Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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A bit too far for me, but we do have several members on Peninsula, so I would hope one would be willing to take a look at the car for a pack of German beer.
I made PPI punchlist in General section, so would copy that for whoever will go there.
Private inspection and shop inspections are not the same.
While a member will not remove the wheels, he will know what to look for and can go farther than typical for shops "there is oil residue on rear differential" what gives you no clue if there is a problem with differential, or the seller spill some engine oil that got carried to the rear.
Good luck on the purchase.