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    Default We all post about problems, how about an example of when things go right :)

    Will be chuffed if I can get her to 300k

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    G'day,
    there is another thread about the worth of 306 GTI6's.

    Obviously, yours is worth it.

    GTi6. Worth anything these days?
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    Nice one .. my old n5 xsi got to 360000 . Then the radiator crapped and i decided it wasnt worth spending any more cash on . The alternator and other things were gone too . But motor was still going strong .
    My 6 is at 160000 and im hoping to get to 300000 aswell
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    Nice one! Not long to go until 222,222!

    Mine's at 242k. I find that they like to be driven readily. I left mine for 3 months while overseas for work and it was the worst thing I could have done to it. Coil packs gone, brand new wiper blades perished & I'm still digging leaves and crap out of the engine bay gutters.
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    I found a 205 I could afford, that's pretty good!
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    I'll be chuffed if I get mine to 500k. Presently at 318k. New rear brakes, and axles, front brake hoses and cam belt paid for so I figure she owes me! Still on the orginal clutch. We have an agreement there. She's trained me in the art of gear changes.
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    I got 366K km from my XU9J2 powered 405, and could have got more had I done the head gasket in time.
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    It's amazing how long engines can last these days. Better metals and closer tolerances plus finer fuel and electrical management has done that.

    I remember back in the 70's and 80's being chuffed if an engine got to 160k. That was for the old Holden, Falcon and Valiant sixes. Four cylinders engine were doing well to reach 140k. All those production line engine re-conditioners like Higginbottom (who still might be a small scale operation) have gone the way of the dodo bird.

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    I would agree with that. When I was a munchkin the family car was a UC Sunbird that was constantly in need of work. I'll have to see if mum remembers what the odometer was when we finally got rid of it (in 1997!).

    Dhaw, I think mine may be on the original clutch too. Difficult to tell as the service record was lost in time before I took ownership. It's done well with me, errr...'fine-tuning' my driving ability in this car, being that it's my first! I reckon the second gear synchro will fail before the clutch does.
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    I canned my first GTI6 and only got 100k from its clutch ( went on to do 255k ) I think I've only done 5000k in 5th gear! Synchro? Do they have synchro? And we don't use the words "head gasket" anywhere within hearing of the car.
    Found the 306 to be a far more reliable and robust car than the 405MI16. Much as I liked that scream-pot.

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    My Peugeot has only done 33000 km in 7 years. Mind you, it is a scooter.

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    And the power steering still works perfectly ?

    And in this case with no engine power consumption ?

    You just gotta have a "win" sometimes

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