Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: N.Dakota, United States of America
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Re: Hosed by who
I gotta throw in my 2 cents here. CARFAX is a CROCK OF SH!T. I ran a check on the van I bought sometime ago, Carfax of course told me that there were six reports for my vehicle, so I purchased there crappy report and found out that all the "reports" were simply that there was no reported problems. And of course when I did further investigations thru other more reliable means I found that it had been owned by a rental company, and guess what, it had been in accident that was not reported, and the rental company had made cheesy repairs to it and then shipped it off to auction. The only real way to avoid being screwed is to have a VERY good mechanic look over your prospective purchase, and never fall for the high pressure sales tactic of "I got another guy coming to look at it and he was pretty serious about buying it." If it is a worthwhile buy, it's worth taking the time to research it, otherwise be prepared with your own jar of vaseline, because you can rest assured the car lots, or even private sales, are not gonna waste the time to lube you before they screw you.