Some questions on this carfax report

I'm interested in Ford Escort 2002 that's for sale. I've run vin number against carfax database but some of it is beyond my understanding of cars (this is my first purchase)
Can any of you guys take a look at this and tell me if it all seems more or less ok. The price on car is $3000. I'm particularly concerned about the following two lines that I see on the report. Not sure if it's just regular kind of check or indication of potential problems.
Engine/powertrain computer/module checked Drivability/performance checked
Automatic transmission checked
I will of course take a car to the mechanic and will test drive it.
thanks a bunch in advance for all the help
============================================================== 2002 FORD ESCORT SEDAN 4 DR 2.0L L4 PFI SOHC 8V FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Year purchased 2002 2003 2004 Type of owner Rental Personal Personal Estimated length of ownership 10 months 7 months 4 yrs. 2 mo. Owned in the following states/provinces New York, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania, Virginia Estimated miles driven per year --- --- 4,380/yr Last reported odometer reading 27,311 37,500 64,459
Purchased: 2002 Type: Rental Where: New York, Pennsylvania Est. miles/year: --- Est. length owned: 1/4/02 - 11/14/02 (10 months)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments: 12/14/2001 NICB Vehicle manufactured and shipped to original dealer 01/04/2002 5 New York Motor Vehicle Dept. East Elmhurst, NY Title issued or updated First owner reported Registered as rental vehicle (major car rental company) Loan or lien reported 11/14/2002 27,299 Auto Auction Sold at auction in Eastern Region Listed as a manufacturer vehicle CARFAX Xpert Dealers routinely buy and sell millions of used vehicles at auction each year. 11/20/2002 Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Dept. Philadelphia, PA Title issued or updated Dealer took title of this vehicle while it was in inventory 12/10/2002 27,311 Dealer Inventory Philadelphia, PA Vehicle offered for sale
Owner Two Vehicle History Purchased: 2003 Type: Personal Where: Pennsylvania Est. miles/year: --- Est. length owned: 3/12/03 - 10/20/03 (7 months)
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments: 03/12/2003 27,316 Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Dept. Philadelphia, PA Title issued or updated New owner reported 10/20/2003 30,758 Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale 01/23/2004 Dealer Inventory Vehicle sold 02/11/2004 30,759 Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Dept. Philadelphia, PA Title issued or updated Dealer took title of this vehicle while it was in inventory 06/09/2004 36,078 DeSimone Auto Group Philadelphia, PA 215-744-6400 www.desimoneautogroup.com ww.desimoneautogrou p.com Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated Emissions inspection completed Washed/detailed Safety inspection performed 09/21/2004 Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale 09/25/2004 Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Dept. Philadelphia, PA Vehicle purchase reported 10/15/2004 37,500 DeSimone Auto Group Philadelphia, PA 215-744-6400 www.desimoneautogroup.com ww.desimoneautogrou p.com Vehicle serviced
Owner Three Vehicle History Purchased: 2004 Type: Personal Where: Pennsylvania, Virginia Est. miles/year: 4,380/yr Est. length owned: 11/10/04 - 1/26/09 (4 yrs. 2 mo.)
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CARFAX Xpert Low mileage! This owner drove an estimated 4,380 miles per year, lower than the industry average of 15,000 miles. These vehicles can be a better value. Date: Mileage: Source: Comments: 11/10/2004 Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Dept. Philadelphia, PA Title issued or updated New owner reported 10/07/2005 48,749 DeSimone Auto Group Philadelphia, PA 215-744-6400 www.desimoneautogroup.com ww.desimoneautogrou p.com Engine/powertrain computer/module checked Drivability/performance checked 11/09/2005 49,044 DeSimone Auto Group Philadelphia, PA 215-744-6400 www.desimoneautogroup.com ww.desimoneautogrou p.com Automatic transmission checked 11/01/2006 Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Dept. Philadelphia, PA Registration issued or renewed 02/15/2008 Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Dept. Philadelphia, PA Registration issued or renewed 01/26/2009 Virginia Motor Vehicle Dept. Plano, TX Vehicle purchase reported 02/26/2009 64,459 Virginia Motor Vehicle Dept. Plano, TX Title issued or updated Vehicle repossessed 03/02/2009 Auto Auction Sold at auction in Eastern Region Listed as a fleet vehicle
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Since the car was titled in PA, there is one thing you can be sure of, the title was never "washed" and is therefore a good clean title.
NADA lists a clean 2002 Escort, with 65,000 miles at $7,200, so the price is right as well.

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I didn't know auto dealerships made reports to CarFax other than when they sold a car. Those lines are just routine checks, nothing to worry about.
Since this car was originally a rental vehicle, make sure your mechanic pays special attention to the condition of the AT. If you end up buying the car, an AT fluid & filter change (not a flush) would be good preventative maintenance.

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Is preventative maintenance anything like preventive maintenance? ;)
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