Looking for advice! Test driving used C

Discussion in 'Prius c Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by mealsonwheels, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. mealsonwheels

    mealsonwheels New Member

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    Two
    I am in the market for a used Prius C after my car was totaled last week, and on Tuesday I will be test driving a 2013 Prius C Two with 66k miles and it DOES have an accident on the Carfax-- with appropriate service history.

    I have scheduled a pre-sale inspection for Monday, to have a pro look it over before I do. It is sitting with a Toyota dealership-- is the pre-sale inspection overkill?

    Any advice for a prospective Prius owner to look out for??
     
  2. davecook89t

    davecook89t Active Member

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    What part of the car was damaged? Does it have a rebuilt title? (That would invalidate any warranty coverage from the manufacturer.) When buying a used car, I would never think it a waste of money to have the car inspected by an independent, knowledgeable mechanic.
    No matter what the mechanic finds wrong with it, I might be prepared to buy it, if the price is good enough. If nothing else, the inspection report can help you negotiate a better price.
     
  3. mealsonwheels

    mealsonwheels New Member

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    I'm not quite sure about the damage, as it didn't list where the damage was. I will be talking to the dealer about it to see if they have more information.

    Thank you for the advice!!
     
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