The quest for the highest mileage A2 and the 200K Club

Proghound

Admin Team
Two of mine make up 200k between them! The Storm just turned 93k and my Crystal Blue one on 107k - but it doesn't count I know :(
My highest is my Cobalt one just approaching 150k. At the rate I put mileage on them it's going to take me another 10 years or so to get into the 200k club 😞
 
How are you getting 70mpg Trevor? Apart from the six speed of course, what tyres are you running and at what pressure? What cruising speed and driving techniques / style?
It was mostly A roads and motorway - and some of the motorway had a 50mph limit. Otherwise careful driving: don't accelerate hard, don't leave it to the last minute to brake; use the gradients in the road, ie speed up a bit on the downhill and slow down a bit on the uphill and don't overuse cruise control. Cruising speed varies with gradient but 70mph - can't really use 6th gear much below that, and on the uphill sections of the motorway, drift down to 60mph and 5th gear. Treat your right foot as a feather you could say.
Also drive smoothly; I remember that just after Jackie Stewart retired from FI he did some safety work (with Ford?). There was a washing up bowl stuck to the bonnet of the car, part full of water, and he said something along the lines of " ... away you go, and don't spill any ... ".
Currently on pepperpot wheels with Michelin Crossclimates, 195/55 x 15, tyre pressures are currently 28psi all round which is a bit low - normally 31psi front and 29psi rear.
I've got over 70mpg on a few occasions, best is 73.1.
 

martin 54

A2OC Donor
Morning Steve My tdi 75 amf se Dolphin Grey 02 reg, Made it to 200k yesterday on the way home from polperro, i bought it on e bay last year from north devon £550 with a suspected head gasket fault, i replaced head gasket and modified the egr valve, have done two thousand miles since and running fine.
 

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A2Steve

A2OC Donor
Morning Steve My tdi 75 amf se Dolphin Grey 02 reg, Made it to 200k yesterday on the way home from polperro, i bought it on e bay last year from north devon £550 with a suspected head gasket fault, i replaced head gasket and modified the egr valve, have done two thousand miles since and running fine.
Sorry Martin, missed this, welcome to the 200 club, will add you on.
 

luzt

Member
Update - 278691miles, or 448510km :)
1.2TDI, with quite a modified map for more bhp.

Original engine, NOTHING exchanged except glow plugs, injector seals and oil filters, not even a sensor.

Even original gearbox with no service done except oil changes. Might change that at 500 000km though =)
 

Joga

A2OC Donor
Update - 278691miles, or 448510km :)
1.2TDI, with quite a modified map for more bhp.

Original engine, NOTHING exchanged except glow plugs, injector seals and oil filters, not even a sensor.

Even original gearbox with no service done except oil changes. Might change that at 500 000km though =)
Very impressive! :)
 
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