I second a CARFAX check. Suggest doing a Better Business Bureau check on the dealership for any signs of fraud as well. I drove 600 miles RT to get mine, and it was new, so, don't be apprehensive to drive to get one, just make sure you've done your homework ahead of time. :roll:8).....If you are really serious about looking at it, I'd say run the VIN through Carfax first to see any and all of its history. If it checks out to your liking, visit the seller and test drive.