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    Active Member Two Rings Valpo A7's Avatar
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    Nov 27 2018
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    My Garage
    2014 Jeep Patriot; 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse; 2005 Gulfstream Motorhome
    Location
    Valparaiso, IN

    My first 23,000 miles of ownership of a 2012 A7

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    Well I just took the odometer over 165,000 miles on my 2012 A7 and I must say it has been a blast.


    We purchased at 141,800 miles and it has been a fun ride.

    So far my only costs are

    143,000 - new tires
    145,000 - oil change, tire rotation
    148,000 - problems with the front right brake rubbing. New caliper pins, caliper bushings, wear sensor, and pads cured my problems
    155,000 - oil change, engine air filter, cabin filter, wiper blades, tire rotation
    165,000 - oil change, tire rotation

    Trips to the dealer or independent repair shop - ZERO

    The tires we went with are Continental Control Contact Sport in the 19 inch variety

    New they are 10/32s; now at 22,000 miles later I still have 7 - 8/32nds tread depth.

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    Registered Member One Ring
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    Jan 29 2019
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    Location
    Dunedin, FL

    That's pretty impressive with the tires. I do not drive aggressively & I've never been able to have tires last more than 20k miles, no matter the car.

    Can I ask where you purchased the brake caliper parts? I'm going to be replacing my pads & rotors soon & doesn't sound like a bad idea to replace everything you mentioned while i'm in there.

    Btw, I just purchased my 2013 A6 in January with 98,800 miles on it. It's up to 101,500 now, so nice to see someone like you having so many trouble free miles.

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    Registered Member Two Rings
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    Mar 27 2019
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    Location
    NY

    Super low costs

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    Active Member Two Rings Valpo A7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 27 2018
    AZ Member #
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    My Garage
    2014 Jeep Patriot; 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse; 2005 Gulfstream Motorhome
    Location
    Valparaiso, IN

    Well my driving is 80 - 90% highway and I rotate every 10,000 ish miles so that helps with tire life.

    As for my brake parts, you can get quality and inexpensive parts from Advanced Auto. I need to replace my rotors eventually as I think they might be original to the car based on how they were warn. I did not take a thickness measurement when I was in there for the front pads but I would not be surprised if they are warn down too much. If you can see it in the thumbnail there is a fairly nasty ridge on the outside edge of my rotor.


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