2 cars, 10k difference in mileage, 1 year difference

2 cars, 10k difference in mileage, 1 year difference

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nottaken

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8 posts

6 months

Wednesday 6th November 2019
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Hi,

Thinking of looking at a couple of cars, one is a 07 civic which has done 70k miles, the other is a 08 civic, which has done 80k miles. The price is exactly the same aswell...
The colour/trim is the same, both have part service history,

If all is good with both cars, is it better to go with a newer car(by a year) with more mileage, or a older car with less mileage.

Thanks.

I

joropug

564 posts

141 months

Wednesday 6th November 2019
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In 2 years time if you do 10k pa,

2008 car in 2021 on 100k
2007 car in 2021 on 90k

I'd probably go for the lower mileage if they're both otherwise equal , but presumably not paying much ? I had a 56 civic 1.8 in immaculate condition on 59k more than 2 years ago, paid Just under 4k with a full history.

Edited by joropug on Wednesday 6th November 10:44

stuartmmcfc

7,373 posts

144 months

Wednesday 6th November 2019
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nottaken said:
Hi,

Thinking of looking at a couple of cars, one is a 07 civic which has done 70k miles, the other is a 08 civic, which has done 80k miles. The price is exactly the same aswell...
The colour/trim is the same, both have part service history,

If all is good with both cars, is it better to go with a newer car(by a year) with more mileage, or a older car with less mileage.

Thanks.

I
There’s not a lot of difference in mileage, they’re both creeping up tbh.
All things being equal I’d probably go with the newer model particularly if they’d been any updates in that period.
However, if you do some miles, bear in mind there is a bit of a mental block in buyers minds once a mileage exceeds 100k and there’s can be quite a drop off in values.

nottaken

Original Poster:

8 posts

6 months

Wednesday 6th November 2019
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Should have added, I'm a weekend low mileage driver, so probably 3-4k a year

ZX10R NIN

16,874 posts

77 months

Wednesday 6th November 2019
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I'd go for the lower mileage model unless there was a facelift in that period.

I-A

249 posts

109 months

Wednesday 6th November 2019
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Lower mileage unless there was a facelift or upgraded components.

stedaley

545 posts

76 months

Wednesday 6th November 2019
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Id go for the one with the better service history. no matter how small a difference. I only buy higher mileage cars. Currently on a 2015 Suzuki swift sport with 75k! Bargain price too

steveo3002

7,011 posts

126 months

Wednesday 6th November 2019
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hows the service history compare

best history would steer me towards that , or the newer car thats seen one less winter

nottaken

Original Poster:

8 posts

6 months

Wednesday 6th November 2019
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very comparable, liked the older one better (with less mileage), all teh electrics worked compared to the other one...but i snoozed without paying a deposit and someone nabbed it just before they closed.
crybangheadbanghead

on to the next one....

uzziwozzi

12 posts

13 months

Tuesday 12th November 2019
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I'll throw in a girly note..which one looks better (lol)

I would also do a car history check..look at the MOT for both cars and there's sites I've used for HPI or check details. Don't think a full report is needed. I normally use https://www.checkcardetails.co.uk to get the basic stuff looked at or just use DVLAs site..

I would personally go for the newer model..