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Used car questions
I'll be calling a few people about a used car and I've compiled a list of question I want to ask before checking it out further and what-not. Below are the questions I've thought of so far. Does anyone have any others that might be worth asking during the initial phone call, or later?

Why are you looking to sell this vehicle?

Has it ever been in any accidents?

What is the make, model, and year?

How many miles does it have on it?

Has it gotten regular oil changes and checkups?

What kind of milage does it get?

Does the vehicle have any nuances?

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pdmorehouse From: pdmorehouse Date: August 18th, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
ask about the tires. they can be an expensive replacement.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: August 18th, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooo, good point; will do. Thanks.
pdmorehouse From: pdmorehouse Date: August 18th, 2006 04:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
might wanna ask about brakes and exhaust also. when was the last time they were changed. making any noises. see if the tires have any cracks in them how much tread is left. ask about leakage. ask if they have all the maintenance records for the car also.
raist_ From: raist_ Date: August 18th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ask when the last tune up (Read: BOTH plugs and wires) was done.

I'd change "nuances" to "problems." Average seller won't understand.

Ask for the VIN number. Then go look it up.

Make sure you test drive the car before buying; verify they gave you the correct VIN. Take someone who knows cars with you.
voyguy From: voyguy Date: August 19th, 2006 04:36 am (UTC) (Link)

used car

do you have the clear title to this vehicle(pink slip)
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