The dealer took it somewhere to have it inspected. Picked it up the 2nd of December. I'm supposed to go discuss my concerns with the dealers mechanic next Friday.Long enough!
Was it inspected?
Look up the inspection station's, station # and pay them a visit.
If the dealer has an inspection license and they did it, you may have a chance.
Although, it probably goes to "buyer beware"... Sorry. :sad:
4. Visually inspect chassis/frame or primary
4.i. The front wheels are visually out of line.
uni-body member for general condition.
ii. Any axle or front end assembly is bent
iii. Chassis/frame or primary uni-body
member is severely rusted at suspension
attachment points. (Amended 8/13/03)
iv. Bolts or rivets are loose, missing or in a
deteriorated condition due to rust.
v. Chassis/frame or primary uni-body
member is cracked or broken. (Amended 8/13/03)
The dealer took it somewhere to have it inspected. Picked it up the 2nd of December. I'm supposed to go discuss my concerns with the dealers mechanic next Friday.
My brother's a mechanic at a Toyota dealership and looked at it today and said it could potentially cost the dealer and inspector there licenses for having sold it in that condition.
I've had the inspection skills for a while. The petting zoo lady bought me the car and wouldn't hear no for an answer. She was in a hurry to spend the money and it was the first car we looked at.That will be a nice place to harbor moisture and salt.
It will however garner you some time to find another, better vehicle.
Especially now, with your new found inspection skills.
I'd be taking it back to the dealer or the inspection guy they had there, if you still have it next year.
Probably won't pass anywhere else.
Sounds like your brother knows his stuff. Take him with you on your next purchase.
Good luck to ya,
The car doesn't show much rust on the surface, just underneath. The passengers side rocker is rotted too but thats typicl since the plasic cover they came with holds salt/water right against the metal.If its just what holds the bumper on I don't see it being a big deal... I pictured it as being behind the passenger side front wheel, right under the passenger door basically.
I'm just an avid "Saturday morning mechanic" but my opinion is that it isn't much of a safety issue, might affect a rear collision to some extent but it is what it is and I doubt the car is much of a showpiece.