The 6 gets driven even less now, and that’s apparent today.
Mazda616 last edited by Mazda616
I never have put a lot of miles on my car(s). My commute to work was 8 miles one way (and no, there aren’t any public transit options). Since the pandemic started, I’ve been working from home. So, the 6 rests in the garage. A lot.
This photo is from October 13:
And this one is from today, December 15:
It took me two months to drive 1,000 miles.
I basically drive the car maybe once a week or so to keep it on the up and up. And, I like having it in case my wife is gone in the Highlander and I need to go somewhere. Plus, it’s paid off and taxes on it aren’t that much (around $160 a year).
I like having a low mileage, new-ish, paid for car.
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@mazda616 That's sort of where I am with the M3, I really don't see that many good opportunities to drive it. I don't like to turn it on unless it can get warm and I don't like to drive somewhere and it sit outside all day.
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@mazda616 I've driven my Mazda 3 1200 miles since March. I was like I think I need to change the oil... oh not really it's fine...
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When I was working home (March-June) I would get up and drive to the office and drive home just to keep things normal. Some days I'd run all 3 up and back haha.
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@mazda616 You just made me look, I passed 20k on the 4Runner on the drive back from NY in July. We had another 494 miles until we got home. That means I've put 3,400 miles on the 4Runner since July 12th. That's a little below average for me.
I'll have it paid off by August, so I'm excited to have one fairly new (2019), and a low mileage second car (34k on the 2014 Grand Cherokee) that will be paid off. I've never paid off a new vehicle loan before, I've always traded out before that point.
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I can beat this! I bought my Si on Sep 16 and just refilled the tank for the first time yesterday Dec 14.
Of course, the 9 weeks of no driving after I bought the car and immediately blew out my achilles helped stretch things out. But I started driving again on Nov 19 so it was a few days short of a month to drive like 250 miles.
Hike last edited by Hike
I think my wife has done less than 1000 miles since March in her Mazda6. Her commute is about 1.5 miles and we take my car everywhere.
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Same here. My work commute is 5.5 miles. Even with weekend errands, if it wasn’t for my road trips up North, I’d hardly put any on at all.
HFV last edited by
@mazda616 I haven’t change the oil in the e90 since February. I usually do it at 3,500 miles. I haven’t even put on 3,000 since 2/14/20 according to the reminder sticker on my windshields. My last change was at 121,700 and I think I’m sitting at 123,500 right now after driving a little over 200 miles on Sunday.
I’m going to do an oil change soon just because oil gets old even if the engine isn’t running.
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@mazda616 My wife has used one tank of gas in her CX-5 since March.
HFV last edited by
@highlander it’s not a bad idea to change it anyway. Oil does degrade over time.
WhoIsTheLeader last edited by WhoIsTheLeader
My Cruze has been driven around 7,000 miles in 4ish months so it's still not exactly racking up the miles. Its annual mileage figures have gone down under my ownership from 16,000 miles a year to 15,500 miles a year lifetime average with 13,000 miles a year average under my ownership.
500 miles a month is a very small amount however. It's less than I could probably justify owning a commuter car for.
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Oooh, what do I win.
The day after getting Sandy (26th February 2019).
As of the 30th November 2020,
City living. 2 mile journey averaging 12mph, still getting 25mpg in stop start traffic.
6,916 miles in four days over 21 months.
The three month old rental Kia has done nearly 3,138 miles already on it's own.
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@mazda616 Just hit 90k on my ‘16 Miata. I have a not paid off, high mileage, new ish car, lol. I still drive the 30 some miles to work every once in a while, plus going to my GFs everyday. Still putting the miles on.
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@whoistheleader If I was to sell this car, I’d end up having to use the Sunbird to go places if my wife is away with the kids in the Highlander. Even in the winter. Hard pass.