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View Poll Results: Classic,Sport,Super Car Annual Millage
Garage Queen less than 1000 Miles 6 10.71%
1k to 2k 10 17.86%
3k to 6k 20 35.71%
7k to 10k 10 17.86%
11k and Above 10 17.86%
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Old 01-10-2017, 07:55 PM   #1
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Classic,Sports,SuperCars Annual Millage

Ok at per heading this is for the Classic, Sports, Super Car owners, From Mk1 Cortina to Abarth Mx5, to M car , S & RS , to Porsche , Ferrari , Lambo etc

Is yours a garage queen or used for pleasure of the drive, i ask this after asking a few local to me and was shocked that some cars only did a couple of hundred miles in 2 years, it would have to have a gorgeous body for me to e=even dream of this option of little use even then im not sure i could.

Is this a modern bread of investment buyers that aren't relay petrol heads?

Over to you guys & girls.

I will start off with my first year in my AMG C63s Coupe fantastic car and on track for 7.5k miles this year

Also please state if only car , daily driver or weekend toy

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I'm doing around 13-15k per year in the M235i. It's an everyday car though.

It's a bit of a dilemma for many people. Buy a car and use it and it does devalue the car. However what's the point of buying a nice car if you aren't going to to use it to get the enjoyment.
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I'm doing around 13-15k per year in the M235i. It's an everyday car though.

It's a bit of a dilemma for many people. Buy a car and use it and it does devalue the car. However what's the point of buying a nice car if you aren't going to to use it to get the enjoyment.
Yes that's where the m235i is great bridge car for me, totally agree i need to enjoy my car, do you think my millage is low for a non daily driver?
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Yes that's where the m235i is great bridge car for me, totally agree i need to enjoy my car, do you think my millage is low for a non daily driver?
The average mileage for a privately owned car is apparently only around 8000 miles a year. The 12,000 average takes into account business users. 7500 is a fair amount for the AMG with the way the bills mount up.
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I don't believe in garage queens. Cars are meant to be driven in my view.

So long as they are well maintained and the oil changed frequently, there is little reason not to use them.

Panamera - long distance driver - 12-15k a year.
Alfa 156 GTA - mix of long distance and weekend toy - 7.5k a year.
Jaguar XJR - historically 7-10k a year - UK motorway cruising. (Now SORN waiting to offer engine and gearbox to my E Type.)
FFRR - workhorse - 15-20k a year - trips to Italy, moving stuff to/from storage, hauling son around country etc etc.
Alfa Spider - largely neighbourhood driver in summer - 3k a year

My wife OTH has put only 11k miles on her SLK in ten years, of which 2.5k is mine driving back and forth from Italy a couple of times.

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The average mileage for a privately owned car is apparently only around 8000 miles a year. The 12,000 average takes into account business users. 7500 is a fair amount for the AMG with the way the bills mount up.
Bills ? Insurance £250 a year servicing is £33 a month with new deal with Mercedes for 3 services, age has got 1 advantage, and fuel i think im sitting at 23mpg the coast function works great when not on it and in traffic going down some nice hills
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The XC70 which was the old daily did about 20-25k per year. The SQ5 which is the new daily will only do about 8-10k as my wife now works from home so the miles are made up of me going to work and back, the occasional trip to Cardiff for work when there is no hire car or the hire car is too crap to consider and caravan miles. The 206sw is my knockabout car, has done about 5k this year, just dirty jobs I don’t want to do in the Audi. The 911 has done none and even when it is being used it’s only a few hundred a year.

When I had the DB9 I did 6k in it but I did about 3k in all the hire cars while it was busy being broken.

7.5k in an AMG isn’t bad going at all!!
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Bills ?
Don't ask!

I've got most of mine fully comp with Stuart Collins because of the 365 day Green Card they offer. But around £500 a car because no garage and central London address.

I have a couple with Flux - the E type and the XJR (restoration policy TPFT) and the SLK because it is a London car and does not need expensive Euro insurance (at least not until I crashed it).

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Saab daily driver, 6-10k
M3 not sure prob 3-4K
Escort mk2 and Capri when there on the road 1-2k each as I don't feel like I can leave it at the shops or outside a mates house so I only drive for fun, I'd love to daily drive them in the summer but theft is my main worry.
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Bills ? Insurance £250 a year servicing is £33 a month with new deal with Mercedes for 3 services, age has got 1 advantage, and fuel i think im sitting at 23mpg the coast function works great when not on it and in traffic going down some nice hills
That's much cheaper than I would have thought. The service plan for the little A45 was £36 per month. The actual cost of the services without the service plan were way too high.
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