Thinking of purchasing this car

Tiny
KEENEN ROBERSON
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  • 1998 TOYOTA AVALON
  • 6 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 199,000 MILES
Should I buy this Toyota Avalon for 199,000 miles on it?
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Sunday, April 21st, 2019 AT 8:56 AM

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Tiny
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Good afternoon,

It all depends on the history. What has serviced? What needs to be done?

I would take it to a shop and they do a check top to bottom and front to back.

Have them check compression as well as the timing belt.

Roy
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Sunday, April 21st, 2019 AT 9:12 AM
Tiny
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They got a new oil change at 195,000 miles.
Battery replaced 6/2018.
Radiator replaced 8/2018.
Steering rack 1/2017.
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Sunday, April 21st, 2019 AT 9:15 AM
Tiny
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Okay, What about the timing belt?

Tune up parts?

Transmission service?

Brake fluid, power steering fluid replacement?

Past oil changes as well.
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Sunday, April 21st, 2019 AT 9:19 AM
Tiny
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I do not know about that. I am going to check it out today.
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Sunday, April 21st, 2019 AT 9:19 AM
Tiny
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God deal.

They are great cars but it all depends on its history if it is a good buy.

Roy
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Sunday, April 21st, 2019 AT 9:35 AM
Tiny
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What kind of history should I look for?
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Sunday, April 21st, 2019 AT 9:36 AM
Tiny
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Fluid changes such as oil, transmission, power steering and brake fluid.

Alignments, brake work. Any engine work such as head gasket.

Any accident damage. Make sure it is not a reconstructed title as it would indicate it was totaled and rebuilt.

Roy
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Sunday, April 21st, 2019 AT 10:16 AM

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