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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:49 pm    Post subject: Yearly miles driven Reply with quote

I like to keep track of how many miles I put on each of my vehicles every year. For 2013:

'61 Bus: 2,552 miles
'65 Panel: 2,515 miles
'64 Vert: 1,335 miles
Total: 6402 miles in vintage VWs for me this year.

Anybody else keep track?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm just shy of 1000 miles in the single cab. I don't have exact number for my others, but when ever I can, I go aircooled.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to my Odometer in my 74 Super Vert, since December 2009...........
I've driven exactly Zero miles.

I know how fast I drive...... Just not how far.
I don't drive fast so I'm guessing that I haven't driven far..........

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put about 8000 miles a year on my 67 Beetle. This is an average of the last three years. It is too much fun to drive to leave her in the garage.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I've been keeping track of the miles on my 56 sedan since 2008 and even how much between fillups since there is no gas gauge. Know exactly how much since owning the car (purchased in 2002). Didn't get to drive much this year and the "year" pretty much ended with the snowfall on Sunday. Without keeping tabs, how are you going to know when to do valve adjustments/ oild changes/ tuneups?
Car at purchase 54,932
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5/15/09 56579
3/19/10 57127
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2/27/13 60191
12/10/13 60606
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Over 4K miles on my 57 Beetle since I got it on the road May 2011. So, my average is about 2000.

About 800 miles on the 73 Thing since we got it on the road in March.

So that's only 2800 in an aircooled this year, ya got me beat Stan! Smile Hope all is well buddy.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I average over 10,000 miles a year. Having other vehicles available, not all them miles go on the same one necessarily. However, the most do go on the bus! Cool

Turned over the odometer on my last bus in less than the 14 years I had it. Using the same odometer from it on my current bus, it's less than 300 miles to be turned over AGAIN, now owning it for 12 years! Dancing

At times I've had the Dormy sit in the garage for weeks, but then when I did drive it the trips were high milage ones, like 1,000 miles in a weekend! Not to mention that on the "Floriduh Show Tour" a couple of years back it clocked about 8,000 miles in just 20 actual days of driving! Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pyrOman wrote:
a couple of years back it clocked about 8,000 miles in just 20 actual days of driving! Razz


Wow nice man!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do keep track but it is not December 31 yet.
In general about 2500~3000 on VW's. My 01 pickup 7K a year.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

About 7-8000 a year in my '72 bus.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When they were my daily drivers, I was putting about 25K a year on my ACVWs. I was doing tune-ups about every six weeks. I got good at doing them fast...

Now I have a far shorter commute, and my single remaining ACVW is a weekend and occasional daily driver. I doubt I'll put 1000 miles on it a year unless I take it on a cruise up the coast.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

-3000 for my summer,spring,fall driver which is a 1969 bug
-1500 for my winter driver which was a 1969 baja bug and has just been -replaced by a 1977 class 11 lookalike.
-700 for my truck to basically tow my camp trailer and other vw's I buy throughout the year.
-3000 for my wife's mini van.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use to put between 10k-15k a year on my cars but don't commute anymore so probably down to less then 10k
my '74 odometer has never work right so can't really keep track on it but it is my daily and most of the time only driving vehicle
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 69 Bug is a daily driver and I am at about 12,000 to 15,000 miles per year:-) Keeping it stock-ish, garaged, and tuned up really helps.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gt1953 wrote:
I do keep track but it is not December 31 yet.
In general about 2500~3000 on VW's. My 01 pickup 7K a year.


I know it's early, but mine are off the road for the year due to snow.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pyrOman wrote:
I average over 10,000 miles a year. Having other vehicles available, not all them miles go on the same one necessarily. However, the most do go on the bus! Cool

Turned over the odometer on my last bus in less than the 14 years I had it. Using the same odometer from it on my current bus, it's less than 300 miles to be turned over AGAIN, now owning it for 12 years! Dancing
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So nearly 200k on the same odo? I'm impressed!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stanagon wrote:
pyrOman wrote:
I average over 10,000 miles a year. Having other vehicles available, not all them miles go on the same one necessarily. However, the most do go on the bus! Cool

Turned over the odometer on my last bus in less than the 14 years I had it. Using the same odometer from it on my current bus, it's less than 300 miles to be turned over AGAIN, now owning it for 12 years! Dancing
Razz


So nearly 200k on the same odo? I'm impressed!


Well, thanks?!? Neutral

I am a driver and like to drive all my vehicles! Some times I drive the truck for a week just because it has sat for too long. Just turned the odometer in the Bug recently too and I got it with some 40k miles or so. Would drive it more often but it's in need of an engine rebuild. But my most reliable is the Dormy which is the oldest, a '65. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have done about a 1000 miles in the past year on my 63 beetle
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In 2009 I put 67,313 miles on my poor old 79 bus because I used it for my business which involved lots of driving. I have since gotten a different job a tenth of a mile from my house so my bus now gets about 100 miles a year, still daily driving it for work Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From late May until earlie Nov. this year, I put 3,750 miles om my Singlecab, next year I hope to have it ready by earlie April.......
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