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Used purchase of 2010 3.8 Sedan Help

Keats

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Hi All,

Glad to find this forum and I'm hoping to get some advice on moving forward with this purchase (or not?). I have two days left on a seven day, no questions asked, 100% money back return policy through the online concierge service Shift.com.

Found a 2010 3.8 Sedan with Premium and Navigation Packages at 76,000 miles for $13,350. Only a few scrapes and bruises on the exterior, and it runs strong and straight. To me, it looks good and drives in tip top shape. Service records show dealership oil changes every 7500 miles, 60,000 mile service done, and VIN is up to date on Service Recalls and Recommendations. Shift.com had the alignment done.

I did have a post purchase inspection done and discovered the following:

-Left steering boot appears to have a slow leak. Shift did note this in their in-house inspection as "seepage with no current work required." Independent tech told me that this inevitably will progress over time (no telling how long), and that it would require replacing the power steering rack at some point (local Hyundai quote of $1663).
-Driver's side of valve cover shows oil stains which tech believes is evidence of a slow leak as well. Shift made not note of this. If it is, it's a $600 Hyundai service.
-Front brakes at 30%, rear at 50%. $111-$307 for front brakes-brakes and rotors.
-Air filter replacement needed at $78.

As experienced owners, do any of you have thoughts or advice on this purchase?

I appreciate any guidance you can provide.

Thanks,
Keats
 

PMCErnie

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There are better buys out there, given all the problems you've identified. Why buy a car with zero warranty? Find a nice '13 with a CPO warranty, or at least one with under 50,000 miles on the odo.
 

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I would get them to fix the boot at the dealer, or walk away.

Not sure about the oil leak. I would check it yourself to see if it changes over time during the 7 day test drive. Might be a problem.

Brake pads wear out and need to be replaced eventually, although you may never have to replace the rears. That is not a defect in the car.

You can change the engine air filter or the cabin filter yourself for about $25 each. Needing to change a filter is not a defect in the car. Just buy the part at the Hyundai Parts Department at a dealer and search on YouTube for instructions (or this forum).
 

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You have to remember that without a warranty, the Genny can be an expensive car to own.........Navigation and Lexicon $3,000....Transmission $10,000....Engine ??????

Remember....It's a six year old car without a warranty.
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Keats

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Thanks for the advice all. Good points across the board.

I will see discuss them taking a good haircut and look into an extended warranty. Without both, and since I'm near the top of my budget, I will move on.

Any advice on third party extended warranty companies?

Thanks again,

-Keats
 

Mark_888

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Thanks for the advice all. Good points across the board.

I will see discuss them taking a good haircut and look into an extended warranty. Without both, and since I'm near the top of my budget, I will move on.

Any advice on third party extended warranty companies?

Thanks again,

-Keats
Probably, the suggestion about an extended warranty was the Hyundai Platinum Protection Plan warranty. But not sure your car is still eligible for that, and it would be expensive for a car of that age, and you would have to fix any existing conditions.

Most of the third party warranties that would take your car for a reasonable price are probably not very reputable, and will do everything they can to avoid a claim.
 

Keats

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Probably, the suggestion about an extended warranty was the Hyundai Platinum Protection Plan warranty. But not sure your car is still eligible for that, and it would be expensive for a car of that age, and you would have to fix any existing conditions.

Most of the third party warranties that would take your car for a reasonable price are probably not very reputable, and will do everything they can to avoid a claim.
Thanks,
That's what my quick research is telling me too. I think I'll put that on forum as a separate question.
-Keats
 

PMCErnie

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Keep in mind that when you purchase an extended warranty the the issuer normally inspects your car. If they find mucho problems, they are not going to give you a warranty. Besides, you are going to pay through the nose for a warranty on a car with 70,000+ miles
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