1990 Audi 100 at 350,000 miles

Cody Forbes cody at 5000tq.com
Tue Oct 27 14:21:18 PDT 2015

Congratulations, very cool!

-Cody Forbes (mobile)

> On Oct 27, 2015, at 4:56 PM, Peter Elias <peter at pcelias.com> wrote:
> 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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