I got my 88 in 2011 with 30K miles, no records from owners 1 or 2. Owner #3 bought in 2009 with intent to flip quickly; didn't do much service at all. However I did consult with the most recent mechanic for his opinion on its condition.I am getting close to picking up a 95 S4 and understand the importance of past maintenance records. So, looking for opinions here. The car I am considering has no past records from the first and second owner but the third owner, who has had the car for 10 years, has had a belt change approx. [snip] My question is would you be leary of no past service history records if you were planning a PPI and timing belt change? In essence, I would be starting the record keeping with the inspection and new belt service. Thoughts? Thanks.
He gave thumbs up on the condition of the car. But did caution it would cost $$$ since the 30K miles service hadn't been done.
So, it worked out for me, but I may have simply gotten lucky. Other Esprit owners were not so lucky.
Check out my 'garage' under my handle on left if you want to see almost 3 years of maintenance.