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San Diego purchase inspection - help?


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Update: please ignore, seems the seller is giving me a bit of a run around. no longer looking at the car.

 

 

Sorry if this is the wrong place to put it.  I checked the regional section and the last post was from 2015.

I found a car I'm looking to get from San Diego area.  I have a friend down there who will handle the purchasing and shipment of the car, but I was hoping to solicit someone to help with an inspection of the car first.  I don't necessarily need a shop level inspection, but if that is the only option, would be willing to do it.  I'm willing to pay your for your time and expertise.  Any takers?

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Where in San Diego? When do you need it done? seems these days my schedule is always packed with stuff to do (having a teenage kid does that) so not sure if I can but let me know and if the stars align I could take a look at it. If it gets to the point you need a shop level inspection use La Jolla Independent BMW Service.

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Yeah, that is a bit too far for me, I am quite a ways north of there. Is it at a junkyard? that area is mostly junkyards and used tire places. Be very careful of anything you buy from that area, it could very well be a vehicle assembled from random parts from the salvage yards which could be a nightmare to register/title.

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Thanks for the consideration.  It does have a salvaged title, but it seems legit.  He even gave me info for the dealer that originally sold it restored/rebuilt and told me to call them to talk to them about it

 

 

I did not consider that it could be a problem registering it... 

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5 hours ago, FunkyLaneO said:

Yeah, that is a bit too far for me, I am quite a ways north of there. Is it at a junkyard? that area is mostly junkyards and used tire places. Be very careful of anything you buy from that area, it could very well be a vehicle assembled from random parts from the salvage yards which could be a nightmare to register/title.

Yeah, I lived in San Diego for 25 years. When I was there that area was known for a lot of stolen cars and shady deals.

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