Buying a used dune buggy can be a great money-saving way to own one of these fun vehicles if you take the right precautions. Many of the street driven Dune Buggies I’ve seen out there are in very poor condition, both mechanically and cosmetically. So there are many things you need to bear in mind to make sure you do not get ripped off before the fun of using your dune buggy begins.
Check the Tires
Inspect the tires, as these are often the most often replaced parts on this type of vehicle because of misuse. Patchy or rough tires can be an indication of how a dune buggy has been used.
This is the biggest problem Dune Buggies have. so many with horrendous, amateur wiring work done that it scares me to crawl under the dash and even take a look at it!
The Gas Tank
Checking the gas tank is something which is commonly ignored. You can use a flashlight to shine inside and look for any areas of rust or cracking. A rusting gas tank will mean that an engine will eventually have to be repaired or re-built.