Is this mileage bad for a 2008 motorhome

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  1. Diane1969

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    Hi all, we've been on a search again today and found a autocruise gleneagle 2008 model but the mileage is nearly 57000 miles, most vans around that age appear to be around the 20000 miles .
    Would like some advice please
     
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    What engine is it? the mileage is nothing
     
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    A dealer will tell you that mileage means nothing to these vans, when you're buying!

    They will also tell you it means everything to a Motorhome when you are selling or trading in.

    High mileage means a higher discount or you walk away.

    :cooler:
     
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    2999, fuel type turbo , I'm assuming it's diesel
     
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    Ours is a 2007 with 62000 on the clock. Depends how it's been used. Ours goes South every year so is used during the winter as well. Still runs like a dream.
    Peurgrot Boxer, 3 ltr never breaks into a sweat and, dare I say it, only the battery let us down after 7 years use.
    Vans 7 years old with only 20000 have only just been run in. (y)
    I'm sure you will pay top dollar for that one, pick one with more mileage that hasn't been standing around every winter!
     
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    3 litre Iveco then same as mine. Think in terms of 300k before breaking sweat and it is cam chain so no worry about the cam belt. Check the condition and age of the tyres and service history.
    See if it has had a new auxiliary drive belt?
    I think I'd be looking at when the brake pads were done too

    Whether Fiat Peugeot or Citroen it is an Iveco engine
     
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    If its had a regular service then the engine should be OK
     
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    Thanks there is another one advertised with lower mileage but £6000 mor, which was why I asked is it the mileage that depends the price ?
     
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    Yes but Condition is more important to me.
    A high mileage mint or a low mileage dustbin? weigh it up
     
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    I did think that , asked what they could do on price and she said about £500 , two dealers told us today they are having trouble getting second hand stock and prices are rising due to this ?
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Rubbish

    Look for private examples (y)
     
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    It was excellent condition one owner but can't see any mention of service history
     
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    You need to see it. If the dealer hasn't got it he will have knocked the seller way down in price.
     
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    I have and ones 2008 and 2009 have been advertised earlier this year for thousands less. We really wanted to see if we could get a private sale but everything we seem to like are with dealers !
     
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    We did see it, she printed the details for me
     
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    We did start to panic a little as we're saving up for one and it's looking like it's going to be a lot longer than we planned, but in all honesty they hardly had any vans that weren't already sold
     
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    The service history?
     
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    The stock thing is again depending on if you are selling or buy they will say the first thing that comes in to there little heads.
     
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    Oh sorry I mis understood that
     
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