Which Mileage Used Car is Better Not to Purchase

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    Alex Samuel

    Mileage and production year are the main guidelines for the selection of a used car, but even this, at first glance, a simple combination can be deceiving. What points should be paid even to an “honest” car, and with what mileage it is better not to buy a car at all, experts of the Rossiyskaya Gazeta said.

    First of all, experts recommend not to raise the run criterion to “absolute” and not to make it the only incentive to purchase. Quite often it happens that a car is 3 years old, and its mileage is only 10,000 km, or vice versa – a car a year, and the odometer already has an indicator, like for 3 years. This is an occasion to refuse to purchase such a machine.

    For example, for “3-year-old”, according to experts, the optimal mileage is 50,000 – 60,000 km, for “5-year-old” – 90,000 – 100,000 km and so on. Such calculations are indicated by the fact that, on average, a motorist passes each year from 15,000 to 20,000 km.

    To determine the twisted mileage, experts say, you can focus on the condition of the body and interior. Age and wear-and-tear usage give out a large number of chips on the front bumper and hood, brake disc wear, worn windshield, worn keychain and door play on the driver’s side.

    When inspecting the interior, it is necessary to carefully assess the condition of the steering wheel rim, seat belts, gearshift knob and pedal pads. In addition, twisted seats can be indicated by squeezed seats, scratched armrests, a worn area at the pedals, worn inserts on the doors next to the handles, and frayed button labels.

    In any case, you should not choose a used car carzaamin(.com solely by mileage and appearance – both are often “adjusted” during pre-sale preparation. It’s better to skip the cheapest and most expensive offers right away, and if you’ve looked at something, examine the owner’s identity (in the case of a purchase from a private person) and talk with him about the car: “sellers” can usually be spotted right away.

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