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    Bookmarked Help sell your VX... Checklist

    If you are selling your VX, Post this list and answers to help it sell faster.

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    ~Any service history records?

    ~How long have you owned it?

    ~Electric windows work properly or bind?

    ~Condition of window rubber track/gaskets...(many have ripped or been cut)

    ~Look behind door panels to see if vapor barrier is present - (may indicate previous work on windows)

    ~Window regulator /motor been replaced?

    ~SBC brackets ever installed on windows?

    ~Any oil consumption noted, under ANY conditions? (some seem to consume a little when on prolonged highway driving)

    ~Chrome wheels peeling? (many peeled on the inner side)

    ~ABS - Any ABS light problems? Make sure ABS light comes on when key is first turned to ON position. If not, could a problem and / or bulb has been removed. Note, many have disconnected ABS system, or never repaired it when it went out, and truck seems to function fine (just no ABS).

    ~OEM CD player still work correctly or ERR3 code? Any jammed CDs?

    ~Any problems with TOD?

    ~Any clunking when decelerating or accelerating?

    ~Brand & model of tires & approx tread remaining-

    ~Do all 4 tires match in brand, size, model, AIR PRESSURE & wear? (TOD system will often make severe clunking noises if all 4 aren't pretty "equal" in all these terms)

    ~How long have these current 4 tires been on?

    ~Timing belt changed?

    ~Original OEM brake pads or replacements?

    ~Any fluids dripping, ever?

    ~Last time & what fluids have been changed?

    ~What type of fluids (synthetic oil or regular, motor oil, diff, tranny, transf case)?

    ~Evaluate/describe condition of all cladding - scrapes, holes, deformation, dryness, chalky appearance, any evidence of being "painted" in any way?

    ~Are all cladding screws present? Any striped?

    ~Condition of 4 screw knobs on inside rear door panel (often break off)

    ~Condition of inside door opening handle/levers & mechanism (sometimes broken)

    ~Any unusual /excessive vibrations - very subjective of course

    ~Any problems with motor mounts?

    ~Determine the history of the car's physical location, if possible (i.e. East Coast, potential rust, desert sun (UV), etc)

    ~Inspect thoroughly for rust!!
    Any evidence of rusted bolts anywhere?
    Is rear gas tank skid plate or tail pipe showing rust?

    ~Status of front bumper reinforcement bar? (Often rusts off completely)

    ~Status of rear license plate light/socket/bracket -(often severely rusts) -will give indication if it was in a rust belt area

    ~Condition of paint - Describe. (fading, chipping, scratches, repainted areas)

    ~Condition of hood insert - Describe. (very often cracked)

    ~Condition of plastic headlight housings - any crazing, fogged, cracked, etc...or been restored/polished, etc....(very often cloudy/fogged)

    ~Rubber headlight gaskets- present at all?, ripped, condition

    ~Evaluate engine bay- clean? dirty? Any evidence of leaking fluids (old or new) of any type?? Evaluate fluid levels.

    ~Evaluate air filter- excessively dirty? OEM or after-market?

    ~Has muffler ever been replaced? What's the status of the current muffler? Rusted, surface rust, etc? OEM, after-market? (Since, as I understand it, these mufflers are no longer available, so an aftermarket one with some modification to the pipes may be required.)

    ~Has it had to go through emissions testing recently? (Some states require for registration, some don't)

    ~Ever been lifted or torsion bars cranked?

    ~Condition of CV joints? (Can be damaged after being lifted)

    ~Battery- status, condition and age

    ~Any unusual flashing of any lights on dash or shifter? (Mode selection switch may be bad)

    ~Any odors inside, such as smoke?

    ~Condition of leather seats...scrapes, rips, tears, wear, abrasion, driver's side seat bolster

    ~Condition of center console padded armrest -(very often cracked and split where driver's elbow has rested on it)

    ~Condition of leather steering wheel - (often heavily scraped up)

    ~Condition of levers that bring seat back forward to allow access to rear seats (often broken)

    ~Does it have an OEM roof rack?

    ~Are OEM rail caps in place and/or available?

    ~Ever taken off road?

    ~OEM or after-market tail pipe?

    ~Status of tail pipe - any deformation may indicate off road use

    ~Status of rear lower cladding & rear gas tank skid plate- scrapes may indicate off road use

    ~Status of undercarriage overall - scrapes, damage, etc... may indicate off road use

    ~Any known repairs?

    ~Any extra parts on hand?

    ~Any modifications done previously that have now been removed? Describe.

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    Thanks Sue (VXKAT) for making this!

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    Is old listing still "Active"?

    Have a 2000 VX for sale... listed some time ago...not sure if I can repost?
    Thanks

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    ... did not find it yet... but remember I did fill out your checklist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYVX View Post
    ... did not find it yet... but remember I did fill out your checklist.
    Just checked list of all your posts...no "For Sale" post showing up:
    http://vehicross.info/forums/search.php?searchid=348874

    Post it again under "Vehicles for Sale"

    Click on "Forums" on left column <-

    Scroll down you'll see "Vehicles for Sale".

    Can block and copy the questionnaire from post above to your new thread.
    VX KAT
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    Vehicle For Sale ads stay up for 90 days after which, they get deleted. Too many forget to mark their threads as sold so I have to make the assumption..
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    Salvage 2000? Vcross

    Hello Members: Just inherited a Vcross that hit a telephone pole and has been parked in a back yard for several years. I believe it is a 2000 with 5600 original miles. Any advice on parting it out or selling it outright? I was told by the original owner prior to his passing that it would start with a new battery but that was about four years ago. I know these are rare but I do not have the expertise to pull parts myself. I appreciate any help that anybody can provide to me.

    Laurie

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaurieKuzdal View Post
    Hello Members: Just inherited a Vcross that hit a telephone pole and has been parked in a back yard for several years. I believe it is a 2000 with 5600 original miles. Any advice on parting it out or selling it outright? I was told by the original owner prior to his passing that it would start with a new battery but that was about four years ago. I know these are rare but I do not have the expertise to pull parts myself. I appreciate any help that anybody can provide to me.

    Laurie
    Hey Laurie- I'm just North of you...About 200 miles!

    1) It would depend on just how "bad" the crash damage is.
    If it has ONLY 5,600 original miles on it, it may be way better to sell it as is, if the damage is somewhat fixable.

    There's many on this forum that likely could do the repairs themselves.

    2) Parting it out will yield at least $2,000 (an likely more if the engine is salvagable with that mileage), but totally understand your position about not being able to do the part removal aspect.

    3) Best bet....take some really decent pics of the entire truck, but especially as much of the damaged front end, engine, engine bay, fenders and front undercarriage as you can.
    Give people really good pics of the damage and we can give you some more educated advice.

    4) Also, may be best to start a NEW thread under the "misc" category on this forum....because some may skip this thread because they think it's mostly to do with the checklist.


    To save you a ton of time....here's how to upload pics, and attach to a post:

    HOW TO UPLOAD PICS TO YOUR GALLERY:

    • Click on "Gallery" from the top banner along the top
    • Then click "Gallery Links", also along top banner
    • Find "Upload Photos" from drop down box
    • Next screen will show where you can attach up to 5 pics from your gallery
    • Look for "Choose file", click and then find the pic on your computer
    • After you've selected up to 5, scroll down and click button "Upload/Submit". It may take a minute or so.
    • After it uploads, a screen showing the pics you've just uploaded will appear.
    • Here you can add text or a title to each pic.
    • Click SUBMIT button



    HOW TO ATTACH THEM TO A POST:

    • Start a post
    • On right side you'll see a small gray box titled "My pics"
    • Click "Open"
    • Find the pics in your Gallery and click "Upload"
    • Can add up to 20 pics in a single post
    • Once attached in the body of the post, hit the RETURN/ENTER key after each one so there's a space between each pic.



    p.s.....if somebody REALLY wants to see this truck or have things checked a little, maybe they could ask Billy to check it out.


    If you have problems uploading the pics, let me know, maybe I can help.

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    Laurie, where in Tucson is the VX located?
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    Lightbulb best money

    would be if you part it out. list it on here. if you could get a friend to help you with the physical part.
    "Take it up with my butt, cuz he's the only one that gives a crap"

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