What Is Good Mileage On A Used Car?


In the past, choosing a used vehicle with over 100,000 miles was considered a poor choice because it would most likely require costly maintenance and repairs far beyond the car’s value. However, you should carefully take into consideration the vehicles maintenance history and condition since a well-maintained car with over 100,000 miles can be a viable option. Find out more about why factors like condition, location, and usage should be considered before you purchase a used car. Then, browse Wilde Lexus Sarasota’s inventory to find your next used vehicle.

Good Mileage for a Used Car and Other Factors

While a high number on your odometer may seem daunting, there are many other factors to consider before purchasing a used Lexus including:

  • How the vehicle was used – A lot of wear and tear on a vehicle comes down to the previous owner’s driving history. Be sure to ask the owner or dealer how and what the car was previously used for. For example, a city commuter who has a stop-and-go style of driving may cause more wear on a vehicle than someone who is driving more consistently on the highway.
  • Location – Cars tend to last longer in dry, warm weather rather than cold, wet climates. Moisture and extreme cold put the vehicle under more stress because when fluids freeze or metal parts rust the vehicle will need more maintenance and repairs.
  • Condition – It’s expected for used cars to require more maintenance than a brand new vehicle. However, you should have a certified mechanic examine the overall condition of the car. Address any potential problems like rust, and pay attention to key parts like the engine or transmission that can be very costly to repair in the future.
  • Maintenance – Get a report of the maintenance history to ensure the car was brought in for routine maintenance. A vehicle that has not followed a maintenance schedule could indicate car troubles in the future.

Mileage vs. Age

Lakewood Ranch shoppers should remember that low-mileage doesn’t always mean better. Newer vehicles with higher mileage are not necessarily of lesser value than an older car with lower miles. You’ll want to take these three variables into account before buying a used vehicle:

  • Cars that sit in the garage or driveway for extended periods of time can have higher repair costs. Drivetrain issues or cracking in rubber seals are just a couple of problems cars experience if they are not driven regularly.
  • Always choose the vehicle that has a documented maintenance history over one that has no record or shows signs of less frequent care.
  • Cars with low mileage sometimes have a premium associated with them.

If you are looking for a vehicle with lower mileage and age, a certified pre-owned model may be the best option. Check out our wide selection of pre-owned vehicles at Wilde Lexus Sarasota!

Find Used Cars Near Bradenton Today

After you’ve considered mileage and the many other factors mentioned here, head over to Wilde Lexus Sarasota for a test drive. If you have any questions about vehicle options, don’t hesitate to contact us or reach out to our finance department for expert advice.


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