Is 266k too many miles for a 2005 Honda CR-V in great conditon?

birdiebazaarbirdiebazaar Member Posts: 1
edited April 2016 in Honda
i only drive an average of less than 20 miles per week (retired_ plus an occasional road trip, and thinking that the reliability factor of this make and model is good enough, and my low mileage needs would make this a good buy for me i-- its a 2 previous owner high miles car, but the make and model I want with features I want-- for less than $6300 from a certified used car Honda dealer in partnership wit =h my credit union that gives a discount for being with the credit union. would I be dumb to get a car with that many mules on it, even tho in great condition and great carfax showing regular servce /maintenance records --looks like the high mileage is the only drawback;;;


  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 187,616
    266K miles is a time bomb.

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  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,457
    Too high even if you couldn't hear it ticking from a mile away. Dealer retail on a clean one is $5,660. It doesn't sound like your credit union is doing you any favors.

    Honda doesn't certify cars with over 80,000 miles so the "certification" offered is going to be third party and could be difficult to deal with when something breaks.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 64,482
    Even IF the vehicle were in top shape, the price is WAYYYYY too high for that many miles. You can buy these with under 100,000 miles for just that money.

    I'd say, if you paid $3500, and the car passed a pre-purchase inspection with flying colors, then MAYBE; otherwise, no. And especially not by financing it.

    Think of it this way---this car is like an 85 year old man playing tennis. He's exceptional, he looks good, but he could also drop dead in the next 15 minutes.

  • just_focusjust_focus CincinnatiMember Posts: 53
    I just sold a 2006 CR-V with 186500 miles on it for $4100.00 and it was a 2 owner with all maintenance records ect.. I am thinking anything over 200,000 miles you are very lucky to get to where you are going. There are so many moving parts that are tired and could fail. I went to auto trader and looked at 2006 CR-V's with the highest mileage first in there are few that make it over 300,000
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