Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Tracy, California
Feedback: 4 reviews
Do the simple stuff:
make sure every button, switch, and lever works and does what its supposed to.
Take a long test drive, 50+ miles if you can over various roads, feel how it drives, listen for noises, check for things like vibrations, squeals, etc.
Put it in 4wd and make sure it works.
look underneath for scrapes, scratches, dents, etc. These are evedince of hard off-roading. Though not bad it should cause you to make sure all maintanance has been done.
If you can afford it, take it to a private mechanic of your choosing for a thurough inspection before you buy. Most mechanics will charge $50-$100 to do this for you and can not only inspect the vehicle but read any hard or soft codes the computer may have.
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