Get ARUK and the dealer to confirm this in writing …
I have an 2 anecdotes on why.
Firstly, When I bought my first Brera, I went to view it, checked out everything as you do, and after looking at the service stamps I followed this up with phone calls to the well known dealer. I wanted to know if the service records showed anything untoward etc etc and I asked loads of other questions.
The dealer happily confirmed that 'no sir, it’s a fine car, nice owner, nothing out the unusual with servicing …' etc etc.
Sometime after buying the car, I actually bumped into the former owner who had had it from new. He told me a disastrous tale of woe about how the car had spent many months in total sat in the dealers service area whilst they more or less rebuilt it due to a litany of major problems …. And he was utterly ****ed off the ARUK too … and he eventually ran screaming into the hills, selling it at some huge loss.
Luckily, following all that, the car did another 30,000 miles without anything going wrong, perhaps suggesting that the dealer did a good job putting it together the way it should have been from the factory…
However, despite me asking the same dealer many questions before buying, he never once let on that the car had been a total warranty nightmare for them … and in fact was merely confirming the servicing side of the question. Nice.
Now, here's why its good to get it in writing :-
15 yrs ago, I had a similar situation with another rather well known company from Italy that makes red cars, for a car costing 20 times as much, and who hold themselves out as purveyors of fine gentleman's sportcars, sir. In that instance they had actually put their views in a written report prior to my purchase. When I subsequently found out the truth about the cars real status, and how they had also badly crashed it when in for a service and then rebuilt it without HPI knowing … I wasn’t too pleased, and it made the car impossible to sell because the trade knew it to be a lemon of epic proportions with a bad 'story' behind it, even though it was also an actual concours winning example of the breed. Long story short, but I eventually pursued them through the courts for 'negligent misrepresentation' and won. The settlement consisted of a brand new car of my choice, damages, and all my costs, and a 7 yr gagging order since they didn’t want the rest of the world knowing what a bunch of &^%'s they really are.
Currently I am back in another Brera and absolutely love it to bits