Q: Looking at 2004 Buick Ranier with similar mileage, is there a way to tell which one would hold up longer?

asked by on

My infiniti has rust, the remote doesn't work, the cassette player is broken and makes a slamming noise that irritates me. .

The Buick Ranier is a 2004. The car has the silimar miles on it. There is no rust and the dash and electronics are good.

I know this is not the best situation since the miles are so high, but it's something I can afford. Is there a way to know which engine etc. would hold up longer? I'm looking for feedback and wondering if this is a good descion.

My car has 186000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

There is no way to tell which of these would hold up longer since these are two very different vehicles with different components and service history.

As with any car, the manner in which it is maintained has a lot to do with how long it lasts and what kinds of parts need to be replaced.

I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to perform a pre-purchase inspection prior to purchasing the vehicle. From there you’ll be able to know the each car’s overall conditions and ensure a good investment.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Looking at 2004 Buick Ranier with similar mileage, is there a way to tell which one would hold up longer?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car having problem starting and overheating

This may be related potentially to a bad voltage regulator. The responsibility of the voltage regulator is to keep the alternator from over or under charging the battery and to maintain the battery at a specific charge. When this is...

Q: is this car a good car?

You should have a mobile mechanic like one from YourMechanic do a pre-purchase inspection of the vehicle so you can make a better informed decision on the purchase of this vehicle or any other vehicles you are considering on purchasing....

Q: Hello, my husband and I are considering purchasing a 1985 GMC Sierra Suburban. It has only had 1 owner and has 63K miles.

This model truck in general has a good history, with no Federal Recalls recorded, and no apparent dealer technical service bulletins. If the truck spent any time in Pennsylvania in the winters, it should be checked for salt or other...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...