Remember, at most auctions, cars are sold as seen, meaning that you are very limited in what you can check and cannot test drive them. Furthermore, auctioned cars are almost never sold with any warranty, guarantee, or legal recourse. Moreover, many sellers will go to great lengths to hide flaws in their vehicles. A shining car may look nice, but once you successfully bid for it and own it, you began to realize that it is badly in need of many costly repairs.
To avoid the risk of getting duped off, you must bring along with you a person who is knowledgeable about cars and can offer you a better assessment of the condition of a vehicle being auctioned.