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Just curious how many initial miles is too many when purchasing brand new?

I'm about to close on a deal almost 3 hours away on a premium and was told initially that the car only had 5 miles but learned tonight that it actually has 128 :eek: My guess is that this was a dealer transfer?

I know thats not a huge dealer breaker but I'm wondering how to proceed since the guy was not totally up front either?
 

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Just curious how many initial miles is too many when purchasing brand new?

I'm about to close on a deal almost 3 hours away and was told initially that the car only had 5 miles but learned tonight that it actually has 128 :eek: My guess is that this was a dealer transfer?

I know thats not a huge dealer breaker but I'm wondering how to proceed that the guy was totally honest either?
generally on Q50s, miles have been 10-20 unless dealer used for test drives. less than 200 is ok, mine had 14 and I know no one test drove mine for test drive, as it came on Thursday and dealer cleaned & did what all had to be done & put in the showroom for me to pickup Friday.
 

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Mine was 38 after a dealer transfer of about 30 miles
 

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I am leasing a vehicle and picking it up next week. The dealer did not have the color I wanted with the options I wanted. The dealer had to get it from another dealer which is about 270 miles away and they are driving the vehicle to my dealer. So my car is going to have at least 270 miles, if not a little more. Of course the miles won't count toward my lease miles. I am going to try to not look at the odometer. My dealer, who happens to be a personal friend will have the car prepped and ready. But I wish it had 8 miles on it :)
 

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Mine had 6 when I took delivery. And since it was ordered for me no one else test drove it. The one you are looking at was either a dealer trade or just test driven. Before mine was delivered I test drove a non hybrid with 38 miles and a hybrid with 59 miles. It all varies.
 

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"weatherboy80" Perhaps this is why they are willing to give it to me for 2 K below invoice then!"

Not because of miles but its just a gr8 deal:cool:. VPP pricing is $2250 off invoice.
 

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Maybe it's just me looking for any little excuse.

Anyway, I do know the price is good just don't like that the sales guy initially told me something different. Then I get the image of someone joy riding while doing a dealer transfer ;)
 

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Just curious how many initial miles is too many when purchasing brand new?

I'm about to close on a deal almost 3 hours away on a premium and was told initially that the car only had 5 miles but learned tonight that it actually has 128 :eek: My guess is that this was a dealer transfer?

I know thats not a huge dealer breaker but I'm wondering how to proceed that sine the guy was not totally up front either?
Similar to a past discussion I started here (with a bit more hybrid focus):
http://www.infinitiq50.org/forum/ne...odometer-mileage-new-hybrids-direct-port.html

As it turned out, I ended up with going with a dealer xfer where the car was transferred via a flatbed. My Q had a total of 16 miles after the transfer.
 

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Yeah, pretty confident this was a transfer at some point. Maybe a deal fell through and they now have incentive to sell this particular car? Since the guy was not exactly up front about this is there anything extra I should ask for? Anything I should look for (scratches etc ...).

Speaking of the car, it is a q50 premium with nav, spare tire package, leatherette AND the 19" sport wheel package (which usually requires the leather). I even worked in a tinting job but they would not switch out the run flats for the quiter Michelins. The offer for purchase is at 38 k (even) plus 799 doc fee, tax, and about 320 in misc tag fees.

Even with the mileage dishonesty this still sounds like too good a price to me The only downside is that this dealer is located 3 hours away which means more miles ;). No local dealer would match or beat.
 

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Mine had about 250 miles. I test drove the car, and knew its mileage. If it bothered me, I wouldn't have bought it.
 

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Mileage dishonesty? You saw the car before you took it, right?

What do you think the dealer did with that car for those miles? Took it to the track? Did burnouts in the parking lot? Hooned it in an autocross against his friend with a Subaru BRZ?

Seriously guys, I get the idea that you feel that anything that seems unusual must be the dealer trying to screw you, but this is silly. What should you demand from them? You got a great deal on the car. Be happy.

Oh, and this has been discussed before. IMO, anything under 100 miles is totally normal. Sure, I've sold cars with as little as 8-9 miles on them, and some with as many as 300-500. Most likely if it has triple digit miles, we did a trade with another dealership for that car. Some old guy who we pay $100 for his trouble drove it those miles. He didn't beat on your car. Did someone test drive it? Maybe. Didn't you test drive the car before you said "yes, I'll take this one"? I hope so. Have I test driven someone in a car who said, "no, I'm not going to take this one, I want that one" - yes, I have.

If the salesperson told you the car had 10 miles on it and you showed up to find it had 300, then ask him what's up. If not, just enjoy your car.
 
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