VW Golf IV TDI Hits 450,000 miles / 725,500 km in the UK

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One British VW Golf driver can be extremely proud of his car, as the vehicle has managed to cover 450,000 miles / 725,500 km until now and, according to the owner, is is still running strong.
The vehicle, a Mk IV Golf S TDI, was purchased by Roy Dyson back in May 2002 from Northfield Volkswagen, with the car having just 6,021 miles (9,694 km) on its odometer.

The vehicle gathered a constant mileage every year, with the only recorded breakdown taking place after it had recorded 300,000 miles (483,000 km), when the alternator had to be replaced, but fortunately the operation was performed by the AA at the roadside, so Roy and his wife Doreen made home that day using their car.

The owner claims that the vehicle didn’t need to much maintenance apart regular oil changes and attention braking system operations. To be more precise, the Golf still uses its original cylinder head, uses little oil between services and still averages 54 UK mpg (4.35 l/100 km or 45 US mpg) on regular BP oil.

However, the vehicle has been through a few changes in terms of the clutch, brakes, wheel bearings, cambelts, as well as tires (Michelin Energy).
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