What is Good Mileage on a Used Car?

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p>When it comes to shopping around for a used vehicle, many car shoppers look at the physical and mechanical condition, as well as the mileage. Many people might suggest you stay away from a used car with more than 100,000 miles, but that shouldn’t be a hard rule to follow. If the vehicle is well taken care of and maintained, it could still be an excellent vehicle to purchase. There are a few things to consider when shopping around for a pre-owned vehicle, like what’s considered good mileage for a used car, with Marietta Toyota.

How to Shop for a Used Car

When you’re looking for a used car, there are things to take into consideration in addition to the mileage: 

  • Usage – A car that’s been driven 75,000 miles in stop and go traffic wears down sooner than one that has 75,000 miles on the open highway. Be sure to take a look at the previous owner’s driving history.
  • Location – Vehicles driven in a dry, warm climate will undergo less stress than vehicles from areas that are cold and wet.
  • Condition – Get a Toyota-certified technician to inspect your vehicle to see if there are any issues, such as mechanical problems or rust, that will need to be handled. Add this cost to your budget.
  • Maintenance – Take a look at the maintenance history to ensure it’s been kept up to date on routine services like oil changes. Irregular service histories are signs of expensive problems in the future.

Mileage vs. Age 

Newer vehicles with high mileage can be a better option than a low-mileage older car. Also, consider these factors when buying: 

  • When you regularly drive a car, it will have higher repair costs. Mechanical issues or problems with rubber seals and gaskets can also develop when you don’t drive your car that often.
  • A vehicle with a well-documented maintenance history is better than a neglected one.
  • Low mileage vehicles often come with a higher price tag. 

A certified pre-owned model is great when you want a like-new Toyota vehicle with low mileage. 

Find Your Next Used Car at Marietta Toyota!

After learning what’s good mileage for a used car, it’s time to visit Marietta Toyota to get behind the wheel of your next affordable used car. Be sure to peruse our selection of used vehicle specials for additional savings. Contact us with any questions or to get the process started.

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