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What is Good Mileage on a Used Car?

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If you’re shopping for a used car in greater Santa Fe, you may be wondering about what qualifies as good mileage for a used car. Good used car mileage is harder to identify than you might think. It used to be that any vehicle with over 100,000 miles on the odometer was a lemon, but these days, a well-maintained used car may later more than 200,000 miles. Therefore, it’s best to evaluate the condition of a used car using several metrics. Take a moment to learn about what to look out for. Then, apply for financing and contact Enchanted Mazda to arrange some test drives in Santa Fe!

How to Identify The Condition of a Used Car

If you’re wondering what good mileage on a used car is, there’s no simple answer. Good used car mileage is only one metric by which to evaluate the condition of a used car. It’s best to approach conditions from a number of factors. Let’s take a look:

  • Usage: The general rule of thumb is that good mileage for a used car is anything under 75,000. That said, a used car with 75,000 miles on the odometer that was primarily driven in dense urban traffic is in much worse condition than a car with 80,000 miles on its belt that was driven mostly on the highway. Before you buy a used car, see if you can get access to a vehicle history report.
  • Climate: A vehicle that was driven in a warm and dry climate has undergone less stress than a vehicle that was driven in a wet or cold climate.
  • Maintenance: The most important factor is to look at whether the vehicle was regularly maintained or not. A vehicle that has remained in compliance with its maintenance schedule is a catch!

More Tips About Good Used Car Mileage

While there is no easy answer to the question: “What is good mileage on a used car?”, we’ll give Espanola drivers a few general rules of thumb about good mileage for used cars. Anything with under 50,000 miles has low mileage. Anything with over 100,000 miles has high mileage. However, you’re likely to get another four years out of the car if you treat it right, or if it’s been well maintained.

Test Drive Used Cars with Good Mileage in Santa Fe

Now that you’ve read about good used car mileage, if you have further questions or would like to schedule a test drive, call Enchanted Mazda at 505-372-6823. Be sure to explore our pre-owned vehicle specials to increase your savings and check out our guide on how to negotiate used car prices!

 

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