What is more important miles or age of a car?
Ultimately, car age and mileage both matter when buying a used car. They both affect the vehicle’s depreciation rate and they are both interlinked – mileage is taken as being high or low based on a car’s age and the older the car, the more miles it’s likely to have driven.
Is it OK to buy an older car with low mileage?
It’s typically a general rule of thumb to go for the car with the lowest number of miles on it. The more miles a car has, the more likely it is to need repairs and maintenance. This raises the question of whether buying a used car with unusually low miles on it can lead to problems down the road.
Is it better to get a newer car with higher mileage or an older car with lower mileage?
In general, buying a higher mileage newer is better than buying an older car with less miles. The reason for this is simple: parts in a car, especially the rubber components deteriorate over time, regardless of mileage.