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Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by DUKE, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. DUKE

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    Hi, Does anyone has access to or knows how to do a carfax search? Any help is appriciated. Thanks.
     
  2. spnx

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    It appears Carfax is kind of useless - did you see the W5 documentary about it? If you're using it, remember not everything may appear on it - some accidents and other information may take years to appear.
     
  3. CyberCX

    GIGGITY, GIGGITY, GIGGITY

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    I just came here to post this. I think I watched that same documentary. Was that the one where the young guy bought the white X-Terra that ended up having frame damage? I guess their competitor databases were more reliable. The executive they interviewed from Carfax was a real toolbag.
     
  4. spnx

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    That's the one.

    I wish I knew what competitors they got the right information from, because they seemed really good.

    Nothing is a substitute for really checking out the car and getting it up on a lift. Even though I really know what I'm doing around cars (turbo engine swap done in the garage at home ftw) I still paid a friendly mechanic $50 to take a look at the car I eventually bought first.
     
  5. DUKE

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    Aw I will be doing that for sure. Car will go to the Mercedes dealer and get checked out. I told the people that I will pay for the check up.

    Should I take it to the dealer or somewhere else. Car has new safety inspection (which doesn't mean much)
     
  6. Majarvis

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    CarProof is more thorough for Canadian vehicles anyway.
     
  7. DUKE

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    Does anyone has an account so I don't have to spend $40 bucks :) Will pay in beer.
     
  8. spnx

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    You're right, the safety doesn't mean shit. Unless you have someone that you know and trust at the dealership, I wouldn't go there.

    Remember bodywork expensive, engine work (by comparison) cheap!
     
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    I checked a car with a rebuilt title... showed up as clean on carfax. I promptly got a refund.
     
  10. C. Mike Hunt

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    It was on CBC Marketplace - watch it here.
     
  11. tribeachpunk

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    Don't PM Boots... :o:lol:
     
  12. 17

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    I have access to a carproof account. PM me your vin, I'll see if I can run one tomorrow for you.
     
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    Carfax is useless, we took in a Civic, carfax came back clean, Carproof showed it was a rebuild title.
     
  14. DUKE

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    Hey I thanks for that. I will PM you the VIN tomorrow when the owner emails it to me. I forgot to write it down today.
     
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    I'll PM you with an email address, I dont have access to RC at work.
     
  16. DUKE

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    plus rep for 17. Thanks buddy.
     
  17. David Puddy

    yeah, that's right

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    Carfax is good for general assments, but don't rely on Carfax soley to see if the car is clean or not.
     
  18. spnx

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    Ah, I knew it was one of those!
     
  19. DUKE

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    Ok, I talked to Mercedes dealership and the inspection will be around $250 so I am now looking for mechanics I can trust to take a look at the car? Anyone who can refer me to an honest mechanic?
     
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    I need a car proof done ASAP. If someone can have one done PLEASE message me and I'll supply the VIN.

    Sorry for the thread jack, I just figured a new thread wasn't necessary.
     

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