What is Good Mileage On a Used Car?

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Lafayette drivers who are in the market for a used car tend to ask, “What is good mileage on a used car?” Good mileage for used cars is usually a determinant for car selection for many, as well as condition and history. Take a look at what counts as good used car mileage, then browse our used inventory online!


Good Mileage for a Used Car

Many drivers in the Ascension area worry about buying a vehicle with over 100,000 miles on it. Not too long ago, a used vehicle with more than 100,000 miles on it was considered a reg flag. Nowadays with advancements in technology and performance, vehicles can last well past 100,000 miles with proper care and maintenance. There is more to consider with used or Certified Pre-Owned cars than just mileage; check out our Certified Pre-Owned benefits!

What Contributes to Used Car Value?

Here are factors that contribute to a vehicle’s condition outside of overall mileage:

  • Driving History: If there are two cars with 75,000 miles on them, the car that drives in stop-and-go-traffic will be more impacted than one driving on highways. Explore the driving history of the previous owner to make a decision.
  • Location: Harsh winters with inclement weather will add extreme stress on a vehicle versus a vehicle in milder weather.
  • Vehicle Condition: A certified mechanic should thoroughly inspect the used vehicle. Regardless of mileage, a mechanic will note any rust, mechanical problems, and much more.
  • Maintenance History: The maintenance history records should be a deciding factor in your decision process, irregular service can lead to extensive problems in the future.
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Age vs. Mileage for Used Car

Age vs. mileage — which one matters more? A newer car with more miles might present fewer problems than a lower-mileage car that is older. Vehicles that aren’t regularly driven might bring more costly mechanical issues than anticipated. Only decide on your used car once well-documented maintenance history has been researched. Low mileage usually equals higher price.

Check Out Our Pre-Owned Inventory Online at Acura of Baton Rouge!

So, what is good mileage on a used car? An average of 12,000 miles per year plus the factors of age, condition, and maintenance should all be weighed. Acura of Baton Rouge near East Baton Rouge is here to help you make a decision and offer a helpful guide on how auto financing works. Check out our used vehicle specials and used Acura options before you make a decision!


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