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buying a car with high mileage



buying a car with high mileage

Postby Salman » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:03 pm

Hi,

I am looking at a 2007 VW Touran which whilst in very good condition has 74000 miles on it. Would you buy a car with these many miles?

It is valued at around £6500 and is a petrol...
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Re: buying a car with high mileage

Postby Paul_1966 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:54 pm

I'd be more interested in how well it's been looked after than in the absolute mileage. I'd rather have a 74,000-mile car which has been well maintained than a 35,000-mile one where the owner has barely ever even bothered to check the oil.
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Re: buying a car with high mileage

Postby Grandad David » Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:56 pm

Mileage is almost irrelevant these days. 74000 is well within the life of the engine and bodies seem to stay corrosion free almost indefinitely. Most engines will clear 100k miles and still consume no (semi synthetic) oil. As has been said, it is the care with which it has been owned that matters.
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Re: buying a car with high mileage

Postby Wessex » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:54 pm

I listen to a car chat program from America every Saturday (Car Talk on NPR - Podcast it if interested) and the people who ring up for advice routinely mention cars having done 140,000+++ and never an eyebrow is raised. However ring up with a car having done about 60,000 and it's considered barely run in!!! :)
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