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 many is too many miles on a car?
One rule of thumb to keep in mind, especially when looking at reports like Carfax or AutoCheck, is that 15,000 miles per year is considered to be the industry average. Therefore, if you’re looking at a vehicle that is ten years old, it’s not unreasonable for it to have 100,000 to 150,000 miles on it.
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.
Is low mileage good or bad?
In general, we think that low-mile used cars are a great decision, even if mileage seems unusually low. In other words, find a 10-year-old car with only 10,000 miles on the odometer, and you’re probably looking at a great buy rather than a wide range of potential problems down the line.
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