When drivers come to Mercedes-Benz of Chantilly on the hunt for used cars with good mileage, they’re almost always seeking something with 50,000 miles or fewer. However, the truth is that used cars are lasting longer than ever, so even a model with 100,000 miles can be a good investment for the next five years or so! The average driver puts on around 10,000 to 12,000 miles per year, and most used cars can be expected to last for 200,000 miles or more.
So, what is good mileage for a used car, really? It depends on a multitude of factors–and we’ll explore them all below!
Mileage is just one of many factors you should consider. Even if a given model has good mileage for a used car, it may not live up to your expectations if it fails one of the following tests:
So, with all this in mind, what is good mileage on a used car? If there’s nothing else working against the vehicle, even a model with 100,000 miles can be a safe bet. However, if the model’s usage or maintenance history seem less than ideal, it’s probably best to stay away. One of these vehicles can still be a good investment, but only if it has roughly 50,000 miles.
As we noted above, the average Ashburn-area driver puts on around 10,000 to 12,000 miles per year. Here’s what you should keep in mind when weighing the importance of mileage vs. age:
Certified pre-owned vehicles must fall within strict age and mileage limits in order to qualify, so they’re almost always good investments.
Drivers from all over the greater South Riding area come to Mercedes-Benz of Chantilly to shop for pre-owned vehicles, and it isn’t hard to see why. We offer plenty of CPO special offers and recently retired loaner vehicles, and our commitment to customer service is second to none!