Is it sensible to buy a used Vauxhall Astra which was previously owned by a disabled driver?

I am looking for a Vauxhall Astra and have found a 2007 model which only has 11,000 miles on the clock. The bodywork needs some attention but I am worried that, as the owner has only driven 11,000 in three years, this might have had an effect on the engine. The garage tell me that it was used as a disability car.

Asked on 20 August 2010 by essams

Answered by Honest John
That's bad news all round. It will have been used as the disabled person's legs and that implies a life of short runs, many from cold and a lot of steering wheel twirling and changes of gear. Those 11,000 miles could be the equivalent of 110,000 on the motorway.
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