What Is Good Mileage On A Used Car?

2018 BMW X5

In addition to looking at a used car’s physical and mechanical condition, you’re also going to want to check the mileage. Many drivers will suggest staying away from models with over 10,000 miles, but that isn’t necessarily bad mileage on a used BMW. As long as the vehicle is in good condition and was well cared for, this can be great mileage for a used car. Some important factors for Londonderry area drivers to consider when shopping for a pre-owned vehicle include condition, location, and usage. Learn more in this guide from Tulley BMW of Manchester.

The Smart Way to Shop for a Used BMW

When shopping for a used or certified pre-owned BMW, there are a few things to keep in mind. In addition to the mileage, make sure you look at:

  • Usage – Check the vehicle’s previous history. If the vehicle has 75,000 miles and is mostly driven in stop and go traffic as opposed to an open highway, it’s more likely to wear faster.
  • Location – Vehicles driven in areas that are warm and dry have less issues than those from a cold, wet climate. Check into where the vehicle has been.
  • Condition – Have the vehicle checked by a certified mechanic to find any issues with the mechanics or if there’s rust that will need to be dealt with. Figure this cost into your budget as well before buying used.
  • Maintenance – Check the maintenance history of the vehicle to ensure that it has been kept up to date on routine services like oil changes. An irregular service history can be a sign of expensive problems in the future.

Mileage vs. Age

It may benefit you more to choose a newer German-engineered BMW with high mileage than a low-mileage older car. Here’s why:

  • A car that hasn’t been driven regularly will often have higher repair costs. Mechanical issues, or problems with rubber seals and gaskets, can develop if a car isn’t driven on a regular basis.
  • A vehicle with a well-documented maintenance history is preferable to one that has been neglected.
  • Low mileage vehicles often come with a higher price tag.

If you’re interested in a pre-owned vehicle that’s like-new with lower mileage, check out our certified pre-owned BMW vehicles. This can help you save more while getting a like-new vehicle with a pre-owned price tag.

Find Used and CPO BMW Models at Tulley BMW of Manchester

When shopping for a used BMW or used luxury car, keep in mind you’ll need to look at more than just the mileage. Is a used BMW right for you? Browse through our inventory of pre-owned or certified pre-owned BMW models as well as our used vehicle specials to help you save more on the model that’s right for you. If you have any questions in the meantime about our models, services, to learn about the difference between a coupe vs. sedan, or even about what an alternator does, don’t hesitate to contact Tulley BMW of Manchester today!

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Phone: 603-644-2691

170 Auto Center Rd. Manchester, NH


Phone: 603-644-2691

170 Auto Center Rd. Manchester, NH
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Tulley BMW of Manchester 42.950321, -71.436996.