On my '10 the cable broke with only 5,000 miles on the clock or so, and it broke on the engine side of the cable, and from what I've found here, that is not too common.
I usually lube the cable at least on every service and every now and then I'll put in a few drops of oil. I'm at 42Kms and there is no noticeable wear on the cable but it looks pretty dirty, and when I lube it with one of those cable lube things and a can of lube, dirty oil comes out. Next time I'm going to try cleaning it with carb cleaner before the cable lube.
Last edited by Süsser Tod; 07-24-2015 at 03:11 PM.