High Mile Club

2003 Vauxhall Vectra 1.8i 16v LPG – 227148 Miles When his petrol-engined first-generation Vauxhall Vectra estate started to show its age back in 2009, Cheltenham-based taxi driver Andy Boyd started looking for a replacement. That car had served him very well, but Andy wasn’t set on buying another Vectra – or necessarily sticking with Vauxhall. […]

High Mile – 1998 Volkswagen Beetle 1.9 TDI

353084 Miles Back in the summer of 1998, British ex-pat Sebastian Montagu, resident in the USA, decided he fancied a new Volkswagen Beetle. It had then recently arrived on the market, reviving the name and silhouette of the iconic original. He bought it from the VW dealer in Amesbury, Massachusetts. The price was around $20,000 […]

High Mile Club – 2007 Saab 9-5 Linear Sport Anniversary 1.9 TiD Estate

2007 Saab 9-5 Linear Sport Anniversary 1.9 TiD Estate 193,311 Miles Some people might jib at buying a two-year-old car with 115,000 miles already on the clock, especially via eBay, and at the other end of the country. But Robin Kerry is bolder than most. His Saab 9-5 is a rare Anniversary model, brought out […]

High Mile Club

2000 Volkswagen Passat Estate S 1.9 TDI PD 115 346,994 Miles Rallycross reporter Hal Ridge leads a busy working life that takes him from his Shropshire home, on the Welsh borders, to all over Britain and often to France, Belgium and Holland. Where he goes, his trusty 14-year-old Volkswagen Passat Estate goes too, so it […]

High Mile Club

1997 LTI FX4 Fairway – 459770 Miles For the past 17 years, Lesley Bennett’s immaculate white LTI FX4 Fairway taxi has been a familiar sight on London streets. She has had some interesting people in the back of her cab, including Dustin Hoffman, Barbara Windsor, and even the Queen and Prince Andrew. No, not the […]

High Mile Club

2001 Citroën C5 Estate Exclusive 2.2 HDi 250000 Miles Acar auction purchase has proved to be a very good buy for training company executive John Pepperell. He bought his 2001 Citroën C5 Estate Exclusive 2.2 HDi at British Car Auctions in Manchester for around £5,000 when it was three years old, with just over 60,000 […]

High Mile Club

1978 Peugeot 504 GLD 700,000 Miles To say that retired haulage boss Keith Herbert is a fan of Peugeot cars is a bit of an understatement. His family home in rural Somerset is a shrine to his passion for all things Peugeot. Every room has items that pay homage to the lion marque, from key […]

2002 Volkswagen Passat Estate Sport 1.9 TDI 130

354691 Miles Freelance car photographer Matt Woods bought his 2002 Volkswagen Passat Estate seven years ago, featuring the 130 edition of the venerable 1.9-litre TDI engine. He’s not too sure how many owners it’s had, but it was originally a sales rep’s car and even then had done over 170,000, mostly motorway, miles. He remembers […]

1993 Mercedes E 300 Diesel Estate

Barrister Jonathan Roger bought his L-reg Mercedes E 300 Diesel Automatic Estate – the model known as the W124 – two years ago off ebay for £1,076. It already had 230,000 miles on the clock.