I recently talked my father-in-law out of the purchase of a 1985 Porsche 944. Now before you raise the pitchforks and fire up the torches understand that this particular car has 348,000 miles on it. It has 348K on the engine, all of the bushings, the bearings, and pretty much every other modestly consumable part of the car. Even if the price had been in throw-around money, the car still wouldn’t be all that much fun to drive the way it was intended.
Mileage is a primary metric in automotive value, and often a seller will attempt to ameliorate their impact by touting them as being “mostly highway miles.” Yeah, sure.
Mileage is subjective too. 100K on a Mercedes W124 diesel isn’t going to mean the same thing as on a Ferrari Mondial of similar age. One will be just getting warmed up while the other will be begging for a painless end. There still comes a point when miles matter without regard to the ride upon which they are being added. Certain numbers impress and can frighten. That’s what we’re interested in today. What we want to know is what is, in your opinion, too many miles?