I am conidering on buying a Scion TC 2007 with a mileage at 112,000 at $7,500 it has clean title and only one owner, I am afraid of buying a car with uch high mileage that it will soone or later start to give me problems but its a good car and looks great?
The recommendation I would make would be to have a trusted mechanic check out the vehicle before you make a decision. They would be able to determine the mechanical condition of the car and should be able to tell you about future repair considerations. As I am sure you realize the higher the mileage, the more repairs are needed as the vehicle ages. Having said that, if a vehicle is taken care of and all maintenance and repairs completed, vehicles can last a very long time. Also consider if you will be financially better off to buy a lower mileage vehicle or lease a new one.
〉 Answered on Jan 10th, 2012 by Patricia J Roberts, Director Business Development at AskPatty.com, Inc.
Some excellent advise for buying ANY used vehicle is to have an independent mechanic inspect it, even if you must pay them. Even a low mileage vehicle can have serious mechanical issues making it not worth buying.
Another thing to consider, the average mileage per year on a vehicle is 12-15000 miles. The vehicle you described averages out to over 22,000 miles a year. That might not be so bad if it was gentle, mostly highway driving, but a lot of "hard", city driving with poor maintenance would mean more wear on the engine. But that vehicle is well over the average for miles per year.
〉 Answered on Jan 10th, 2012 by Colleen McGee, Driving Instructor at Americas Driving School
It's great that you found a car that has only one owner! I would ask for the maintenance records and review them with a local technician. They should also give you a free visual inspection. Most shops will charge a small fee to thoroughly inspect the car (put it on a lift) and i strongly suggest that you pay to do this. It can save you a bundle later!
The Curry Team
〉 Answered on Jan 10th, 2012 by Judy Curry, Co-Founder and Vice President of Marketing at Currys Auto Service