The process of purchasing a vehicle.

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Pre-purchace Testing with a Vacuum Gauge

I'd like to use a vacuum gauge to test older, high mileage vehicles I'm thinking of purchasing. I figure I'll probably be limited to this, checking with a multi-meter, a balance test and whatever I ...
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What clues are there to identify real mileage?

This is a bit theoretical question, maybe viable for a wiki. Suppose you want to buy a 10yo car and among available deals you see one with suspiciously low mileage (e.g. 5'000 km). Seller assures you ...
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What are the potential causes of a single cylinder loosing compression?

I was looking at buying a manual 2000 Honda Civic SR 1.6L for cheap. The seller says a mechanic told them that one cylinder isn't working, but the car still drives. I haven't seen the car yet, but I ...
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Car Ethics, Book Value and Disclosure when selling older cars

I think most countries have some kind of official or well know appraisal organizations which give official book values for vehicles which are used by the general public as a guideline for buying and ...
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Should I worry about buying this bike?

I'm looking at buying a 2014 Ninja 1000 with 1,400 miles on it. I asked the guy about the maintenance he's performed and he said he hasn't done anything to it so far. I know you should change the oil ...
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I'm planning to buy a 2nd hand car, how do I know if a car won't give me headaches in the future? [duplicate]

To set your expectations, I haven't owned a car before. The only experience that I have with cars is for 20+ hours (this was driving school). After having read discussions about buying a new car vs a ...
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What pitfalls are there when buying an old car with low milage? [closed]

I've found a local listing for a 2007 Honda Civic with 40,000 miles. It's a standard-shift. I'm not looking for any recommendations, specifically, but I want to know - this is a very low number of ...
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Buying a used car in Ontario - safety certificate [closed]

I am planning on buying a used vehicle privately. But it needs a bit of work before it will pass a safety check. Nothing major, but cash is tight and I may have to wait a few weeks before I can do ...
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Looking at car mileage [closed]

My wife and I have just moved to USA, and we need a car immediately. This is my first time in US so I didn't know. We have a budget around 7-8k for our first car. I was looking at some Mercedes ...
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car and insurance when buying a used car : For first Car? [closed]

When buying your very first car : After buying a used car from a dealer/private owner then drive home , what insurance should I have ? and also when doing a test drive how insurance work ?