Simple AnswerHi all- after reading through the forum I'm finding that 2017 is a decent middle ground between risk (safer choice vs 2016) and cost ($4-5k less than 2018). Any advice before I pull the trigger?
Having going through an experience and not having CPO protection - The safest route IMHO, get a CPO, look at VIP and all the other dealer advice others have given.To put it simple:
- look at CPO cars first. They are more expensive than non-CPO cars but for a good reason and assurance.
- Consider CPO extended warranty if you want to keep it for some years.
- Get dealer pull the service history, check if anything beyond normal.
- For typical problems reported here, such as sunroof, make sure no problem or repaired properly.
- Spark plugs, if applicable, have been replaced
- Dual USB for Android Auto
- PA2 is installed, works up to 80mph
@DrManny3: I agree with your statement above from a practical point of view. Even if it is not signed, one might see some flags or get a better deal if a dealer is the seller. I tweaked #2 in my second set slightly.Gary, I generally agree with most of what you stated. I would not expect the owner to sign away on a document indicating what was done or what was not. That implies that the owner either knows a lot about cars or is truthful, etcetera. People will do all sorts of things to dump a car. It is not worth going after them. I think your advice to take it to a dealer is the best approach. ...