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Hi all,

1.5 Year ago I bought my 2011 MiTo (1.3 Jtd) since then making 120 miles / day (workdays)
Now I'm almost reaching 200k miles and everything is working perfectly, but I also try to maintain my car properly.
  • Oil + filter replacement every 10k miles
  • Air filter / fuel filter every 20k miles
  • Chain replaced @ 130k miles
  • Gear box replaced @ 100k miles
  • Preventive maintenance -> break pads, tires etc. etc.
  • All other maintenance replace when failure -> Sensors, rubbers,
I'm really wondering what is the life expectation of a MiTo. Can I reach the 500k?
 

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Hi all,

1.5 Year ago I bought my 2011 MiTo (1.3 Jtd) since then making 120 miles / day (workdays)
Now I'm almost reaching 200k miles and everything is working perfectly, but I also try to maintain my car properly.
  • Oil + filter replacement every 10k miles
  • Air filter / fuel filter every 20k miles
  • Chain replaced @ 130k miles
  • Gear box replaced @ 100k miles
  • Preventive maintenance -> break pads, tires etc. etc.
  • All other maintenance replace when failure -> Sensors, rubbers,
I'm really wondering what is the life expectation of a MiTo. Can I reach the 500k?
Would think this would depend on how sympathetically the car is driven, the type of journeys and quality/frequency of servicing, rather than any model-specific limitations...
 

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Lets say the following condition are applicable for a regular workday (single way)
  • first 5 / 10 minutes below 2100 rpm before going on the high way
  • 45 minutes highway @ 60/80mph
  • 10 minutes through main street including 30 sec cool down after parking.
Return = other way around of course

1 - 2 days using the car for short trips to do groceries.
 

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Lets say the following condition are applicable for a regular workday (single way)
  • first 5 / 10 minutes below 2100 rpm before going on the high way
  • 45 minutes highway @ 60/80mph
  • 10 minutes through main street including 30 sec cool down after parking.
Return = other way around of course

1 - 2 days using the car for short trips to do groceries.
If the servicing is done often enough and the car is driven sympathetically it should last a long time. Read about a guy recently whose porsche 356 has over 1 million miles after 50 years of daily driving... serviced every 3000 miles...
 

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Regular servicing with quality fluids and sympathetic use and there's no reason why 3 or 400,000 isn't possible. It's also important to keep an eye on issues and get them fixed promptly instead of driving around them or ignoring them until the next service by which time it could have increased wear or done other damage elsewhere.

I have a 1996 BMW m3 which has done 280,000 miles on its completely original engine which revs to 7500rpm as makes over 300bhp. Reading around most forums full of scaremongering posts you'd expect it to have blown up at 100k!
 
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