What Is Good Mileage On A Used Car?

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How many miles are too many miles on a used car for sale? Everyone knows to look at the mileage on a used Toyota. And everyone seems to have a different idea of what is good mileage for a used car. Andrew Toyota of Milwaukee wants your next used car purchase to be a good one, wherever you buy it (though you should really check out our used and CPO Toyota vehicles). We don’t want you buying a car that will leave you stranded somewhere in the Whitefish Bay area. So let’s talk about what is considered good mileage for a used car.

Good Mileage for a Used Car

To determine what is good mileage on a used car, you have to do some research, because the answer depends on the type of car you’re looking to buy. For instance, most people would balk at buying a car with 100,000 miles on it (and in most cases, “balk” is the appropriate reaction). But there are some vehicles, especially four-cylinder compact cars like certain used Toyota Corolla models, that have been known to run well beyond that. Other vehicles may not get anywhere near that kind of lifespan, which is why research is so important.

Don’t Just Look at the Miles

Even after figuring out what is good mileage for the car you’re interested in, there are other things you should look at. For instance:

  • Are the miles on the odometer mostly highway miles (good!) or did they come from driving around in the stop-and-go traffic of Milwaukee (not so good)
  • Was the car driven mostly in a mild climate, or did it have to endure harsh winters?
  • Was the car ever in an accident?
  • Was the car well-maintained? Is there a record of its maintenance?

Find Reliable Used Cars at Andrew Toyota

Andrew Toyota has a great selection of used Toyota vehicles to choose from. We have a number of quality used cars for less than $12,000. Or, for true peace of mind, check out our Toyota certified pre-owned vehicles. Each of our certified pre-owned cars goes through an extremely thorough 160-point inspection and comes with a 12-month/12,000 mile Limited Comprehensive Warranty, as well as a 7-year/100,000 mile Limited Powertrain Warranty. You can apply for financing from the comfort of your own home. We’re conveniently located near Glendale. So drop by or contact us today with any questions about our used inventory or how to trade in your car!

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