Guy has on his lot a 2002 Odyssey for over 3 months. Carfax is clean.
It shows a lease vehicle in 5/2002 then sold at auction 4/06 - nothing
between. It's from a close by state, IL. He's had 3 auctions and
hasn't moved it.
At first glance, it's a nice vehicle. Everything is straight and it
has many options. So I went down today (SUN) and gave it a good look
over. I don't see any overspray or anything that would lead me to
believe it's been in a collision other than the right wheel well
plastic not flush with the fender. That fender looks like it may have
had some minor work done.
The vehicle has been heavily waxed. There are a few real small chips
in the paint. chips show a primer coat under them and then metal
Except for one fender, looks original paint. But I'm not an expert.
The first thing that really caught my eye was rust pits on the plastic
bumper cover. Looking under the car shows more rust than I would
expect from a 2002. The strut has some rusting as well. The tires
are very worn, but they look worn correctly. Doesn't appear to be
alignment issues as they are worn evenly.
What do you think?
Plastic not lined up with metal under front right wheel
The front has black plastic screws but the rear
has grey metal ones. Makes me wonder if it's had
work that my eye's just can see.
Black on front
Grey on rear
I am concerned about getting a vehicle that was flooded. I almost
bought a 1 yr old Ford 4x4 PU a few years back. Guy had it on his lot
and was ready to move it at a good price. Upon close look, it was very
rusted. More than this Honda and more than a 1yr old should have.
This is a 4yr old Honda. Is this just the way Honda's rust in Chicago?