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Re: Can a second hand car have too few miles?!

Originally Posted by keelyannb View Post
We are deciding between 2 2012 plate petrol scenics.
One has done 8000 miles and one 18000 miles, they are a similar price but the 8000 one is much further away. We do only about 5000 miles a year around town.

I wondered if a car can do too few miles, as the 8000 one has done an average of 2600 per year so i guess more pressure on breaks, start up etc?

Any advice would be welcomed asap as we really need to decide tomorrow!

many thanks
mileage tells you little about a vehicle within reason.As does service history.
There is only one way to judge a vehicle and that's to look at it and drive it.
A vehicle that's done few miles has obviously stood around for longer than one that's done more miles for the same age.
standing a vehicle in outside or damp conditions can be a lot more harmful than using it.
standing a vehicle will amplify rust to bodywork,brakes,exhaust etc aswell as speed up detoration of rubbers and bushes and cause interior parts to deteriorate faster.
with that said,10,000 miles difference is nothing ..

post up the links, the whole picture will give a better idea.
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