Last post on Feb 20, 2008 at 7:53 PM
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#1 of 5 volo autos
Feb 20, 2008 (11:49 am)
Has anyone had any experience with the customer service of Volo. I have read many reviews that they may be a little overpriced. But, if I am "ok" with the price, then the question is, what happens if the car turns out to have problems.... I am not in the Chicago area, so I would be buying with the assurance from Volo that what they are telling me is correct.
Any feedback would be appreciated.
#3 of 5 Re: volo autos [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 20, 2008 (12:33 pm)
Yes, I should have been more specific.
#4 of 5 Re: volo autos [dgdnyc]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Feb 20, 2008 (12:42 pm)
Okay I'll change the title of your new topic.
#5 of 5 Re: volo autos [dgdnyc]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Feb 20, 2008 (7:53 pm)
Okay now to the issue at hand.
Volo has been around a long time and yes it does seem that in the past they asked a high price for their MUSEUM CARS, which to my eye were not in all that good condition (typical of museum cars).
However now it seems they are consignors for other people's "classic" and collectible cars, so it's a whole new ball game.
Being consigned cars, they demand an inspection because even the Volo people might not know a lot about the cars overall condition. How can they keep a detailed memory of a 300 car inventory (supposedly).
So I'd say it would be imperative for you to hire an independent inspector to look over any car you are interested in and to instruct that inspector on the specific items you want him to pay attention to. Some inspection services have this exhaustive list of rather useless information (I mean, do you REALLY want the inspector to spend his time winding the clock?). I find checklists not so helpful. Fully written paragraphs of details, along with specific photos of certain trouble spots (or really good spots) are what you want. And the inspector needs to work fast so that the car isn't sold out from under you.
I would never buy a car on the blind unless there was no other way and unless you had received lots of detailed information, and perhaps even talked to the actual owner.