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Subject:  Re: Should We Fix it first? Date:  11/7/2012  11:21 AM
Author:  xtn Number:  11412 of 11821

Certainly can't give "expert" advice on this, but here's my opinion:

Fix the mirror. I assume a low mileage, six year old vehicle such as your Avalon is reasonably presentable, and a dangling mirror or even a big mess of duct tape is going to just ruin that impression at first glance.

Tires are an inspection requirement. Battery condition and noises are not. At least in my state. At least if the car has enough better to start the engine and work the lights and wipers and horn, and at least if the noises are indications of failed brakes or the like.

Still, fix the battery inasmuch as you don't want the guy evaluating your trade in to jump in and have the thing not start up. I can't evaluate the whump whump whump noises through the internet. At the very least figure out what it is.

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