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Should I demand repairs before purchase?
Posted 31 December 2003 - 11:50 PM
Posted 01 January 2004 - 12:00 AM
Posted 01 January 2004 - 02:35 AM
Posted 01 January 2004 - 03:05 AM
Perhaps they could throw in some type of powertrain warranty.
Maybe they'd offer to replace them at a reduced price?(you pay for parts and 1/2 labor or something)
Or just make your offer low enough to cover the repair and if they balk at the number you look them square in the face and say; "Knowing how often the HGs fail in these cars, what would YOU do in my position?" See what they say.
You need to be comfortable with your purchase. If you can't be, shop somewhere else or for something different.
Posted 01 January 2004 - 03:40 AM
Posted 01 January 2004 - 11:39 AM
for hydrocarbons or any other stuff that
may indicate trouble. A leak down and compression test wouldn't hurt either.
Posted 01 January 2004 - 01:18 PM
Posted 02 January 2004 - 03:56 PM
Posted 02 January 2004 - 04:23 PM
Unfortunately they only covered them until 80,000 miles and it was over that.
Boy do I wish I had gotten a car with a warranty now!
I figured that by buying it cheaper from a private party I would have a few more dollars to bring it up to the maintence standard that I require.
I must have about $5,000 of reciepts on mine now to fix things that should have been corrected before it left the factory.
I would really try to get the head gaskets changed if it were my car. Even if I had to pay half, it would be much cheaper than on your own later.
I have been much encouraged by the performance of the the new gaskets.
TOS and others seem to have cured thier cars.
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