Originally Posted by SiR
and people arguing against providing a safety speaks a lot about you imho.
O jeeez, here we go, being dramatic and all...... that really should speak volumes, ofcourse.
anyway, i completely get your point, but that is a personal perspective, not necessarily the norm.
If I was selling a car, I wouldn't certify right off the bat(and have it sit until it possibly expires), but only do it once a deposit and an agreement of some kind is made with the purchaser. I will definitely have a pre cert inspection done which I can show to potential buyers to show the state of the vehicle.
On another note, I always get the cars I am buying (for cars worth a few K and up) etested on my own dime (if they aren't already). Brakes and shocks don't worry me. But failed cats, o2 sensors, or burnt valves which won't pass etest, do.