Originally Posted by lateralus
The dealer should have to fix the heater and the lights if they expect someone to buy it.
The 8 year 100,000 mile warranty is just on the engine. The powertrain mileage just passed at 60,000 miles, however the time frame for the powertrain has been gone for quite a while. Bumper To Bumper was 3 years 36,000, so clearly outside of that.
No maintenance records isn't as bad if you are buying the car from a dealer. Just get it in writing from them that the engine checked out within spec. (I.E., get compression test numbers
). Then, if you have a warranty claim on the engine, you only have to show your own records, since the records before purchase are a non-issue, because the engine was fine pre-purchase.
To put it a different way, if the engine is fine now, and it fails later, then it occurred with you in possession, so you should have records for it. If the engine isn't fine now, then of course, don't buy it.
Being that it is for sale by a Mazda dealer this is something that is entirely reasonable and should be easily obtained.