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    CERTIFIED, E-TESTED when buying used car

    What does this mean when the car has been Certified and E-Tested?

    Any warranty that comes from it if I buy privately?

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    Re: CERTIFIED, E-TESTED when buying used car

    Certified means its the minimum for safety requirements ( brakes, tires, windshild, lights ) it does NOT mean the car is mechanically solid

    E-tested = Emissions ( im assuming in this case passed the standards )

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    Re: CERTIFIED, E-TESTED when buying used car

    Certified is the "safety certification" meaning the car is deemed safe to drive on the road.

    E-tested is when the car has been e-tested and passed emissions testing.

    If you buy as-is, they don't cert+etest which means you just have to do those things yourself.

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    Re: CERTIFIED, E-TESTED when buying used car

    also safety certificates are only valid approx 30 days from the day they are issued, etest is one full year. If you want to see if the etest is valid for a used vehicle go here:
    http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/en/air/driv...VICNSearch.php

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    Re: CERTIFIED, E-TESTED when buying used car

    be careful and have it checked by your mechanic.....Both can be done without the car even being there for them to Safety or E-test for some extra cash.

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    Re: CERTIFIED, E-TESTED when buying used car

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinK View Post
    be careful and have it checked by your mechanic.....Both can be done without the car even being there for them to Safety or E-test for some extra cash.
    Some people don't like this cuz it's a potential waste of their time. nothing may be wrong with the car at all, but for them to make the time to entertain your mech coming to their house is a hassle. Also in the eyes of the seller, they don't know if your mech is simply saying overly critical things in order to devalue the car in your favour.

    of course, complete opposite is possible too. IE they've got something to hide.
    97 "SH" - Gone

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    Re: CERTIFIED, E-TESTED when buying used car

    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Some people don't like this cuz it's a potential waste of their time. nothing may be wrong with the car at all, but for them to make the time to entertain your mech coming to their house is a hassle.
    perhaps - but as a seller i dont think i'd have a problem with an inspection after a deposit is done. a sale with condition of no major issue is fine.

    i've sold a couple of cars this way.

    there's also the people who want you to go to their mechanic without even setting a price or coming to see the car -- those guys dont even get a reply to an email sometimes.

    didnt realize this post is from 3 goddamn years ago

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    Re: CERTIFIED, E-TESTED when buying used car

    don't know if u knew this.....but the guy who woke up the 3 year old thread was a spam....hahah

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