Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: '01-E320 & 02-ST2
Location: John 15:18-19
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Couldn't agree more with the sentiment, been there myself.
But this isn't a salvage car and it's not a Toyota. Fact is, you don't even know that it even runs, right? All you have is a guy's word...who is trying to sell it...who knows the vehicle far better than you...but hasn't cared to fix it.
What I' saying is, stop simply debating me here, it's not terribly productive, is it? You need to get educated on the platform and the potential issues, and the place to start is the DAS search. And then all you'll know are the potential down sides, but you'll also have an idea of the complexity that lies ahead.
You might also think about posting this inquiry down in the 163 forum; there are some very sharp cookies in there, including some certified techs. Hopefully you'll find information there that you find more useful than mine.
As I said before, good luck.