Carfax will help to identify accidents, recalls, odometer rollbacks, title history (salvage, flood, rebuilt), and previous owners. I think there have been cases of dealers buying out-of-state cars with rebuilt titles and somehow get the titles changed to a clean one, wiping away the previous salvage title and damage history.Hey guys! First post on here...i am on the verge of gettinga '00 rs2.5...just test drove it today and everything looked great...carfax came out clean, although i know that doesnt always mean its clean.
My only concern though is the mileage....it has about 125k. during the test drive i didnt feel any issues and when i inspected the engine bay i saw no sign of any leaks and the exhaust looked decent. I am hoping that if it already had a problem it might have been corrected? the dealer knew very little about the car so he was no help.
other than that there was a small whine for about 2-4 seconds right at startup, but it sounded like a timinig belt issue. any possible red flags on that or the mileage?! i am totally green behind the ears on these cars but wanted to own one since i was 12!
thanks in advance!