hefty repair bills = car off road = no miles
Low is better than none.
I have heard stories of some owners having rebuilds done on their cars and then no being able to pay for the bill and selling their car to the garage
Like I said better safe than sorry (unless you are loaded )
My 1990 R32 has just gone past 56,000 Kms (Around 33,000 miles). It's my second car and therefore wont be piling up too many miles.
I have to say I agree with Dave on this one, if you arent doing that many miles in your GTR, then you must only be driving it for pleasure, rather than the daily commute, or down the shops etc.
I bought my Skyline to enjoy, both driving it and "playing" with it, so I'll only ever drive it for fundays and sundays, when it's dry!:smokin:
Does nobody else find it highly suspicious how low the mileage is on all these older cars imported from Japan?
Let's face it; nobody knows the history of the cars while they were used in Japan, and clocking a car is not exactly difficult. It just seems highly suspect to me that nearly all the cars sold at auction for import into the UK are extremely low mileage.
A 1990 Skyline with 33K miles - that's just over 2500 miles a year. It's not very likely is it?
Unlike the UK, I doubt in Japan that there are that many used as 'second cars' either as they are pretty cheap and easily available over there in comparison.
Then again I could be spouting complete rubbish and it could just be that the Japs don't drive very far. I was wrong once before I think.
One reason for low mileage Jap Cars is that often you need apermit ot park/own a car bigger than a certain size within some cities so bigger motors are sometimes kept at home until week ends. 50-100 miles a weekend gives 2500-5000 a year.
I would tend to agree, but thankfully the general condition of Jacqui's car matches the low milage - ie pedal rubbers that are barely worn etc.
Perhaps Shin might be able to throw some light on this, my thoughts were that with a 'performance' car the owner is likely to have a little more money and have two cars - one for city driving one for fun, hence low milage performance motors.
however I haven't ever looked at run of the mill cars at the auctions so can't compare.
I have been informed that with the situation in Japan being set against motoring in general, people just dont drive much. Apparently, you have to prove you have space to keep a car before you are allowed to buy one, the roads are totally congested,all the time, speed limits are pathetic, fuel costs a fortune as does parking.
I just think of it this way:- if I lived in the centre of London, I would probably keep my car in a lock-up on the outskirts of the city. I would then only use the car for days out or Holidays. Could this be the situation in Japan??
my car was imprted in 1997, and had 29,000kms on it then. It has a totally up to date Middlehurst History since then, and has covered 27,000kms in that time. So.......29,000kms in 7yrs in japan...........27,000kms in 5yrs in the UK. No big difference really!!
I Paid good money for my car and I am gonna damn well drive it every day!!!!! Its got 104000k on it and aI thought Sh!!T Thats a lot, but when you do the conversion, its only 64822 miles which is sod all!!!!
If it goes wrong Ill fix it!!
DRIVE THEM dont keep em locked in a shed, thats for your lawnmower!!!
PS I got proof of the milage with mine in the way of all the Japanese Test certificates....