Pre-Purchase Inspection

If you have had a PPI performed, did you use a dealer of the car’s brand, or did you use an independent shop? Which might be preferred for, say, a C5 Corvette (hypothetically)?

I hope to use this knowledge eventually, even if it isn’t for the car I’ve been discussing today.


I would think that a dealer might list every little thing, hoping to get the service work done there. This may not actually work well for me if it is clear that I live out of town. But a dealer might also have some history on the car of their own.

An independent shop would seem hard to choose - how would you know that they understood the car or would thoroughly assess the condition?


Obvious exception would be very specialty cars such as a Ferrari or Lotus where independent garages ARE specialty garages.

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