I live in Utah and was looking at purchasing a 2001 Blazer located in the NW Chicago area. The pictures of the vehicle looked fairly decent on the dealership's website, and the owner mentioned there were a couple of minor problems that they could take of.
Brian and Mike performed a used car inspection and determined there was very little maintenance ever done on the Blazer, and estimated there were between $1200-$1500 in immediate repairs that would be needed. They also advised against driving the Blazer to Utah without doing some of the repairs first.
I'm very pleased that I consulted with Brian and Mike first before making a decision to buy the vehicle, else I would have been saddled with a lot of hidden expense in getting the Blazer back in shape. Thanks again for your help - it was much appreciated!