110 thousand on it
What problem can I expect
110 thousand on it
Most people claiming “well maintained” do not maintain their cars well.
Low mileage for a twenty year old car, “well maintained “ means all severe service maintenance performed at recommended time not just mileage intervals.
this may give you some idea…
Head gaskets and window problems seem to be common
Expected sort of problems at 110K miles?
Electrical Gadgets and gizmos, ignition switch, door lock control, window controls, sun roof motor, radio/entertainment package, dashboard switches, all that sort of stuff likely will begin causing some mostly minor problems.
Water pump is reaching the end of its life, again not a major problem provided engine doesn’t overheat. Replace coolant more often to mitigate.
Brake parts, MC, pads, calipers likely will need some refreshing.
Automatic transmission problems might start cropping up. Routine transmission servicing will mitigate.
Hinges & latches may start sticking or otherwise showing signs of wear. Mitigate by oiling/greasing door, trunk, & hood hinges and latches. Good idea to lube all the window moving parts too, but that part is considerably harder to diy’er accomplish.
Some engine problem to be expected as well, mostly minor, but major ones possible too. Sensors, actuators, vacuum switches, electrical wiring and connectors. If engine used variable valve timing (which I expect it does), actuators associated w/that function might start to act up. Mitigate by changing engine oil and filter more often.
Anything from the radiator cap to the tailpipe on a 19 year old car.
Look it over and take it for a test drive. If you still like it, get a prepurchase inspection by a shop you trust. That will tell you what it needs. Determine a reasonable asking price for this trim level in excellent condition and subtract the cost of repairs. That’s the most you should pay for this car.