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Pretty Little Prius C (2012) and Ugly CarFax report
I'm looking to buy a second car, and I found a really sweet little Prius C for $9,100 at CarLotz, which allegedly sells privately owned vehicles on consignment.
It's got all the features I want, in the color that I want, and it's at 90,500 miles. And the dog ate the backseat, which looks kinda rough but I am not worried about that.
Here's the problem. The Carfax report shows that the oil wasn't changed until 30,000 miles, and not again until 49,000 and then again when CarLotz got it (at 91,000). Three oil changes in 90,000 miles.
I even called the dealer where the service was done, gave them the VIN and they said that the car was brought in at 10,000 mile intervals, but no oil change was done until 30,000 miles.
I understand that if the guy did it in his backyard, it's not going to show on CarFax, but most dealerships offer free oil changes.
Should I go ahead and buy this little cutie, or let it go?
Is CarFax accurate?
Secondly, the ownership chain shows that the car came to CarLotz was sold recently at auction, and then taken up to CarLotz. So is this some POS auction car?
Thanks for any insights.