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Old 02-01-2014, 08:22 AM   #1
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Thought some might enjoy the findings of a ASE certified inspector on a 2001 Olds Bravada, Southern California vehicle.

2001 Oldsmobile Bravada Sport Utility San Diego, CA in Pacific Beach
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Not sure if this will show up on this thread, but a 32 page inspection, a very useful document.
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Definitely some useful information in there for looking at vehicles
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so basically needs everything and the dealer says nothing.
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so basically needs everything and the dealer says nothing.
Yes, and I suspect more. The AWD transfer cases on these are known for failure if not updated to revised fluid, and flushed twice with revised fluid, a 3k repair at a dealer. Based on other maintenance issues, I suspect it has more hidden issues than the inspector identified, but he did a great job and exactly what I needed to know. Dealer said car needed nothing; was in great shape. The Carfax showed one owner, almost all its life in southern California. I was excited. What the inspector really uncovered was it was owned by a person who didn't perform needed maintenance, which equates to a vehicle I don't want to a vehicle I don't want to drive 2200 miles back to the Midwest. I can find plenty of maintenance neglected vehicles much closer.
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it smart to spend that. it kind of looks like it was left out on the beach for 5 yrs
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How much did this inspection cost?
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$185.00 Talked to the guy, he was sharp. He was originally from upstate New York, understood my concerns and mission. Well worth the money spent, but can't spend many more inspections. I need to better screen a vehicle needed a inspection.

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I am book marking this for anyone who believes an inspection is not necessary before buying a used car!!
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