gregs24 Posted January 17, 2017 Report Share Posted January 17, 2017 It's important to put the rose tinted spectacles away though. My dad had a Morris Oxford in the 1970's that rusted away and was scrapped in 5 years and 50,000 miles. That replaced an Austin 1100 that had lasted 6 years. My son has an 06 plate Fiesta with 90k miles that still drives like new with no rust and no reason to think it will not carry on for at least another 5 years. I remember the furore when Jaguar released the XJ40 and said it had a design life of 60,000 miles and 6 years - it turned out that was much longer than the competitors at the time. The used car market cannot be shrinking as more cars are being registered new than ever before and they all become second hand eventually ! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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