Hmm... Very new car, lots of miles though... NBRs thoughts?

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  1. aan310

    aan310 Notebook Virtuoso

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    2005 Hyundai Tiburon GT $5,000
    Fully loaded, 2.7L V6 DOHC, Moonroof, Leather interior, Premium sound system with 6 disc changer and subwoofer, alloy wheels, cruise control. keyless entry, Fold down rear seat, 121K Miles, Asking less than trade in value.


    So...
    Unfortunately it is an automatic... :p


    But that is aside the point.

    While my thought was no car over like 80k miles...
    This is a freeking 2005........


    What does NBR think? Good deal? or would i be better off getting something older, but with less miles? (ex, 2003 tiburon with 70k for $6000)

    P.S. If you diddn't know, Tiburon = car of choice :D
     
  2. Colton

    Colton Also Proudly American

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    I'd go older with less miles. ;)
     
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    narsnail Notebook Prophet

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    those are most likely highway miles, I wouldnt worry about them, a lot easier on the engine, and newer is always better, any new car with high miles is just fine.
     
  4. Syndrome

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    IMO that whole 'all highway miles' doesn't mean a damn thing. When I put highway miles on my car then I'm pretty sure its as hard or harder than non highway miles. Of course I live in a mountainous region and I use a radar detector. Even still, miles are miles and they are wear on the engine.
     
  5. TravisBean

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    Depends on the vehicle also. I drove a 2002 Ford Taurus with 150,000 miles on it, and it felt like a car with 150,000 miles.
    On the other hand, I had a 1998 Chevy Lumina Car with 145,000 miles on it, and it still felt like a new car.
     
  6. aan310

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    This is true, i obviously have to drive it :D

    Keep the opinions coming, and can any one give me any hard facts (if any) on whether highway miles are less burden to the car than city?
     
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    I think there is such a large general consensus that highway miles put less wear and tear on a car than city miles, that it must be true to a certain extent. (but not necessarily so :D )
     
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    I can't agree more. They're both going the same distance so it doesn't matter wether it be highway, city, or what have you, miles are miles.

    They advertise "highway" miles because they want more of your money than you should have to give for that car. It's a simple and cheap marketing scheme used by none other than used car salesmen to get rid of a car. ;)
     
  9. Syndrome

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    Hmm.. me and Colton finally agree on something. Now if he'd stop trying to tow with his I4 and upgrade to a turbo diesel I6. :p
     
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    It's going to be a good day. :p

    Hey, I would, only if they offered it in the Tacoma. Not no stinkin Hilux. :p
     
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