My adult daughter purchased a 2007 Nissan Versa that was total junk. I asked her to never go car shopping without me, but she thought she was getting a deal and decided to purchase this car on her own.
The CAT converter was shot as were both O2 sensors. The engine had extreme blow-by and a miss on the number three cylinder because a valve was cracked. The sensors were disconnected and all codes were cleared so the MIL light was not on when she looked at the car.
The salesman gave her a high-pressure sales pitch, cars as nice as this do not last long, this is the bottom bargain pricing below blue-book, buy it now or someone else will.
Hamilton County TN requires emissions testing and dealers are not allowed to sell cars that cannot pass inspection. We live in a county that does not require emissions inspections and that is how they got around this regulation.
I purchased a low milage used engine for about the cost for me to do a rebuild. The salvage yard threw in the CAT and sensors as a favor to me. She now has a dependable vehicle thanks to me, not Edd Kirby's Adventure.
Bum a ride, take the bus, ride a bicycle, walk, hitch-hike, but never, never, never purchase a vehicle from Edd Kirby's Adventure unless you really want an adventure like getting skalped, xxxxx, or robbed.