Is £4000 for a 2009 Honda Jazz 1.4 with 62,000 miles and dubious service history a fair price?

After much thought, I picked out a 2009 Honda Jazz 1.4 manual with 62,000 miles on the clock for £4000 from a local dealer. I don't currently have a car so it's been difficult to locate a decent car for me to buy and I'm badly in need of one. It has a full Honda service history up until 44,000 miles, but nothing since then. It also appears one previous driver drove it for 18,000 miles with no MoT until it was sold to a lady (current owner on logbook) and it passed the MoT in June 2016. Does this sound like a fair price? Should the lack of recent service history worry me? Dealer is adamant it's fair price, I questioned him on lack of recent service and he agreed to service the car and change the front break pads and offered 3 months warranty covering engine, gearbox, etc.

Asked on 14 February 2017 by Leo Joannou

Answered by Honest John
Normally I'd be wary, but we have a Honda Jazz in Thailand, a bit younger with similar mileage and a dubious history and it's fine. £4000 is a fair price for such a versatile, useful and reliable car. On your next drive listen for any gearbox bearing noise. The dealer is liable for any faults that could have been present or developing on date of sale for 6 months from the date of sale so the 3 month warranty is irrelevant.
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