Why does the price depend on the mileage?

Asked by Feb 11, 2015 at 01:07 AM

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Lower mileage used vehicles have more life left in them than high mileage vehicles, therefore they are worth more.

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Mileage and price should have no bearing on each other, but do..case in point; vehicle A drives 60 miles to work 7 days a week on highway...Vehicle B drives 12 miles to work through congested city..it takes both exactly 1 hour each way..Car A has oil changed every 3000 miles, Car B never changes oil...Car A Transmission shifts once and touches brake pedal once when he gets to work ...Car B transmission shifts hundreds of times per trip as are brakes applied in heavy stop and go traffic..You get the picture...In 1 year car A has "High Mileage", almost 44000 and Car B has "Low Mileage", about 8800..But which is the better car...My Airplane and my boat both have "Hour Meters" in them, I've often wondered why vehicles don't...

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This is a "catch 22". Higher mileage means more use and wear. But extremely low mileage can be bad as well. If a vehicle sits for long periods, especially if left outdoors, it will develop it's own set of problems. My '03 S-10 pick up has 285,000 miles on it and was a delivery vehicle for my job. It was well taken care of, still runs good, and is very dependable. When I stopped using my '93 Caprice regularly it developed problems with the anti-lock brakes, airbag system, coolant leaks, and a valve tap. Disuse is just as much an enemy to a vehicle as overuse, abuse, and neglect. HTH. -Jim

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