We are looking for a used Ford Galaxy and wondering if 80,000 miles is a lot on a 2007 1.8 diesel model? We do very low mileage so won't add much to whatever we buy but we want to keep it for a long time. Don't want to buy something that will soon cause trouble! Thanks
Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Patricia McGuire (Dublin) - Thu, 19 Aug 2010 18:06
A total of 80,000 miles on a three-year old vehicles is indeed on the high side, but if the automobile was serviced properly then it shouldn't be a problem. If the garage or seller in question can show a full service history and if the price is right then I wouldn't be overly concerned - especially given that you don't plan to drive it a lot.
The issue is that once the automobile gets over 100,000 miles then the value of the automobile will decrease quite quickly and there will also be more repairs due because of natural wear and tear. If you only do about 10,000 miles per year then you should see three to four years of good service out of the Galaxy, but I must stress that this automobile must be perfect to begin with, with a full service record.
I hope this helpsAnswered by: changagoidem Adviser