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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by David1, Feb 15, 2020 at 9:34 AM.

  1. David1

    David1 New Member

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    Hi,

    I have been looking for a second hand ssv redline for a while now and one has come up in WA. Unfortunately I live in Brisbane so am not able to get to the dealership to do an inspection. Can anyone recommend a good company to get a pre purchase inspection through in the Perth area.

    I have to get more details from the dealer first but wanted to make sure I have everything ready to go in case a deal is made.

    Any other advise buying a car unseen.
     
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    I have used AAA vehicle inspections previously they have been good there report is quite comprehensive.

    I am in perth just FYI.
     
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    yes forgot about them they are pretty good as well

    Definatley not a fan of their service centres though.
     
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    Thanks for the replies guys.
    Unfortunately I did not get the car, I asked for paper work etc to be sent to me and in the meantime someone paid a deposit over the phone.
    I was not told by the salesperson that this could be done so a little annoyed but know for next time.
     
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    I just bought a SSV Redline from NT and I’m in VIC. If you find one, just pay a deposit ‘pending an independent inspection with the results to my satisfaction’ which will cover you if the inspector thinks it’s had a hard life etc. and you dont want to go ahead
     
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    I did exactly this, except I stipulated the addition of my inspection prior to proceeding. Get the dealer to fax or email a copy of the purchase agreement with this detail added in, with the fact that deposit would then be refunded and signed by the dealer.
     
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    I was intending to add these conditions and pay a deposit once I got the paperwork. Problem is after my call and before I was sent the paperwork another sales person at the dealer took a deposit over the phone. I was very annoyed because I was not told I could pay a deposit over the phone and under the impression I had to sign paper work before paying a deposit. I know better for next time.
     
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    Yes, you could pay a deposit over the phone however how would you satisfactorily attached any specific conditions to that payment without them being in writing ?

    Remember the old adage.....if it's not in writing, it doesn't exist.
     
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    Get them to send the agreement first, with your required details. Then make the deposit once you are satisfied you are covered.
    Otherwise walk away fast, there's always another car.....
     
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    Yes my impressions were always get something I writing first but seems like there is a lot of demand for the redline especially in the colour I am looking for (spitfire green). When one comes up at a reasonable price it goes quickly. Will keep looking I am sure something will come up.
     
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    I think you're right. But I think in the medium-term, there may be an oversupply of use cars on the market hoping to cash in on this closure. That may put slight downward pressure on prices moving forward as well. Crystal ball stuff really…
     

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