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Looking to buy a truck in San Diego, but would like a mechanic to look at it...

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by TuFerLife, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. TuFerLife

    TuFerLife [OP] 2 4 LIFE!!!

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    Can anyone help me out here?

    I am looking at purchasing a tacoma in San Diego, but I live in Tennessee. I'm kind of skeptical buying a truck sight unseen, so I'm curious what I should do.

    I figured I should get a mechanic to look it over, but I don't know anyone in San Diego, don't know how to trust their opinion, don't know if I have to pay them, etc...

    Anyone got any pointers?
     
  2. MightyMouse-SCT

    MightyMouse-SCT Well-Known Member

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    Maybe have the truck shop look at it . You'll have to set everything up . I guess you'd want to look for possible accident repairs ( since carfax can be worthless ) , if the truck has been off roaded , what mods are installed , and check the basics .
     
  3. TuFerLife

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    Ya, I ran the carfax... but no service records since 2008. Maybe I'll have to find a shop out there and pay them over the phone or something... Not really sure...

    I just want everything done because I would have to fly out there and drive it back... And if I fly out there with questions unanswered, that's just a recipe for disaster...
     
  4. Trifenix

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    Try to find a knowledgeable forum member in sd to check it out.

    Or request to take it to the truck shop
     
  5. TuFerLife

    TuFerLife [OP] 2 4 LIFE!!!

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    Y'all keep talking about this truck shop... Is that the actual name of a shop out there?
     
  6. MightyMouse-SCT

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    Yeah carfax only says some things . I recently sold a vehicle that was in a accident that did not show up on carfax . I guess call the truck owner and tell him you want to buy and tell him you want the truck shop to look at it . Call the truck shop and tell them what to look at and pay them first . Then buy the truck if you want .
     
  7. MightyMouse-SCT

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    Yes truck shop is the actual name
     
  8. TuFerLife

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    Alright, I'm sure I can look them up on google and see what they say...
     
  9. TuFerLife

    TuFerLife [OP] 2 4 LIFE!!!

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    They want $85 to do a pre-purchase inspection... That's not too bad
     
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    Not bad at all . I was thinking more .
     
  11. TuFerLife

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    Lol, thanks for the advice. The guy is selling because its supercharged and won't pass SMOG... But ya, I'll be driving it back to Chattanooga Tennessee where has prices are $3.17/gallon...
     
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    Link to the truck?
     
  13. TuFerLife

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