I also once bought a "nearly new old car". My 1998 Pontiac Firefly (Canadian market Chevy Metro) had just 2,500 km (1,500 mi.) on the odometer when I got it at 8 years old. It was originally bought by a little old lady who drove it to church & shopping for part of the first year, and then she moved to France. She parked the car in her daughter's garage (on this side of the pond), intending to have the car shipped overseas after she got there, but she unfortunately fell ill and gave up driving. She never did anything with the car, so it sat in her daughter's garage for 7 more years until after she passed away. I bought it from the daughter. It still smelled new inside after 8 years.
Yeah, I've still got the Firefly. 23 years old and it's up to ~45k km = 28k miles now.
View my fuel log 2013 Space Star Cleartec Intense 1.0 manual: 55.1 mpg (US) ... 23.4 km/L ... 4.3 L/100 km ... 66.1 mpg (Imp)
Correct - it didn't move. It sat in the daughter's garage and was used as a shelf (so, unfortunately, there were some big scratches in the otherwise perfect paint).
The original tires were actually OK & full of air. No flat spots. And I still have them - lots of tread left! Though I don't use them anymore.
Believe it or not, all it needed was a new battery. It started up immediately & ran fine on 7 year-old gas, though I was prepared to drain |& re-fill the tank when I came to pick up the car.
That is really suspicious that the miles are that low. And also that the car say 2 years undriven. You would think at that point that most people would just sell a car if they did not plan to drive it again for 2 years. Anyways I would assume oil has not been changed on the years the car sat dormant so I would change all fluids if I was the buyer. Everything: coolant, brake fluid, transmission fluid, engine oil.
I thought I had the lowest miles 2015 on this forum at 21,000 miles but you got me beat! Also my 60k warranty just ended due to time lapse just now in March of 2021
Have not had any trouble other than bringing car to dealer for a recall they issued on the airbag programming software update.
2015 Mirage DE 5 speed Manual (no bluetooth) nickname: "Agile Grey Rat"
View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 44.9 mpg (US) ... 19.1 km/L ... 5.2 L/100 km ... 53.9 mpg (Imp)
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