So I'm looking into getting a car and I was browsing and saw this:
It's a CLK 63 AMG Black Series which went for about $160k when it was released. The issue is that for a car this beastly, at such low mileage, it's for an incredibly cheap price relatively speaking. Other identical cars are going for 80k+ on the same site.
I don't think it's a scam but I am thinking it's probably salvaged or something and just has a bad history. I can probably carfax it but it's my first time buying a used car from a private dealer, so I have a few questions.
1. How reliable would a carfax be? i.e. is it possible that more could've happened to the car, yet was hidden conveniently from the carfax?
2. Is there anything else I should be looking for or asking about? I can actually go see this car IRL if the seller lets me (I fired off an email not too long ago).
3. In case it IS salvaged/has had a major crash or something previously, how heavily should that deter me from buying the car?
Thanks TL, always helpful!