What is Good Mileage On a Used Car?

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What is good mileage on a used car, exactly? Is it less than 100,000 miles? It depends! It’s a vital thing to know while you’re cruising through Traverse City dealerships, shopping for a used car. It’s important to us at Serra Volkswagen of Traverse City that you make an informed decision. So, we explain below what constitutes good mileage for a used car. The answers may surprise you.

What is Good Mileage on a Used Car? It Depends on the Car

So, what is good mileage for a used car, exactly? That depends on the make and model of the car. Some cars are pretty much done at 100,000 miles. While others, like 4-cylinder compacts, are often just getting started. So, do your research. Check out what owners of your chosen kind of vehicle are saying about it online. How long have they owned it? How many miles have they gotten out of it? This will help you determine what constitutes good mileage for the used car you’re thinking of buying.

What Kind of Miles Are on the Car?

Good mileage for a used car is often determined by how those miles were put on the car. Was the car driven mostly on the Interstate, or in stop-and-go Bellaire traffic? Consider these factors:

  • Are the miles mostly highway miles or city miles? Highway miles are much better.
  • Was the car driven in mostly mild weather or harsh weather?
  • Has the car been in an accident?
  • Is there a record of the car’s maintenance?
  • How fast were the miles put on the car? The car should not have racked on more than 12,000 to 15,000 miles per year.

Consider Certified Pre-Owned Cars

Volkswagen certified pre-owned cars are always less than six years old and have fewer than 75,000 miles on them. They are also covered by warranty and roadside assistance. Check out our inventory of Volkswagen CPO vehicles.

Get a Reliable Used Cars from Serra Volkswagen of Traverse City

Serra Volkswagen of Traverse City has a wide variety of dependable, low mileage used cars. We even have a nice selection of used cars priced less than $10,000. You can start today by filling out our online finance application. We’re just a short drive away from either Kalkaska and Lake City. So, feel free to contact us today! Interested in a CPO option? Discover the VW CPO warranty with our team!

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