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Old 06-03-2008, 03:15 AM   #1
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Why does everyone Say Highway Miles When Selling A Vehicle?

Why does everyone Say Highway Miles When Selling A Vehicle?

i never understood this. to me a mile is a mile whether its a mile on the freeway or in the city.
can someone explain this to me.
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Old 06-03-2008, 03:19 AM   #2
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Would you rather buy a car that's been driven 100,000 miles on straight-and-narrow highway, or a car that's been driving 100,000 miles in stop-and-go traffic?

That's the difference.

When you think about all of the different components (brakes, transmission, engine, etc), it's easy to figure out that one mile of highway is much less abusive to a vehicle than one mile of stop-and-go.

If nothing else, the number of hours the engine has been running (common measurement of use for ATVs, tractors, etc) is much less for 100,000 highway miles than it would be for non-highway miles.
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Old 06-03-2008, 04:04 AM   #3
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also a car may have low miles but high "hours of operation" if someone just rode it around town and sat in traffic all the time it would be in worse condition then a car with more miles but all freeway miles, if your going 90 all the time on the freeway you'll get more miles but far less hours on the engine and other parts of the car.
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:02 AM   #4
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highway miles should technically have less mechanical wear and tear on a car than sitting in rush hour traffic.......
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they beat me to it...it's like saying you ran 5 miles today vs you crawled 5 miles today
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wear and tear on tires, brakes, steering pump, shocks, etc. is much more on cars driven in town vs. on the highway. that is the reason. Mileage doesn't usually scare me though. I look to see maintenance schedules, etc.
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its called sellers puffery......doesnt really mean nowadays since everything is paved roads....term comes from back when dirt roads were more common.
Esp. in an area like Houston... where just about everyone can "claim" highway miles while sitting on I-10/290/45, etc. etc.
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