Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Curious on this car i saw in auto trader

asked by on

Ad said mint condition , also stated as is not safety pictures look decent inside and out. Seller selling under 10 grand .... my question is why say mint and then state as is no safety... is there hidden meaning here that I'm missing

My car has 100000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: You should definitely go check the car out ...

You should definitely go check the car out in person and speak to the owner to get a feel for the condition of the car yourself. You should do a search on the vehicle year, make, and model for other owner problems. You should also have a vehicle pre-purchase inspection done by a mechanic to see if the vehicle has problems you may overlook. This could save you from buying a vehicle with major problems.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: I need a website where i can find spare parts.

There are several such sites. If you are looking for used spare parts, the enormous catalog/database at www.car-part.com is one of the better ones. Obviously, if you are looking for new spare parts, such are already vended by VIN at...

Q: Looking to buy 07 Audi S8 what should I look for besides the obvious?

Hello there, when buying a used car especially a rare car such as the 2007 Audi S8 care should be taken as repairs can be expensive. The only way to be aware of any potential issues is to have the...

Q: About to purchase a Range Rover 2010 TDV6 auto 4x4 MY10 with 74405kms. What costs am I looking at in the near future?

Hey there. The service costs on a vehicle like this can vary widely depending on the shop doing the work, especially on a vehicle like a Range Rover. As with any vehicle approaching 100,000kms, there will definitely be substantial maintenance...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...