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      10-29-2012, 02:56 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Route 16 View Post
How does ppi work? This is the first I've heard.
The way it works; if you are interested in purchasing a car you can take it for an independent inspection. Ask the seller if it's ok, if they say no, walk away. I've had one dealer drive the car themselves to my INDY shop. Your INDY will have a standard check list if they offer PPI's and will charge around $100-$150, sometimes less. You can also have them inspect certain areas of concern a bit closer than normal. The INDY will give you a green light, flat out say NO with reason(s), or say yes but you need to fix the following immediately. You can then negotiate with the seller based on what needs to be fixed.

Well, that is my experience and I always buy used cars.

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