What Is Good Mileage for a Used Car?

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If you’re looking for a high-quality pre-owned car, crossover, or SUV to take on your daily commutes, then you’ve likely got a few questions about determining which one is best for your family. Our finance team is constantly asked, “what is good mileage for a used car?” and
“what is considered high mileage for a used car?” While there’s no one specific answer, there are ways you can find an applicable answer. So, what is good mileage for a used car? Let our team at Nissan of Durango near Farmington help you learn below!

Guide to Used Car Mileage

Mileage is often touted as the go-to metric by which we measure a used car’s condition. However, that isn’t necessarily the case, as there are many more factors to consider. While many consider any vehicle under 100,000 miles to be “low mileage,” there’s more to it than that:

  • Driving History: Did this car travel 50,000 miles of smooth highway traffic in Cortez or stop-and-go city traffic on congested Mancos roads? Find out what you can about the vehicle’s history.
  • Location: Cars in dry, warm climates face less wear and tear than cars from a cold, wet climate. Consider your car’s location before you buy.
  • Condition: Have you had a certified technician look over the vehicle? A professional’s eye can catch what you might miss.
  • Maintenance: A well-maintained vehicle will last far longer than one with a spotty maintenance history, so be sure to take a look at your car’s report card.

Mileage vs. Age

Instead of simply asking “what is good mileage for a used car?” you should be asking, “what is good mileage for this car’s age?” Also, be sure to consider the following points when you’re researching used car condition:

  • Vehicles need to be driven to maintain good performance. An older vehicle with low mileage may have sat around the garage for years, which can lead to drivetrain and seal issues.
  • A car with a good record of regular maintenance should get top priority compared to one that hasn’t had an oil change in years. Don’t underestimate the importance of maintenance!
  • Lower mileage vehicles sometimes have a premium, so consider casting a wider net when shopping for models.

Find Out More with Nissan of Durango

Are you ready to take home your favorite used car, crossover, or SUV available in our Durango inventory? Contact us today, and we’ll help you learn how we can get you behind the wheel of the low mileage used car for sale that you need!

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Phone: (970) 259-3940



Phone: (970) 259-3940

20704 Hwy 160 West Durango, CO


Phone: (970) 259-3940

20704 Hwy 160 West Durango, CO


Phone: (970) 259-3940

20704 Hwy 160 West Durango, CO
37.2696287 -107.9072604
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Nissan of Durango
Nissan of Durango
20704 Hwy 160 West
Durango, CO, 81303 United States
(970) 259-3940
Nissan of Durango 37.2696287, -107.9072604.