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RE: Close but no cigar....
I got a few emails reguarding questions about Carfax. Their web address is:
http://www.carfax.com/ , if you have a car's VIN number you can do a free
"lemon" check or purchase a full report. The full report is $19 or so. I did
the full report on this 4k I found at the dealer and the other 4k I was
looking at last week. Go ahead and look at the report I did on this current
4k: https://www.carfax.com/reports_viewed/R_WAUFB0850FA165695_15532739.htm ,
that link is only good for 48 hours, so print it out if you want a copy.
Is it worth the $19? In this case I think it was, since I discovered that at
some point in time the odometer has been rolled back or replaced. In the
case of the 4k I was going to be buying from the private party, Carfax
didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. Also, I think Carfax is more
accurate on newer cars, but I don't have anyway to know.
There is also another site:
http://www.vehiclehistory.com/cgi-bin/vhr_home.cgi . As far as I can tell,
it provides the same info as Carfax for the same price.
Hope this answers some of your questions.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Whitson [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, October 22, 1998 6:25 PM
> To: Matt Daniels
> Subject: Re: Close but no cigar....
> > I wrote down the VIN number, and once I got back to work, I had a Carfax
> > report done on it. While it did have a clean title, there is a
> report of the
> > car being in a California Inspection station on 11/01/91, it passed
> > inspection, but the Odometer reading at the time was 75,399.
> > only been driven a few hundred miles since '91? I don't think so.
> Too bad about this one too.
> Regarding Carfax, how much did it cost, how complete is it, and
> would you recommend it.
> Dennis Whitson
> '86 4KCSQ