While I can appreciate your enthusiasm, a vehicle purchased brand new and now having low miles despite being several years old is hardly a good example of the OP's original question regarding purchasing a higher mileage used one. If it was I'd be on here yackin about my 7100 mile 06 LE and its lack of problems.SilverGhost wrote:"06 LE with (believe it or don't) 8500, <b>NOT 85,000,</b> on the odo. Not a single significant problem, although a couple of minors that I would expect from ANY vehicle.
Keep your eye out for Nissan factory certified PFinders. I bought my '05 from a Nissan dealer with 16,400 miles and one owner. I had a weekend set aside where I was going to hit 3 surrounding cities to check out about 10 different PF's. I ended up buying the first one I looked at. After seeing what the Nissan dealer was offering, I looked at the info I had on the others I wanted to look at. There were only two of them that were compareable for mileage and price range. Neither of them were being sold at a Nissan dealer, so I wasnt going to get the factory certified warranty. That was the biggest selling point for me.
The basic warranty came was 6 year/ 100,000 miles which covered basically the drivetrain. Sales Dept will try to upsale you on extended warranties for suspension, electrical, air condition, etc. Take it or leave it, its up to you. I chose not to get any of the extra warranty because I work in the auto industry and have mechanic connections for things I may not be able to do myself.
I have had my PF for over a year and half and it has about 66,000 miles on it. I havent had any problems yet.
Would you buy private, dealership or used sales lot / auction?PFhopefull wrote:Just a question about what to look for when purchasing a used PF that has slightly higher miles on it? I have been looking at vehicles with around 20k or so, just curious if any of you have more that that on your current PF. And wondering what are some problems to look for. I can only see myself putting on maybe 5k a year and could save some real money by buying one that has say 40 to 50k on it. Any thoughts? Thanks