Has anyone bought a car without service history in the UK? What tips would you offer? I've just been to see a mint 2006 Ford Mondeo Edge. Fantastic car (checked very thoroughly for all the usual + full AA HPI Check), good price but no service history and only one recent MOT (one advisory for a nail in the tire which was fixed). I had a good drive around, checked under all the upolstory and had a good nose about in the engine. It was sweet to drive and everything was in good shape (Vin numbers match, no sign of spray repair, clean HPI, no moisture in oil tank, battery contacts have been well kept, brakes are progressive when stopping suddenly and don't screach or veer, no corrosion or signs of welding, etc). The only dark cloud is the lack of service history and older MOT certificates but as you can buy prestamped service books on ebay (some can be made to order!) I wasn't put off but I wondered what experiences other people have had?