It's good to know that Motability offer a one year Warrentee that's a bonus.
The thing is cars these days are safer, more reliable and better built so even buying a car 5 years old means it still uses modern technology.
Auctions - I thought cars were only sent to auction if they had done over 50,000 milees otherwise they can be put on the garage forecourt.
What appeals to me about buying my Scenic is that I know the service history, it's the true mileage and I have first refusal on buying it - no competition like you find in an auction.
Motability said I can ask for a quote three months before it's due back ie end of August.