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How many more miles can my friend expect to get on a used 97 Infiniti J30 that

Aidan316

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already has 220,000 miles on it My friend recently purchased a 1997 Infinity j30 with 220, 000 miles against my advice.

Its his money, so i'm not gonna say anything, but his reasoning was that "the outside is PERFECT. Not a scratch on it. the inside is immaculately, no tears, no scratches...nothing."

He paid $3000 dollars for a used car with extremely high miles, based solely on cosmetics, and not functionality and i'm just curious if other people would be able to justify this buy for me.

I could be wrong, but i can't see buying a car for 3 thousand dollars when it has higher than 175, 000 miles.

especially when he needs it to last him, and he needs it to be reliable.

Its his car, his money, i just want to know for my own knowledge if i'm wrong for thinking it was a bad deal.

I was told that "All that really matters is the condition the car is in..." but, I always thought it had more to do with whats under the hood, than outside of it.
 

Silberswarz

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alot of people disagree, but i am a big fan of high mileage cars.

they can be an excellent value and a great way to get a nicer car than you would normally afford!


I used to have a 1993 Infiniti J30t. I bought it with 168,000 miles. the only thing that it needed in 4 years was a new air conditioning compressor (which did cost $700 to repair). after 4 years of flawless service, the exhuast system needed to be replaced. the car started to sound like a mustang! so i sold the car with 228,000 for $3600 without fixing the exhaust. (i had paid $6200) at that time (mid-late 90's) those 97 models were still selling for $20,000 on car lots, meanwhile im driving the same car for WAY less than half!! do you think the guy next to me at the stoplight that paid $20k knows the difference?


if its a well cared for, quality car he shouldnt have much trouble with it. all cars need repair sometimes, i have found quality high mileage cars are a great way to have a high end car for low end $$$$


tell you friend i said good job!!
 
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