If the used vehicle you want to buy is being sold ‘as is, where is’, the seller might not have checked the car’s quality.
Ask if there are any defects and be thorough with pre-purchase inspections. Buying a car ‘as is, where is’ from a private seller can leave you with fewer legal protections, because people selling privately don’t have to comply with the Consumer Guarantees Act (CGA) or Fair Trading Act (FTA).
Motor vehicle traders, eg car dealers are required to comply with these. A dealer can’t use ‘as is, where is’ to opt out of their obligations to you.