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  1. #1
    Member Since
    Dec 2008
    Former owner 2001, Foxfire Red, #0663
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    Have expanded the "New Buyer" or "Seller" checklist:

    ~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?

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

    ~Chrome wheels peeling?

    ~Any ABS light problems?

    ~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 & wear?

    ~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 rear door panel (often break off)

    ~Condition of inside door opening 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, etc)

    ~Inspect thoroughly for rust!! Any evidence of rusted bolts anywhere?

    ~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

    ~Evaluate engine bay- clean? dirty? Any evidence of leaking fluids 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 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?
    VX KAT
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  2. #2
    Member Since
    Jul 2008
    1999, Astral Silver, VX, 1508
    Thanked: 0

    Thumbs up

    Nice work and time well spent. Moncha needs to put this on the downloads or How to's.
    Larry S.
    99 Astral Silver VX (176k)
    91 Porsche 928 S4 (73k)

  3. #3
    Member Since
    May 2002
    2000, Proton Yellow, VX, 0584
    Thanked: 10
    I'll figure a good place for it... I'm going to lock it for now If you have anything to add, PM Sue and she can update it.
    Scott /

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