Is a used car with very low mileage cause for concern?

I’ve seen a BMW 320i M Sport that I’m rather interested in. It’s at the main dealer. It was registered in late July 2017 but has covered only 2500 miles. Is that low mileage likely to be a problem? I tend to keep cars for 4-5 years and cover 6000-8000 miles per year (in normal times). Many thanks.

Asked on 5 February 2021 by Steve Jones

Answered by Andrew Brady
It's a bit worrying, yes. Cars don't like being left unused for long periods. Parts seize up and there could be issues when it's pressed into regular use. If it's cheaper than similar cars and comes with a warranty, it could be worth a punt.
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