After reading other long time VXers write this thread, its hard to believe I am now the one writing one.
I've had a great 8 year run with the VX. You can tell from my post count that my time to putter around with the truck has gone down roughly at the same time my child count went up. (I now have 3 kids).
As my kids get older, I am finding myself borrowing my wife's van more times so that I can haul them all around alot easier. Its time for me to get rid of the 2 door attention grabber and get myself a 4 door vehicle with room for more.
I've filled out the form below and will be happy to answer any questions honestly. I will also price it low (in comparison) so someone on the forum will hopefully take it before I trade it in.
The truck is in good order. Drives me from A-B without issues. Uses oil at a moderate rate (half quart every 2-3 fillups). has all the desired VX things (Door popper, seat extender, window fix, Tone hitch, roof rack, light bar (with oem button), carbon fiber hood insert, carbon fiber mirror covers, JAMAS storage box) And has the prestige of being on the last MOAB adventure to stay at the Red Rock Lodge.
Its been an adventure. Message me if you're interested. I'll get some newer pictures taken and posted when I have time.
Location: West Chester, Ohio (North of Cincinnati)
~Any service history records?
~How long have you owned it?
~Electric windows work properly or bind?
work properly . I keep them lubed up
~Condition of window rubber track/gaskets...(many have ripped or been cut)
good. Replaced during my ownership
~Look behind door panels to see if vapor barrier is present - (may indicate previous work on windows)
I replaced the vapor barrier when I installed the SBC Brackets
~Window regulator /motor been replaced?
~Any oil consumption noted, under ANY conditions? (some seem to consume a little when on prolonged highway driving)
Yes. Standard oil consumption
~Chrome wheels peeling?
no chrome wheels
~Any ABS light problems?
ABS light. Then had the module rebuilt years ago. No more 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-
Lots of tread left on Goodyear Wranglers “something offroady”(replacement for silent armor don’t recall the name off hand)
~Do all 4 tires match in brand, size, model & wear?
~How long have these current 4 tires been on?
1 ish years
~Timing belt changed?
~Original OEM brake pads or replacements?
~Any fluids dripping, ever?
Nothing dripping, but do see oil around some seals. At least oil pan gaskets need to be replaced.
~Last time & what fluids have been changed?
Oil changes at correct intervals.
~What type of fluids (synthetic oil or regular, motor oil, diff, tranny, transf case)?
Mobil 1 10w30 oil, synthetic everywhere else. Fluids all flushed and replaced when I purchased 8 years ago.
~Evaluate/describe condition of all cladding - scrapes, holes, deformation, dryness, chalky appearance, any evidence of being "painted" in any way?
Very nice. I used Showroom New
~Are all cladding screws present? Any striped?
All present and accounted for
~Condition of 4 screw knobs on rear door panel (often break off)
I had all 4 for 7 of the 8 years. Just broke one. Have replacement, or will fix with dowel rod
~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)
Cincinnati, Ohio (Surface rust from winter salt)
~Inspect thoroughly for rust!! Any evidence of rusted bolts anywhere?
~Status of front bumper reinforcement bar? (Often rusts off completely)
I replaced this a few years back. I believe its still currently in good shape.
~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?
Aftermarket. Cleaned a few times.
~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.)
Replaced muffler. Surface rust. Sounds good.
~Has it had to go through emissions testing recently? (Some states require for registration, some don't)
No emissions test required.
~Ever been lifted or torsion bars cranked?
~Condition of CV joints? (Can be damaged after being lifted)
CV joints are all good. I replaced the boots in 2014
~Battery- status, condition and age
New(ish) – Optima Red Top
~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
Not too shabby. Passenger seat in less used condition
~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?
Uhhh….I think aftermarket
~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
Not too shabby
~Any known repairs?
I just replaced the calipers and brakes
~Any extra parts on hand?
A handful of miscellaneous collected items.