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Hi guys! Please help me with the choice of used Nautilus. I want something like this https://incacar.com/used/cars/lincoln/nautilus/2019-Lincoln-Nautilus-Reserve-1375330/ What do you think about that? 
Thx for answers bros. 

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On 3/10/2020 at 9:08 AM, christopherjuarez602 said:

Hi guys! Please help me with the choice of used Nautilus. I want something like this https://incacar.com/used/cars/lincoln/nautilus/2019-Lincoln-Nautilus-Reserve-1375330/ What do you think about that? 
Thx for answers bros. 

 

Hi Christopher. Same advice as over on the Lincoln Forums. A used Nautilus can be a very good vehicle choice. However, you need to do all the things required when buying a used car.

Here are some suggestions: Have the Dealer provide you a CARFAX report. They do not show everything, but any reported accidents should be on there.

Inspect the vehicle closely. Inside, outside and under. Check the fluids. Check for leaks. Check the tires. If they are worn, you are looking at an expensive bill right after buying.

Take it for a long test drive (or more than one), through all types of driving environments, such as highway, stop and go etc. Be sure it drives/handles correctly, the transmission shifts properly, no rattles etc.

Modern vehicles are loaded with electronics/electrical systems. So sit in it for a long time and make sure all the electronic/electrical/audio/SYNC 3 systems operate properly.

I would also recommend taking it to a shop/mechanic you trust and having them do a full vehicle inspection. Better to catch any problems up front than after you buy it.

After you negotiate the price, have them throw in a pre-purchase oil change, since you do not know the service history and it may be due for one.

To help you get acquainted with all the systems, you can download the PDF version of the Owners Manual here: https://www.fleet.ford.com/parts-service/resources/owner-manuals/

Those are just some recommendations. I am sure others will jump in with more advice.

Let us know how you make out and good luck.

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In addition to previous response, here is a small report for the vin you have provided. There are no service records (which happens for this type of report), but it is better to see a carfax for sure. AND! This car could be a rental vehicle! 

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I’ve found benefit in searching wide for the right one. Nowadays dealers and companies are willing to deliver your vehicle to you.

 

not sure you you feel about services like Carvana or Vroom, but something to consider as well. Example, Vroom offers a 7 day test drive and they’ll take it back if you don’t like it.

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Take it for a long test drive, through all types of driving environments, such as highway, stop and go etc. Be sure it drives/handles correctly, the transmission shifts properly, no rattles etc. It’s as important to have a valid insurance policy copy in your name as it is to get the registration transferred. If the RC is registered in your name and the policy is still under the previous owner’s, then the insurance policy stands nullified!
 

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Have the dealer raise the vehicle up on a lift so you can look under it.  Keep your eyes peeled for damage, leaks, overspray, and/or parts with part number stickers on them.  Then carefully look down the sides of the vehicle for imperfections or misalignment of panels and consistent edge gaps with hood and doors etc.  

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1 hour ago, Going_Going_Gone said:

Have the dealer raise the vehicle up on a lift so you can look under it.  Keep your eyes peeled for damage, leaks, overspray, and/or parts with part number stickers on them.  Then carefully look down the sides of the vehicle for imperfections or misalignment of panels and consistent edge gaps with hood and doors etc.  

 

It's not uncommon for a used car customer to ask to have their own mechanic inspect the vehicle before committing to the purchase. Less so with a certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle which goes through a more extensive inspection and service procedure, includes a more extensive warranty and enhanced finance options. 

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