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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:08 pm    Post subject: 912E - 300k miles. Thoughts? Reply with quote

considering a 912e, 300,000 miles. Engine rebuilt 30k ago. My math shows thats about 7900 miles per year, which is still on the high side.

all thoughts appreciated, these car should be driven, but, understanding a 1year run, with spendy and hard to find parts, is 300k simply too many miles on a chassis?

paint is well done, but the color has been changed from original yellow to guards red. Waiting on seller to confirm matching numbers engine to chassis.

thanks for any thoughts...this is an issue which has likely been raised before

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:38 am    Post subject: Re: 912E - 300k miles. Thoughts? Reply with quote

Price is everything determinant in this deal. Are you buying to flip later? Might be hard to accomplish, but if you are buying to improve and enjoy it might make sense.
Your goals for this car?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:48 am    Post subject: Re: 912E - 300k miles. Thoughts? Reply with quote

phughes wrote:
considering a 912e, 300,000 miles. Engine rebuilt 30k ago. My math shows thats about 7900 miles per year, which is still on the high side.

all thoughts appreciated, these car should be driven, but, understanding a 1year run, with spendy and hard to find parts, is 300k simply too many miles on a chassis?

paint is well done, but the color has been changed from original yellow to guards red. Waiting on seller to confirm matching numbers engine to chassis.

thanks for any thoughts...this is an issue which has likely been raised before

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Why is 7900 miles per year high? Do you mean excessive?

That is nothing. Thats 151 miles per week or 21 miles per day.

Thats the kind of daily or weekly mileage you want.

Cars that sit around and do crawling short runs to wow the neighbors while just on your way to get a pack of smokes two miles away...with long gaps of sitting still in between.....are a mess. Leaks everywhere...never get full warmed up...condensation in oil and gear oil.

Either a commuter to work...or long trips on the weekends. You want a car driven moderate miles regularly....but maybe garaged to prevent UV and weathering damage. Ray
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