What Is Good Mileage For a Used Car?

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What is good mileage for a used car? When you are ready to begin shopping for a used car, make sure to consider all factors before your ultimate decision, not just a car’s mileage. Check out this guide from Acura Turnersville to learn about the role mileage plays in a car’s overall reliability and value. From there, visit us near Cherry Hill to shop the low-mileage used cars for sale at our dealership. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, either!



What Is Considered High Mileage for a Used Car?

There is no question that there is an exponential increase in vehicle repair costs as a car ages. As a result, most drivers prefer a vehicle that has less than 100,000 miles on the odometer. Keep in mind that the average driver tacks on 10,000 to 12,000 miles per year, and consider the following:

  • Mileage vs. Age: A vehicle with 40,000 miles on the odometer after a year of ownership may be in worse condition than a vehicle that has registered 60,000 miles over five years. Such extensive use may result in greater wear and tear on the vehicle.
  • Year of Manufacture: Today’s vehicles are manufactured to last. Some used models from more recent model years will likely last well beyond 100,000 miles.
  • Maintenance History: High-mileage used vehicles with strong maintenance histories may be better options than low-mileage used cars for sale that have been poorly maintained.

What Else to Consider When Buying Used

Here are a few additional items to consider when shopping for high- or low-mileage used cars for sale in Turnersville.

  • Model Generations: Models typically go through complete redesigns every few years or so, at which point a new generation of the model begins. Check review websites like Kelley Blue Book or Edmunds.com to determine whether redesigns improve or hinder a vehicle.
  • Vehicle History Report: A vehicle history report lists collisions, repairs, police records, and more associated with the car, all of which can help you to make an informed decision.
  • DrivingLocation: Mileage aside, where a car is driven significantly impacts its condition. Drier climates are gentler on vehicles than locations with high humidity or harsh winters.

Shop For Used Cars at Acura Turnersville!

The team at Acura Turnersville will help you find high-quality, low-mileage cars for sale near Medford, right here at our dealership. Take advantage of our used vehicle specials if you are ready to get a great deal on your next car!


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