Pre purchase inspection in Ohio

Discussion in 'North Central - USA (MI, IN, OH, KY, WV)' started by Jared Fletcher, Nov 2, 2020.

  1. Jared Fletcher

    Aug 20, 2020
    I live in SoCal and looking at buying a 458 in Ohio. Anyone have a good contact or source to do a PPI about 2 hours outside of Columbus?
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  3. PaulK

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    Question- do you mean you are looking for a PPI within 2hrs of Columbus? Or the car itself is located 2hrs from Columbus?
    Cauley Ferrari isn't much further (they are in MI and know the 458 inside and out). MAG (Midwest Auto Group) is IN Columbus. I am sure they can do it as well, though I've never dealt with them. I do know some customers in Ohio choose to send their cars to Cauley instead because of how reputable Cauley is.
  4. Jared Fletcher

    Aug 20, 2020
    The car is about 2 hours outside of Columbus. But I'll check both of those you mentioned. Much appreciated!

  5. PaulK

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    Yeah if you're not far from Cauley I'd take it there in a heartbeat. They know what they're doing.
  6. dave80gtsi

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    Dave Meredith
    It would help your cause here if you could note the particular location in Ohio!
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  8. TBigs

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    Just about everywhere in Ohio is within 2 hours of Columbus! A location, or even compass direction, would be very helpful.
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  10. Kruegmeister

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    I will caution against Earl Gibbs, especially if he does work for that dealer...

    Earl Gibbs from North Coast Exotics let me share my experience.

    Some of this my fault for being too trusting.

    The dealer was Medina Auto, Arthur Knight was selling what was his Business partners F430. He offered to pay for the PPI. We went thru Earl Gibbs as he was highly recommended on the Forums here. Turned out Earl does Service work for them and my PPI was over the phone and I wrote everything down. I figured it was OK cause he was described as Old School. When my Transmission was dropping out of gear after around 100 miles or so I took it in for Service at my Ferrari dealer here in Michigan. Turns out I had 1% Clutch not the 66% he told me. They never fixed the TPMS like they said they were going to. Cost me 12K, but the car was 20-25K cheaper than others I was considering so I'm still ahead.

    All said I'm happy with my Car.
    So take it as advice.
    Pay for your own PPI and get it in writing.
    Good luck with your purchase. They are such fun cars to own and drive.
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  11. avt96cobra

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    Oct 16, 2020
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    Bryan Wolf
    Recommendation(s) on PPI for F360 in Johnstown, OH, which is 25 miles North East of Columbus.
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  13. IDriveM5

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    This might be a late reply, so sorry if the need is no longer there. For this 360, I would recommend either NJB Automotive or Evans Automotive.

    Also, North Coast Exotics did an excellent PPI for me about 1 month ago and I ended up buying the car after the seller agreed to let NCE replace a leaking oil cooler and a dying battery. I enjoyed working with them.
  14. griffith500

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    I would also caution against MAG (Midwest Auto Group) - I recently bought a car there and was very disappointed in the workmanship of their service department. They caused damage to my car and are not willing to address it post purchase. Most disappointing experience ever dealing with an AD - mistakes happen, it matters how they deal with it once they have your money.

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