Newbie Search Questions

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by DaveyBoy, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. DaveyBoy

    DaveyBoy

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    Hi all,

    I'm looking for a 96-97 LC and I'm wondering how everyone checks
    out vehicles that are out of state. I'm in MA, but I'm also looking all
    over the US and I've found 3 that I'd like to look at.
    Other than a CarFax report and some digital pix, what are some good ways of weeding out the weak mechanically/visually without getting on a plane to check out each one. (once I pick one, that's what I will be doing!!)

    Any advice/experience appreciated.
     
  2. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    hello, welcome to the forum!

    well, you could always have an independent inspector check the rig out, with a specific list of itmes to inspect, based on what you read here.
    Or you could hope to find a nice forum member living nearby who would be willing to go look at it.
     
  3. NorCalDoug

    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    If you find one around the Sacramento, CA area, I'll take a quick look for you.

    -- is that what you meant Eric? :D

    Good luck with your search.
     
  4. DaveyBoy

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    e9999 wrote:
    well, you could always have an independent inspector check the rig out, with a specific list of itmes to inspect, based on what you read here.
    Or you could hope to find a nice forum member living nearby who would be willing to go look at it.

    Thanks for the welcome!

    How do you find a good independent inspector!!??
    Anyone ever used Carfax's Mechanical Check?

    Any forum members in MN?
     
  5. woody

    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    where in MN?

    There are forum members worldwide...narrow down where in MN and I'll betcha we find someone...
     
  6. reffug

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    Nope nobody in MN sorry. :D

    J/K................................ :D

    Welcome :flipoff2:

    Woody's right we got fruit loops worldwide that hang here.
     
  7. DaveyBoy

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    Fruitloops in MN

    woody wrote: where in MN?


    The truck is in Rochester, MN
    If anyone is willing to give it a once over for me, that would be swell!!
     
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    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    Rochester...is it at the Toyota dealership, white one? My dad popped a pile of pics of that one for me, no lockers and too many miles...it's been on their lot for 6+ months....
     
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    The amount of readily available information (i.e. :rolleyes: ) on this forum sometimes

    has a shock and awe feeling to it. :D As well as scary. :eek:
     
  10. DaveyBoy

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    The amount of info on this site shocks me too ;))
    This particular LC is a 97 at a used car dealer in Rochester MN
    It's green with 154,000 miles. Your Dad is more than welcome to take some picks of that one for me!!
     
  11. woody

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    Dad is in Missouri, and has been for over a month...and I'm unsure when he'll be returning..

    post a "help in Roch MN" thread in ChitChat....someone from that area will be available.
     
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