Driven in excess of 1000 miles achievement in DiRT™

Driven in excess of 1000 miles

Drive a total of 1000 miles in career mode.

Driven in excess of 1000 miles+0.1
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How to unlock the Driven in excess of 1000 miles achievement

  • ViperX700ViperX70019,798
    04 Nov 2011 04 Nov 2011 15 Jul 2012
    68 4 19
    One method i used was to change the accelrate and reverse controls to the thumbstick so you can setup rubber band and get easy miles by just reversing from the starting point until it spawns again to the start line. This method proved to be quite reliable for me and useful if you want to get this achievement without playing, provided you can keep your controller from disconnecting.
    You get about 1mile per minute on Windy Point hill climb in tier 1 with EVO IX using this method.
    And make sure to finish the race as well.

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    CoPeLiToPerfect !!! thanks, I finally complete this game with your tips clap
    1000G ;)

    Posted by CoPeLiTo on 13 Jul 16 at 02:18
    DCFCFantastic solution! 1000g finally!

    On my stats my overall miles was at 1279, so 279 miles done on on game modes other than career mode.
    Posted by DCFC on 02 Apr 17 at 13:50
    Kill Paul V0L 3I suggest going for this achievement first before going for the online and championship achievements. That way it's easier to keep track in the career before playing any other modes.
    Posted by Kill Paul V0L 3 on 27 Aug 19 at 12:13
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  • jochtajochta177,463
    05 Sep 2008 06 Sep 2008
    39 3 20
    Easily the most frustrating achievement in the game. You could race each event 2 or 3 times on your first play through career and you should be close. The easiest way to boost mileage if you need to is to race the first event in tier 10 (Pikes Peak Full) and pick the Celica GT. You can do 12miles in about 8mins without any loading. Rinse and repeat.
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    Curt RallyIs there anyway of seeing how many miles I've done in career mode?

    I like the rubber band idea, will try that haha
    Posted by Curt Rally on 24 Jun 13 at 09:55
    jochtaThe mileage has to be done in career mode. It doesn't matter which cars you use. The mileage shown on the stats page includes all distance in all modes.
    Posted by jochta on 18 Jul 13 at 12:30
    halohoggI had to drive 1240 miles total to get it to pop. I simply re-raced about 1/4 the career again at some of the remaining difficulty levels, Clubman through Pro-am. $ collections and watching my PB's increase kept me motivated enough to keep racing the same stages over and over. I mixed it up be cycling through all the events I enjoyed throughout the game - Pikes, Aussie, UK, and a few Raid and Buggy runs. Not that bad of a grind - added about 5 more hours of play time.
    Posted by halohogg on 25 Aug 19 at 18:23
  • Marc The GMarc The G129,780
    05 Mar 2011 05 Mar 2011
    36 1 12
    Right there is a 3rd way to do this, I'm not saying its better than rubber banding or Pikes Peak but it is another option for how to do it.

    Career >
    Tier 1 >
    7th event along (Windy Point Short A) >
    Rookie >
    Evo IX >
    Race >

    Right the first half of this course is as good as straight, with only one or two basic corners that you can take at full speed. To cut a long guide short heres what you do;

    Drive until you get to the second time board (about half of the stage), spin around and drive back to start. Rinse and repeat as many times as needed.

    This has the advantage of knocking off the miles as quick (if not quicker) than the Pikes Peak method with no loading times and is almost as simple as the rubber band its a nice in the middle 3rd option for you to try.

    I was getting 15 miles every 10 minutes doing it this way and the journey to the second time board and back is about 2.7 miles.
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    ADaughenWoo! Finally got it at 1258 miles. Thanks!
    Posted by ADaughen on 05 Jul 12 at 02:40
    Italicpigeonsweet, should only take me around 6 hours using this method.....

    think i'll just stick to letting the xbox get the achievement for me and spend the 6 hours doing something more enjoyable
    Posted by Italicpigeon on 07 Jul 13 at 14:18
    Posted by VenomSlayer88 on 15 Dec 13 at 08:26
  • Munkeh111Munkeh11144,303
    27 Jun 2009 27 Jun 2009 09 Mar 2013
    31 7 4
    After you have accumulated all the miles required to unlock all the cars, you will likely be left with several hundred miles to fill, and not much desire to do so. However, by using elastic bands, and the Pike Peaks hill climb track in tier 8, you can do it while you sleep (provided you have a wired controller). It took me about 11 hours to do just over 450 miles this way, without any of my effort.

    On that track, about 30% of the way up, there is a hairpin right turn, with a gate, and railing. If you crash through the gate, you will fly through the air and then respawn. Simply by holding down RT, this process will continually repeat. Make sure that you have damaged your front left wheel so that the car tends to drift slightly to the left to ensure that you do not make any progress.

    You can then just leave your Xbox to do its work. If you lack a wired controller, just watch TV and fiddle with the right analogue stick every now and again.

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  • IKillsafeIKillsafe453,241
    10 Sep 2009 21 Aug 2009
    22 8 8
    start career, go to the first race, rubber band both sticks together and cellotape the trigger down and just leave it (either go watch tv or leave it on over night). when you start, you are off the track so you should be fine.
  • Wanheda MarcoWanheda Marco220,693
    10 Feb 2013 10 Feb 2013 10 Feb 2013
    3 4 1
    Well, I don't have Guitar or wirelles controller, so had to try all other possible ways that i can.

    I tried fall of corners at Pikes Peak and rubber band but i came over one thing - my controller switches off all the time after few mins [about 15mins] so i cant left it over a night.

    Tried making circles - miles coming way to long.
    And i understood, there is only one way for me and its:

    Do it Legit way!
    Tier 10, first race:
    Pikes Peak Full [12.4mi.]
    Aprox time: about 8mins+.

    No loading time after 2mi. and track isn't so hard after few times.

    Easy math:
    12,4mi. x 10times = 124mi. in 1,30h.
    Not so bad.

    GL & HF!

    Dont forget to watch some good movie at the sime time.
    Thats how time runs faster. :)
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