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Old 11-01-2019, 04:58 AM   #821 (permalink)
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I've taken possession of the XFi. I left him the Superbeetle and US$100. There's a punch list so technically it's a loaner.

On first inspection, the front suspension cradle shows paint and smooth metal. I haven't looked at the rear wheel wells yet. Are they also vulnerable?
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I had to look up punch list, first time i heard of it. So it basically is a list of things the seller of the XFi is going to fix for you,as a part of the deal?

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Old 11-01-2019, 09:28 AM   #822 (permalink)
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Rear wheel wells can be a problem, but probably only in the rust belt:





As the factory rubberized undercoating ages & dries out, it cracks and traps water, creating the above. That's my 2000 Metro. Despite that rear wheel well disaster, the front control arm area is near mint (for a rust-belt car) because it was regularly oiled.
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So it basically is a list of things the seller of the XFi is going to fix for you,as a part of the deal?
It's sort of a loose deal, no hand-shake; but the tuning on the SuperB and payments on the XFi are coming out of a single monthly payment.

MetroMPG — Once I've increase my level of ownership, a [boxed cavity] thread will be necessary. I think I'll paint the (12"!) wheels before the road trip next week.

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