Dealer has told us a car we like was used for Rolling Road testing. Should we avoid it?

We are looking to purchase a 2016 Jaguar XE with only 10,500 miles on the clock. The main dealer has informed us that it has not been on the road but has been used for testing on a Rolling Road. Could you give us your views on this? Is there a reason for not buying it?

Asked on 30 May 2020 by Christina Morgan

Answered by Dan Powell
If it is a development vehicle then it should be crushed or sent back to Jaguar, not sold to the general public. Most evaluation vehicles and prototypes are not built to the same standards and specifications as production vehicles. This means the car is either unapproved for use on the public road or the dealer is telling you a tall tale to shift a car that's been sitting around for long periods of time doing nothing. Either way, I would move on and choose something else.
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