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What is Good Mileage On A Pre-Owned Car?

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Conventional wisdom has it that good mileage for a pre-owned car is anything under 50,000 miles. That said, this figure was true for vehicles built before the early 2000s, which tended to last about 100,000 miles on Kansas City streets. These days, a well-maintained car that was built in the past 20 years could last upwards of 200,000 miles or more. Therefore, it’s good to consider mileage in terms of many factors. Learn how to identify the condition of a pre-owned car. Then, contact Mercedes-Benz of Wichita to arrange for a test drive near Merriam!

Shop for a Pre-owned Car the Smart Way

What is good mileage on a pre-owned car? The answer to that question is a tricky one. As vehicles can last more than 200,000 miles, it’s increasingly important to consider good mileage for a pre-owned car in the context of a few additional factors. Let’s take a look:

  • Use – If a car you’re considering has 75,000 miles on the odometer, and it was primarily driven by an Uber driver in a dense urban environment, rest assured, it’s far more worn down than a vehicle that took its 75,000 miles on the highway.
  • Location – If the vehicle was driven in a warm, dry climate, it’s undergone less stress than a vehicle with the same mileage that was driven in a cold or wet climate.
  • Maintenance – Make sure to check out the service history of the vehicle in question. If the vehicle was regularly maintained, it’s in far better shape than a vehicle that was rarely taken in for servicing.

Choosing a Pre-owned Car Based on Mileage

While we’ve stressed that good mileage for a pre-owned car isn’t the only factor Salina drivers should consider when choosing a pre-owned vehicle, there are some loose rules of thumb you can follow. Any vehicle that has less than 50,000 miles is considered to have low mileage. That said, these days a vehicle with 100,000 miles on the odometer could last you half a decade.

Test Drive Low Mileage Pre-owned Cars in Wichita

Now you know what good mileage is on a pre-owned car, and how to gauge reliability from a few other factors besides good mileage for a pre-owned car. The next step is to use what you’ve learned from our guide to find an exceptional pre-owned vehicle at Mercedes-Benz of Wichita. Just give us a call at 316-221-3482 to arrange for some test drive low mileage used vehicles. Have other questions about car buying? Be sure to explore our finance and insurance guides for other helpful reads.


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