I’m sure you’ve answered one version or another of this question a dozen times but here goes: As I’ve mentioned previously, the Mrs. is looking for a new vehicle to replace her 2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD. We’ve found a used 2018 Kia Sportage LX AWD with just under 48K and I’m wondering just how good an idea it is. It’s 2 years old at the outside, which comes out to 24K or more a year, and to me that seems like a lot.
Granted, I drive about 8K a year so I’m not necessarily the best judge of this stuff but since the national average is about 13.5K a year I’m going to say it’s a lot. Not a lot in the grand scheme of things but a lot for a 2 year old (or less) vehicle. The expression “rode hard and put away wet” comes to mind. Is it better to assume the vehicle’s lifespan has been shortened by a couple of years and look at it as if it were closer to something like a 2016?
It’s also priced about $700 less than a 2016 EX (which, granted, is a higher trim level) with similar mileage at another dealership so there’s that too. Anyway, do I need to be concerned about the vehicle having relatively high mileage (for its age) or not? Is it better to put miles on a few at a time or all at once? Thanks.