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Old September 10th, 2012, 09:24   #1
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Is there anyone that would be willing to look over a vehicle for me?

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifie...php?id=1345793

I have two disabled children, and am interested in this Eurovan, but would like a 3rd party to give it a quick checkover just to make sure it is what they say it is before I buy a plane ticket and fly one-way out!
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Old September 10th, 2012, 09:30   #2
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I'm not an expert, but I could have a look at it, verify the mileage and looks, and scan it with VCDS. I could look at it after about 5:30 PM any weekday or anytime on the weekends. Let me know if this is good enough. PM me and I will give you my phone number, if I'm the best person you can find.

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Old September 10th, 2012, 09:58   #3
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P.S. It looks like the 93 Eurovan (transporter) is a 70 chassis and it requires the 2x2 adapter for VCDS. I do not have one of these. Therefore I cannot scan it for faults unless I can find/borrow/buy an adapter.

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Old September 10th, 2012, 10:12   #4
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I'm not too worried about DTCs at this point. Their OBD is pretty crude at that level anyways. I'm more concerned with is it in fact as they listed it, does it run/drive OK (I know it is no rocketship), and would there be any reservations about flying in and driving it home to STL. Tire condition (more dryrot concern than tread depth), etc.

The seller said it should be fine, however she does sound old and may not know much about the nuts & bolts of the vehicle. Don't suspect anyone trying to be fraudulent or anything, more there may be some issue they just don't know about.

Any service it would need I can take care of once back here, just need to be sure it can GET back here.
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Old September 10th, 2012, 10:38   #5
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I can certainly look at it. I can look at (and kick) the tires, check the oil level and things like that. I can see if they have maintenance records, and I can also make sure it starts and drive it around the block (if they will let me). As to whether or not it will make it back to SL, I'm not that psychic. You might want to bring a few tools, just in case.

Let me know what you want, and when you want me to do it.

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OK, great! I am attempting to source some funds now. If you would like to call the number listed in the ad, and at your convenience do whatever you feel you can. That would be a big help for me!

No hurry on my end (it has been for sale for a while).
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Old September 10th, 2012, 14:48   #7
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Good Luck Brian. Hope it works out for you.
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Old September 13th, 2012, 14:28   #8
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OK, great! I am attempting to source some funds now. If you would like to call the number listed in the ad, and at your convenience do whatever you feel you can. That would be a big help for me!

No hurry on my end (it has been for sale for a while).
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I have an appointment to meet with their son to look at the van tomorrow afternoon. Another member here (jetlagmech) has experience in servicing chair lifts and he has volunteered to come along and check out the lift while I check out the van and tires. We should have a report ready by tomorrow evening (your time). I will post again tomorrow about what we saw. After that, you are on your own to negotiate with the seller and try to work out a deal. If you decide to fly into LV and buy this vehicle, and your flight arrival works with my work schedule, I could even pick you up at the airport (your choice). I work very near to the airport.

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Old September 14th, 2012, 03:47   #9
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Don, thanks so much for your help on this matter. It means a great deal to me and my little tater tots! This is a fantastic club!
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Old September 14th, 2012, 18:35   #10
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OK, We met the son of the older couple who is selling this EuroVan and checked out the van. On the whole, it appears to be in excellent condition (considering the fact that it is almost 20 years old).

Details: It has the 2.5 liter 5 cylinder engine and an automatic transmission. It has 4 Michelin tires that are less than one year old. Tread is like new (they probably have less than 1000 miles on them). The tires on one side of the car look new. The other side is the side that faces the desert sun where it is parked and there is some slight cracking near the rims. It does not appear to be bad enough to cause any problems. The van starts and runs fine (we rode around the block with the son). The air conditioning even works. The paint job looks new but there is no sign of any wrecks. The son said that it was repainted because the paint was seriously faded on the hood and roof from years of sitting in the Las Vegas sun. The chair lift works perfectly, it was a top-of-the-line chair lift in 199? when it was installed. Rory (jetlagmecch) checked it out pretty thoroughly. He even crawled under the van to check out the way is was mounted to the car. Everything looked good. It has an aftermarket radio with a cassette player (do you still have any cassettes?)

The only issues we saw were relatively minor. It is missing the plastic cover that covers the place where the jack is stored. Omar (the son) said he would check with his dad to see if it was in their garage. Also the front seats have some fraying of the cloth upholstery on the outside edges where you would slide in and out of the car. It is not torn, but there is visible wear. This is probably not unusual for a 19 year old car. When the father turned in his driver's license, he also turned in the registration, so it does not have plates or insurance. you will need a temporary tag of some kind for the drive home. There is also a minor issue with the title. When the father got sick, their lawyer recommended that all their vehicles be titled in the names of both the husband and wife. The old title listed the correct mileage (48,6xx miles) but when they re-titled it the DMV recorded the mileage as "exempt" because it was 19 years old. Therefore, the current title does not list the actual mileage. I do not know if this will make any difference in your state. He said that the 48,xxx miles on the odometer is correct and that other state documents (like smog check paperwork) still lists the correct mileage.

One more thing: Omar said that someone else was coming to look at the car tomorrow, so there might be someone else interested in buying it. If you are serious about buying it, you might want to call them soon and see what you can set up.

All said, it looks like the ad's description seems to be pretty accurate. Good luck working out a deal.

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Old September 17th, 2012, 04:28   #11
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Great, thanks for your time! Also, my Vanagon, Jetta, Golf, and Passat all have cassette decks in them still. So I'll be set.

Trying to sell my Odyssey now....
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Old September 17th, 2012, 12:58   #12
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If you do get it and fly down I live 9 miles from airport and have a 2 car garage to pull into to go thru the car before taking it on the road. be out of the sun and have basic tools available.
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Old September 17th, 2012, 13:00   #13
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Thanks so much! We are working on purchasing it, but it may take some time to actually come and get it. May need a trusted place/person to leave it with until I can get there.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 13:04   #14
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Looks like we will be buying it, but as luck would have it one of my boys is in the hospital right now (has been since Saturday) and will be getting a G-tube put in tomorrow. So not sure when I can actually get it. Sucks because I think I could have hitched a ride there with Matt Phelan on his way home this week.

Is there any way someone could get it and keep it for me until I get there? Maybe a couple weeks?
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Is there any way someone could get it and keep it for me until I get there? Maybe a couple weeks?
I do not have any place to park it at my house, but I could check and see if I could park it in the lot where I work. There is lots of room and there is 24 hour security (it is not gated, but there are guards on duty). Also where I work is within a few blocks of the airport and near where the vehicle is currently stored. It is also possible that the son (Omar) could continue to store it where it has been while it has been for sale (which is also near the airport). I will check at work tomorrow and maybe you could ask the seller. Between us we should be able to work something out.

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