I'd pay a reputable surveyor or inspector to go out and look at the car, drive it and so on, that way you know someone who is knowledgable about cars has looked it over at the very least and they can then give you their opinion on the matter afterward. I personally would be hard pressed to go and look at something for free, even if you were to pay me for my gas, as it would still be taking time out of my day as I believe my time is quite valuable, and isn't worthless. I think this is especially true if someone doesn't live anywhere near the area where the vehicle is located and would take several hours or more to do a round trip. Also, and I could be wrong about this, but most people on here are likely not experts and might not want to give their advice/opinion or stake their reputation on whether or not YOU should buy a car. I'm sure most on here have pretty good insight but that being said, they would feel horrible if they recommended a car for you to buy to have you then purchase it and come to find out it's stolen, has been wrecked, damaged, is unsafe to drive, wasn't worth the purchase price and so on. Or at least I would feel horrible and responsible to that person if that were the case with me inspecting a vehicle for another member. I can't imagine a surveyor would be more than a couple hundred dollars... if you're serious about putting an offer down on the car, that is something you might want to look into.
Last edited by MUSTANG65FBK3; 01-26-2019 at 07:41 PM.