Asked by Feb 03, 2016 at 12:38 PM

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

What's a good millage when purchasing a used car

3 Answers


Depends on how long you plan to drive and or keep it. I like to purchase my used cars under 100K, like 75-90K to keep cost down and then drive it another 10 years.


I look for the price point where the car depreciates a good bit but still has a lot of miles left on it. I like used cars that have 30,000 or less but for cars that have a really good reputation I will go up to 75,000. Buying a car that is a few years older but has really low miles can be the best value in a used car.

The lower the better , logic as follows, most new cars depreciate the minute you drive off the lot (Please advise if I'm wrong here), lower the millage, newer the car. Imagine finding a 1956 stingray convertible well preserved with 39 miles on it,, to stretch a point, but not without some merit. Now how about a AMC Rambler with 98K vs, one with 129 Miles.

Your Answer:

Get More Money for Your Car
Be seen by 20 million shoppers. Create Your Free Listing


Shopping & Pricing Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.