Is 150.000 km too much for a second hand car?

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@doncris (637)
Romania
February 25, 2007 6:44am CST
I'm tried to find a car to buy, second hand of course, because I'm still young, and I don't wish to wreck a brand new one:P. The cheapest ones are naturally the ones which have been driven up to 100-150 kkm. Is that too much? I have been told that the engine is "tired", so to speak, after so many km. But I also know, that for instance, there are engine oils, which guarantee perfect workflow for the engine up to 200 kkm! What are your thoughts?
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@me2me20 (41)
• Romania
28 Feb 07
150.000 km is a bit too much, if you are looking for a city car, which I suspect you are doing, because, forgive me, but you don't sound very professional:D (no offense). Anyways, it also depends on the make of the car...An average class car usually lasts for about 200.000-250.000 Km. After that kmage, the car really starts having problems and you will need to change the engine set. But if you refer to big brand names like Volvo, Land Rover, Rover, Jaguar, etc....Well, that's more than a double of another story, if you understand what I'm saying:D.
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@doncris (637)
• Romania
28 Feb 07
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non taken, don't worry....you say about these foreign cars, but I'm live in Europe with a European wallet...how about expressing your opinion about Eruopean brands, such as Volkswagen, Citroen, Renault, Peugeot or even Dacia?:))
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• Romania
28 Feb 07
Well, I'll just rank the ones I know, and which are in my opinion, as good as the number before them says: 1)Volkswagen 2)Ford 3)Peugeot 4)Citroen 5)Renault 6)Daewoo 7)Opel These are my top 7 in Europe.
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@doncris (637)
• Romania
28 Feb 07
I feel like we're talking on the messenger...:))...anyway, thanks for the top 7! Your opinion is close to mine about Europe's choice of cars!
@callarse1 (4787)
• United States
25 Feb 07
It depends, doncris. What is the condition of the car? Has the car had a lot of problems? Are you willing to pay more for a car with less than 150.000 km? I think it is okay, but you have to know what problems the car has had and if the price is right for you. Have a wonderful day and a big plus to you. Pablo
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@doncris (637)
• Romania
28 Feb 07
Thanks Pablo! Well, the car is ok, hasn't had any accidents, but it has a bit of rust around the edges, if you know what I mean....I was just referring to the engine's status, because that is eventually the heart & brain of a car.:D
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@hfadzli (439)
• Malaysia
25 Feb 07
I think it should be okay for a second hand car. and i guess it will be cheap.but make sure you check everything before you buy it.
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@doncris (637)
• Romania
28 Feb 07
no doubt about checking the darn thing, don't worry; it's the hidden flaws I'm truly worried about like extreme usage, driving style of the rpevious owner, etc.
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@lumina83 (131)
• France
25 Feb 07
If you think that this car will go over 200.000 km (or more) it can be interesting to buy it if it's cheap...
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