What is Good Mileage On a Used Car?

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Every car shopper is different. So the answer to the question of what’s considered “good” mileage for a used car will likely be different for you than someone else. The traditionally-held definition for a “high-mileage” car is generally a vehicle with 100,000 miles or more on the odometer. That having been said, high mileage and good mileage are two different things. Just because a vehicle has high mileage doesn’t necessarily mean that it can’t last for several thousand more miles or make a good used car!


The Smart Way to Shop for a Used Car

As mentioned above, there’s no right or wrong way to buy a car, and there’s no exact mileage cutoff for the transition from good to bad mileage, whether you’re buying a used truck, used Toyota hybrid, or something else. In fact, there are several things just as if not more important to consider when buying a used vehicle other than mileage, including:

  • Condition – Have your vehicle thoroughly inspected for mechanical problems rust, and any other issues.
  • Usage – A car driven 75,000 miles in stop and go traffic will probably wear out more quickly than one that has been driven 75,000 miles gently on the open road. Make sure that you get the previous owner’s driving history before you buy a used car in Golden Valley.
  • Location – The climate in Plymouth and Edina is different from other locales. Vehicles from different climates do wear out differently, so be sure to consider this!
  • Maintenance – Checking a vehicle’s maintenance history is one of the most important things you can do to ensure it’s a better buy than the average used car.

Choosing a Used Car Based on Mileage

Vehicles are lasting longer and longer these days. Many vehicles can last well over 100,000 miles now — if not 200,000 miles. So long as a vehicle has been well-maintained, the chances of it lasting longer are very good — especially if it’s a Toyota. Remember this when pitting age vs. mileage when buying a used Toyota or other used car.

Mileage vs. Age

Related to the above point about mileage vs. age, you’ll want to consider the following:

  • A vehicle with a well-documented maintenance history is preferable to one that has been neglected.
  • A car that hasn’t been driven regularly will often have higher repair costs. Mechanical issues, or problems with rubber seals and gaskets, can develop if a car isn’t driven on a regular basis.
  • Low mileage vehicles often come with a higher price tag.

Want a good in-between option when comparing new vehicles vs. used cars? You should definitely consider a certified pre-owned Toyota!

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Now that you know more about what to consider when buying a used vehicle, including what constitutes good mileage on a used car, we invite you to shop our inventory online and then apply for financing! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our team today!


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