How many miles since covid struck.

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  • #135919 Reply

    Just wondering how many miles have people travelled since covid. I’ve had my new vehicle 4 months and only got 152 miles on clock due to lockdowns.

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  • #135922 Reply

    I picked mine up in August 2018, first service Aug 19, 9000 miles, 2nd service Aug 20, 14000. Present reading 16000 miles. Motability are gonna get a lot of low mileage cars back this year and next

    #135923 Reply

    Picked  up  new  car   18/6/ 2020   504 miles  on clock  so  far.

    #135924 Reply

    Picked up mine in penultimate week of March 2020 just a day or so before initial lockdown. Now got around`1,500 miles on dial. Sad!

    #135929 Reply

    Since march I probably covered under 60 miles. Been working from home and banned from going out much lol. Only been out 4 times.

    #135938 Reply

    7th dec 2020 – 1200miles

    #135939 Reply

    We picked up my sons car on 22/07/20 and we’ve done 4800 miles so far

    #135951 Reply

    I don’t know exactly. What I do know is that I last filled the tank just before Lockdown I at the end of March. I still have just over a 1/4 of a tank left.

    Current Motability car: Ford Kuga Vignale (2019-old shape) 1.5 petrol auto AWD. AP £2,395 + £199 for 4-way 80kg hoist. +2 yr lease extension.

    Previous Motability cars:
    2013-16 Ford Focus estate petrol auto. AP £95. No adaptations.
    2016-19 Vauxhal Zafira 1.4T petrol SE Auto. AP £795 inc. basic hoist.

    #135955 Reply

    1200 miles since march 2020 lock down

    Current car BMW X2 2.0i Sport sDrive Auto 2019 with Sport pack
    Last car Ford Focus Titanium 1.5 TDCI

    "Men fight for liberty & win it with hard knocks. Their children brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves" - D.H. Lawrence

    #135957 Reply

    Surely car standing a long time battery will go flat ?

    #135958 Reply

    I’ll have to check my details, but my car has just been collected for it’s MOT and is due to go back in a month. It’s only done 12.5k miles on it in three years.

    So yes, Motability will be getting lots of low mileage cars back I’d expect!

    #135964 Reply

    Collected X Trail August 2019, filled up 2x since pandemic and covered total of 4,500 miles 🙁

    #135965 Reply

    BTW a friend (also has an X Trail) had a problem where the car would not go more than 15 mph. Took it into the garage and the repair bill was £3,500, something to do with exhaust system not getting hot enough due to very few short trips. MB told him that if it happened again he would have to pay for it! Really???

    #135967 Reply

    Circa 60/70 miles since March.

    #135969 Reply

    Working from home since March ’20, so vastly reduced mileage, car was at 38,000 in March, now 41,500. Usually around 60,000 miles by this point, I usually use a tank of fuel a week, now its lasting 2 months or more.

    Will be home for at least another few months.

    In life, it's not who you know that's important, it's how your wife found out.

    #135972 Reply

    3691 miles since change of lease 18/06/20

    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 PHEV

    #135980 Reply

    About 250 miles since March and all outside the Lock-downs apart from the trip to and from the GP for my ‘flu jab.

    #136019 Reply

    Around 7,000 miles since March, 1,500 miles from March until the Alhambra went back 22nd July, 5,500 since in the EV.

    My main mileage months would usually be March/April & September/October, both periods seriously affected by covid in 2020.



    #136035 Reply

    Picked car up on 31/01/2020, just about to click over 10,000 miles, I still have to do regular 200 mile round trips to care for elderly relatives so lockdown hasn’t affected my mileage that much apart from very little local miles.

    #136054 Reply

    I keep an MPG mileage sheet and crunching the number of the miles I’ve covered so far since collecting my car to get an average per day and using that to project my mileage when the car goes back at the end of October this years tells me the car will have 15,357 miles on the clock when its returned.

    My usual return mileage for 3 years is on average about 18,000 > 19,000 miles so a saving of 4,000 miles on previous cars and a win, win for dealers or Motability.

    I’m only winning by not putting fuel in the car and I topped out the tank two weeks ago and if things stay as they are it will be way pass Easter when I need to fuel the car again.

    I could work out how many miles I’ve done since lock-down but we’ve been in and out of so many lock-downs plus restrictions its hard to pin down when I driving during a lock-down or when we were allowed out for the day.😁

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