What is Good Mileage On a Used Car?

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It never fails. Every customer that checks out a used car on our lot looks at one thing – the odometer. And they should. Everybody should consider the mileage on a used car before they buy it. But what is good mileage on a used car, exactly? Is it less than 100,000 miles? It depends! At Cox Chevrolet of Bradenton, we want you to make informed decisions. So, we explain below what constitutes good mileage for a used car. The answers may surprise you.

What Constitutes Good Mileage for a Used Car?

So, what is good mileage for a used car? A lot of our Tampa customers seem to think it needs to be under 100,000 miles. The truth is, good mileage for a used car depends on the car. Some cars are nearing the end of their lives at 100,000 miles, but others, like certain compacts and diesel pickups, are just getting started. So, once you’ve decided on what kind of used car you want, do your homework. 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?

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It’s Not Just About the Odometer

Sometimes, determining what is good mileage for a used car isn’t just about how much mileage is on the car. It may be about what kind of miles were put on the car. For instance:

  • 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?

Check Out the Quality Used Cars at Cox Chevrolet

Cox Chevrolet has a great selection of reliable used vehicles to choose from, many of which are available for less than $12,000! We make it easy for you to get behind the wheel of your next vehicle at an affordable price. You can even apply for financing from the comfort of your own home. We’re conveniently located near Sarasota, but you can view our entire inventory online. So, contact us to get started today!

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