Re: 98 ford taurus off the line really slow
...all good questions!
I'll add that you should NEVER 'assume' what someone did to the vehicle unless they can provide you with paper receipts for maintenance performed. With that said, it's best to change the fluids so YOU KNOW they're up to date and fresh.
I knew a (an older) guy that worked for a GM shop, he used to take people's used oil home and reuse it in his own vehicles since they would come in for a 3K oil change with the oil only 25% used. He's retired and means well like a lot of folks, but again, it's best to change the oils in any used vehicle you purchase.
'00 Durango R/T 360ci 290hp (modded); 138,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 44,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 13,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!