Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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Would that be so simple, it would be no brainer.
I do my own inspection, but had a buyer for old W124 and he took it for PPI inspection to local, but reputable shop.
Shop does repair MB as those are popular in the area, but is not MB dealer.
So what they did was described as "safety inspection" and that was said upfront.
The $150 went for checking the brake pads and wheels, raising red flag about oil residue on differential what was motor oil from already fixed leaks, but never checked the operation of sunroof, windows, AC, power seats or radio.
Bottom line, would I not disclosure bad things, the buyer could overlook stuff that would take $3000 would he want to fix it.
Maybe during my vacations in a week I will have time to start punch list for PPI so members could verify it.