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How many miles did you put on your Cobra in 2018

How many miles did you guys put on your cars last year? I thought I drove mine a lot and turns out I only put 3,000 miles on it last year. That includes buying it in Arizona and driving 900 miles to NorCal. Shooting for at least 5,000 miles this year.

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Maybe 300-400, but I didn't get tags until November! I'm already dreaming up places to drive...


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I just checked my records and I put 1,600 miles on my car last year. I was thinking it should be around 5k. I guess I will have to take more long trips this year.
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How many miles did you guys put on your cars last year? I thought I drove mine a lot and turns out I only put 3,000 miles on it last year. That includes buying it in Arizona and driving 900 miles to NorCal. Shooting for at least 5,000 miles this year.
Not any where close to enough. Hopefully that will change in 2019.

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Not As Much As I Wanted...

I put right at 10,000 on the car, about the same as the year before, but I had to curtail my trips to local only until I get my water displacement problem. I hoping for more next year.

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Approximately 2700 miles. Just turned over 10,000 miles.

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I put 650 miles on the Mk3.1 before selling. The only miles the new build has are the delivery miles from FFR. In past years, I averaged about 1,200-1,400 miles here in NW Ohio.

Many others have waaaaay more miles and seat time than I have.

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Been too busy building and painting cars for others so less than 300 on my own last year. Did under a thousand in 2017 while building my new shop and about the same in 2016 due to spending all my time building our new house. Prior to that I averaged 2,500-4,000 per year since 2008. Plan to try for more seat time this year and also do the Power Tour.

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How many miles did you guys put on your cars last year? I thought I drove mine a lot and turns out I only put 3,000 miles on it last year. That includes buying it in Arizona and driving 900 miles to NorCal. Shooting for at least 5,000 miles this year.
It makes me feel good that you are racking up the miles. In 3.5 years, I only managed to put about 4K miles on the car and that included driving it from SoCal to Prescott. I knew you would be the right guy to buy the car as shown by you getting it out and exercising it properly.

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I've driven 6500 miles since completion not quite 2 years ago, about 3500 in 2018. I haven't taken any long trips yet, maybe 200 miles at any one time.

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Lost Mel(main driver for 'Ol#1437) and her mother last summer. Only put on about 2500ish last summer? Been avg well over 7,000+mi/summer for last 15+yrs with Mel driving. Just saying--
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I put about 5000 between the Cobra and the 37 (didn't do any major upgrades last year except for tires). Am in one or the other any day it is not raining or snowing, the DD is for those days. BTW just cleared another 15cm off the driveway, -25*C, so much for a mild winter. Scott

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I average about 7,000 miles per year (120,000 miles over almost 17 years). It's my daily driver unless it's raining.

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Took this photo a few weeks ago but too lazy to post.
90,000 is not much of a milestone for a 14 year old build.
But at my age, anything can be a milestone.

6-7,000 a year if we make a trip.
The Great River Road Trip this summer was about 4500.
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Way to go P & K! You make my 45000 miles look puny.

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90,000 is not much of a milestone for a 14 year old build.
But at my age, anything can be a milestone.

6-7,000 a year if we make a trip.
The Great River Road Trip this summer was about 4500.
Just a fun way to grow old..................
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I put 6 miles on my coupe in 2018, the first year it was complete enough to drive. Not road legal yet. Finishing up body work and then paint in the spring, then paperwork for title and license. I'll let you know about 2019!

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90,000 is not much of a milestone for a 14 year old build.
But at my age, anything can be a milestone.

6-7,000 a year if we make a trip.
The Great River Road Trip this summer was about 4500.
Just a fun way to grow old..................
But in 9992 miles you start over!
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Exactly ONE shitload.
Actually I have no idea. Wife and I did several 350 mile days last summer. We were in it every chance we got.
In two months I’ll drive it from Chicago to south Texas for the Texas cobra meet. People are all talking power tour this year as well...
I might close in on TWO shitloads.
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90,000 is not much of a milestone for a 14 year old build.
But at my age, anything can be a milestone.

6-7,000 a year if we make a trip.
The Great River Road Trip this summer was about 4500.
Just a fun way to grow old..................
And your car has been to Nova Scotia - a long trip.

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A little over 1000. I have about 7700 on it in 7 summers of driving.
I only drove my daily driver 2700 miles. (I work out of the house).


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Only 3512 miles this year due to getting trailered to the track now ( so I can run race rubber and I'm getting old but she did make 14autox's this yr) She just broke 112,000 miles in her 18th yrs its not any where near Ralph but some day I'll catch him

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About 2,500, usually I put about 5,000 a year but rain kept my cobra in the garage last year.
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Did about 2,000. Plan on at least doubling this year. Just shot up to Charlotte for lunch (71 degrees!) and will be out to breakfast in the A.M. First 100 miles of the year. Plan on doing Tail Of The Dragon in April, and Hot Rod Power Tour in June which happens to start in Charlotte this year. (Anyone else going??) May visit sister in Cape Cod if I get the urge for a walk about. Drive on!!!
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