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.
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