This checklist helps you better inspect the used car you want to purchase.
Questions and results can be sorted by color coded flags (blue, yellow, orange, red) based on degree of severity and by category (engine, interior, exterior..)RESULTS LOGIC (Based on total "yes" answers)
-> Fewer than 5: Probably a cream puff -> 5 to 10: Relatively easy to fix -> More than 10: Potentially a time sink, but nothing serious
-> Fewer than 5: Nothing to fret about it’s a used car -> 5 to 10: Enough DIY fix-its to last a year -> More than 10: Just walk away
-> Fewer than 3: Make a lowball offer -> 3 to 6: Proceed with extreme caution -> More than 6: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here
-> One or more deal breakers: Dodge this bullet
Cream Puff: A pre-owned vehicle in exceptional condition
Lemon: A car that you buy that you think is good, but really it sucks like hell and will break right after you buy it
Lowball: To calculate something at a price that is extremely low
Time Sink: Something that consumes a significant amount of time, especially one which is seen as a wasteful way of spending it.