What is Good Mileage for a Used Car?

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Almost every Waianae driver searching for a used vehicle is going to make mileage one of their main concerns, so what is good mileage for a used car? Plenty of people will still tell you to stick under 100,000 miles, and yet modern vehicles will typically remain reliable even towards the 200,000 mile figure. There’s also plenty for you to think about beyond mileage – it certainly doesn’t trump all other factors! With that in mind, we’ve put together a quick and easy guide to bring you up to speed, read more about what good mileage for a used car is below, or contact our team to test drive one of our used vehicles. 


Factors to Consider Beyond Mileage

Knowing what is considered high mileage for a used car is really only one part of the equation, and that figure won’t tell Ewa Beach drivers the full story. You should also think about:

  • Age: Newer vehicles benefit from newer engineering, and a vehicle that hasn’t been driven much often develops problems. This means a new vehicle with higher mileage might be better than an older one with lower mileage. People typically drive 12,000 miles per year, so keep that in mind when comparing mileage vs. age.
  • Driving History: Stop and start traffic wears parts down sooner than driving on the open highway, so a vehicle with 50,000 miles that was mainly driven around Waipahu may be in worse condition than one with 70,000 miles that was mainly taken on highway journeys.
  • Location: If the vehicle was owned in a location with a cold or wet climate it will have undergone more stress than one kept mainly to a dry and warm climate.
  • Condition: Anything from mechanical problems or rust can turn out to be a much bigger problem than high mileage, so ensure the vehicle is inspected by a certified mechanic.
  • Maintenance History: An irregular service history can also be worse than having many miles on the odometer, so it’s important to check a vehicle’s maintenance history before buying.

Visit Our Honolulu Showroom to Check Out an Extensive Inventory of Used Models

Whether you need to know what’s considered good mileage to buy a used car or want to find out how our used vehicle specials could help you save, we’ll always be happy to help. For any further advice or assistance, feel free to contact us today.

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