What does mechanic special mean on Craigslist?
Sometimes people post the words “mechanic’s special” in their ad because they think it refers to a car that doesn’t run. But a mechanic’s special isn’t just a car that doesn’t run – it’s a car that requires more work (usually engine work) than the car is actually worth.
What’s a mechanic special car?
It is used to indicate that a vehicle needs repairs. If a buyer is able to make those repairs they should buy it because it would be a good value. The price is low compared to the value. hot – will sell quickly. mechanic special – should be purchased by a mechanic because it needs repairs.
Which vehicles do mechanics recommend?
Toyota Corolla. A Corolla will never be the car of anyone’s dreams, unless they dream of trouble-free driving.
What does as traded special mean?
When a vehicle at a dealership is labelled as “As-Traded” (also know as As-Is), this means that the dealer does not plan to recondition, certify, or inspect these particular units. The dealership will simply sell the vehicle as it is with the mechanical flaws or other issues the particular vehicle may have.
What cars do mechanics hate?
Do buy: Honda Civic and Honda Accord The Car Talk guys rank the Civic and Accord as two cars they hate the most because as mechanics who only make money when cars need repairs, there’s not enough money to be made servicing these trusty Hondas! They say these are “two of the most reliable cars available today.
What cars dont mechanics recommend?
Terrible Cars That Are a Total Waste of Money, According to…
- Ford Focus. The Ford Focus has a number of transmission problems.
- Porsche Cayenne. There’s no such thing as a cheap Porsche.
- Volkswagen New Beetle.
- Chrysler Sebring.
- Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen.
- Honda Civic.
- Honda Accord.
- Toyota Camry.
What does it mean when a car is being sold as is?
A car being sold “as is” is being sold without a warranty. That means that any problem with the car is no longer the responsibility of the dealer or private seller once it has been sold. All repair costs will come directly out of pocket for the buyer.
Why do people sell cars as is?
In general, the term “as is” means that a certain car is available in the condition as it is on the lot. This means that any defects or flaws with the car will be your responsibility as the buyer and won’t be covered by a warranty.
What car has lowest maintenance cost?
Cars with the Lowest 10 Year Maintenance Costs
- Toyota Prius.
- Toyota Yaris.
- Toyota Corolla.
- Toyota Prius Prime.
- Toyota Camry.
- Toyota Avalon.
- Honda Fit.
- Mitsubishi Mirage.
What do mechanics hate the most?
Here are the top 10 things customers do that absolutely infuriate auto mechanics.
- Arguing on price. Mechanics get a bad rap.
- Touching their stuff.
- Calling 1,000 times.
- Customers working on their own cars.
- Waltzing around the shop.
- Saying it’s something else.
- Coming in at 4:59 p.m.
- Telling them what to do.
What car has least amount of maintenance?
Can a car last a lifetime?
A typical passenger car should last 200,000 miles or more, says Rich White, executive director of the nonprofit Car Care Council (which offers a free car care guide). Another way of looking at it: “The average lifespan [of a car] is now almost 12 years,” says Eric Lyman, chief analyst at TrueCar.