Should I buy a used van with high mileage?

I am thinking of buying a used van. I’ve seen a 2014 Ford Transit Connect for sale, but it has 101,000 miles on the clock. Is this too many?

Asked on 8 December 2016 by Robert Roberts

Answered by Dan Powell
High mileage diesel vans can represent good value for money, but the price must reflect the condition. You also have to make some important checks beforehand. For example, it must have a full service history. Personally, I'd look for oil and filter changes at every 10k miles or every 12 months (whichever came first). If the van's documents don't show this then I'd avoid as it won't bode well for the remaining life of the engine.

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