Originally Posted by NYCaudi007
The car fax has dealer service records going back more than a decade. First owner had it 3 years. 2nd had it the rest and was dealer serviced.
Could be an old couple with two cars and one didnt get used much.
Contact them and find out, if possible. After I bought my A6 in Feb., I called the place listed by Carfax that had serviced my car for seven years. When I told them the make and model, they instantly knew the owner's name and said "oh, Mrs. Suchandsuch*? Yeah we know that car. What info do you need?". Gave me her name, full info on services, etc.
I contacted her via email (she's a local real estate agent, had a website with email link), asked her a few friendly questions, and all was good.
Too bad I'll never know what the person who owned it for a year between me and her did to it. I've found a couple shoddy DIY repairs. There's diy-right and diy-wrong, and they were for sure the latter.
*no, that's not her actual name
I'd try to find a Vag-com or OBD2 scanner and pull codes after the test drive. Research how to force readiness codes during a drive cycle, and try to do that during the test drive.
How much are they asking for it?