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1335 Post Road, Darien, CT, 06820

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Phone Numbers:Sales Hours:
  • Mon - Thu9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Service Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Parts Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • SunClosed

What Is Good Mileage for a Used Car?

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How much mileage is good for a used car? When Greenwich-area drivers search for low-mileage used cars for sale, they’re usually on the hunt for something with 30,000 to 60,000 miles on the odometer. However, it’s important to note that used cars are lasting longer than ever—and even a model with 100,000 miles can be a good choice if it’s been well-maintained. So, what is good mileage for a used car, really? The answer ultimately depends on a variety of factors, and we can show you exactly what to look for on Darien used car lots like our own!

How Much Mileage is Good for a Used Car?

Every Certified Pre-Owned Land Rover has fewer than 60,000 miles on the odometer, and anything below this upper limit could be described as great mileage! Of course, no two drivers have exactly the same needs—but there’s a relatively simple way to tell if a used car is a good investment. Here’s what you should keep in mind:

  • If you’re financing your used car purchase, you need to be certain that you can pay off your loan before the model needs to be retired.
  • The average driver adds around 12,000 to 15,000 miles per year, and most used cars can be expected to last for at least 150,000 to 200,000 miles.
  • Your loan term will vary depending on what you can afford to pay each month, but if you can pay off your loan before the vehicle reaches 150,000 miles, you’ll still be able to get plenty of value from your purchase!
  • Example: You’ve found a used Range Rover Evoque with 100,000 miles, and you’ve determined that you can afford to pay off your loan in three years. As long as the vehicle is in good condition, this can be a good purchase because you’re likely to have less than 150,000 miles on the odometer by the time the car is paid off completely.

How to Shop for Low-Mileage Used Cars for Sale

We’ve already mentioned that there are many factors that New Canaan and Stamford drivers need to consider when shopping for a used vehicle. Here are a few of the most important:

  • Model Age: Newer vehicles are likely to last longer than older vehicles. That means a newer model can be a better purchase even if it has a few more miles than an older model.
  • Predicted Reliability: Buying a used car allows you to see how similar models have performed over time. Choose a reliable model to make sure that you get your money’s worth.
  • Maintenance History: Maintenance is one of the most important factors in determining a vehicle’s long-term performance. Always look at a vehicle’s history report before you buy, and choose a model that has received all necessary services.
  • Usage: Models that have been used for towing, off-roading, or racing may not be as reliable as those that have been used for highway commuting.
  • Location: Models that have been driven in dryer, more temperate climates are likely to last longer than vehicles that have to be driven in cold, wet, or especially hot locales.

Find Your Next Used Car at Land Rover Darien

Whether you’re looking for a used car priced under $10K or you’re ready to invest in a reliable certified pre-owned vehicle, we’d love to help you take the next steps! Value your trade-in or apply for financing today.


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