Originally Posted by protect1989
Has anyone ever purchased a car without seeing it in person?
Im looking at a New 2014 leftover in North Carolina (I live in TX). There are photos posted online that are of really great quality.
I was just curious if any of you have ever done this. If so, how did it go/ what tips and tricks can you recommend?
Several. Went smooth. A lot is dependent on the dealer or person you're dealing with. Make sure it's an established dealer or merchant. If it's a new leftover, I'd just find out why it might be leftover. Combo of options (or lack of) that weren't desirable? I wouldn't worry about that at all.
If it's a more in-demand version, I'd ask flat-out what's wrong with it, and make sure the dealer knows you're not going to be happy if you arrive and there are any surprises.
As long as the dealer or merchant has a good reputation, I'd buy sight-unseen again.
My 2002 Wranger has been the best used purchase I've made, and I flew from NY to Chicago to pick it up.