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I'm Buying a Used Car...What is Considered Good Mileage?

Buying a used car is always an option, especially if you are on a budget or looking for great value. If you're in the market for a used vehicle, you may be wondering what is considered good mileage for a car that has already had one or more owners. Is 100,000 miles too much? What should be the limit when looking to buy a used car? Lets look into this more. 

When it comes to good mileage for a used vehicle, there is no right or wrong answer. It really depends on a number of different factors. First, think about the age of the vehicle and the miles associated. If its an older vehicle with close to 100,000 miles, this makes sense because the vehicle has been driven for years. Another thing to keep in mind is maintenance. If the used vehicle was properly maintained, the mileage won't matter as much. This is why it is important to use resources such as Car Fax and Kelly Blue Book to get a good idea of vehicle value and history. 

Most vehicles can actually run well past 100,000 miles, many up to 200,000 miles and more. As long as the vehicle has been properly cared for and maintenance was performed when recommended by the manufacturer, the car should still run very well and for a long time. 

However, when you are looking at a used car that has reached 100,000 miles, you may want to know from the seller if they've had any major repairs such as a new transmission or engine replacement. When a car reaches 100,000 miles, a major service is usually needed so you may want to check if this has been completed. If not, you should factor this in your budget. 

Good mileage is definitely relative to other factors. The most important thing is to keep your budget in mind and go for a car that has good history, has been well maintained, and fits your needs. Once you purchase your used vehicle, the experts here at Ervine's & Grand Rapids Hybrid can assist you with future care and maintenance to keep your used vehicle running at its best. 


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