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Are there any owners on this forum that have reached 50,000 miles on your 718? If so, what are your experiences?
 

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I just hit the 20,000 mile mark this weekend.

I don't know of anyone with 50,000 miles on their 718's clock yet.

From what I remember from other threads/posts, a few members are right at 30,000 miles which is spark plug replacement time....
 

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I am mid 21,000 miles and have had no issues other than the disappearing 3rd gear which was a warranty fix requiring a new transmission. Still a long way off 50,000 miles though!
 

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I've had the car just under 17 months. Just did my 30K service. Other than the transmission that was replaced under warranty everything running great. 25 track days on it so far as well. Should hit the 50k mark sometime next year at this rate.
 

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It is a bit funny that high mileage in a Porsche is only :) 50k. For a Toyota or a Subie in would be more like 150-200k.
It's not, it's just that the 718s are at most only 3 years old. You'd need to be really driving a lot to have that kind of mileage. Most people don't but I'm sure they post here if they have.
 

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Mine is at 44k miles and I suspect it's one of the highest mileage 718s (March 2017 build). I'm collecting the necessary tools so I can do my first oil change on the car (previous caretaker of the car had the oil changes done at their local dealership); lots of good info in the forums here. I had an O2 sensor issue that took a while to fix due to a shortage of replacement sensors. Other than a yellow caution/police/construction tape getting tossed up by the rear right side wheel and wrapped onto my exhaust header, stinking badly like a hot glue gun, my time with the car has been trouble free. There were well documented coolant system issues on the earlier 718 builds, Car & Driver covered the coolant issues with my car very well. No further coolant issues have been encountered by me. My MT is working great, especially considering the beating it took from C&D staffers.
 

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It'll be a while yet before I reach 50k... Just turning 20k this week on Canadian vacation. Will put new OEM Michelin 4S on when I return. Fronts are still ~7/32 and rears are 4+ not quite hitting the wear bars. RR is wearing a bit more than LR so I swapped the wheels left-right to even them out. The original Goodyear Eagles have served well, especially surprisingly well in unexpected icy conditions about this time in 2017 when only a few months worn. I am surprised also at how well they're lasting, even with no track use. I understand the Michelins are quieter, a big plus for me. Few maintenance issues; just the two call-backs for fuel tank bracket and side air-intake screens, plus an odd electrical issue that made the start-knob unreliable, fixed by changing an electical box somewhere up front. Oh, I have pulled the fuse for the sound aktor with no ill effect...😊
 

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I have Goodyear Eagle in the front (courtesy of the previous owner, mine being a CPO) and they are like Dracula... After 20k mi. they refuse to die. After the trip NYC to Houston, I am going to drive a stake through them, or use a silver bullet or whatever it takes, and match my rear Michelin PS4S...
 

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Just approaching 16,000 miles since June last year as its my company car. My biggest issue is rattles or resonance from the passenger door which drives me nuts. I have also noticed the caliper bolts are rusty. I will get both looked at when its due its first service.
Nice company car!
 

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Just approaching 16,000 miles since June last year as its my company car. My biggest issue is rattles or resonance from the passenger door which drives me nuts. I have also noticed the caliper bolts are rusty. I will get both looked at when its due its first service.
For the door rattles, check that the seat belt 'slider' holds the tongue up to the top. If the tongue is part way down it rattles a LOT.
 

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I see two mentions of transmission issues. Manual or PDK?
You'll find they are manual (see faizaans signature) and 3rd gear is a relatively more common fault with manual transmissions.

No 718 PDK failures to my knowledge although they do occur. Usually track cars from what I've read.
 

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Only complaint was a buzz in the drivers door at about 8000 mi. Took it in and the dealership re-glued a clip which had come loose and was running loose in the bottom of the door. No more buzz. Car just turned 17k. I put it up on jacks once a month to look for problems while still under warranty, but so far nothing.
 
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