I have been scoping out the carfax histories of used Caymans and have some questions about certain occurances in a used cars history and what it might mean. One of the thing that I have noticed, is that come cars sit around for months before they are sold. Sometimes they end up being sold to another dealer. One car sat for 10 months before ending up at another dealer's lot before being sold. The record shows that it had a battery change during that time, before the first owner took possession. Is this kind of history common, and does it mean anything.
Another thing I have noticed is that a few cars end up being sold at auction to another dealer after being owned for a year or two. Is there anything to be wary about a car that ends up being sold at auction? I assume that the owner defaulted on the loan or something and it ended up being repossessed.
Finally, sometimes a car that is 4 or 5 years old will have had 2 or 3 owners, sometimes only held for a few months. Should one be careful about a car with such a history? The service records do not seem to show many problems.
It seems like, in looking for the best used vehicle, one should try to find a single owned vehicle, with low miles and a clean service and incident history, so I wonder if I'm being too restrictive if I rule out cars with the above issues in their history?