Is it good if a car has low mileage?

I am looking to buy a nearly new Mazda CX-30. There are many for sale between two and three years old that have very low mileage figures. For instance, one is advertised as having just over 8000 miles on the clock but is nearly three years old. I would expect a car of this age to have a much higher milage. Should I be wary of buying a car of this age that has done much less than the expected milage?
Bear in mind that during the last couple of years many people (particularly the older and more vulnerable) won't have driven much at all due to Covid. As such we would say 8000 miles is only a bit below average for a three year-old car. We'd be more concerned if the car is a decade old or more with that mileage...
Answered by Lawrence Allan on

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