Hi, new to the forum and the car so hello!
I am looking at GX4H cars around 2015 and 55-65k miles with good history etc and budget around £12.5k. I have seen one near me from a Toyota dealership and test drove and all seemed good. 62k miles, 3 owners, unmarked, metallic grey, £12900. Also seen one online from Mitsubishi garage about 300 miles away, franchised approved, black, 56k miles, 3 owners, black, same price. Would have to be bought unseen pretty much but I’m thinking franchised approved, pretty low risk. With each I’d be trying to understand battery condition through a battery report, maybe better luck getting that from Mitsubishi one. I’m in early discussions with both.
So, couple questions pls.
I’m tempted by the one further away as it’s approved, maybe better colour (?, subjective I know), bit less miles. First question, I assume franchise approved is at least worth something and gives some more peace of mind?
Second question, smaller one, from pics looks as if the approved car has a boot screen type thing that draws back to hide things, the other car pic doesn’t seem to. Assume that’s a standard fitting that should be there?
Thanks very much in advance. And any tips on what else to consider would be much appreciated!