What Is Good Mileage for a Used Car?

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If you’re in the market for a pre-owned vehicle for sale near Lakewood, you may be worried about the potential repair costs. And while most shoppers are under the impression that mileage is a clear indicator of a vehicle’s condition, this isn’t always the case. Read on with Genesis of Golden as we answer the question, “What is considered high mileage for a used car?”. 



What Is Considered High Mileage for a Used Car?

Many Westminster drivers looking for a great deal on their next vehicle upgrade look specifically for low mileage used cars for sale, typically models with under 100,000 miles. Since the average driver puts about 10,000-12,000 miles per year on their vehicle, there are several factors to consider: 

  • Mileage vs. age: A newer vehicle with more than 40,000 miles on it may be in worse condition than a five year old vehicle with 60,000 miles on it. This is because the former vehicle has been extensively driven in a shorter amount of time. 
  • Manufacture Year: Thanks to major advancements in automotive engineering within the last decade, many recently used models can last well over 100,000 miles, some even past 200,000 miles. 
  • Regularly Scheduled Maintenance: A vehicle with 15,000 miles on it that did not receive scheduled maintenance may have more problems than a model with 30,000 miles that was well taken care of. Before finalizing the purchase, be sure to ask for proof of maintenance. 

What Else Should You Consider When Buying a Used Car? 

  • Model Generation: There are times when a model with a great reputation is redesigned for the new generation and it doesn’t turn out well. Inversely, a vehicle that perhaps wasn’t as popular in the past might have been improved with a redesign. You can find out if the vehicle is a good buy by reading review websites like Kelley Blue Book or Edmunds.com.
  • Vehicle History Report: A vehicle history report details any repairs, collisions, police records, and DMV records. This document may tell you more about the wear and tear the car has sustained over the years.
  • Location: The Vehicle History Report will also tell you where the car was previously located. Automobiles driven in dryer climates like southern California undergo less strain than vehicles driven in humid and cold climates. 
  • Foreign Luxury Car Brands: Because of the high cost of shipping for high-end replacement OEM parts overseas, luxury vehicles can be expensive to repair. On the flip side, these brands typically have exceptional warranties if you’re purchasing a certified pre-owned model

Visit Genesis of Golden for Low Mileage Used Cars for Sale

You can end your search for high-quality low mileage used cars for sale with Genesis of Golden. We carry a top-tier selection of used vehicles that will afford you the luxurious driving experience of Genesis models, for less!


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