Would you buy a truck based on Carproof results alone? Lets assume a positive report comes back.?

Problem is – I really want this truck, so I'm trying to remain sensible. It is not insured or registered as he drives his newer truck and keeps the other in the garage. It's a 2004 Ford F-150 FX4 with 184,000kms. It looks great, but I cannot drive it or even take it to get looked at by a mechanic. This is a

Problem is – I really want this truck, so I'm trying to remain sensible. It is not insured or registered as he drives his newer truck and keeps the other in the garage. It's a 2004 Ford F-150 FX4 with 184,000kms. It looks great, but I cannot drive it or even take it to get looked at by a mechanic. This is a very frustrating situation.
Any advice Yahoo'ers?

Best Answer:

Soapy Ears: If you can't drive it or bring a mechanic, you don't want the truck. The Carfax / car proof report will not give you anything you really need ot make a decision about the vehicle. I'd find another, especially one with fewer miles on it. At 10 years old with almost 200K, it will probably require a lot of work, even if it was well maintained and kept in a garage.

Other answer:

Soapy Ears:
No. I buy vehicles based entirely on my own vast knowledge and experience.
Zaphod Beeblebrox:
No. A competent, qualified person should do a thorough pre-buy inspection.
Never:
I would pass on any car you cant drive or take to a mechanic.