Buying my first Tahoe PPV - Need Advice Please!

Discussion in 'Police Package/Specialty Service Discussion' started by COMSEC, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. The_Burban

    The_Burban TYF Newbie

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    PPV is pursuit and no 4WD. Still good advice.

    In the States, there are limirations for repairs to these types if service vehicles. No plugs on the front, for instance, in this locale. In other words, don't sweat the tires either.
     
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    You can actually check those things, in the DIC, if it has one. (an ODB thing tool might do it too) The Tahoe's computer registers things like, total # engine hours, total amount of fuel used etc. You can sorta tell by the "average speed" (total miles divided by total hours) if that car has been idling for a lot of time.

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    Just to give a different perspective.....

    For the NC State Surplus, you cannot test drive. You can start the vehicle, put it in gear, but are not allowed to move it at all. And in my case also, my Tahoe was assigned to one patrolman for its entire service life.......so technically it was a 'personal' vehicle in that manner.

    When you purchase from the state lot in NC also, you get a printed line-item receipt for every single visit your vehicle was in their shop. From the initial purchase and radio/light install, to every tire replacement, oil change, and each single part replaced......all the way to the stripping and reassembly of the vehicle to prepare for auction. It will surely vary for each state and jurisdiction selling the vehicles, but just so anyone else looking for a PPV or SSV knows......not every area is the same. :)
     
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    There is NO such disclosure policy in NY State Surplus auction. But there is some kind of similarity:

    you cannot test drive. You can start the vehicle, put it in gear, but are not allowed to move it at all


     
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    Hope you find a nice one. I have a 2014 from Sask as well and I think I got a pretty decent one. Still getting used to the firm ride, but it is a truck after all.....
     
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    They are out there. If the price was right, I'd buy my work Tahoe.
     
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    @COMSEC Did you end up purchasing the truck?
     
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    Look on govdeals.com
     
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    I'd pull the trigger if it was in good working condition. Try to see if they have the maintenance records and if it has had any previous issues.
     

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