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    Buying 2nd hand car, what mileage shud I be looking for?

    Hi all, after a bit of advice. I'm looking to buy a second hand car, and sifting thru the local papers have found a few. The car in question is a Fiesta, the new shape, so would only be a few years old. Is 41,000 miles a bit much? Its the cheapest one, and in sexy metallic black and 3 doors(which im looking for), but for £400 more there is one with 10000 miles (but dark blue and 5 doors ). The 41,000 mileage one is also loads easier to collect.

    Do those 30,000 miles really make the difference, and is it worth the hassle?

    Cheers in advance for the input

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    how much is each one? my volvo has 170k on it
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    the 40k fester *should* be ok, if the vendor can provide a full service history (fsh ) with receipts and stuff - that sort of mileage usually mean cambelts and stuff like that, so check if that's been done recently - obvious things to look out for is rot on the body - espesh under the arches. The type of mileage matters too - if the 40k was all on the motorway - chances are the motor will be sounder than the 10k car that's been pootled round town by Granny over there, and take a mate who knows about cars with you when you check it out - and try and get a drive. at the end of the day it's down to you and your judgement, and obviously personal preference....

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