Too many miles for a new car?

golf
volkswagen

#1

How many miles are too many for a dealership to sell a car as brand new? How many miles are acceptable for a dealership to sell a car as brand new?


#2

It depends on the state. Each state has their own standard.

Personally I wouldn’t buy a new car with more then a couple hundred miles on it. After that I consider it used and negotiate as such.

Not the mileage either. I’ve seen cars sitting in show rooms that were 3years old…Less then 10 miles on them…being sold as new.


#3

Depends on price sold for. Eg you cannot sell a “brand new” car for MSRP typically with 500+ miles on it. Expect a better discount for more mileage.

It is irrelevant as the warranty starts from the delivery date not zero.


#4

An untitled car is usually a dealer demo and discounts apply relative to mileage.

What discounts are you seeing ?

It could be highly acceptable to buy a demo. ( my 79 chevy pickup was a demo. Nice discounts to get it off the lot as the next model year was rolling into the dealer…I still own it ! )


#5

I had one dealership try to sell me a left over 08(in 09) that he said could be titled as new. Thing had almost 20 THOUSAND miles on it, salesman told me it was a demo car, never titled. Needless to say, I never talked with them again. Even my insurance agent couldn’t understand how they could do title it as brand new with that many miles on it.


#6

So give us the actual mileage, year, make, and model and we can be we can be more definate with you. More details, please!


#7

A dealer demo is technically a used car and the warranty period starts on the day the car was put into service as a demo.

Most new cars have 5 to 10 miles on them at most. If this car has a 100 or whatever then it’s a demo.
If you feel there’s a problem with the phrase “new car” then you need to clarify that with the dealer.
It’s quite possible that a salesman, especially someone new to the field, may not even be aware that a demo is a used car.