Quick Answer: How Much Mileage Is Too Much When Buying A Used Car?

How many miles on a used car is too much?

Here’s what to know before purchasing a used car.

As a general rule of thumb, 15,000 miles a year is considered an “average” number of miles per year.

So, a car that is five years old would have about 75,000 miles to be considered “average.” Anything significantly more, and a car is considered to be “high mileage.”18 Jan 2018

Is 200 000 miles on a car bad?

What is considered high-mileage? Typically, putting 12,000 to 15,000 miles on your car per year is viewed as “average.” A car that is driven more than that is considered high-mileage. With proper maintenance, cars can have a life expectancy of about 200,000 miles.1 Oct 2018

Is it wise to buy a car with high mileage?

There is only so low a car goes in value. In general, buying a higher mileage newer is better than buying an older car with less miles. After a while a car is considered high mileage and the depreciation curve flattens out, so technically you can get 30,000 miles from a car for free.

How many miles on a new car before it is considered used?

Even the least driven will typically have 6-10 miles on its odometer at the moment of sale. Four short test drives or two longer drives – not an unreasonable amount – could add up to 25 miles to the total. Therefore, any odometer reading of 35 miles or under might be considered normal for a completely new car.