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Old 02-27-2013, 07:33 AM   #8
2012silversel
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Here's a check list I compiled when I picked up my Escape, maybe not complete, but it helped me:

New Car Check List

Interior:
Headliner:
Sagging
Fit
Staining
Fit of leather/cloth on seats
Seat stitching
Power seat functions/memory
Rear seat fold flat function
Read headrest function
Steering wheel stitching
Shift knob stitching
Gaps where interior pieces meet
Dash fit/finish
Panels:
doors
rear cargo area
Carpet fitted properly
Check under seats
Check under seat air vents
Check spare & jack
Perimeter alarm
Ambient lighting/interior lighting
Passive key function
Remote start function
Rear tailgate function
Windows, one touch up/down
Locks
MFT/Radio/CD/USB
Speaker vibration
Side-view mirrors, function/memory
Heat/air-conditioner fan motor settings
Surfaces are clean

Exterior:
Paint:
body
inside doors and hatch
under hood
Doors, hood and panel gaps
Headlight and tail-light gaps
Hatch and door alignment and hang
Exterior plastic/chrome trim fit/gaps/finish
Body lines match up

Engine Compartment:
Oil level
Coolant level
Loose or missing clips
Loose screws
Leaks

Under Car:
Check wheel wells
Check tires and wheels
Check under body air dams
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