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    Default and this is why you get a PPI done

    Owner probably paid cash for the repairs, then did a quick trade-in. Clean carproof:




    But paint inspection (which I had to pay extra for btw)-

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    On a 2015 R8, totally worth it to do a full inspection, including paint thickness.

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    How much of a drop in price is something like that going to fetch?

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    Interesting, thanks for sharing

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    Did you ask the dealership you were buying the car from to perform the PPI?

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    Originally posted by revelations
    How much of a drop in price is something like that going to fetch?
    Not sure yet. I'm somewhere between "not interested at any price" to "okay this is going to cost them a lot".

    I'm going to talk to the tech to see what his thoughts are. And maybe put it though a body-shop inspection to see what a pro thinks.

    But this is a special edition, numbered car that had an original MSRP of mid-200s. So even a modest hit on its value due to this is likely going to be tens of thousands. Unless they can find someone who doesn't care or doesn't check.

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    Originally posted by shakalaka
    Did you ask the dealership you were buying the car from to perform the PPI?
    No, it was a different brand of luxury dealer that took it in on trade.

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    Default Re: and this is why you get a PPI done

    Originally posted by Buster
    Owner probably paid cash for the repairs, then did a quick trade-in.
    Or it happened at the dealership pre-purchase.

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    Hope this works out for ya man, shitty to see that come up!

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    That is some shady business, reminds me of the VW I bought with the obvious non factory hood/front end paint "clean title."

    But that was my first car/kijiji.

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    Originally posted by Buster


    Not sure yet. I'm somewhere between "not interested at any price" to "okay this is going to cost them a lot".

    I'm going to talk to the tech to see what his thoughts are. And maybe put it though a body-shop inspection to see what a pro thinks.

    But this is a special edition, numbered car that had an original MSRP of mid-200s. So even a modest hit on its value due to this is likely going to be tens of thousands. Unless they can find someone who doesn't care or doesn't check.
    You know the saying, there's a sucker born every minute. If you pass, there will be someone else.

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    What did the owner/dealer say when you asked them if it had any accidents or work done to it? If they lied to you I would leave it alone because 9/10 times it's the tip of the iceberg and they are lying about lots more.

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    Just another example of how Carproof means dick all.

    You can have an insurance claim on a car but it still depends if the repair shop reports their work on record.

    Good due diligence!

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    And the odometer was rolled back ~1 year of driving +6048 KM

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    Originally posted by Mitsu3000gt
    What did the owner/dealer say when you asked them if it had any accidents or work done to it? If they lied to you I would leave it alone because 9/10 times it's the tip of the iceberg and they are lying about lots more.
    The dealer said they didn't know. I almost half believe them. It's just not worth it.

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    Originally posted by speedog


    You know the saying, there's a sucker born every minute. If you pass, there will be someone else.
    I'm disappointed. I've been on the hunt for an R8 for a while now, and it's been a pain in the ass.

    This was a very special car, as it is an LM edition. They made 8 for Canada, one in each color, so it's a 1 of 1, in some ways. No kijiji beater here.

    Back to the drawing board.

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    Originally posted by Swank
    And the odometer was rolled back ~1 year of driving +6048 KM
    Carproof is useless for odo readings

    With my Hummer I had to fight with them for nearly 2 weeks to remove the reading of 123,456 from the record when I sold it.

    What had happened was I had dropped off some rims and new tires that needed mounting for one of my other cars, and when they were invoicing the shop just ran it through on a VIN they had in the computer and entered 123456 as the odo reading to get to the next entry page.

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    Originally posted by Buster


    The dealer said they didn't know. I almost half believe them. It's just not worth it.
    I'd forget it personally, too risky and most dealers are shady AF.

    Sorry to hear that though man, sounds like a super awesome (rare) version.

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    Originally posted by Mitsu3000gt


    I'd forget it personally, too risky and most dealers are shady AF.

    Sorry to hear that though man, sounds like a super awesome (rare) version.
    Here's a video of the actual car that a car-spotter shot in Toronto.



    The LM was a highly lightened version of the R8, with a bump to 570hp, more carbon interior bits, and a bunch of other stuff.

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    That looks amazing.

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