How to Shop for a Used 4x4
One of the first things you should do is to have it test driven. If the seller will not allow you to test drive the car, you might want to consider the second best available option. Through test driving the vehicle, you will be able to have an actual feel of it including its suspension, steering capabilities, brakes, and other functions. This will be an opportunity for you to assess the current condition of the 4x4. If the test drive does not give you a good impression of the vehicle, this is a good indication moving on with the next available choice.
Of course, the appearance will also matter. Even if you are buying a second-hand 4x4, this does not mean it should already appear like trash. Make sure to choose a model, which still looks good and perfect for the modern time. Today, most 4x4s are no longer basic looking but can also be luxurious and stylish. Look at the different parts affecting its aesthetics, such as the lights, roof rails and the interior, among others.
You will also have to take a look at the legal side, which will make sure you will not be under the scrutiny of relevant authorities for buying a car from an illegitimate seller. Ask the company selling the car to show proof of ownership or its eligibility to have it sold. In some cases, the 4x4 might have been a stolen vehicle, and you will have the burden of proving the authorities wrong once you are accused of stealing it.
Lastly, when buying used 4x4 another thing you should remember is to have it inspected by a personal mechanic you know or someone who has knowledge of vehicles. This will include inspection of fluid levels and condition, state of the engine, and other factors relating to the age and condition of the 4x4. If you know nothing about cars, better help asking help for someone who knows better.