A family member recently purchased a 2018 non-CPO Porsche from a factory dealer and was told vehicle was inspected and passed with flying colors. Upon delivery, it was discovered brake pads have little life left and rear shocks are leaking. Shocks are covered under warranty but it's still a hassle to take it to the nearest Porsche dealer. Selling dealers response on the pads is that the computer sensor did not pick it up so it's within an acceptable wear range.
In order to avoid a similar scenario in the future, let's say I'm interested in a 2013 Audi across the country that is outside of it's factory warranty limits and I want the Audi dealer to perform a thorough PPI identical to what a newer CPO vehicle goes thru before being CPO certified. Is that a service that is offered by dealers across the board for an additional fee?