Join Date: Apr 2010
Ferrari Life Posts: 2,187
Welcome Coz and good luck with your search; it's a rewarding experience and a great learning opportunity.
IMO, the prior service records are very relevant and having them adds value to the car.
To me, they're analogous to your own health records, which is the first thing a new doctor wants to know/have when he's diagnosing you.
Also, knowing in advance the peculiar problems of a particular model is analogous to the knowing your family's health history. You won't find these peculiar problems in the service records, however. That's what these forums and owner to owner networking are for.
A PPI is analogous to a routine physical examination, ie it's not going to catch everything that's wrong - so having the PPI, plus the prior service records and knowing the idiosyncrasies of that particular model will give you a much more complete picture of the overall health of the car.
'99 550, Rosso Corsa / Nero, S/N:114654, Assy: 31836, Engine: 52084
High mileage, low compression, and missing on a few cylinders.....just like my cars.
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