Recent Topics
Car Insurance - Plug In Tracker
by spk2000
Today at 04:46 AM
O'Reilly's Auto Parts
by Ausfahrt
Today at 04:03 AM
Munmorah Power Station Chimney's dropped today.
by Shannow
Today at 02:23 AM
teflon tape for air fittings
by bmwjohn
Today at 01:42 AM
Why does the yard smell like the speedway ?
by Shannow
Today at 12:38 AM
Australian GP discussion thread
by bdcardinal
Yesterday at 11:39 PM
ATV tires
by Black_Thunder
Yesterday at 11:10 PM
edge 5w50 zinc
by Birdman476
Yesterday at 10:42 PM
Pics of the new Carquest Platinum painted rotors
by stephen9666
Yesterday at 10:01 PM
Chevrolet Tahoe 3rd generation reliability
by pacem
Yesterday at 09:28 PM
5w20 OK in hi mile 1ZZFE Corolla?
by 55Test
Yesterday at 09:14 PM
No hernia found! :) Doc referred me to a surgeon.
by motor_oil_madman
Yesterday at 08:49 PM
2014 Town and Country oil change interval
by Corollaman
Yesterday at 07:30 PM
U Dont Need To Prefill Oil Filter..Scotty Kilmer
by Warstud
Yesterday at 07:08 PM
Samsung CLP-315W color laser printer
by Donald
Yesterday at 07:07 PM
M1 0w40 or EDGE 0w40
by car51
Yesterday at 06:32 PM
Jaguar XE 25t Loaner - Impressions
by DeadPossum
Yesterday at 06:30 PM
Thinnest 30 weight.....heaviest 20 weight ?
by Oregoonian
Yesterday at 06:22 PM
How Do You Handle Tailgaters?
by George7941
Yesterday at 03:40 PM
2.4 multi air under valve cover
by ram_man
Yesterday at 01:28 PM
Newest Members
gartai, ckr2004, Stol3n, fish4me, 70fastback
60974 Registered Users
Who's Online
29 registered (cjcride, Boomer, askani79705, Berget, bbhero, BobsArmory, 4 invisible), 916 Guests and 12 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
60974 Members
66 Forums
262811 Topics
4339064 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >
Topic Options
#3253381 - 01/19/14 07:40 PM how important are miles when car shoppping
ram_man Offline


Registered: 03/15/13
Posts: 2852
Loc: southern mo
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.
_________________________
2015 dodge dart se rallye package
1995 Dodge ram 1500 5.9l
2003 chrysler pt cruiser



Top
#3253383 - 01/19/14 07:41 PM Re: how important are miles when car shoppping [Re: ram_man]
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 19048
Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
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.
_________________________
11 Prius, 147k, M1 EP 0w20
07 Accord I4, 118K, M1 EP 0w20
10 Altima 3.5, 37k, M1 EP 5w30
92 Previa, 162k, Chevron 5w30

Top
#3253388 - 01/19/14 07:49 PM Re: how important are miles when car shoppping [Re: ram_man]
mclasser Offline


Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 1715
Loc: The Right Coast
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.
_________________________
2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 4WD -- 35K
2002 Honda Accord EX-L -- 200K
2002 Infiniti I35 -- 120K


Top
#3253390 - 01/19/14 07:51 PM Re: how important are miles when car shoppping [Re: The Critic]
itguy08 Offline


Registered: 09/15/11
Posts: 2692
Loc: Somewhere
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.

Top
#3253395 - 01/19/14 07:56 PM Re: how important are miles when car shoppping [Re: itguy08]
dishdude Offline


Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 7168
Loc: Phoenix
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.
_________________________
2015 Grand Cherokee 3.6
M1 5w-30 Wix 10010
2017 124 Spider 1.4T
FF

Top
#3253397 - 01/19/14 07:57 PM Re: how important are miles when car shoppping [Re: ram_man]
redhat Offline


Registered: 12/07/12
Posts: 1507
Loc: Buffalo Metro Area
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.
_________________________
09 Accord Sedan 5MT - T6 5W-40, XG7317, 116k
14 Civic EX Coupe - TMGO/PL/CEST/GTX 0/5W-20 Mix, ST9688, 36k

Top
#3253417 - 01/19/14 08:14 PM Re: how important are miles when car shoppping [Re: ram_man]
DirtyMoe21 Offline


Registered: 11/29/13
Posts: 172
Loc: Fort Worth,Texas
What kinds of cars?
_________________________
2005 Toyota 4-Runner 4x4 4.7L 140.8k
Castrol Magnatec 5w-20/Fram Ultra XG3614
2016 Toyota Tacoma SR5 2x4 2.7L
Factory Oil and Filter

Top
#3253420 - 01/19/14 08:19 PM Re: how important are miles when car shoppping [Re: DirtyMoe21]
ram_man Offline


Registered: 03/15/13
Posts: 2852
Loc: southern mo
Originally Posted By: DirtyMoe21
What kinds of cars?


camrys and accords mostly
Im looking to spend 5000
_________________________
2015 dodge dart se rallye package
1995 Dodge ram 1500 5.9l
2003 chrysler pt cruiser



Top
#3253421 - 01/19/14 08:20 PM Re: how important are miles when car shoppping [Re: ram_man]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 30505
Loc: ME
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.

Top
#3253423 - 01/19/14 08:21 PM Re: how important are miles when car shoppping [Re: ram_man]
gregk24 Offline


Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 5044
Loc: FL, USA
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.
_________________________
2012 Honda Accord EX-L K24z3
46,xxx miles
PPPP 0w20 / Fram Ultra

2014 VW Jetta SE 1.8T ea888
25,xxx miles
Castrol Edge 0w40 / OEM filter

Top
#3253424 - 01/19/14 08:21 PM Re: how important are miles when car shoppping [Re: The Critic]
ram_man Offline


Registered: 03/15/13
Posts: 2852
Loc: southern mo
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?
_________________________
2015 dodge dart se rallye package
1995 Dodge ram 1500 5.9l
2003 chrysler pt cruiser



Top
#3253429 - 01/19/14 08:26 PM Re: how important are miles when car shoppping [Re: ram_man]
redhat Offline


Registered: 12/07/12
Posts: 1507
Loc: Buffalo Metro Area
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.
_________________________
09 Accord Sedan 5MT - T6 5W-40, XG7317, 116k
14 Civic EX Coupe - TMGO/PL/CEST/GTX 0/5W-20 Mix, ST9688, 36k

Top
#3253433 - 01/19/14 08:29 PM Re: how important are miles when car shoppping [Re: redhat]
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 19048
Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
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.
_________________________
11 Prius, 147k, M1 EP 0w20
07 Accord I4, 118K, M1 EP 0w20
10 Altima 3.5, 37k, M1 EP 5w30
92 Previa, 162k, Chevron 5w30

Top
#3253436 - 01/19/14 08:31 PM Re: how important are miles when car shoppping [Re: ram_man]
typ901 Offline


Registered: 07/13/08
Posts: 809
Loc: N. 'Burbs of Chicago, IL
Maintenance history is what I look for. Miles sure, but condition of the vehicle is my first priority.

Top
#3253438 - 01/19/14 08:34 PM Re: how important are miles when car shoppping [Re: The Critic]
redhat Offline


Registered: 12/07/12
Posts: 1507
Loc: Buffalo Metro Area
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)
_________________________
09 Accord Sedan 5MT - T6 5W-40, XG7317, 116k
14 Civic EX Coupe - TMGO/PL/CEST/GTX 0/5W-20 Mix, ST9688, 36k

Top
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >