There no standardization for what is included in a Pre-purchase Inspection (PPI) nor who is qualified to perform a PPI. Therefore there is no standard price you can expect for a PPI. You can find companies that will perform a PPI from $50 to $500 (see Types of Pre-purchase Inspections for different types of inspections).
BEFORE you hire an inspector, MAKE SURE the person inspecting the vehicle is an ASE Master Technician and Frame specialist. Any items not discovered by the inspection are you problems after you buy!
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