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Gloucestershire Mercedes drivers clock the most miles

Posted: 04/02/2016

Mercedes owners based in Gloucestershire rack up almost 50% as many miles more than the average motorist, according to a study by Warranty Direct.

Cars wearing the three pointed star in the South West area are estimated to cover an average of 14,684 miles each year, 46% more than the national average of 10,076 miles and some 18% more than the average figure for Gloucestershire itself.

Elsewhere in the UK, Land Rovers prove their ‘go further’ mantra as they are the hardest-working vehicles in Hampshire, West Yorkshire, Leicestershire and Berkshire – more regions than any other car – with each registering an average mileage of over 13,000.

Overall, Subaru’s cars have the most annual mileage put on them, with an average of 13,740; the Japanese brand’s Legacy is also the highest-miling individual model.

Swedish manufacturers Volvo and Saab both were both revealed as popular choices for high milers, appearing in third and sixth place respectively, while vehicles from top-selling marques Ford and BMW clearly appeal to those who cover long distances as the brands registered 9th and 10th overall.

Cars in Scotland or the South West do the most miles in the UK, with Stirlingshire, Perthshire Gloucestershire, and Somerset all featuring in the top 10 locations for high-mileage cars.

Away from rolling hills and countryside, cars registered in London are far more likely to spend more time sat in traffic than negotiating winding roads - Londoners clocked up characteristically low mileage figure of 7,990, or 26% below average.

David Gerrans, managing director at Warranty Direct commented: “The mileage you do will dictate how quickly certain components on your car could deteriorate, as well as how long you have between service intervals.

“Naturally, some people work their cars harder than others and that means they need to be mindful of the potential for servicing and maintenance costs to rise.”

The highest mileage vehicles according to Warranty Direct data

Highest mileage by region/brand
Gloucestershire – Mercedes Benz - 14,684 miles
Hampshire – Land Rover - 14,076 miles
West Yorkshire – Land Rover - 13,953 miles
Kent - Volvo - 13,714 miles
Essex - Citroen - 13,667 miles
Leicestershire – Land Rover - 13,615 miles
Merseyside - Audi - 13,578 miles
Hampshire - Volvo - 13,432 miles
Somerset - BMW -13,396 miles
Berkshire – Land Rover - 13,277 miles

Highest mileage by region measured with average annual mileage
Stirlingshire - 12,984 miles
Perthshire - 12,536 miles
County Down - 12,454 miles
Gloucestershire - 11,900 miles
East Lothian - 11,710 miles
Somerset - 11,707 miles
Northumberland - 11,537 miles
Oxfordshire - 11,470 miles
Wiltshire - 11,320 miles
County Durham - 11,219 miles

Highest mileage by brand measured with average annual mileage
Subaru - 13,740 miles
Ssangyong - 12,136 miles
Volvo - 11,663 miles
Nissan - 11,090 miles
Volkswagen - 10,899 miles
Saab - 10,884 miles
Audi - 10,873 miles
Land Rover - 10,766 miles
Ford - 10,215 miles
BMW - 10,180 miles

Highest mileage by model measured with average annual mileage
Subaru Legacy - 15,976 miles
Nissan Navara - 15,376 miles
Volvo V50 - 13,578 miles
Audi A8 - 13,546 miles
Volvo XC60 - 13,250 miles
Volvo V70 - 13,226 miles
Audi A5 - 12,830 miles
Volvo XC70 - 12,695 miles
Volkswagen Tiguan - 12,402 miles
Audi Q7 - 12,321 miles