All great suggestions people, thank you. I'm an estimator/admin at a cutting-edge body shop. I've been a detailer, mechanic, and a used car salesman (only briefly though, I started hating myself...there is nobody I loathe more than a used car salesman). So, I'm pretty good (and untrusting) at inspecting used cars.
The carfax helped a little. I don't see any entries for the first 2-3 years (it was a lease until 58k mi.), then a private owner took it in every 10k mi for "LINCOLN Priority Service", (synth oil) and various other minor things, then the dealer took it for the past year or so and did some stuff to it ...
I did manage to get the Lincoln service records for the past couple years, and I did the code scan and inspection on a lift at my shop... but MOST impressively, they let me have the car since Friday (still have it) for an overnight test drive. I have been driving it, inspecting every inch etc...
The results are that it's in GREAT shape for 90k mi (without being able to do more invasive engine/trans tests), it's not perfect, the paint is excellent, but needs polished, the driver seat cooling/heat not working, I hear the air, but it sounds like a hose just got disconnected maybe...The rear rotors have grooves but newer pads (all new in front). It's prob due for tune-up , but it runs very well (very very slight rough idle), transmission shifts perfectly, brakes good (despite rotors, will replace when necessary).
The vehicle drives straight and true, the suspension/steering feel tight (as these get) but I can't get past the tires. The biggest issue is that all four tires have cupping, and you can hear/feel it. I checked on the lift, and it's obvious by feel, they are shot. I know these guys are def. not going to buy $388 Perelli tires, and honestly, I don't want them. I don't like them (even without the cupping).
I also have challenging credit so I don't have many choices and have been searching for months, this has been the best condition and had everything on my wish list, so I may have to buy the tires (I get cheap through my job), but the dealer will do all the labor, including alignment and he said he was going to see what the Lincoln dealership will pitch in... Good idea on the fluid change, I'll see if I can get
him to throw some of them in. I know it just had syth oil change and some filters etc... And I have to ask about the programming. - I HOPE TO CALL HER MINE TOMORROW. -Thanks All