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Old 20.09.2015, 12:29
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Old Nissan Qushqai, 200k kms


Need your advice.

In CH, now for few months & have almost finalised Nissan Qushqai +2 model.

From the available choices on car market in CH, do you think if 4 year old Qushqai with close to 175k to 200K kms; a risky deal? I checked the engine, it doesn't leak. Overall car is regularly serviced & is in good condition. Only the huge KMs on it concerns me. With my budget & SUV choice, Nissan Qushqai fits in perfect. I intend to make 20k kms per year.

Can you pour in your opinion if I should really be worried about high KMS?

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Re: Old Nissan Qushqai, 200k kms

Wear and tear on engine is function not just of kilometres driven, but also number of starts (more wear is done in first second after cold starting when minimal oil lubricates the engine than in several minutes of warm highway driving) and frequency of maintenance. Also, things like window switches, rubber seals around car, lamps, cloth or leather seats, etc are function of time and weather exposure than kilometres driven.
So, a garaged 4 year old car with 200k Km but with documented regular service record and driven mostly on smooth highway for extended periods would be my strong choice over a 8 year old car with 100k, with no service record, used only on short in-town jaunts by a guy who lives on a rutted road with lots of potholes.
Good luck on your decision!
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