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.”
How many miles is too many on a used car?
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.
What is considered low yearly mileage?
What makes you a low mileage driver? While there is some wiggle room, generally a “low-mileage” driver is considered someone who drives between 0 and 7,500 miles per year. If you’ve ever received a car insurance quote before, you’re usually rated at the standard US average annual mileage of 12,000.
Does mileage matter on a used car?
If you’re buying a used car, mileage should be a huge factor in your decision. After all, a car’s odometer is a measure of how much life it’s lived — so a car with only 70,000 miles is worth a lot more than one that’s covered 170,000 miles.
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