Basic Used Car Report Sample

1993 Ford Mustang GT Hatchback

1993 Ford Mustang GT Hatchback
VIN:
1FACP42E8PF179720
Engine #:
 
Mileage:
10,842  
Paint Color:
Red  
Trim Color:
Grey  
Number of Cylinders:
8
Body Type
SedanCoupeConvertibleSUVPickupOther
Paperwork
Photograph the Title or Registration
Is the Title or Registration available?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Has the vehicle passed emissions recently?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Condition of Paint
Excellent Very Good Good Fair Poor
Chipped Scratched Orange Peel Clear Coat Damage Poor Preparation
Polishing Req. Part Re-spray Req. Full Re-spray Req.
Upper Body Dents/Dings/Cracks
F/DS Fender F/DS Door DS Rocker (Sill) Hood
F/PS Fender F/PS Door PS Rocker (Sill) Engine Bay
R/DS Quarter R/DS Door F Bumper Cover Trunk
R/PS Quarter R/PS Door R Bumper Cover Roof
None Seen
LEGEND: F=Front R=Rear DS=Driver Side PS=Passenger Side
Collision Damage
Check under the hood and dash, in the trunk, around the doorjambs, bottom of doors and on the weather stripping.
Do you see any signs that the car was repainted? (i.e., over-spray, tape/blend lines, or unpainted surfaces)
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Did you detect any Bondo ANYWHERE on the body?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Is there any obvious collision damage?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Are ALL the panel gaps regular and consistent?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Wheels and Tires
What wheels are fitted to the car?
SteelAlloysWires
What overall condition are they in?
GoodFairPoorCurb Rash
Are all four road tires the same size and make?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Does the spare match?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
How worn are they?
Like NewPart-WornBarely-LegalCrackedCut/Damaged
If unevenly worn, was the wear on the ...
FrontRearOutside EdgeInside EdgeCenter or Sides
What are the seats covered with?
VinylLeatherClothSome Other Material
Are there any rips, tears or broken stitching on the seats?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Are they Dirty / Worn / Stained?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Do both front seats operate easily, front/back, recline, etc.?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Are they Power Operated?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Do any pieces of interior trim or fittings appear to be:
ScuffedDamagedMissing
Is the headliner:
Dirty/StainedRippedPoorly fitted/Sagging
If there is a Sunroof / T-Tops do they open/close properly?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Do you see any sign of leaks?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Do the carpets need:
CleaningReplacingFeel Wet
Do you detect any smell or signs that the vehicle has been smoked in?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Has Mold?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Do the doors open easily from inside the car?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Do ALL the locks work?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Do the doors drop when you open them?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Does any door rattle when you close it?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Do ALL the windows operate easily?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Are they Power Operated?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Is any of the glass ...
BrokenCrackedScratchedChippedDelaminating
Are the interior door panels ...
WarpedDamagedLooseWorn
Is the dash condition ...
DamagedCrackedWarped
Check the glove box, do you see:
Operator manualsReceipts, Service records, etc.
Grade the condition of the carpet in the luggage area:
GoodFairPoorNone
Is the convertible top ...
MetalFabric
What condition is the top in?
Very GoodGoodFairPoor
Does it seem to seal well around the doors when in the up position?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
If Fabric, are there any rips or tears?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Is the stitching coming apart anywhere?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Is the top taut when up?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Is the rear window ...
ClearScratchedDiscolored
What is the condition of the top frame mechanism?
GoodBrokenRustedRequires Painting
Is the top ...
PowerManual
Does it operate smoothly?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Take a photo of the dash/gauges with the ignition turned on showing all warning lights illuminated and another with the engine started to show if any warning lights remain on.
Check boxes of items THAT DO NOT WORK CORRECTLY as designed:
ALL WORK CORRECTLY Turn Signals Hazard Warning Lights Parking/Side Lights
Head Lights Hi-Beam Head Lights Lo-Beam Instrument Lights Horn
Interior Lights Brake Lights Rear/Tail Lights Backup/Reversing Lights
License Plate Lights Windshield Wipers Windshield Washers ALL Electric Windows
Heater
If applicable, check boxes of the following items THAT DO NOT WORK CORRECTLY as designed:
Air Conditioning Power Seats Power Mirrors Navigation System
Is there a Radio fitted in the car?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Does the radio work?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Do ALL the speakers work?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Does it have a tape player?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Does it have a CD player?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Does it have a CD changer?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Do any switches or instruments appear to be broken or missing?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
How many keys (fobs) are there?
123 or moreSee NotesN/A
If the car has a 'keyless entry' system ...
Does it work from outside the car?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Does it work from inside the car?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Does the trunk release work?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Did the car start easily?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Were there any 'clanks' when the car first started up?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Does the car have an Oil Pressure Gauge?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
If Yes, what does the oil pressure gauge read?
LLNNNHH
Is the engine and bay:
CleanSomewhat DirtyVery Dirty
Is the amount of oil in the engine at the manufacturers recommended level? (check dipstick)
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Does the oil look:
Old/Black/Dirty Recently Changed In-Between
If the transmission is automatic, check the dipstick. Is the fluid:
Pink/RedBrown
Does either the engine oil or transmission fluid smell burnt?
EngineTransmission
Look inside the brake fluid reservoir. Is the level correct?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Is the fluid clear?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Does the car idle:
SmoothlySomewhat RoughlyVery Roughly
Rev the engine a few times
Do you note any 'Growls', 'Rattles' or 'Knocks' from the Engine?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Excessive smoke from the tail pipe?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Exhaust Leaks?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Automatic
Shifting from 'Reverse' to 'Drive'
Do you notice any 'clunks' from the drivetrain?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
With the parking brake released, gently depress the accelerator while in 'Drive'.
Is there a delay between your pressure on the accelerator pedal and the car's movement?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Manual
With the car at a standstill, but with the engine running, apply the emergency brake depress the clutch and engage second gear; and gently release the clutch and try to drive off.
Does the brake hold the car from moving?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Do you notice any slipping of the clutch?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
4x4
Do both boxes engage Low Range?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Do both boxes engage High Range?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Are there any unusual noises?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Once on the road, check the foot brakes.
Do the brakes pull to one side?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Do you hear any grinding?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Do you note any pulsating?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Do you feel any shaking in the steering wheel when braking?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Or at speed?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
With hands momentarily off the steering wheel, does the car keep going in a straight line?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Does the engine run ...
SmoothlySomewhat RoughlyVery RoughlyMisfires
Does the car have Overdrive / Turbo / Supercharger?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
If so, does it operate correctly?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Do you notice any issues with the Transmission while driving?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
How is the oil pressure now?
LLNNNHH
What does the coolant temperature gauge read?
LLNNNHHNo Gauge
In slow speed tight turns do you hear any:
ClunksSquealingRubbing
On uneven road surfaces, do you hear any:
Clunks from suspension/steering bushingsRattles from body flexNote excessive body rollOther/Unknown noise
Were you able to test drive the car?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
If yes, who drove?
I didThe seller did
Did you drive at City Speed?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
Did you drive at Highway Speed?
YesNoNot CheckedSee NotesN/A
How far did you drive (in miles)?
0-12-55+
What did you use to inspect the underside?
A LiftRampsFloor JackNothing
Did you see any:
RustFrame/Accident DamagePatches Welded In
Did you see any fluid leaks from the:
EngineTransmissionDifferentialSteeringBrakesCooling System
Driver seat moves back and forth on power