How Many Miles Are Good For A Used Car?

August 22nd, 2021 by

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For those looking for a reliable and quality used car, Rosen Automotive Family is the used car dealer for you. Located near Milwaukee, Rosen Automotive offers a wide selection of used cars from popular brands such as Kia, Nissan, Hyundai, and so much more. For those shopping on a budget we offer Used Cars Under $10,000 and Used Car Specials to help you find the right car.

When looking at used cars, you may be asking yourself how many miles are good on a used car that you want to buy. Allow us to break down a rough estimate of at what you should be looking.

Good Mileage On Used Cars

Mileage varies between vehicles, but a decent guess to follow is that people drive an average of about 12,000 miles a year. Therefore, when using this as a guide for miles, 120,000 miles would be a good mileage for a used car that’s about 10 years old.

Determining good mileage for a used car will require some math. Seeing as the average driver covers about 12,000 miles a year, you’ll want the following on a reliable used vehicle:

  • About 60,000 miles on a 5-year-old car
  • About 84,000 miles on a 7-year-old car
  • About 108,000 miles on a 9-year-old car and so on

Some cars will have a more or less mileage on it then this guide, depending on life situations and other circumstances, but a good rule of thumb is to follow the above math for a reliable used car. If you want extra security regarding a quality used car with a low amount of previous used miles, check out our Certified Pre-Owned Inventory.

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