I looked at all the service records available to me from seller. I asked quite a few questions also and asked regarding leaks more than once. Being on somewhat of a budget and time constraints from my business, i can't afford to fly out and visit too many prospective cars. Hence, i preferred to pay for the PPI and then if it checked out, i would fly out and pretty much seal the deal. On the next car, i might just fly out first. However, that could get much more expensive considering i will need airfare, lodging, car rental AND the PPI. Well, i suppose if i fly, it would have to be to an area of multiple possibilities. NOT the midwest that's for sure!
I'll let you all know that after hanging up with seller, i kept thinking..."what if they offered to repair leaks? what if they offered to re-paint the RR panel? What if they solved the knocking sound?" SOOOOoooooo i asked the wife. she said "ABSOLUTELY NOT." The hunt continues. I appreciate all of your comments and kind advice. I know i will find my F car. It is just a matter of time. My father always told me that if you have the money, you have the power and are in control, not the seller. Just don't take the wife with you to the dealership but thats another story.