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Is it true that for some cars nowadays, 90,000+ miles is "just getting started" and possibly OK to buy? Answered

I need to sell a late model lo-miles car & buy a cheap one & have lots of cash left over. I keep seeing Toyotas, Subarus, etc. with like 150,000 or even 180,000 miles and the sellers want $5,000-7,000 for them! Is this a sucker's bet? I used to buy cars only if they had less than 50,000 on the clock, but those are over my budget now.

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NachoMahma

Best Answer 9 years ago

. Cars that haven't been mistreated have been reliable for 150K miles and more for at least a decade and a half. The days of 100K and it's shot are gone. . A car with 150K on the clock can be worth that much if it has been treated well. Keep in mind that nearly everyone asks for more than they will take. . heehee I bought a brand new '79 Camaro Berlinetta (the "luxury" model), for ~$7600. A similar 10 year old model would cost the same (or more) nowadays. That's Life.

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Phil B

9 years ago

I have a '99 Oldsmobile Alero (similar to a Pontiac Gran Am) with 90K miles. It runs and works as well as when I got it at 19K miles. When I took it to order new tires the guy at the front desk said as long as I continue to change the engine oil every 3K miles and service the transmission every 30K miles, it should easily go 250K miles, maybe more.

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lemonie

9 years ago

In the UK we have Parkers Google for "used car guide" and see if you can find something similar stateside?

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