Is 58,000 miles on a ten-year-old car excessive?

Is 58,000 miles on a 2010 Volkswagen Golf diesel excessive? Should I leave it well alone?

Asked on 11 December 2020 by Karen Bourne

Answered by Andrew Brady
Not at all. Around 12,000 miles a year is considered average, so anything below 120,000 miles on a 10-year-old car is below average. If anything, the mileage could be too low. A diesel Golf of this age will have a diesel particulate filter (DPF). If it's mainly been used for short journeys, this could be clogged which will cause expensive issues. You might be better looking for a diesel Golf with a higher mileage or a petrol model.
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