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Old 10-12-2013, 09:10 PM
 
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We are interested in purchasing a used car. We like the ride and features of both. They are priced about the same. Which one would you buy?

2011 Toyota Camry xle 94,500 miles
2007 Toyota Avalon xls 59,000 miles
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:24 PM
 
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I'd have my mechanic look at the two and pick the one that has no big ticket repairs needed or coming soon. Fwiw, 2011 with almost 100k miles? It really comes down to how the owners cared for the cars and if are well maintained.
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Having ridden in both I would take the Avalon. Excellent road trip car and very comfortable.
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:50 PM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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The one with less miles. I used to work in car insurance and had more than 1 mechanic tell me that the age of a car is all in the mileage. A 2 year old car with almost 100K miles would be no-go for me.

When you do the book value on a car, the value takes a huge hit when mileage is high.
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Near Falls Lake
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Both are very good vehicles but as you know, the Avalon is quite a bit larger-great legroom in the rear. 100k on a car these days doesn't concern me too much but I'd still probably go with the lower mileage car assuming it checks out with a mechanic and has a clean Carfax.
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:14 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Which one would you buy?
2007 Toyota Avalon xls 59,000 miles
Just be CERTAIN that all of the services due in this age/mileage range have been done
and done by a proper Toyota shop.
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:19 AM
 
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While most newer cars can last well north of 100k miles, racking up 100k in just two years is alot!! That's 50k/ year. It must have been a traveling sales person or rental. I would go with the lower mileage car and if the Avalon didn't appeal to me, i would keep looking! There are a lot of vehicles out there.
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:25 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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I'd be looking for a Toyota (or Honda or Hyundai) that had less miles and fewer bells and whistles. Dump the xle for an LE on the Camry and you'll end up with a much better deal on a lower mileage car.
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Old 10-13-2013, 05:39 AM
 
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I'd be posting this in the Automotive forum instead of the Triangle forum
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:00 AM
 
Location: NC
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With the high mileage in the shorter term, doesn't that indicate more miles on the highway instead of stop and go traffic? Would that not be an advantage?
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