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The process of purchasing a vehicle.

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Advice on buying this car that has been in an accident [closed]

I'm thinking about buying something small and fast like the Golf GTI. I found this one, unfortunately, it has been in an accident. I need some advice on whether I should even consider buying it, your ...
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Is it a good idea to buy an old car with low mileage for reliability? [closed]

Car in question is a honda prelude vti motegi 1997. The mileage is at 64k. And its had few owners, past owner had for 11 years. My concern should I expect a 1997 car(with low mileage) to be ...
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(US) Buying from private party — husband selling wife's car. Sign title while on facetime? [closed]

So I'm looking at this car. The price is very good. Almost too good to be true — the normal asking price for this car at this mileage is 8500-10000, this guy sells it for 7500. The maintenance ...
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Things to look at before buying1988 xj40 jaguar

Would you recommend me buying 1988 xj40 jaguar? overall the car works, and I have given it a test drive, but it seemed heavy and the steering was a little bit hard. The engine ran good I guess, and ...
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Is my delivery (Auction) vehicle legitimate of fraudulent mileage scam ?

I have 2003 Dodge V6 CV Delivery van . It was from Auction source Postal. Had bad this and bad that (below) I have been told by mechanics,that they think the van NO WAY had the reported 32,300K ...
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Determining amount of owners

I just got a Carfax and Autocheck on a car I may buy for someone else. Carfax lists two owners, and Autocheck lists one. I'm not sure which to believe, but the owner did have a lien on the title ...
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How should I modify a car to live in it? How risky are used cars?

I've been thinking of living in a car because rent in my area is astronomical; I don't even want to pay it on principle. Sadly, "By the mere existence of his stomach everyone is condemned to ...
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My new Yamaha Mt07 has mixed tyres, is this wrong ?

I recently bought a whole new Yamaha Mt07. Being a total newbie in the biker world, I didn't pay attention to the tyres, but I just noticed that the rear tyres and the front ones were not of the same ...
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Is there a reputable list of well rated van models and/or engines? [closed]

I don't know much about cars and have been passively looking for an older van for a while to get a sense of what's on the market. There's KBB and Edmunds, but doesn't seem like their ratings for cars ...
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Buying an older car. How to decide on the balance between age and mileage? [closed]

I have been looking for an older van for a while, trying to get a sense of what I can get within my budget. And one thing that is not clear to me is, all things being equal, what is better -- a car ...
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Buying a car without a service history? [closed]

I'm considering buying an Audi A3 from 2013, from an official Audi dealership. It's in good condition as far as I can tell, and has all the options I need. The problem is that they don't have a ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ?
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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 ...