Evaluating Used Vehicles

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Checklist for Evaluating Used Vehicles

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I.  General Appearance

 

 

 

 

 

       Engine

 

 

 

 

 

                      Belts

 

 

                      Cleanliness

 

 

                      Emissions test

 

 

                      Hoses

 

 

                      Oil

 

 

                      Radiator coolant

 

 

                      Transmission fluid

 

 

 

 

 

       Exterior

 

 

 

 

 

                      Body rust

 

 

                      Condition of paint

 

 

                      Dents

 

 

                      Missing or broken parts

 

 

                      Scrapes

 

 

 

 

 

       Interior

 

 

 

 

 

                      Dash board

 

 

                      Emergency brake

 

 

                      Gas-brake-clutch pedals

 

 

                      Gauges

 

 

                      Head liner

 

 

                      Hood release (if applicable)

 

 

                      Mirrors

 

 

                      Odometer mileage

 

 

                      Operation of doors

 

 

                      Operation of windows

 

 

                      Rugs and mats

 

 

                      Seat belts

 

 

                      Seats

 

 

                      Sun roof

 

 

                      Sun visors

 

 

 

 

 

       Trunk      

 

 

 

 

 

                      Floor covering

 

 

                      Rust/holes

 

 

                      Spare tire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Checklist for Evaluating Used Vehicles

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       Underneath Vehicle

 

 

 

 

 

                      Exhaust pipe

 

 

                      Floor boards

 

 

                      Shock absorbers/struts

 

 

                      Tire tread

 

 

 

 

 

II.  In the Driver’s Seat

 

 

 

 

 

       Air conditioning

 

 

       Brakes

 

 

       Front and rear defrost

 

 

       Gauges/warning lights

 

 

                      Battery

 

 

                      Fuel

 

 

                      Oil pressure

 

 

                      Temperature

 

 

       Head lights

 

 

       Heater and heater fan

 

 

       Motor idle

 

 

       Power windows/mirrors

 

 

       Radio/cassette/CD

 

 

       Seat belts

 

 

       Seat movement control

 

 

       Speedometer

 

 

       Steering wheel tilt

 

 

       Tachometer

 

 

       Turn signals

 

 

 

 

 

III.  During Your Test Drive

 

 

 

 

 

       Cruise control

 

 

       Odometer/speedometer

 

 

       Smoothness of acceleration

 

 

       Tachometer operation

 

 

       Temperature gauge/light

 

 

       Tire noises

 

 

       Wheel alignment

 

 

      

 

 

IV.  Other

 

 

 

 

 

       Availability of warranty coverage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New price, price for vehicle in question when bought:

Mileage on the meter:

 

What do the salespeople ask for equivalent vehicle in similar shape & finish?

 

If you were to trade this in for a brand new equivalent vehicle, what (amount) would you have to pay?

 

"New Price"  (MSRP= Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price) for equivalent vehicle (Price for new vehicle today):

 

 

What would you (like to) pay if you were offered a similar truck (vehicle) from one of your competitors?

 

Could (may) financing or credit affect the price or value of the vehicle in the eyes of a prospective buyer?

 

When is a brand new truck a good purchase?

 

 

 

 

Annual lease cost etc

 

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