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Alright so as many of you can tell by the age in my profile, im new to cars, car audio, eveything that has to do with driving. but to cut to the chase its time for me to buy my own vehicle, time to stop drivin the handmidown (sp?) but anyways i was looking at this truck on craigslist and was looking for some general things to ask or look for when buying a used car to make sure i dont get screwed.

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what do you guys think and what should i look for and ask about when i go to look at it?

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Old 07-22-2010, 02:05 AM
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I wouldn't do that man especially if your gonna try to put a system in..My first car was a small mazda truck and they are hard to work with...If your trying to stay in that price range look for an older model nissan or honda..Sometimes I see them on cl for around a grand
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not looking for opinions in the truck it self. if i plan to go big with it i will do a blow through. which leaves you with more space then any trunk. i was just wondering what kind of things i should look at
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they are good trucks don't let this post deter you from going and checking that truck out.

issues;
exhaust.. even the perfect ones leak a little.

transmission if it's sloppy and hard for the current owner to make the shifts, you don't want the truck because you will have to replace the transmission.

Drive shaft and u-joints.
if it wiggles or is just plain sloppy, don't buy the truck because when the ujoints go out, they add wear to the transmission tail and the rear end.

Check the brake rotors for grooves.. if they have grooves ground into them but the truck stops without screeching of grinding noises, the seller replaced the brake pads but not the brake rotors which means you will have to replace the brake rotors and pads. (groves come from brake pad rivets after the old brake pads wear out. Then the rotors chew up the new pads which causes them to fail prematurely)

tires... if they are not worn evenly, there could be a host of repairs needed
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Oh sorry my bad...Look for rust and anything leaking in engine bay..make sure you get a test drive too
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thanks for the help guys, iamsonic that was the kind of info i was lookin for. it looks like its a lot nicer then all the other vehicles i have seen in this price range and is a standard FTW
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i plan to put some money into it in the future, what ever i would buy. but i would need it to be reliable for a few months and not need a crap load of money to be put into it, things like a one piece exhaust nice brakes and rims, that sorta stuff
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first off how many miles are on it? and what engine?
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the link is above but its a 4 cylinder which is what i wanted, and has 180,000 on it
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k, when ur looking also look for rusted out brake and fuel lines, if they are rusted pretty bad it will turn into a headache.
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