I'm buying a car but it missed its first service - should I walk away?

A local dealer here (Pisa, Italy) has three 2020 Kia Niro Hybrids for sale, all low kms (45k-60k), all midspec. They are all ex company cars and are all missing their first service. The salesperson explained that the company did not want to pay for the service, and as a consequence the Kia 7 year warranty is no longer valid. instead they offer the cars with a 12 month warranty with a local garage. I will confirm with Kia Italy tomorrow about the status of the official Kia warranty. But in the meantime, is missing the first running-in service a big issue with the Kia 1.6 GDI hybrid engine?
There is nothing to suggest that this engine in particular is at greater risk of issues due to the first service being missed than any other, but we would be cautious of any car with missing services and expect the price to reflect this. 60,000 kilometers (37,000) miles is a long time to go without a service, and we would not expect Kia to honour the seven year warranty.
Answered by David Ross on

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