I’m looking for a … actually, the car doesn’t matter. It’s a used car. I’m settled on this model, and wherever I buy it doesn’t matter.
So I see one that looks promising at a nearby dealer. It’s a 2010 with 55,000 miles, the price is reasonable, and it’s warrantied for 12 months and 12000 miles. Looks good, right?
But Carfax reports the car has had two owners, each owning the car about 2 1/2 years. There’s no – zero, nada – maintenance showing in Carfax for the second owner. No oil or filter changes. No state inspections. Nothing.
Something else that’s confusing: the car was bought at auction (per Carfax) and has been at the dealership since September, over two months now. Why hasn’t it sold already?
Everything is telling me to run from this car, but it’s exactly what I’m looking for, and that warranty (honorable at all Toyota dealerships) tells me not to worry.
What do you think?