Miles vs year of car

Asked by Dec 07, 2017 at 10:17 AM about the Mercedes-Benz M-Class

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

HELP!!! Is it better to purchase a later year with higher
mileage (2013 MB ML 350, 98K miles) or a older one with
lower miles (2011 MB ML 350, 61K miles). EACH are
single owner, maintenance records appear on schedule,
no accidents.

4 Answers

299,875

depends on the service records, carfax and shape of the vehicle. Then calculate how many miles per year you are going to drive it. If you drive the average or more a year, go with the lower mileage. Possibly less maintenance issues with the lower miles too at the beginning of ownership.

2,585

Miles tell you only how far the car has traveled. Condition, on the other hand, tells you how it has been treated. One thing I will mention is that the 100k mile service on a Mercedes is not going to be cheap. You may want to keep that in mind. However, it also depends on the price difference. If the newer, higher mileage car is less expensive then it may be the route to take. If the 100k service has already been done, it becomes even more attractive. Only you can decide which is best for you. Are there any features on the new model that you don't see on the old one that make a difference to you? Are they the same color inside and out? Small things will set one apart from the other.

116,035

All other things being equal I would go with the low mile car provided the price is right.

10,125

As others have said - it is the condition, not necessarily the miles. A well maintained Benz could easily go 200k miles. Whereas a 35k miles Benz could require massive repair bills if it has been abused.

Your Answer:

M-Class

Looking for a Used M-Class in your area?

CarGurus has 537 nationwide M-Class listings starting at $2,999.

Postal Code:

Mercedes-Benz M-Class Experts

  • #1
    jihadghazali
    Reputation
    1,280
  • #2
    wellness
    Reputation
    1,030
  • #3
    snowseal19
    Reputation
    790
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
21 Great Deals out of 173 listings starting at $8,900
Used BMW X5
31 Great Deals out of 1,099 listings starting at $5,438
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
26 Great Deals out of 667 listings starting at $4,400
Used Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
15 Great Deals out of 366 listings starting at $48,771
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
97 Great Deals out of 1,662 listings starting at $1,990
Used Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
25 Great Deals out of 374 listings starting at $10,595
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
21 Great Deals out of 166 listings starting at $4,999
Used Mercedes-Benz G-Class
3 Great Deals out of 60 listings starting at $34,995
Used Lexus RX 350
42 Great Deals out of 614 listings starting at $2,774
Used Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class
5 Great Deals out of 211 listings starting at $35,971
Used Porsche Cayenne
26 Great Deals out of 240 listings starting at $6,900
Used Audi Q7
18 Great Deals out of 562 listings starting at $7,980
Used Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
15 Great Deals out of 354 listings starting at $23,888
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
75 Great Deals out of 5,201 listings starting at $2,500
Used Acura MDX
24 Great Deals out of 552 listings starting at $4,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.