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DON’T SPEND YOUR HAND EARNED MONEY ON A LEMON

2013 AUDI S5

SAMPLE STANDARD REPORT

SUMMARY

I start this inspection off with the exterior of the vehicle. The front cover has been resprayed, signs of impact on left front of cover, there are chips and scratches, and clear flaking off the right side of the cover. The head lights and grill both have chips and the right headlight has a crack in it. The hood has a ding, an outward protrusion, a scratch, and touch up paint. The windshield has two chips. The right front fender has chips, and a dent. The right door has a dent, three dings, scratches, and chips. The right rear quarter has a crease in the body near the fuel door, scratches, and a ding above the passenger door window. The rear cover has scratches, chips, touch up paint, and a respray. The trunk and tail lights have scratches. The roof has scratches. The left rear quarter has scratches. The left door has scratches, one ding, chips on mirror, and scratches along window trim. The left rocker has been pushed in at the leading edge behind the front tire. The left front fender has a long scratch that has removed paint along the body line. All wheels have curb rash. There are three different brand tires mounted on the vehicle.

Moving on, I find myself in the interior of the vehicle. I immediately notice signs of cigarette use. There is ash evidence in the ash tray, along the window leading and trailing edge, and behind the rear seats once folded down. The driver seat shows signs of wear on the upper bolster. There are scratches along the center console from use. The media select button is missing its top trim. The ash tray doesn’t stay open. The cargo nets behind both front seats are torn. The sun visor retainer clips are broken. The volume knob is not consistent with controlling the volume level. The driver window makes a screeching noise while operating. There are scratches on both front door window tint. I scanned the on board computer for trouble codes and found none. The AC blows cold. All gauges work.

Next, I move to the engine bay. I check the fluids and unscrew the oil fill cap. I noticed water at the fill neck. Either way this is not good. I believe it to be from someone pressure washing the motor and water getting past the fill cap seal, or just sitting on the lip of the photo provided. The only way to check for certain is to drain the oil and see if there is any water in the oil. The coolant reservoir does not have the cleanest of coolant in it either. In the photos you will see what it looks like and what it should look like. The brake fluid checks out good. I didn’t see any visible leaks. I inspect the under carriage for leaks and see none. I check for rust and there is none. All braking and suspension components appear to be good.

Lastly, the test drive. The vehicle starts right up with no issue. There is no smoke. The vehicle idles well. The power delivery is smooth. The steering is good and direct. The vehicle tracks straight. The brakes work well. There is no road noise. The presence of cigarette use stuck with the car the entire drive. Please see photos and below for more info.

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