I am considering purchasing a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. It seems to be in excellent shape except for one thing–it makes a very noticeable creaking noise. The noise is coming from the front end and seems to only appear at very slow speeds (like in parking lots). The seller told me up front about the noise, and explained that it didn’t start until he had someone “jerk” him out of a snowdrift in Colorado. He says that was about 4 years ago. He tells me he has had the front end aligned, he has had two motor mounts replaced and has had either the tie rods, or the tie rod ends (I’m not sure which) replaced, but the noise is still there. He claims mechanics can’t find anything else wrong with it, and they assure him it is safe to drive.
Blue Book value is 4600. He wants 3000.
Any ideas what the problem is? Is this possibly a good buy?