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How many K's are too many?

Calaber

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I'm often amused by comments that Commodores have too many kilometres on them when somebody asks if they are worth the price being asked. Another thread here has a VY II with 180k and an asking price of $9900, and the comment is that it is overpriced because of the distance travelled.


So, how many k's are too many? What sort of k's on a Commodore would stop you from buying it, even if the price was good? I realise that this is a very open question, because 100k on a VT would be low distance, but the same on a VE would be reasonably high, so keep in mind the relative age of the car when commenting.

I purchased a VR Berlina in 1998 with 179k on it. It was reasonably cheap, but the distance was very high for its age. Despite this, I sold it four years later with over 335k on it and it had been very reliable and given excellent service during that time. The bloke who bought it got a great car for 3 grand. From that experience, high k's on a car don't really worry me if the price is really right.
 

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For me, anything more than about the 180 - 190,000 mark would stop me from buying a car. That being said, if it was a REALLY good price because of the K's then I'd consider it I suppose

You also gotta keep in mind that there are commodores out there with 300,000k + on them.. so you know that theyre still gonna last for a while.

So... to keep it short - anything near 200k is abit much for my liking
 

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Well the average is 20k a year but for me to buy it, anything over 30k a year because i knoiw they can rack up damn easy..... Thats for a privately owned car but if it was a company car i would concider buying a car with 40k a year...

My mums old car was a company car, done about 40k a year, full service history etc etc etc, went fantastic and never let us down... only thing we needed to change was the CAS and coilpack in about 8 years of owning it :)
 

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I was told by someone in the Taxi industry that they loved Commodores because if/when correctly maintained they are good for in excess of 400,000 + (Remember - the OPERATIVE words being c o r r e c t l y m a i n t a i n e d).
 

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I look at an average of around 20-25k a year...
I guess it also depends on who the previous owners were, what they did etc
 

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its not unheard of the old vn going round the clock with nothing more than timing chain and head and inlet gaskets.plus the odd sensor here and there
 

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well kms wouldnt influence me on the car, its all depending on how smooth and good it looks, i tend to like to slither under the car for a lookey
 

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I dont worry about klms,im more interested in condition and price.Ive seen cars with bugger all kays and are stuffed and fantastic cars with high klms.
 

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The highest kms I have purchased a car with was 210,000 on a vx which was 5 years old at the time, that would be the limit though, as long as I can see a service history, kms dont worry me that much, price has to be right though.
 
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