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would some please run a carfax for me? is there a better way to make this request?
Posted by: goodmanx
Date: January 10, 2021 12:02PM
car is way below market and has been on the market for 8 months. i'm a tad skeptical. i'd rather not wait to hear back from the dealer.
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Re: would some please run a carfax for me? is there a better way to make this request?
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: January 10, 2021 06:08PM
Here's a link: [www.carfax.com]



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Re: would some please run a carfax for me? is there a better way to make this request?
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: January 10, 2021 06:34PM
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Here's a link: [www.carfax.com]

Hah. It used to be you could buy carfax for a month and run unlimited reports. People asking others to run reports was common.

A while back they switched to per report pricing. I think it's still that way. So no one really has free reports to run.




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Re: would some please run a carfax for me? is there a better way to make this request?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 11, 2021 07:59AM
......fax...alicious......



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Re: would some please run a carfax for me? is there a better way to make this request?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: January 11, 2021 08:20AM
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goodmanx
car is way below market and has been on the market for 8 months. i'm a tad skeptical. i'd rather not wait to hear back from the dealer.

Most dealers have carfax and will provide it, but unless the cars price was very recently dropped something isn't right and a carfax may or may not be useful.



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Re: would some please run a carfax for me? is there a better way to make this request?
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: January 11, 2021 09:13AM
Jumping back in here...

Indeed, the CarFax days of some people having unlimited reports are over, unless you are a subscribed dealer. So asking anyone to run a freebie for you is not going to work.

When I purchased an older Tacoma a little over a year ago, I ponied up about $50 for three reports for my top contenders, as I was shopping mostly via Craigslist. Still I should have had the truck checked by a mechanic.

One of the biggest things I am always mentioning here is late reporting. This is in particular a problem with shady dealers. CarFax reporting can be slow enough that a collision is not reported until after a car is repaired and sold to an unsuspecting buyer. While CarFax will "guarantee" certain cars, Ive never been successful in claiming that.

So a good inspection by you or an independent mechanic is a good idea.



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Re: would some please run a carfax for me? is there a better way to make this request?
Posted by: Rolando
Date: January 11, 2021 02:10PM
If you can get the VIN, call your Insurance Agent. They can check for claims on that. I did that and avoided a car that had "significant damage"



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