Any car with unknown ancestry over 150K miles is a crapshoot. If it was
verifiably owned from new by an anal-retentive mechanical engineer who
change the synthetic oil every 3K miles, and did all the maintenance at
a dealership or high-quality specialist shop, you might have a winner.
I'd price a salvage low-mileage engine change and add that to the
(presumably low) price, then decide if it's still a good deal vs a
comparable model with low mileage.
If the engine sounds good, burns no oil and the cams look in good
condition then I wouldn't worry too much about it. ..but you might
want to worry about the gearbox and all the suspension. It all
depends what you want. If it's cheap enough then you could gamble and
be onto a winner, or pay that extra for a better model.
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