Vehicle mileage vs age?
March 18, 2014 11:34 AM Subscribe
I am in the (unfortunate) position of needing to buy a Ford Econoline passenger van. I'm having trouble evaluating two options in particular: one, a 2001 vehicle with 90k miles on the engine (not the van's original engine), and two, a 2006 with 132k miles.
posted by kbcostello to Travel & Transportation (9 answers total)
Assume neither car has been garaged, most of the miles for both are city not highway miles, and prices are comparable. Which is the better bet? I don't know how to weigh newer car versus lower mileage in predicting reliability.
If it matters, I'm only looking to put 25k miles on the van over the next few years, so I don't need it to last forever. Also this is for the purpose of transporting people, not towing heavy loads. Finally, resale value is not a big concern.
Thanks for any advice!