I am looking at cars that are 2013 or 2014 model year. I found a 2014 model year vehicle for sale that has about 90K miles on it. I know this is high-mileage for a 3- or 4-year old car, but I'm used to buying used vehicles that are five or six years old in the 100K - 150K range and then driving them until 200K, so 90K is still "young". (I bought a Prius 4 years ago with 130K miles on it, and it still runs very well.)
I don't drive a whole lot, maybe only 9000 miles a year, and I live in the Arizona desert in an area with good roads, so don't worry about rust or a lot of wear and tear. So it seems like a decent value to me.
Here is my question:
What is the downside of buying a 3-4 year old used car with 90K miles on it, compared to one of similar age but lower mileage? (30K-60K miles) Is that extra 30-60K miles really equivalent to a year or two less life?