I am looking at buying a 05 altima with 160, 000 miles. Do you think it is a good deal for $4000? And how long do those engines usually last?
It all depends on the condition and how it was maintained. Engines that have had regular oil changes should last 200,000 miles or more.
nissan a name you can usally trust, and like a tootsyroll they do last a long time
8 year old car, so about 20k per year. That's high, but nothing to really worry about. Tenspeed makes good points; don't put stock in mileage. Get the entire car looked over, especially engine, transmission, driveline, brakes, suspension and put stock in that. If you take care of a car (and I'll say pretty much any car), it will last 12 or more years (I've got an '01 Frontier I bought new still going strong; daily driver and I wheel it off road regularly). Plus, as far as engines go, they're relatively easy to find and cheaper to swap out than buying a new car (thought it's an expensive, time-consuming, and delicate process if it has to be done).
Would depend on whether or not. If that upper catalytic converter has failed. Or getting ready to fail. When failure occurs the packing falls down inside the exhaust pipe. Blocking the lower catalytic converter. And the rest of that packing gets sucked back inside your motor. Going directly into your cylinders,destroying your rings. So you now own an oil burner. That will continue to go down hill very quickly too. So there is no,just getting by.
I have a 2000 Altima with 245,000 miles on the odometer. It is now April 2018. It probably has more than 300,000 because starting around 2007 the dashboard would mysteriously fade out or have strange symbols on it. during these periods, it does not record mileage on the odometer. This happens about half the time. I've also had tor replace the computer in 2008 when the engine suddenly ran rough and the car conked out on the freeway. After the new computer it ran fine for a few years, then it happened again. Luckily I was about a block from my mechanic who determined the #2 cylinder was not firing. After an hour it ran fine for another year and did the same thing again. Kinda random. If you're buying it at 160K miles, You can expect to get at least 40K more miles on it, or more.
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