I found a used 2011 Toyota Camry with 145,000 miles being sold for $xxxx + dealer fee ;). It is a 1 owner car and the Carfax shows consistent vehicle service and maintenance records throughout ownership (38 records). This includes various parts replacements and consistent oil changes. The local mechanic I took it to said there were no stored codes.
It is being sold by a Toyota dealership and most of the routine maintenance visits (2012- present) were taken care of at that same dealership’s service center. The dealership said that to pass inspection they had to replace the radiator and water pump, along with brakes, tires and a few other smaller items.
I’m a little concerned now that there may be engine damage. They mentioned there was a minor leak in the water pump when asked. After researching further, I need to call back and ask about the reason for the radiator replacement, as it would appear this is even more concerning.
This is a rough used car market and I’ve been looking for a car for or my teen for some time now. I thought given the long service history, 1 owner, and it being a 2011 Camry (not 2007 or 2009) that I’d be in the clear.
What are your thoughts? I’d love some guidance in the next day or two so I can make a decision quickly.