When choosing a used car, many Dallas car buyers rely on mileage to determine the best value. But just what is “good” mileage on a used car? If the vehicle has been well maintained, you can easily justify buying a used car with over 100,000 miles — especially if it’s a used Toyota vehicle, especially used pickup trucks (like the Tacoma).
However, mileage isn’t the only factor to consider, and the lowest mileage doesn’t always equal the best-used car value for your money.
While low-mileage vehicles can often be a smarter buy, there’s no one number to look for when it comes to good mileage for used cars. Instead, “good” mileage will vary depending on several factors:
Once again, a lower-mileage car is not necessarily your best option when it comes to mileage vs. age.
A low-mileage older car that has sat for several years in a garage may actually have more problems than a newer car that’s driven significantly more miles and is well-maintained. That’s because disuse causes mechanical problems that could be just as costly.
The best indication of a used car’s reliability is well-documented and timely maintenance history. You’ll also save money because lower-mileage models typically come with a higher price tag.
If you expect to put a lot of miles on your vehicle, a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle may be the right choice. CPO vehicles cannot have mileage above a certain limit and must pass a rigorous inspection process (CPO Toyota models have a 160-point inspection).
If you’re looking for an affordable, nearly-new vehicle and mileage is a top concern, you should look at your certified pre-owned vehicle options.
We hope you find these tips helpful as you shop for your next used Toyota near Fort WorthGrapevine, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any further questions about our used inventory, our used trucks for sale, getting a lease vs. buying, or the difference between used vs. CPO.
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