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In message <firstname.lastname@example.org> Audial@aol.com writes:
> Every time I buy a used car I check the compression. I also allow potential
> buyers of my used cars to do the same. I've found it's also a good idea to
> let the seller know on the telephone that you know something about the car
> that you will need some time to do a good once-over. I try to schedule times
> to look at the cars when I will have at least an hour of daylight left, and I
> always bring a flashlight and some clean, well-stored tools. If you act
> professionally, most people don't object to you poking around their cars
> unless they're trying to hide something.
In the case of the Leeds car, Roger had an advantage - he took along an
owner/maintainer with 88k miles of experience that had started roughly at the
same mileage as the car for sale.
I guess we deceived the salesman a little, but it was his own fault. He
thought we were interested in buying the car - we were, until we heard his dumb
idea on price.
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club