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#3253381 - 01/19/14 07:40 PM how important are miles when car shoppping
ram_man Offline


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I have found a few nice cars some are one owners but have between 170-185,000 would the miles scare you? How important are miles.
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#3253383 - 01/19/14 07:41 PM Re: how important are miles when car shoppping [Re: ram_man]
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185k?

I would not even consider a car with over 75k miles, myself.

150k is usually when most cars are towards the end of their life.

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#3253388 - 01/19/14 07:49 PM Re: how important are miles when car shoppping [Re: ram_man]
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Second to price, miles are the most important.

By 185K miles, you're looking at major steering/suspension work. Anything rubber like seals and gaskets are also done by then.
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#3253390 - 01/19/14 07:51 PM Re: how important are miles when car shoppping [Re: The Critic]
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Originally Posted By: The Critic
185k?

I would not even consider a car with over 75k miles, myself.

150k is usually when most cars are towards the end of their life.


This. Design life for pretty much all manufacturers is 150k. Yes there are those that can go 2-300k but those are the exception rather than the norm.
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#3253395 - 01/19/14 07:56 PM Re: how important are miles when car shoppping [Re: itguy08]
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Originally Posted By: itguy08
Originally Posted By: The Critic
185k?

I would not even consider a car with over 75k miles, myself.

150k is usually when most cars are towards the end of their life.


This. Design life for pretty much all manufacturers is 150k. Yes there are those that can go 2-300k but those are the exception rather than the norm.


2-300k on a vehicle means it was very well maintained and gently driven. People do a lot in 185k to destroy a vehicle.

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#3253397 - 01/19/14 07:57 PM Re: how important are miles when car shoppping [Re: ram_man]
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Miles don't scare me. If I bought a car that wasn't blatantly abused for a reasonable price, I'd have no problem going through the whole thing.
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#3253417 - 01/19/14 08:14 PM Re: how important are miles when car shoppping [Re: ram_man]
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What kinds of cars?
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#3253420 - 01/19/14 08:19 PM Re: how important are miles when car shoppping [Re: DirtyMoe21]
ram_man Offline


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Originally Posted By: DirtyMoe21
What kinds of cars?


camrys and accords mostly
Im looking to spend 5000
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#3253421 - 01/19/14 08:20 PM Re: how important are miles when car shoppping [Re: ram_man]
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I don't mind miles if they make sense to the rest of the purported story of how the car was used.

Conversely, I'd worry greatly about a 7 year old Prius with 35k miles. Who'd go for MPG then not use it?

If you have EZ Pass toll transponders I always like to see the velcro on the windscreen. Implies turnpike usage.

Also like seeing four name brand matching tires, but that's just gold on my price range.

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#3253423 - 01/19/14 08:21 PM Re: how important are miles when car shoppping [Re: ram_man]
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High mileage is not the end all, take it on a long test drive and have a knowledgeable shop check it all out. Many vehicles now a days are capable of high mileage without lots of headache.
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#3253424 - 01/19/14 08:21 PM Re: how important are miles when car shoppping [Re: The Critic]
ram_man Offline


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Originally Posted By: The Critic
185k?

I would not even consider a car with over 75k miles, myself.

150k is usually when most cars are towards the end of their life.


ive seen engines torn apart where engine still looked like new inside at 150-200,000
of course thats just the engine. But 150,000 is close to the end of life?
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#3253429 - 01/19/14 08:26 PM Re: how important are miles when car shoppping [Re: ram_man]
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I don't think 150k is near the end of life. I think if you're looking for a Camry or Accord with that mileage you can expect a lot of life from their drive trains.
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#3253433 - 01/19/14 08:29 PM Re: how important are miles when car shoppping [Re: redhat]
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Originally Posted By: redhat
I don't think 150k is near the end of life. I think if you're looking for a Camry or Accord with that mileage you can expect a lot of life from their drive trains.


Based on what? These are fairly "cheap" cars that were not overbuilt. Even if a vehicle is well-maintained, it does wear out eventually. 150k is nearing that point.

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#3253436 - 01/19/14 08:31 PM Re: how important are miles when car shoppping [Re: ram_man]
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Maintenance history is what I look for. Miles sure, but condition of the vehicle is my first priority.

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#3253438 - 01/19/14 08:34 PM Re: how important are miles when car shoppping [Re: The Critic]
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Originally Posted By: The Critic
Originally Posted By: redhat
I don't think 150k is near the end of life. I think if you're looking for a Camry or Accord with that mileage you can expect a lot of life from their drive trains.


Based on what? These are fairly "cheap" cars that were not overbuilt. Even if a vehicle is well-maintained, it does wear out eventually. 150k is nearing that point.


I don't know. Maybe because there have been many upon many of these "cheap" cars that have proven track records of lasting for many upon many miles.

Just because it doesn't cost as much as a BMW doesn't mean it can't keep on ticking. Also, I like how you put emphasis on the word cheap. Are you implying that since they don't cost $40k+ that they aren't built well?


Edited by redhat (01/19/14 08:36 PM)
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