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Old 07-13-2015, 08:56 PM   #1
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I'm buying a 2001 Silhouette. it has 240k miles on it. Does that sound like ALOT to anyone else?
I drove the car, its smooth as butter. No rattles, no stutters. The engine looks fairly clean. Other than needing an oil change, and some minor little things this car is in impeccable shape.
Is 240k alot nowadays? It comes out to about 16k per year which isnt horrible, but thats above average.

I haven't owned a GM for years, so I dont know if the engine will last a month or a year
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I would be curious what was happening to put that many miles on. If it is spanning the country coast to coast several times a year, I wouldn't be too concerned with the mileage. If it was a local delivery vehicle that was constantly loaded and pulling things around, than I would be concerned.

It may still be good, however it could just as easily been bad. Also inquire on common problem areas, such as LIM gasket failures, coolant consumption, if it was ever ran without any, etc.

Also know that miles plays in to valuation. Don't overpay for something that the insurance will undercut if they needed to replace it.
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If you don't know the complete repair history of the vehicle, be ready for a trans rebuild shortly.
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Yeah, at that kind of mileage, even if work was done, you are playing Russian Roulette....

This a 3.4L, especially known for coolant leaks and head gasket problems...as Mike has said, not knowing the history, there are potential transmission problems, and if all wheel drive, even more problems....I'd walk away, unless you have your heart set on it, and your heart has plenty of cash for repairs....

Never mind condenser problems, sliding door problems, rear knuckle problems, ABS harness problems, fuel sender problems, etc.

I have more if you want? All I am saying is, if this is going to be your main means of transportation, I wouldn't get something with that kind of mileage...it can dig a hole in your wallet very fast......or maybe, you could be one of the luck ones?
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