It's frustrating, but it happens more often than I can understand. A neighbor decided to buy a 1997 Bobcat 763 from a used equipment dealer instead of the one I recommended for him from a nursery. The nursery machine was the same model, but rusty and nasty looking. At 4,500.00 it was a good deal I think (2300 hours) but it would need a cosmetic clean up, some hoses, maintenance items, etc. So what does he do but spend 9,000.00 on another 763 all painted up and clean looking. Gets it on the job a month later and it loses left side steering. Of course he calls me to help fix it. Directional valve is a mess (of course) but the scary thing is that metal shavings are in the hydraulic fluid. There are old hydraulic hoses and the bucket tilt cylinder has a leak. White paint is everywhere in the engine area. Makes no sense to me. Appearance really seems to be important to some people.