2012 Dodge Charger with 195000 miles for $4995?

I am on the verge of purchasing a purple 2012 Dodge Charger. The dealership is asking for $4995 (before taxes and fees) and it has 195000 miles on it. I drove it and it drives nice. I also don t notice problems with it. Would this be a bad buy? And how often to 2012 Chargers last?

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  • Damn i just made 100k on my 2009 and i drive it every day and bought it new, i'd pass on that, unless you check the head with a test kit and it's good

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    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    That is too much for one with mileage that high. Shop around for private party sales. You will save at least $1500 in dealer mark-up. Bring any candidates by a trusted mechanic to check them out before purchase. For a 7 year old car I would expect more like about 105,000 miles (15,000 miles per year).

    Source(s): 2010 Challenger
  • 2 months ago

    With a hundred and ninety-five thousand miles on it it's coming to the end of its engine and transmission life. The rest of the vehicle also has in hundred and ninety-five thousand miles on its components. If I was you I would take that money and opted for a car that isn't quite so prestigious with lower miles.

  • 2 months ago

    I sold my Charger when it had 168,000 miles on it since at this point it is going to start getting very expensive to keep it on the road! Your purchase is not a wise one, unless you accept the fact that you will have to do a lot of catch-up servicing!

    Having checked the kelly blue book website (kbb.com) your prospective vehicle is worth anywhere from $3k to $5k depending on it's state of appearance and mechanicals.

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  • 2 months ago

    28,000 miles a year is more than double the average in the US.

    There is no way you should buy a 2012 car with 195K without getting it checked out by an independent mechanic. It would be wise of you to pay the price of this inspection so you have a complete diagnosis

    The price if fair.

    But there is no way I would buy this car...

    If you are intent on buying it, make sure you have about $3000 saved up for repairs.

  • 2 months ago

    Do not be satisfied with a 'it seems OK' kind of inspection. But if it does pass a professional inspection with flying colors, the price is not that bad. I would try offering $4000, and if that got rejected, then $4500.

    The Hemi is a great engine, but it is also one that encourages abusive driving.

    If it is in good shape it will last as long as you are willing to look after it.

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    2 months ago

    Personally, I wouldn't buy any used car with more than 100,000 miles. However, if it was a one-owner car with documentation of all maintenance, I'd go for something like an Accord if the price was right.

    The Charger is a sporty car and past drivers probably thrashed it.

    • jimanddottaylor
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      You are right that some cars attract abusive drivers, but 100,000 miles is nothing for a modern engine

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