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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?

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Patricia J Roberts, Director Business Development  at AskPatty.com, Inc. 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.

Colleen McGee, Driving Instructor at Americas Driving School Hi Dashira, 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.

Judy Curry, Co-Founder and Vice President of Marketing at Currys Auto Service Dashira, 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! Best, The Curry Team

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