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Old 06-19-2019, 10:33 PM
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I’m about to make a deal on a 2008 Gallardo coupe. The car has 19k miles. Is there any good/bad things I should know and be on the lookout for? The clutch snap is at 90% Any info or tips would be helpful and appreciated!
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Old 06-20-2019, 06:53 AM
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Color? Specs? Have original sticker?
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Talk with the owner about maintenance and what records they have. Test it out well and give it a great lookover.
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It would be in your best interest to get a pre-purchase inspection from a qualified third party. Good luck.
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Old 06-22-2019, 07:27 AM
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Yes I plan to have a PPI done. Just kind of looking for any issues they are prone to that I should be aware of.
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I did what I'd usually do for buying any car. Ask them to put the car up on a hoist. I was looking for any obvious leak, including checking shocks. Take a quick look at tires and brakes. Then, I check body panel - any obvious panel alignment which suggests body repair. BTW, I notice front bumper uneven gap on some cars that I've checked before - I don't know if it is typical Lambo build quality issue or those cars have had front bumper removed and not put back properly - seem pretty common.

Really, I rely on PPI to do most check. I just did the above brief checking to make sure I am not going to waste time and money on any PPI.
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Search the many posts on the forum giving good advice and what to look for in a purchase.
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All good advice having a well qualified shop perform the ppi/VIN report-carfax are a bit useless for anything other than when the the title changed. AC compressor-common issue on these is the compressor bearing leak or fail and its really due to the heat, the compressor is very tightly packed in and does not matter if you use or not.
Also keep in mind most of the work done to the engine requires the entire rear bumer being removed which is standard and pretty simple-feel around the lower attachments and make sure there not damaged or broken.
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I have to add- In my opinion PPI's are a bit overrated. While I can see some value in them, many people put full trust in them. I have seen several inaccurate PPI's over the years. Many things they point out can be easily observed. I've caught things that other PPI's have missed. I personally have never done one on a car I've purchased, but have meticulously looked over and drove every car I have purchased. I've owned 50 plus cars for personal use, many high end and sports cars as well. Also- NEVER trust Carfax.
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