Quick clarification on high mileage

Duluz

Village Elder
#1
What mileage is considered high considering most cars bought by kenyas are second hand some coming in with 100k plus mileage.
 

Tonito

Village Elder
#2
Mileage is often associated with condition. In Kenya, it is assumed that a car with high mileage will probably be in a bad state, which could be true and also could not be true.

I have seen cars coming in from Japan with mileage over 100k but car Grade is 4 or 4.5, meaning it is in excellent condition. Therefore, if you are buying foreign used car, find out its grade, don't bother your head with mileage
 

Idias

Village Elder
#4
Magari yote mazuri x-japan/ x-UK hayajanisumbua nimenunua na 150,000km kwenda 180,000km
Zote nilitumia bila shida haya yenye km ya chini yanenisumbua sana.
Nimegundua ukinunua magari yaliyo na km za.juu ni afadhali kwa sababu yamefanyiwa major service ya vitu vya muhimu kubadilishwa kabla yaje huku kama timing chains,coils na vitu vingine.
Kama unaweza kuhakikisha inspection japan ama wengine usiogope magari ya km ya juu.
Fuatilia tu na service kamili ukichukua gari na oil na mafuta mazuri gari itakuwa sawa. Sio kununua gari na kutoka mbio tu.
 

Klaw

Village Elder
#7
Lakini wakenya hapa ndio tunaangukanga mtihani a car used for 7 years over seas unataka ikue na mileage below 100k so bure mileage zinakuwa doctored. Although kuna kamoja mbili utapata kako below 100k
 
#8
Beyond 90k sigwes, that is after my automotive injiniia (mech) ameni assure that haijachokorwa
A car with a 100k mileage is more favourable since that mileage is genuine. A car with less mileage is fishy since the low mileage lie makes people doctor mileages. Unapata gari ina mileage ya 120k jamaa anareverse mpaka 70k alafu mjinga anabuy akidhani ameangukia. Rather when buying a car never look at its mileage but look at its condition.
 

Trojanex

Village Troll
#9
Lakini wakenya hapa ndio tunaangukanga mtihani a car used for 7 years over seas unataka ikue na mileage below 100k so bure mileage zinakuwa doctored. Although kuna kamoja mbili utapata kako below 100k
it's veeeeery possible. There are office pple who just go pack their car the whole day...as in anatumia asubuhi na jioni pekee and the distance from home to work ni kindogo. some have two or more cars unapata moja ni shopping basket nothing else. Ask those who work in offices in our country na si watu wa raha mingi. A whole year theyll do less that 10,000KM
 

Simiyu22

Village Chief
#11
Nimegundua ukinunua magari yaliyo na km za.juu ni afadhali kwa sababu yamefanyiwa major service ya vitu vya muhimu kubadilishwa kabla yaje huku kama timing chains,coils na vitu vingine.
Kama unaweza kuhakikisha inspection japan ama wengine usiogope magari ya km ya juu.
Fuatilia tu na service kamili ukichukua gari na oil na mafuta mazuri gari itakuwa sawa. Sio kununua gari na kutoka mbio tu.
If a timing chain was changed in a car, you are buying a fucked-up car.
 
#12
Gari ni engine na engine ni milage. Huezi niambia gari iko na 100+k iko better kuliko ya 50k millage, obvious yenye imetembea sana iko na engine wear ata kama iko well serviced. Caryard za nrb ndio hufanya hio millage doctoring sana. If u import yourself utapata original millage and there are ways to clarify the millage. Ata pale befoward utapata prices zinadiffer na yom na millage.
 

Klaw

Village Elder
#13
Gari ni engine na engine ni milage. Huezi niambia gari iko na 100+k iko better kuliko ya 50k millage, obvious yenye imetembea sana iko na engine wear ata kama iko well serviced. Caryard za nrb ndio hufanya hio millage doctoring sana. If u import yourself utapata original millage and there are ways to clarify the millage. Ata pale befoward utapata prices zinadiffer na yom na millage.
Gari ni body kuwa na structural damage ndio utajua. Matumbo utabadilisha bila wasiwasi
 

magreb

Monocotyledon Combuster
#16
Gari ni body kuwa na structural damage ndio utajua. Matumbo utabadilisha bila wasiwasi
Preach brother. Kenyans are used to being taken for a ride. A car to be bought by an average Kenya would cost 150k-200k kubadilisha engine, gearbox, ECUs na harness if all came to worse. Hapa tunaongelea kina Toyota boxes, basic Subaru's, Nissans et al. That is easily doable as compared to addressing structural damage.
For perspective, I have a shit box now doing 270k kms whose transmission is beginning to act up. Went to Baricho road nikaambiwa with 35k napata exjapan safi. Asked around for the engine nikapata inachezea 85k. So with 120k, nawekelea drivetrain yote na kuendelea na maisha coz the vehicles structure and interior bado iko intact.
 

Simiyu22

Village Chief
#17
Mungu anisaidie nisiwahi soma ujinga kama huu tena maishani mwangu. Kubadilisha timing chain same as timing belt ni standard practice in automobile maintenance.
Are you confusing a timing belt vs a serpentine belt? Serpentine belt is the one changed in routine maintenance.
 

magreb

Monocotyledon Combuster
#18
Are you confusing a timing belt vs a serpentine belt? Serpentine belt is the one changed in routine maintenance.
No one spoke of changing them as part of routone maintenance. Dont pit words in my mouth. Baba, timing belts or chains are supposed to be changed. The belt is usually changed at 100k km. The chain takes a bit longer but is recommended to be changed at 150k km. Lakini tusibishane sana. Wait for yours, if you have one, to fail then utarudi tuongee. Wewe ni wale wanaamini kwamba modern gearboxes are "sealed for life"?
 

Simiyu22

Village Chief
#19
No one spoke of changing them as part of routone maintenance. Dont pit words in my mouth. Baba, timing belts or chains are supposed to be changed. The belt is usually changed at 100k km. The chain takes a bit longer but is recommended to be changed at 150k km. Lakini tusibishane sana. Wait for yours, if you have one, to fail then utarudi tuongee. Wewe ni wale wanaamini kwamba modern gearboxes are "sealed for life"?
Hakuna kubishana. I never claim to know everything.
But nimeendesha quite a few cars. Have never had to change one. Yeah manufacturers ask you to change , for example,air filters every 20k km. But how many do it. And then don’t think they dont account for this. Usually having to change your chain at 150k and you don’t drive a high performance car means a issue related manufacturer, other than a routine bad part.
 

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