Originally Posted by Ozam
I somehow forgot to mention one major concern. Because of the high driving mileage the "1,200 mile service," which occurred in less than 3 months took place at 6,000 miles!!! Is this service calculated at 1200 miles or the earlier of some time frame, i.e. 3 months or 1200 miles?
EEEks... How much of a concern should this be?
Not sure if it is a huge concern, but it's a concern. During the first 1K miles you will get bits of metal shavings in the engine, diff and tranny. The longer those fragments are floating in the driveline fluids the more risk there is that something could go wrong later. I guess it depends on how long you plan on keeping the car. It may also hurt resale because a buyer looking at the maintenance records will likely have the same concerns. If you plan on trading it in, it probably won't matter.