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Unread 02-20-2015, 02:00 AM   #1
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Default Need help explaining the history of a used car..strange situation

So the situation...I found a 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander with 6k miles on it at Carmax. It was a good deal for a good car but then I looked up the history on their computers: It had been sold at auction by the manufacturer on December 29, 2014 with 10 miles on the odometer. But now on Feb 19, it has 6k miles on it.

The car does not show any previous owners so I can only assume it was sold to Carmax at the auction in Dec.

So my questions are: Why was this car sold at auction by the manufacturer? Is there anything I should be cautious about when purchasing?

And how did it get so many miles in just 1.5 months?

I'm very unsure about this and it's only being held for me till 5PM Pacific time tomorrow..if I don't get any good answers here on through them I'm not purchasing.

Thank you, I appreciate any response.

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This has been resolved. It turns out the 10 miles was when the car was registered with the DMV in the beginning of it's life. The car was driven by an exec at Mitsubishi then sold at auction with the 6k miles (cannot be sold as new with more than 3k miles). So this is actually a pretty sweet deal.

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