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Hi Guys,

I'm looking to buy a 2014 Huracan with a reputable dealer in the UK, however the service history doesn't quite seem to add up. It's missed a service from 2016 - 2019 even though the mileage is very low I would still expect to see the recommended annual service by Lamborghini.

What do you guys think? Service history below;

08/04/2016 - 3,599 Miles - Lamborghini Main Dealer (London)
25/06/2019 - 8,556 Miles - Lamborghini Main Dealer (London)
28/08/2020 - 8,630 Miles - Lamborghini Main Dealer (London)
 

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I saw a few cars like that at dealerships that were "generic", that is, not Lamborghini dealerships, and although the mileage was low in those cases as well, in fact lower, I passed mostly because I wanted to be assured if a warranty issue arose Lamborghini couldn't say where are the services records for said missing dates and therefore not honor the warranty. That may be a moot point in your case since it's a 2014 model year unless, of course, it comes with an extended warranty. What I found on occasion when the "dealership" or the previous owner(s) did not perform the service is they were trying to avoid the expense that is part and parcel of owning a supercar. My question for the dealership is would they be willing to contact the previous owner or owners and see if they have records for service of those years without documentation (doubtful though). One other thing, in the time I was trying to secure a Huracan I found when I missed out on one deal there was another deal that would invariably come along, and if a particular deal would slip through my fingers my wife would console me and state most emphatically.... "if you didn't get the car it wasn't meant to be your car". ;)
Disclaimers: I tend to be a very cautious person, and also I am new to the Lamborghini brand so the above issue may not be a concern for other more experienced members.

I am sure other forum members will chime in and provide sage insight. Though, best of luck with your decision making process!
 

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I always take mine in for service once a year regardless of the miles. Fluids go bad and I want mine freshened annually. I had service Done this year when I only had 450 miles since the last one.
 

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Thanks guys!

I think I may end up getting a pre purchase inspection carried out for peace of mind. Can anyone recommend a Lamborghini specialist in North of England?

Thanks
 

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I think that is a great idea. You just never know what could be hiding and it is too much money to gamble with.
 

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@lambobrad, one thing that was important for me to know before I purchased my preowned Huracan was how many launches the car had with the past owner(s). If that bit of information is important they can tell you that when you get your PPI and hook the car up to their computer(s). I took that as a rough indicator as to how the car was treated and whether the car was overly thrashed. I know I am an outlier but I am launch averse.
 

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@lambobrad, one thing that was important for me to know before I purchased my preowned Huracan was how many launches the car had with the past owner(s). If that bit of information is important they can tell you that when you get your PPI and hook the car up to their computer(s). I took that as a rough indicator as to how the car was treated and whether the car was overly thrashed. I know I am an outlier but I am launch averse.
That's a useful bit of advice, however it's hard to put a number on what I believe to be a reasonable number of launches for its life? I'd assume 2 or 3 times per year is enough..
 

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That's a useful bit of advice, however it's hard to put a number on what I believe to be a reasonable number of launches for its life? I'd assume 2 or 3 times per year is enough..
My car was a 2019 and the previous owner had it for 9 months and there were two launches........
 

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I feel like launches are a bit overrated as a factor unless it鈥檚 maxed out and clearly a car driven hard and put away wet. I haven鈥檛 launched any car I鈥檝e had just because it鈥檚 not my style personally since I drive mostly manuals. The viper had a launch control and I couldn鈥檛 imagine using that.

I think generally having service history is important as it helps indicate a baseline level of trusted service but some people service their cars in their own or through a trusted mechanic if not better than the dealer. I use the dealer personally.

Fewer owners to me indicates possibly better care of the car. I know people go through cars fast and I have done that a lot myself. However, say a 17 has 4 owners it can mean people are trying to escape the car for some reason not great from damage to being unable to pay for basic maintenance and consumables.

typically having some miles on a car is a good thing and lessens problems for future owners. These engines are near bullet proof but driving them is one of the best ways to keep it that way. Cars that sit don鈥檛 do as well on average. I know this is longer than the OP post but I think vetting the car by asking the right questions and doing the proper inspection is the only way to assess the car fairly and accurately.
 

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Fewer owners to me indicates possibly better care of the car. I know people go through cars fast and I have done that a lot myself. However, say a 17 has 4 owners it can mean people are trying to escape the car for some reason not great from damage to being unable to pay for basic maintenance and consumables.
I think that is the most important thing to me. The fewer the owners the less beating the car could possibly take, every owner has to test it out to a certain degree. After you own a car for a while you get it out of your system to a certain degree.
 

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My Huracan was my first preowned supercar. I had a long list that needed to be satisfied for me to pull the trigger.....,one owner, low miles (in my case ~1600), few if any launches, up to date service that was well documented, remaining warranty, clean CarFax, sterling dealership reputation, PPI, etc..........
Although, I wanted a car with a PPF that was optional. Oh yeh, the sales person had to be professional which is something that is not always a given. My feeling is if the salesperson starts out treating you poorly before the purchase it certainly will not improve after the deal is closed.
Much of this will not apply to the OP but this what I consider due diligence.
 

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My Huracan was my first preowned supercar. I had a long list that needed to be satisfied for me to pull the trigger.....,one owner, low miles (in my case ~1600), few if any launches, up to date service that was well documented, remaining warranty, clean CarFax, sterling dealership reputation, PPI, etc..........
Although, I wanted a car with a PPF that was optional. Oh yeh, the sales person had to be professional which is something that is not always a given. My feeling is if the salesperson starts out treating you poorly before the purchase it certainly will not improve after the deal is closed.
Much of this will not apply to the OP but this what I consider due diligence.
That sounds like a perfect purchase. You must have gotten lucky or gone through a lot of sellers.
 

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That sounds like a perfect purchase. You must have gotten lucky or gone through a lot of sellers.
Thanks Russ. Hardly perfect but I did manage to get a full frontal PPF with the deal, and then had the rocker panels done. Yes, I had to evaluate many possible deals and I did not limit myself to the Huracan. I looked at the 2019 ZR1, 2018 AMG-GTR, several 911s but after my experience with the 718, 3RS and 2RS.......meh. So it took time and fortunately I had started the research before the pandemic and pulled the trigger on the Huracan when the prices started to drop. BTW, the dealership payed for enclosed carry to my home........from NC to TX. They left on a Saturday the 11th of July at noon and arrived at my door at 10:45 am on Monday the 13th of July. Overall for a long distance purchase things went quite well.
 
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