How do you know the owner "babied" it? Because they told you they did?
It was a 2004 with 150K miles on it. Almost every repair/maintenance was done at the dealer.
When the dealer did their inspection during oil changes, they would say "x" needs repairs soon.
- when I was planning to keep the car, I would get those done quickly
- in the last 2 years, with the car's life with me, when they said "X" needs to be done, I'd say "how long until it really needs to be fixed". I'm fully aware that there were items that were on the "to do" list when I sold the car. The buyer never asked me if there was up-coming maintenance scheduled (I would have been truthful). But I'm sure they knew because they paid for a car inspection at a repair shop before buying it.
Unless you have the car checked out by a mechanic, you have no idea what items really need fixing.
That said... have you checked out the appraisal for this car? With 200,000 miles on it, it's worth about $2000.