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  • avatar tony78 09/07/08 2:19 am PST

    To answer you first question,,What makes a new car used ?

    When a car is brand new,,and the odometer indicates zero mileage,,then the car is considered new.

    As soon as the odometer indicates 1/10 th mile then the car can be considered " used ".

    Used by who and used how,,who knows and who cares,,,.

    As for the car being brought in from another state,,,does the car already have 165 miles on it already,,,will it have 165 miles on it when it arrives to the dealer from the other state,,and how did it get the 165 miles on it in the first place ?

    Personally i would not buy a car that had 165 miles on it and that the dealer was trying to pawn off as being " new ".

    Now if that car was sitting on a lot somewhere and racked up those miles during the time they were trying to sell it,,and knowing that the average test drive is about 3-5 miles,,then you can figure out just about how many people might have test drove the car.

    Automobiles are first transported by train from the manufacturer,,then delivered to a Pre-Delivery center,,then they are shipped by truck to individual dealers.

    Tell the dealer ( on the way out the door ) that 165 miles is not acceptable.

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  • tony78 09/07/08 2:19 am PST

    To answer you first question,,What makes a new car used ?

    When a car is brand new,,and the odometer indicates zero mileage,,then the car is considered new.

    As soon as the odometer indicates 1/10 th mile then the car can be considered " used ".

    Used by who and used how,,who knows and who cares,,,.

    As for the car being brought in from another state,,,does the car already have 165 miles on it already,,,will it have 165 miles on it when it arrives to the dealer from the other state,,and how did it get the 165 miles on it in the first place ?

    Personally i would not buy a car that had 165 miles on it and that the dealer was trying to pawn off as being " new ".

    Now if that car was sitting on a lot somewhere and racked up those miles during the time they were trying to sell it,,and knowing that the average test drive is about 3-5 miles,,then you can figure out just about how many people might have test drove the car.

    Automobiles are first transported by train from the manufacturer,,then delivered to a Pre-Delivery center,,then they are shipped by truck to individual dealers.

    Tell the dealer ( on the way out the door ) that 165 miles is not acceptable.

  • obyone 09/07/08 4:33 am PST

    1000 miles and it's used no matter what anybody says.

    I've seen new vehicles rolled out with 3-400 miles no problems. That's why you have the factory warranty. While it may be a bit unusual it is not uncommon either. I'd give the car a good look over for any dings dents, start it up and enjoy your new ride.

  • isellhondas 09/08/08 10:14 am PST

    If you are bothered by just a few miles, I would suggest buying one that the dealer has in stock rather than one he has to trade for.

    165 miles of even 5000 miles is nothing. The car is still "new" until it gets registered to an owner. No harm will come to the car by putting a few miles on it.

    If you are fearful, however, don't buy the car. Pick one that he has in stock.

  • tunerkid 09/28/08 10:06 pm PST

    The car is new until its been titled.165 miles may mean the car was used as a demo by the dealer,and it is still sold as "new" because it was never titled.I bought my 08 avalanche new and it had 231 miles on it at time of delivery.demos can be a great way to save money.to answer the question only 1 mile technically makes the car used.

  • ford91 04/18/11 5:40 pm PST

    The car is new until the first person buys it.

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