately?) late or if it's too cold for a 30 minute walk. My son used it for his 10 mile round trip to college occasionally too, but he was more than happy to take the bus usually.

I bike a lot too. I did around 3000 miles last year, lower than the UK, but I'm aiming for at least that again this year. I'm in a winter bike challenge with some friends to see who can get to 1000 miles between Jan-Mar first. I'm on 184 since New Year's Day, but it was really icy yesterday and even the studded tyres slipped on some roads.

Good luck with your miles.
That's impressive! I tracked my bike miles in December as practice for my 2017 challenge, and only did 132. I don't have a work commute, so the trips are errands and biking for fun. I don't mind the cold (balaclavas, lobster gloves and fleece-lined hiking trousers are fantastic) but I don't have studded tires so usually only ride above freezing to avoid the sheet ice that sneakily forms here.
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Old Jan 13th 2017, 2:45 pm
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This is my new bike-as-minivan, good for transporting many pounds of groceries, and people too!
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Old Jan 13th 2017, 10:48 pm
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Between 7-15K mile...really depends if we go anywhere or not but even going nowhere puts up a chunk of miles.
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Old Jan 14th 2017, 1:56 am
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We bought our car in 2009 with about 36K miles on the clock and it's almost up to 100K, so around 9K/yr average I guess.
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Old Jan 14th 2017, 2:30 am
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I checked the odo earlier - 6319 miles in 15 months. It's our only car, just my daughter and me as drivers.

Lots of posts on here talk about doing so many more miles as a norm, but ours have reduced by almost 90%. It wouldn't be the case, however, if we didn't have access to very good public transport and live in a very walkable and bike friendly community.
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12500 miles in last 27 months, having checked my records. All commute, except about 1500 leisure, touring Florida.
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This is my new bike-as-minivan, good for transporting many pounds of groceries, and people too!
Nice set up. I've got an old beater as a winter commuter. The panniers on the back are enough for a Trader Joe's trip a few times a week.

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Some interesting replies. From what people have responded, they do not do many more or less miles than they would in the UK. I was expecting more people to say over 20k
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Some interesting replies. From what people have responded, they do not do many more or less miles than they would in the UK. I was expecting more people to say over 20k
The thread seems to have attracted a disproportionate number of people who make a virtue out of giving up their time as well as ease and convenience - specifically at least two non-working housewives who ride their bicycles as a means of regular transport.
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