Is it worth buying a car that has 130,000 miles on the clock, how many more miles is it likely to do?


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Vauxhall engines are very well built and should last for a while longer if its had a FSH, along with regular use avoiding short journeys.

I'd be wary of electrics though, they often go wrong on Vauxhalls.
depends on teh make and model of the car. you need to give more details.
Depends on the make & model of a car as to how many miles it will do, I wouldn't buy a car that has done more than the average of 10,000 -12,000 per year.
it depends on the make and maodel
toyota , honda and nissan are real good with high miles
If it is a Toyota, Honda, or Nissan, yes, it is worth buying because it will easily give you another 100k. Any other make and I would be leary.
Also depends on te age of the car. If it's done that much in any less than the average 13 years (+/- 10,000 per year) then don't touch it.

People do say that cars beyond 100,000 miles are usually worth scrap.
If it's a toyota or a honda, that's low mileage, it'll go another 70,000 miles easily. But if it's something like a ford escort or chevy cavalier, that's high mi. All depends on the make.
Depends on what make it is and how much it's been looked after. Generally, a German or Japanese car will last longer than some others but you can ruin any car in less than 50,000 miles if you don't look after it properly ( servicing, checking oil etc). Give more information please.
if the car has a checkable service history then its well looked after,
i would't unless it has
A well kept and maintained vehicle with 130,000 miles could have years of service left in it. If you can get it for a good price and check it over for any obvious problems first then go ahead. I have personally driven a few vehicles to over 200,000 miles. Good luck!
that engine is rated at 300-350K miles
you should be fine
Depends very much on the car, make and model, and of course service history. We need more info!

If, for example it's a Peugeot 405 Turbo Diesel - then I have seen those cars with 250,000 miles on the clock and still running. Likewise with a lot of diesels, the engines can last a lot longer than the petrol equivalents.

Small runabout cars too might well be worth buying at high mileage IF they are in good condition otherwise. (As they are often cheaper) You'd have to have a good listen to the engine and check things to be in good order before you buy.

And with any 2nd hand car, is it good enough to be worth putting in to have the Cam belt changed? It varies from car to car, but they normally need them changing at around 60,000 miles and 120,000 miles - and this can cost you a few hundred pounds minimum. If one of those snaps your entire engine will grind to a halt and can be very costly to repair. (As my Dad knows - one snapping wrote his last car off)
Do you know when the cam belt was last done?
how much is the car i wouldnt pay any more than 1000 for that year. and millage make shaw all belts have been changed and serviced i bought a nissan p reg 1,11000miles for 900 with all new belts and service you can get better deals out there
Depends on what records are available. Look for regular oil changes and scheduled maintenance. If all this is done, then spend another $50 to $100 and take it to your mechanic. then make your decision, but with all this being done, I see no problem
A Vauxhall ..wow .NO..no..If Volvo then yes . my old 240DL had 569,000 on the clock when i sold it..! .my V70 has 135,000 miles on the clock and still on its First Clutch.!!

A Vauxhall with 130,000 miles must be a record .Stay clear. Get a Volvo.
Paul.
Try whichmotor you may find more cars on it.
If it were a Mercedes you would be OK as would a volvo, Honda toyota or similar but for Ford, Vauxhall, Rover ist already well past a usefull life as they generally are designed for 80,000 to 90,000 miles life. get it scrapped!
130,000 miles isn't alot for a modern car. I have a vectra the same age with 250,000 on the clock which runs like new. And i work for vauxhall and see alot with high mileage cars still running strong.
if its in good nik i payd 900 for a 1996 with 70000 miles on it but you could get 100,000 more from it if you treat it rite
if it has full service history with around 10-15 stamps, bargain. all lot of cars car do 200,000 easy. also vauxhall parts are cheap, lots of garages. and for £700 even if it lasts a year or 2, you've still got your money's worth.
Yes for £700 it should last for a while>if it has a full Vauxhall service history check that it has had a recent cam belt change.It could do over 200,000 miles ok .Regards Mike
my vectra currently has 225,557 miles on it,
it's the 1.8 and still going strong!!
as long as there well maintained and serviced regular,
you should get atleast 300/350.000 miles before it die's of old age!!
Any car can excell that if you look after it well, service regular, and generally drive it easy. If it has had a rough time with a heavy right footed driver, walk away now!

Vectra's are good as there are plenty which means parts are easy to find, look at the body, any knocks or rust then walk otherwise it should be ok.
You should get 1 or 2 years out of it, as long as you don't cane it too much.
That absolutely depends upon how well the car was maintained. If the car is not one of those that have a reputation for being unreliable (the old Yugos come to mind, as does the late-and-not-lamented Chevrolet Vega), however the prior owner(s) took care of the car is crucial. A bag full of receipts for maintenance parts is a good thing. One with maintenance bills is better.
No. Don't do it. Save yourself! The 1998 Vectra had a very bad reputation for its reliability. Try a: Honda or a Toyota, they never break down.
Do research on the vehicle. If you know it was well maintained, should be ok, as long as the car is known to be a good runner. I had a vehicle with 260,000 miles on it when we scrapped it.
A vehicle used a lot for short journeys will wear quicker than a vehicle that is used for long journeys on motorways etc because the engine needs time to warm up and thin the engine oil sufficiently to lubricate all moving parts inside. If used for short journeys this does not happen and can cause premature wear. eg: a car built in 2000 with a mileage of 40000 might be more worn than a car built in the same year with 150000 on the clock.

If they were to fit a counter for how many times the drivers door had been opened, instead of a mileage.