What Does Half A Million Miles Do To A Car?

This week, Alex visits VAG specialist Volks Techniks to get a full health report on the 540,000-mile Audi!
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  1. Pretty in Black

    Pretty in Black

    3 uur geleden

    Still going strong on MOTs!

  2. Josh Ley

    Josh Ley

    3 dagen geleden

    Imo the garage makes themself seem worse by saying daft stuff like "it's rusted but there is nothing wrong with it, but we will add it to the bill anyway". That nonchalant spending of people's money makes you seem untrustworthy, or at least flippent about it.

  3. Nicole Dirda

    Nicole Dirda

    5 dagen geleden

    wow. only 1500 to fix it? thats a great deal

  4. Mario Vorkauf

    Mario Vorkauf

    7 dagen geleden

    fix it and sell for a profit!!!

  5. DJosephWells


    13 dagen geleden

    Further than the moon.

  6. Arrr Groundup

    Arrr Groundup

    14 dagen geleden

    I've noticed that Euro cars seem to break springs, never noticed that with a Japanese car.

  7. Bandit The Siberian

    Bandit The Siberian

    14 dagen geleden

    Power train has not lasted half million I bet a half million

  8. James Burns

    James Burns

    15 dagen geleden

    Did he say he's going replace good front brake pads because the outside of pad had a little rust hmmm wouldn't take my car to him

  9. JeZZGro


    15 dagen geleden

    They sell this car in my country, like "awesome, like brand new!", they almost all have 150.000-250.000 km.

  10. Huw Jones

    Huw Jones

    15 dagen geleden

    Fix it yourself with parts from Ebay. Lets see how cheaply it can be done.

  11. Golfer Pro12

    Golfer Pro12

    16 dagen geleden

    Very impressive. Best of luck.

  12. K33TON


    20 dagen geleden

    What happened to this car, I can't find any more videos on it

  13. Black Edelweiss

    Black Edelweiss

    22 dagen geleden

    What Does Half A Million Miles Do To A Volvo?

  14. Trip D

    Trip D

    26 dagen geleden

    Rofl an audi with over 500k miles? Probably spent 10x the retail value of the car in repairs.

  15. Saxon Winther

    Saxon Winther

    28 dagen geleden

    When they said 500k miles I said there’s no way a 1.8t went that long. When I saw it was a TDI I realized it is possible

  16. CRAPO2011


    Maand geleden

    B6 a4 with half mill someone at audi better give him a prize. Most audis are failling apart at 80-100k

  17. Dally Singhson

    Dally Singhson

    Maand geleden

    Uneconomical to repair the car XD Spend 1-2 grand fixing it and you got no car payments, nuffin'! Just give it a good check to iron out what could be.

  18. J P

    J P

    Maand geleden

    Still cheaper than buying a new car!

  19. llyr jones

    llyr jones

    Maand geleden

    you can re-skimm a pd head

  20. Patrick W

    Patrick W

    Maand geleden

    I’d fix it

  21. Fernando Mora

    Fernando Mora

    Maand geleden

    Is this Matt Farrah's million mile Lexus?

  22. Andres Castorena

    Andres Castorena

    Maand geleden

    I have 2010 Altima Nissan came with 150000 miles and now I have 220k miles still runs I do oil change change battery and spark plugs tune up to keep running

  23. Gordon Johnson

    Gordon Johnson

    Maand geleden

    I'd like to see a review on a 2006 Chevrolet Kalos sx 16v 1.4 petrol,

  24. Gabriel P.

    Gabriel P.

    Maand geleden

    Bit late to the party, but in case anyone wonders what half a million miles actually means, it's around 870k km.

    • Toaster_GmbH


      22 dagen geleden

      @no name best car ever. As soon as i have soom money i get a quattro of my audi 80 model and give it some stupid strong engine and make it look like one of those r34 skylines. (Funfact: audi 80 with bodykit looks just like one of them althoug it might just be me but it definitely has the same vibe)

    • no name

      no name

      22 dagen geleden

      @Toaster_GmbH audi 80 👌

    • Toaster_GmbH


      Maand geleden

      Nice my audi 80 already has half of it. And im pretty sure it would survive double of that if I'd be driving that much.

  25. Dean Unknown

    Dean Unknown

    Maand geleden

    No Advisory Notices on the MOT and 231 days left so Audi must do some good reliable cars back in the early 2000s

  26. Murphy Aldrich

    Murphy Aldrich

    Maand geleden

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  27. GyroPyro12


    Maand geleden

    I will have that many miles on my 2005 B6 A4 some day.

  28. AntiSpecialist


    Maand geleden

    “Nice and cheap?” “NyeeeNot really” *sound you make when you stub your toe* Me every time I visit a garage

  29. Michael Jackson V

    Michael Jackson V

    Maand geleden

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  30. Ayixlia Merrets

    Ayixlia Merrets

    Maand geleden

    Oh so that model Audi is relieable? Im gonna look fir one on sale by owner.

  31. Dark Mugetsu

    Dark Mugetsu

    Maand geleden

    Now I want them to buy a 1st generation Lexus ls400 at this same mileage if not bigger and compare what is broken and what isn't to this Audi :P

  32. buzman1985


    Maand geleden

    I can’t understand him because he cuts off the first and last part of every word he says. Aone stand his bloat?

  33. APJ


    Maand geleden

    Keep it on the road 🛣️

  34. Masted 2323

    Masted 2323

    Maand geleden

    Why do people say buy German cars when all they do is look good and cost a bomb !!

  35. Chase Howie

    Chase Howie

    Maand geleden

    Is it a half million miles or kilometers

  36. Napper


    Maand geleden

    See how quickly you can blow it up

  37. David Hailstone

    David Hailstone

    Maand geleden

    great show. thanks boys.

  38. Stef Hannington

    Stef Hannington

    Maand geleden

    Get it all sorted. It's a beautiful car and needs the love.

  39. Random Music

    Random Music

    2 maanden geleden

    the first half million mile audi in history forever

  40. Yoshikage Kira

    Yoshikage Kira

    2 maanden geleden

    My Grandpa's 2000 Toyota Tacoma: "you gotta bump up those numbers, cause those are rookie numbers"

  41. goldinho


    2 maanden geleden

    Please give this car the love she deserves!!

  42. Tim Askew

    Tim Askew

    2 maanden geleden

    I have a VAG vehicle with 300k on the clock with no major issues. The key things to a high high mileage (diesel): - Don’t do short trips (My shortest journeys were 50miles) - Service on time (dealer or good independent) - Do the miles in the 10 years of the vehicles life - Use good quality oil and diesel, coupled with genuine parts when it comes to the engine, suspension and brakes. - Don’t be gentle on the 1.6 TDI! I am still on my first DPF, I think because I keep the engine properly used.

  43. hand thing

    hand thing

    2 maanden geleden

    So weird seeing them talk about rust and corrosion living in the rust belt. This thing looks like a brand new car from around here

  44. VincentTG


    2 maanden geleden

    Audi's are tough cars. I own an A3 quattro and I am more than pleased with it.

  45. Ronald Frank

    Ronald Frank

    2 maanden geleden

    How to fix a head gasket

  46. noob refinisher

    noob refinisher

    2 maanden geleden

    We had 2 post vans turn up at work with 600k plus km on the clock and arnt happy machines

  47. Mike Smith

    Mike Smith

    2 maanden geleden

    8’45”. Unexpected classic. Got to get a cloth to mop up sprayed tea!

  48. VirusWar


    2 maanden geleden

    7:12 men never grow up. their toys just get bigger. ;)

  49. Arturas none

    Arturas none

    2 maanden geleden

    1.2k??? wtf dude what is this pricing, for replacing disc, break pads, airbag fix, new aircon radiator... and 1.2k!??! fuck me, over here in europe it would be done for 3-400euros.... 1.2k would cost to replace engine with gearbox and clutch and fuel pump...

  50. Arturas none

    Arturas none

    2 maanden geleden

    i believe the mileage, a4/a6 audis till 2005 was fucking unbelievable, trust me, i have seen and A4 got trough so much abuse and gravel i thought it would never pass an mot... pass in 1st try m8. if you look after them, they will last forever... until rust will set you apart, but more likely you die sooner.

  51. Tj Jallad

    Tj Jallad

    2 maanden geleden

    Would like to see the transmission service?

  52. LHRSBN


    2 maanden geleden

    How was the gearbox?

  53. colscopters


    2 maanden geleden

    I've a ford cc3 focus convertible its in mint condition I replace anything that breaks ASAP its got over 230000 miles now on a petrol

  54. mcguinessr


    2 maanden geleden

    These guys are so cool and edgy

  55. Grzegorz Brzęczyszczykiewicz

    Grzegorz Brzęczyszczykiewicz

    2 maanden geleden

    In Poland we have cars with 1M+ km easily

  56. Nathan Petrohilos

    Nathan Petrohilos

    2 maanden geleden

    Do junkyards exist in the uk?Half/ most this stuff id pull off a pick n pull car and be on my way.

  57. Densell Peters

    Densell Peters

    2 maanden geleden


  58. Timmie Kat

    Timmie Kat

    2 maanden geleden

    Americans be like an audi with 540k does that even exist?! But in europe it's quite plausible don't know what vag is doing over in the usa

  59. Ahmad Shumayal

    Ahmad Shumayal

    3 maanden geleden

    fix it

  60. Sir Fap A Lot

    Sir Fap A Lot

    3 maanden geleden

    take the lights out.. i actually bought a car in the past , a seat toledo. i never had warning lights. after taking it apart it became clear why, the previous owner just removed the check engine and oil warning lights.problem solved.

  61. Stephen Helvin

    Stephen Helvin

    3 maanden geleden

    Can't skip a PD head? Utter lie.

  62. Barry Aiello

    Barry Aiello

    3 maanden geleden

    Thumbs down here, I was expecting an engine tear down, not an examination of brakes and suspension components, we all know most have been replaced several times, show us the meat, not the frosting guys.

  63. Recall


    3 maanden geleden

    Can’t believe any service book without paperwork to back it up

  64. Game T

    Game T

    3 maanden geleden

    Something to factor is audi is a European car there in Europe easier to find and cheaper parts meaning you can keep it longer and it takes longer to become a money pit

  65. Το Παρατηρητηριο

    Το Παρατηρητηριο

    3 maanden geleden

    I got 280.000 on my b8 2.0 love it

  66. Nawid M.

    Nawid M.

    3 maanden geleden

    Over 540000 miles mean 870000 km!!!

  67. Adam O'Neale

    Adam O'Neale

    3 maanden geleden

    Fix it. Definitely

  68. J da high roller

    J da high roller

    3 maanden geleden

    Man we're getting ripped tf off in America. Look how technically qualified the mechanic is and can bring that old beaut back for 1500 pounds... can you imagine what that would cost in America lol then its hard enough finding an honest qualified mechanic

  69. jim bob

    jim bob

    3 maanden geleden

    I just surprised an audi made it over 200k miles

  70. bobl78


    3 maanden geleden

    fix it and put another 500k on it

  71. Matas Remeika

    Matas Remeika

    3 maanden geleden

    if all car owners looked after their cars like this, I wouldn't be scared to buy a used car

  72. Daniel Pires

    Daniel Pires

    3 maanden geleden

    My opel corsa b 1.5td has 512000km and is way better than that!!!

  73. alexander wendrich

    alexander wendrich

    3 maanden geleden

    Tom Holland with 40 years

  74. Aidy Madd

    Aidy Madd

    3 maanden geleden

    Alex, do the work, spend the 1500 quids and donate it to a worthy cause. Oh and put Brembo brakes on it, just to take the piss.....

  75. Gilbert Clement

    Gilbert Clement

    3 maanden geleden

    500,000 miles and this supposed mechanic is talking BS. This Mechanic is a thief by nature.



    3 maanden geleden

    No one ever replaces things so minor as some of the stuff this guy mentioned, this is how u loose your money for nothing. Come on, rusty pad with loads of life left?

  77. Jinnai


    3 maanden geleden

    eh not too ba ah all mate

  78. xEvilNeverDiesx


    3 maanden geleden

    Miss my a3 quattro 1.8t. Super reliable, super comfy, pretty quick and paintwork looked like it just left the factory even after 20 years. They just don't make them like that anymore.

  79. Luka Miljevic

    Luka Miljevic

    4 maanden geleden

    It will be sold with 180k miles in Balkans :)

  80. Acer MsI

    Acer MsI

    4 maanden geleden

    Does any body know if the inspection mechanic has a channel?

  81. John Smith

    John Smith

    4 maanden geleden

    I barely gotten 70k km after 6 years use i wonder how people do 500k miles.

  82. Isaiah Rossiter

    Isaiah Rossiter

    4 maanden geleden

    My 02 VW Jetta lasted 102k. What a joke. It also cost 10k in repairs just to get it to that point. VW and Audi have the same engine. And in fact this Audi is the same engine/turbo. Switched to nessian and never looked back. One car got 279K. The current one is at 236K. The total cost of both those cars is less than what that POS VW cost. It amazing how people still think VW/Audi and BWM make good cars.

  83. Yabba Dabba Doo

    Yabba Dabba Doo

    4 maanden geleden

    Trucks easily rack up a million miles on East West Line Hauls, all you have to do is keep up to date with service cycles. Skip those and you skip engine life.

  84. teamsleepnine


    4 maanden geleden

    the car is in this rather not bad condition, because its running, well used...if this car have say, half the mileage,im sure itll be much worst.

  85. Daniel Wood

    Daniel Wood

    4 maanden geleden

    My Audi has done 345,000 miles, but I do look after it. Would not swap it for anything.

  86. sostareci


    4 maanden geleden

    Fix it😃👍

  87. 03markimark


    4 maanden geleden

    That’s a solid Norfolk accent, that be.

  88. Stefan Koelsch

    Stefan Koelsch

    4 maanden geleden

    Just 864.000 km, not that much.

  89. nightw4tchman


    4 maanden geleden

    I like the mechanic. I'd rather deal with him than the ones I've met.

  90. qiyubi


    4 maanden geleden

    that's 870 000km D:

  91. M Armstrong

    M Armstrong

    4 maanden geleden

    An Audi with half million mile! It’s a joke... Or it’s owned by a mechanic who is always caring a VW derived crap product.

  92. Mark Blackman

    Mark Blackman

    4 maanden geleden

    Those pads have been changed many times , tyres have been changed, not original as this implies

  93. SQL-GOD


    4 maanden geleden

    when you give a british person a german car "$130" crash sensor, actually crash sensor price $30

  94. notfiveo


    4 maanden geleden

    If this was a BMW it would be on its 5th engine.

    • Omar


      4 maanden geleden

      Sound like you're talking from experience lol🤡

  95. PauL1e


    4 maanden geleden

    german quality ish

  96. DrAmit Gajeelee

    DrAmit Gajeelee

    4 maanden geleden

    No they got it wrong the EGR has been decarboned multiple times over it 540 000 miles.

  97. Robert Slegers

    Robert Slegers

    4 maanden geleden

    Whats a quid?

  98. Martyn Hughes

    Martyn Hughes

    4 maanden geleden

    How about a 180k+ Mercedes w221 2010-

  99. Pierre Van Halteren

    Pierre Van Halteren

    4 maanden geleden

    To me they fail to address the most important point, engine condition. Can't they mesure cylinders compression for example ? Oil analysis ?

  100. MEGA NZ


    4 maanden geleden

    GREAT VID so glad i found your channel