Most common vehicles still on the road with more than 750,000 MILES on the clock revealed The cars that just keep going

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  • DVSA record shows 10 most frequent models in use with 750k clock
  • The most common are Vauxhall Astra, Rover 75, Ford Fiesta and Focus.
  • The sporty Audi TT and the agricultural Land Rover Defender also have high comfort
  • 750k. The 104 LDV Maxus van is most common on the road with

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According to official records, there are hundreds of super high mileage vehicles on British roads that are still in use despite a range of over a million miles.

Odometer data provided by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency shows that there are currently 5,897 motors with more than 400,000 miles, 2,676 vehicles with 500,000 miles ahead and even Who has covered 750,000 miles in his time.

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Cars with these astronomical mileage include 35 Vauxhall Astra, 33 Rover 75S, 25 Ford Fiesta and so on, Focus hatchback.

16 Land Rover Defenders are still in operation – although this is a van model with the most being the more than 750,000 examples still being driven in the UK today.

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Three-quarter-million-mile motors: We reveal the top 10 vehicles with the most examples that show more than 750,000 miles on the clock

With the likes of Ford’s Fiesta and Focus, Vauxhall’s Astra and Corsa and VW’s Golf having volume-selling models in the UK for many years, it is no surprise to see these cars in the top 10.

The same can be said about the Workhorse Defender, which is commonly maintained by farmers because of their ease of repair and unmatched off-road capability.

However, 33 cases of the Rover 75 show that Britons have some love affair with the family model, which went out of production in 2005.

The number of Audi TTs – 16 – is another surprise – with three-quarters of a million mile examples still running.

There are approximately 104 LDV Maxus vans in use on the road, which have been driven by their drivers for more than 750,000 miles.

There are approximately 104 LDV Maxus vans in use on the road, which have been driven by their drivers for more than 750,000 miles.

Yet it’s a commercial vehicle at the top of the list, with businesses still using 104 LDV Maxus vans that have passed 750,000 miles.

To put into perspective how many miles each of these motors has traveled, this is equivalent to going to the moon and back… then returning.

All 10 vehicles listed below are road legal and still in use today, with DVSA records going beyond 750,000 based on the latest MOT data provided by testing stations.

Most common vehicles with over 750k miles on the clock

1. LDV Maxus: 104

2. Vauxhall Astra: 35

3. Rover 75:33

= 4. Ford Fiesta: 25

= 4. Ford Focus: 25

6. Vauxhall Zafira: 20

7. VW Golf: 19

= 8. Audi TT: 16

= 8. Land Rover Defender: 16

10. Vauxhall Corsa: 14

Source: DVSA Data Provided to Lease Loco, October 2021

The Vauxhall Astra is the car in use today in the UK with a range of over 750,000 miles

The Vauxhall Astra is the car in use today in the UK with a range of over 750,000 miles

The Brits are clearly not ready to depart with their Rover 75, with 33 examples still being driven despite more than 750,000 miles on the clock

The Brits are clearly not ready to depart with their Rover 75, with 33 examples still being driven despite more than 750,000 miles on the clock

It should come as no surprise that the Ford Fiesta is one of the most common cars, with over three-quarters of a million miles, having been the best-selling motor in Britain for 12 consecutive years.

It should come as no surprise that the Ford Fiesta is one of the most common cars, with over three-quarters of a million miles, having been the best-selling motor in Britain for 12 years in a row.

Audi's sporty TT is one of the surprising inclusions on the list, with 16 examples registered in the UK - and road-worthy - with a range of 750,000 miles so far

Audi’s sporty TT is one of the surprising inclusions on the list, with 16 examples registered in the UK – and road-worthy – with a range of 750,000 miles so far

Land Rover's farm worker, the Defender, also makes the list, with 16 models still to be driven with 750,000 miles of range

Land Rover’s farm worker, the Defender, also makes the list, with 16 models still to be driven with 750,000 miles of range

The data was provided by the DVSA to motor leasing firm, LeaseLoco, which also requested information and which vehicles are in use in the UK with more than 250,000 miles.

Again, it’s the vans – like the VW Transporter, Mercedes Vito and Ford Transit – that dominate the list, although the Toyota Prius is in second place with some 3,817 examples on the road, racking up a million miles.

Other notable car entries among a host of vans include the VW Passat (2,456), the koda Octavia (2,109), the Mercedes-Benz E-Class (1,805) and Ford’s recently killed Mondeo (1,402).

While this is a more modest number of miles on the odometer than the vehicles on the original list, it is suggested that this may be a more general trend as more people want to hold on to their current cars as we approach 2030 and increase sales. Ban on new petrol and diesel cars.

Knowing which motors will stand the test of time – and mileage – can be informative for anyone who wants to avoid fully electric vehicle ownership after the deadline has passed, from cars with internal combustion engines. May be allowed to stay on the road by 2050. .

The following table shows the top 10 most common road legal vehicles (makes and models) with over 250,000 miles on the clock.

Most common vehicles with over 250k miles on the clock

1. VW Transporter: 4,471

2. Toyota Prius: 3,817

3. Mercedes-Benz Vito: 2,949

4. VW Passat: 2,456

5. Ford Transit: 2,251

6. Skoda Octavia: 2,109

7. Mercedes-Benz E-Class: 1,805

8. Peugeot Expert: 1,688

9. Ford Mondeo: 1,402

10. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter: 1.393

Source: DVSA Data Provided to Lease Loco, October 2021

Lease Loco chief executive John Wilmot said recent incidents may also prompt others to hold on to their cars longer.

He says a combination of soaring prices for older cars and a lack of microchips affecting new car supply may encourage some motorists to keep their existing cars for longer periods of time rather than upgrade.

“The government doesn’t want to see roads filled with high mileage, high pollution cars at a time when it is trying to encourage people to make an early switch to green motoring,” Wilmott said.

‘But many drivers are reluctant to switch to electric until they feel more confident in the charging infrastructure.

‘And as we approach 2030, car owners may be less inclined to buy a new petrol or diesel car, knowing their value could drop.

‘We can see a situation where more people cling to what…

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