2004 Corolla oil smell like gas and exhaust

Looking at a used 2004 4 cyl Toyota Corolla private sale. Checked and smelled oil looks a little dark and stinks of gas and exhaust. Was
going to ask for compression test but thinking forget it. This is the second one I've looked at with the same condition. Is there any known issues with these 4 cyl engines? Thanks in advance. K
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On Thu, 16 Jul 2009 16:32:48 -0700, Geo wrote:

Check alt.autos.toyota. I can't give you an answer, but there are some who can.
Just wade through all the political BS...
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How does oil smell like exhaust?

Not that I can think of offhand.
If isn't the right car for you as proven by your initial looksee, then pass on it. If you are serious about buying it barring any mechanical issues, contact a quality shop about performing a complete pre purchase inspection. A good inspection is well worth the money.
I don't think you'll be able to describe the exact condition of the oil via text, nor will you get any accurate analysis on such a query.
Toyota MDT in MO
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Blown head gasket, no oil changes, overheated... Either way not good. HTH Ben
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I'm sorry that you hoped that helped. Still wondering what "exhaust" smells like. Seriously.
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