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Potential C55 Purchase - some concerns

Hi Everyone

I found a very nice, low mileage (35,000miles) 2005 C55 AMG for sale at a local, authorized Porsche dealer.

I showed interested and got the carproof / carfax report (I am in Canada). The report is perfect. I have also googled the VIN number and looked up the emissions test history etc. It all looks good.

Unfortunately they sold the car. But a week later the sales rep called me back and said the car was available again because the buyer couldn't get financing. So I arranged to go up on Saturday.

Unfortunately they sold the car.... But a week later the sales rep called me back again and said the purchaser's wife didn't approve. So I arranged to go up on a Saturday again.

Unfortunately.... they sold the car. BUT... about 3 weeks later (this week), I had a call that the car was available again because the buyer couldn't get financing.

Now I am just suspicious. Does anybody have any advice? I will bring a mechanic with me when I go, but I am concerned that there is something wrong with the car. How would a dealer let 3 people take it away with securing the funds first?

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That's a very good question, and if it were me I'd do a lot of research on this vehicle before a purchase. I'd also secure an independent pre-purchase inspection by a qualified technician in the area. Something smells, those dealers usually do pretty good due diligence on buyers (including credit history checks) before handing over the keys to these cars.

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First all, I would ask these jerks to send you something in writing that they would hold the car for you or else they would reimburse you your expense or they can ,,,,,,,,,
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