You know that driving a car is in the view of fashion, but do you know buying a Proton X50 also a fashion to do about?
We want to find ourselves quickly behind the wheel. but there are traps. Even if buying a "pro" (against which it is easier to appeal) requires less vigilance than if it is an individual, always remain suspicious and attentive. Remember, it's better to miss a good deal than to make a bad x50 proton.
When you buy a Proton X50, you must search for the life of the vehicle. If it's a "first hand" Proton X50, it probably will not be too much trouble. The owner will probably show you the completed maintenance booklet. However, it will not be easy to get parts that tell the life of the X50 if it has changed several times owner. In this case, leave nothing to chance and peel the slightest invoice.
If you really look into the maintenance book, or what we call owner manual, you will know if the revisions were scrupulously carried out at the periods recommended by the manufacturer. You will thus know the basic controls of the Proton X50 and you will also be able to know if mechanical operations of importance were realized. Example: replacing parts like the timing belt. If the seller is unable to present the book, distrust. The vehicle may not have received the care necessary for its proper functioning and longevity. If it is a "pro", it can reassure you by offering a guarantee.
Bills give an idea of the maintenance of Proton X50 that has been provided to the car through the replacement of wearing parts (tires, brake pads, exhaust system, suspensions, etc.).So much better if it's still the same import parts and part of the brand network. The X50 will probably have been the subject of more careful care than if it had been deposited in various specialized centers.
If you yourself a professional seller, you will know a little more about the bills. It will clearly indicate to you the various operations already carried out and will draw you up the list of the mechanical works which it would be desirable to realize in the near future.
This review is critical in the buying process. If you are not an expert, do not hesitate to bring a friend who knows the mechanics when going to the showroom. His/Her advice will be useful. You must inspect your future Proton X50 from every angle: exterior and interior. These checks must be carried out in daylight. Refuse an appointment at 8 pm on a winter evening. In the dark and in the rain, scratches and defects will not be detectable.
If you buy to a "pro", you will at least be sure to see the vehicle in broad daylight. Moreover, the professional engages his brand and the reputation of his establishment by exhibiting used cars in his premises. He can not afford to present a model in bad condition. It will have been prepared beforehand.
Inspection points referenced below can avoid falling on a car "trapped" and save some money. Indeed, whether it is a "pro" or an individual, the seller will understand that the transaction will not be that easy to conclude if you find some imperfections. A damaged seal, a stained seat, and you can always try to claim a small discount.
A new paint: it is possible that the seller honestly wanted to make an effort to get rid of his car quickly. But beware, a coat of ceremonies can reveal an accident and a change to marble. Be wary if doors or hood are not properly aligned. It can be a lead for you. The sheet metal must be smooth to touch with - feel no traces of blows or blisters due to rust. Remember that straightening a sheet will cost you a few hundred euros.
This is how you do the fashion of buying a X50 proton is you really want to drive the maximum of it.