35 miles on new 2019?

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    #1 niknatar, Jan 13, 2019
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    So I've found a dealership selling a 2019 straight up at MSRP and have placed a deposit on the car as the paperwork gets sorted out. However, the odometer shows 35 miles on the car, which seems high to me for a brand new car. I'm going to ask the dealership how the miles were put on the car, but I'll have no way of knowing if they're being truthful or not. In a worst case scenario (someone test drove the car and was hard on it), is this enough miles to be cause for any concern?

    UPDATE:
    So I just heard back from the dealership--apparently the car was driven from a major auto show in the city back to the dealership by the general sales manager. The mileage actually lines up pretty precisely with that explanation.

    I'm going to try and find out if it was purely on display, or if people were allowed into/out of it. I feel like the dealership should have disclosed this right off the bat, so I'm leaning against purchasing the car at this point.
     
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    I was actually surprised my friend was able to test drive a brand new one nearby. His family had purchased 5 cars from them in the past so they let him drive the type-R.
    Personally, I'm OCD about the break-in period so I'd probably pass on one with 35 miles. Most of the ones I've seen have 5-8 miles.
     
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    Maybe it was a dealer trade. When I bought my ITR it had 360 miles on it, it was a dealer trade from Florida. Drove the hell out of that car for many years - no problem.

    If it were me, I wouldn't care. The car has a warranty, after all.
     
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    That's nothing the car is fine. If you smell melting maybe not but it wouldn't kill the car instantly for some high revs out the gate.
     
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    Yah whats the problem snowflake.
     
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    Is there anything that could be done in such a small amount of mileage that could effect break-in?
     
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    from a consumer standpoint, you shouldn't buy anything that you dont feel comfortable with. i would definitely look for a different one. just my 2 cents.


     
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    My mind just thinks of the worst possible scenario...
    30 miles of test driving. Who knows how many really high revs, pot holes hit, stalling out, riding the clutch, grind a gear, etc.

    I'd just be a lot more comfortable knowing no one test drove it besides the standard 5-6 miles from the plant that they usually have on them.
     
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    Mine came with 25 BTW. Didn't really bother me. You can ask them why it has its mileage.
     
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    OP apparenly is not comfortable with it, why bother, just shop around and find a better one. this car is definitely worth for the wait and efforts, make sure you r 100% happy b4 hanging over ur hard earned money. Good luck searching!
     
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    Mine had 7 miles on it when I got it

    I know most dealers don’t allow test drives but maybe this dealer does ? That or the dealership people took it for a spin
     
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    The dealer might have just let people test drive the one your looking at if the trans has no issues when you test drive it... they should let you test drive it if there is already 35 miles on it but like others have said it’s personal preference... they get shipped with 5 miles on them an a dealer technician is supposed to do a 2 mile drive for some reason... I have heard people get them with 5-10 miles on them like the other guys above have stated. 35 isn’t bad though if you really want it
     
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    Mine also had 7 miles on it
     
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    My salesman ask for a ride in my GTR while the tech was getting ready to test drive it. I pulled out behind him with the salesman an blew my own type r’s doors off while the tech was driving it the two miles when we pulled back in the tech asked why I wanted the type r... I said for a beater lmao
     
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    When I bought my car it had 60 miles on it because it was a dealer trade. It's not uncommon.
     
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