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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-23-2017, 07:47 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I did look for a 2012 but most of them even with 60,000 are still out of my price range. This is not a permanent car just something newer than what I have and that will work for what I need it to. Will probably buy new in about 4-5 years or so. Was surprised because when I did a search for lower mileage Equinox they only had 09 or older. So this was the newest one I found within my budget. It has a little over 100,000 and I hope to get the dealer down from the asking price as I feel it's a little pricey for the mileage it has on it. It may have all the bells and whistles but that shouldn't matter. Besides my fiance works at an auto auction and just so happens we looked up the VIN and it was sold at the auto auction he works for. So we know what they paid for it, and how long they've had it. So hopefully that will work to our advantage.

Here is a link to the one that I'm looking at.

http://www.lynchgmsuperstore.com/Veh...-WI/2963852093

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Very nice Equinox and does look ok. Wondering if you could somehow get a Carfax on it since you have the VIN? I have purchased from the dealer in years past when we lived in the area. They were generally a good dealer back then. . . 20 years ago or so.

I agree, 2011 and $10,000 is still pretty high. Maybe have you fiance look under the hood for nicks and dings on bolts or part surfaces . . . . a sign repairs may have been done.

Look under the oil filler cap and see if it is discolored. It should just look clean a like the black rubber/plastic it is. Pull the engine oil dipstick and see how the oil smells and looks. It should have just been changed if it is for sale on the dealer lot.

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I'm in Canada with a 13 V6 AWD and we didn't have much in the way of major snows this year but I had zero issues getting around in the snow and slush. I used Michelin X Ice snows and loved them. I was skeptical at first but they won me over. When other cars were struggling to get up hills I just drove right around them. If you have unplowed inclined driveway a Nox with AWD and snows should make life a lot easier.
My wife's Sienna had the Michelin ice x on it last winter.
They were fantastic on an icy windy night. Highway was pure ice and it had perfect traction.
Got them because reviews say they actually last their 40k waranty.

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I found it through Autotrader.com and it has a free report. No accidents and everything checks out. The first 70,000 miles or so there really isn't any maintenance records. But it could have been someone like my fiance who does his own oil changes so there would be no record of it. But once it hit a dealer it was checked regularly. But I did tell my fiance to look underneath the vehicle. The Subaru had low miles when we bought it but within a year we were replacing almost the complete exhaust system because it must have sat outside a while. So I already planned on having him check it out fully before we do anything and test drive it.

We plan on test driving it today. If i like it and it checks out we may put an offer in. But they have already come down on the price and it's been sitting with the dealership chain for a while. So hopefully they will deal.

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I found it through Autotrader.com and it has a free report. No accidents and everything checks out. The first 70,000 miles or so there really isn't any maintenance records. But it could have been someone like my fiance who does his own oil changes so there would be no record of it. But once it hit a dealer it was checked regularly. But I did tell my fiance to look underneath the vehicle. The Subaru had low miles when we bought it but within a year we were replacing almost the complete exhaust system because it must have sat outside a while. So I already planned on having him check it out fully before we do anything and test drive it.

We plan on test driving it today. If i like it and it checks out we may put an offer in. But they have already come down on the price and it's been sitting with the dealership chain for a while. So hopefully they will deal.

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You may ask the service department for a service record on it and for any recalls and completed recalls on it.
They would have any repair records especially for warranty work.

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I'm in Canada with a 13 V6 AWD and we didn't have much in the way of major snows this year but I had zero issues getting around in the snow and slush. I used Michelin X Ice snows and loved them. I was skeptical at first but they won me over. When other cars were struggling to get up hills I just drove right around them. If you have unplowed inclined driveway a Nox with AWD and snows should make life a lot easier.
I'm with you there. X-ice and AWD V6 and I was out in the worst our Atlantic Canada winter had to throw at us and it's darn near unstoppable.

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