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Old 12-02-2003, 03:46 PM
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How to spot a well maintained car?

Recognize this? You're looking at this attractive, nice, shiney and clean used car, no obvious defects visible in the engine bay, but you want to know how well it's been serviced and maintained. What to look for? What are easy signs to spot that the cardealer usually won't bother to 'improve'?
For me, I always pay special attention to the tyres and the coolant. If the tyres are of a cheap brand (or worse, brand-less), the same maintenance standard probably applies to the rest of the car aswell. Also for the coolant: if it's murky and very old, the previous owner has been careless, walk away.

What do you think?
Any other suggestions?
'01 DT41 - M54 - A5S 325Z - 482
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