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Vehicle in decent condition overall signs of reconditioning can be seen throughout. Rock chips and scratches present on front bumper. Residue present on driver's door below mirror. Large glue like lines on driver's door. B pillar has scratches consistent with a break in or key lock out scratches also seen coinciding in tint inside door. Various scratches present on rear bumper from loading and unloading trunk. Windshield glue separating along edge of entire windshield. Wiper blades old and disintegrated. Passenger rear fender has debris in paint and indicates paint work has been done. Roof has dent in back passenger corner hard to see with black roof. Drivers seat bottom material is loose and saggy from use. Passenger seat has pitch in leather that is noticeable. Back door panels both side material is floating and can hear glue attempting to stick when pushed. Wrinkles and blemishes seen in rear seat from use. Rear tint strip poorly placed and bubbled. Center console material in curling upward leaving large gap. Ac and radio worked as they should. Seat functioned worked well. Engine had loud tick when started seller made me leave showroom for him to pull vehicle around and engine noise could be heard from outside on cold start. Went away after warming up. Clicking noise heard in front suspension at low speeds over cracks and bumps. Steering feels twitchy back and forth when hitting bumps. There is a fault code present in the onboard diagnostic system but no active check engine light present, further diagnosis will be needed. Please see photos and below for more info.

Vehicle Info

Year 2015
Make Dodge
Model Charger
Mileage 47461
Transmission Automatic
VIN Number 2c3cdxct1fh753500
Stock Number 753500
Interior Leather
Interior Color White
Body Color Grey
Engine 8 Cylinder
Drive Type Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Type Gas

Exterior

Back-up Camera
Wiper Blades
The wipers are worn and should be replaced.
Body Alignment
Passenger front fender has larger gap than normal. See pics.
Scratches
This vehicle has excessive scratches all over the exterior.
Dings
Dents
Hard to see dent on roof in back corner of passenger side.
Paint Condition
Some debris seen in paint on passenger side indicates paint work has been done.
Body Seals
Rust
Exterior Lights
Door Mirrors
The door mirror housings have miscellaneous scratches.
Bumpers
Scratches and rock chips present on both bumpers.
Side Moldings
Frame Damage
Glass
Seal around windshield bubbling and old.

Interior

Steering Wheel
Horn
Cruise Control
Seat Condition
Sagging seen and patches on passenger side seat.
Heated Seats
Seat Belts
Clock
Radio/Navigation
Inner Door Panels
Rear inner door panel material is loose.
Power Locks
Window Switches
Window Function
Center Console
Dash
Sun Visors
Dash Lights
Dash Gauges
Air Conditioning
Heater
Carpet
Floor Mats
Cigarette Use
Unusual Odors
Cup Holders
Headliner
Blower Motor
Interior Trim
The interior trim shows normal wear consistent with age and mileage.

Mechanical

Air Filter
Battery Condition
Charging System
Cooling Fan Condition
Radiator Cap Sealing Properly
Hoses
Radiator
Engine Coolant
Coolant Leaks
Belts
Power Steering
Engine Oil
Engine Fluid Leaks
Transmission Leaks
Brake System
Brake Fluid Leaks
Differential leaks
Muffler System
CV Joints and Axles
Shocks and bushings
Ball Joints and Tie Rods
Key Fob

Road Test

Road Test
Engine Performance
When first starting the engine, there was an upper end knock that was consistent with lifter noise. The noise went away after approximately 10 seconds. This may be normal for this vehicle, but should be monitored. An engine on a cold start can do this if the vehicle has been sitting for a period of time. If the vehicle is started a few hours later, it should not make this noise. If it is still making this noise, then there is an issue and the upper end of the engine will need to be disassembled for further diagnosis.
Transmission performance
Differential Performance
Wheel Bearing Performance
Braking Performance
Suspension Performance
There is a clicking noise heard from the suspension over bumps at low speeds, further diagnosis needed.
Steering Performance
Steering felt loose when going over bumps, further diagnosis needed.
Engine Starting
Tire Pressure System (TPMS)
Computer Diagnosis/OBD2
I scanned the vehicle's computer and found one fault code present that will require further diagnosis, please see photos.

Manufacturer

Driver FrontPirelliPirelliPassenger Front
Driver RearPirelliPirelliPassenger Rear

Size

Driver Front245/45r20245/45r20Passenger Front
Driver Rear245/45r20245/45r20Passenger Rear

Tire Condition

Driver FrontNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Front
Driver RearNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Rear

Wheel Condition

Driver FrontNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Front
Driver RearNo IssuesNo IssuesPassenger Rear

Tire Tread

Driver Front8/328/32Passenger Front
Driver Rear8/328/32Passenger Rear
Spare Tire
Spare tireYes

Tire Tread Explanation

10/32 or more

Tires have plenty of tread!

(standard)

8/32 or more

Tires have plenty of tread!

(low profile)

5/32 to 7/32

Tires will need replacement soon!

4/32 or less

Tires need replacement!

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