You should consider the current mileage when purchasing a used car.
Of course, the fewer miles it has been driven, the better.
An average of 12,000 miles per year is considered the norm.
Of course, some cars are driven less than that, but many are driven much more due to long commuting distance.
How much mileage can a car last?
The average age of all cars on the road is more than 11 years, up from 8.4 years in 1995, according to the Department of Transportation. Still, many motorists may not realize the long-term financial benefits of keeping a car for 200,000 miles.
Do bigger engines last longer?
Which engine of automobile will last longer: a smaller or a bigger one? So assuming ALL other things are equal – then a more power engine with higher gearing (to allow a lower RPM for a given speed) will last longer than a smaller engine that has to rev MUCH higher in order to develop the same power.
What’s the best age to buy a car?
According to various car buying and selling resources, including Edmunds, Consumer Reports, and U.S. News & World Report, the “right age” can vary greatly. One to two years old – Edmunds recommends buying a car that’s one or two years old, driving it for three years, and then selling it before the next big price slump.
Can cars run forever?
Yes. It may not be practical in the long run but every car is a bunch of designed and assembled parts so repair or replacement of any part is possible. However, in unibody cars, frame rust could be the bane of replacement. But then the argument becomes whether or not it’s still the same car.
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