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Old 06-25-2019, 08:57 AM
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Totally agree with jj33low, PPIs are over hyped. Not that they are completely useless but in my opinion just not worth the cost, especially if who's doing it is not intimately familiar with the make/model. There are stories on this forum of useless PPIs, where major issues are missed, even when done at the dealership.

Get a bunch of pictures and video, and ask a ton of questions. You'll be fine.
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Totally agree with jj33low, PPIs are over hyped. Not that they are completely useless but in my opinion just not worth the cost, especially if who's doing it is not intimately familiar with the make/model. There are stories on this forum of useless PPIs, where major issues are missed, even when done at the dealership.

Get a bunch of pictures and video, and ask a ton of questions. You'll be fine.
Do not completely disagree and most of this stuff can be done on your own however some can't like putting the car on lift to thoroughly look and check for leaks-electrical need the factory software to run a system check, just because there is no CLE does not mean there are not sensors or other electrical problems. I was looking at G a few years back, all checked out however when i drove it and hit the throttle hard a few times the dash lit up with all sorts of errors-none were detected in the PPI which did not check the software/electrical systems. Great car everything else was solid however i passed could have been a simple sensor or something far worse.
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Definitely worth doing a PPI of the electrical system. My G was previously a garage queen in a Philly suburb. Car sat warm and toasty during the long, cold winters. Very clean gated 2006 Sypder with less than 4,800 miles. Did not do detailed PPI of electrical system. Electrical all seemed fine. Focused on hydraulics and rubber. Recently the convertible electrical system failed. When we opened the panel to check the wiring harness and fuses we discovered a rodent's nest. Appears rodents also liked the warm and toasty escape from Philly winters. Now sending the car to factory authorized service to run detailed check of electrical system to see if rodents chewed into any of the wiring. Not sure if pre-purchase deep dive on electrical system would have discovered irregular current fluctuations that may have lead to rodent discovery (assuming rodent did chew into any of the wiring), but it may have helped. No way a PPI will eliminate all risks, but with knowledge of the car's history it can certainly be a big help.
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Was the previous owners storage in a garage attached to his house, or in an outbuilding? Just curious. It's hard to get rodents in an attached garage on a house as it's usually got 3 walls without many outside walls where they can get in from.
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Previous owner has McMansion with semi-detached garage (one common wall). No evidence of fresh droppings in nest or around car or garage. We've got cats. Can never be 100% sure, but most probable infestation predated purchase.
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Does a higher mileage like over 50K scare anyone? Anything extra to look at when there's this many miles?
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To be honest have never seen or even heard of one with that many miles.
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Billy, owner of HBI Auto has over 50k on his.
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To be honest have never seen or even heard of one with that many miles.
If you look around there are several in the mid 40K mile range though.
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