TigerHeli· 2002 Ford Focus SE
Be VERY careful with this. It might not be as bad with a private party sale, but for the small used car lots - the local mechanics tend to know the dealer lots, if not do maintenance for them, so they often have more interest in helping the local dealer sell a car than giving you an honest evaluation of it.Thank you all for your replies. I don't personally know any "trusted" mechanics, however when selecting a car, I google the area/neighborhood it's located in for auto mechanics in that area and their rates, and reviews.http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/...earbyArea=8&query=toyota camry&searchNearby=1
I got here to late to see the actual ad, but you never know on this. My dad many times would put 4 new tires on a car he thought he would keep, than find something he liked on a car lot a week later and trade it in.the wagon has a lot of great new parts but whenever I see that I wonder why a lot of work got put into a car and now they're getting rid of it...
The seller might have been planning to keep the car and then they decided they liked some feature in a new car or needed something larger and had to trade it.
Or they kept it up and one day the visor fell off or the alternator failed and they replaced it but decided enough was enough and they were sick or nickel and diming things and needed to move on and sell it.
Or the transmission or head gasket failed and they put a can of leak-fix in it and need to sell it fast ...
Really hard to say ...