1990 Audi 100 at 350,000 miles

Peter Elias peter at pcelias.com
Tue Oct 27 13:56:23 PDT 2015

Yup, I've reached that magical high-mileage of 350,000 miles (563,150 km) 
last weekend.

Sadly the odometer crapped out at 341,257 miles on August 5, 2014, but based 
on fuel usage (440 gallons) since then (at 20 mpg average), I'm now at 
350,000 miles!

So as far as I know, my 1990 Audi 100 (fwd, 3-speed slushbox) is the highest 
mileage of that particular year and model (although last year, a [either] 
1989 or 1991 Audi 100 Avant Quattro was sold in Colorado that had 408,000 
miles on it)...

Never-the-less, I must now be in the .0000000001% club.   Of the many 
millions of cars sold, how many make it  past 300'000 miles, much less 
350,000 miles?

And to think it's still the original engine (cylinder head has never been 
off!).  Still doesn't burn much oil (maybe 1 quart for every 4,000 to 5,000 
miles?).   2 tranny rebuilds, 2 radiators, a bunch of power steering units, 
a/c compressor and the usual wear-out bits...

And yes, most everything works fine (even the AC, which is still on R12).
What doesn't work:  cruise control, some minor lighting gremlins in the dash 
(known issue). 

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