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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-27-2003, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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FREE Carfax! Until 7-31-03

Just thought i'd share this with everyone:

the link is on this page
http://beta.kpix.com/xtra/focus/shopping/used_cars.html
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-27-2003, 04:57 PM
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DAMNIT!!!!! it will only let you do it once!
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DAMNIT!!!!! it will only let you do it once!
try clearing the cookies and temp files in IE and try again --- dont know if it'll work, but its worth a try
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-27-2003, 06:02 PM
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okay, deleted cookies...good to go. Damn, on both of my Intrepids, I am the 3rd owner, and they were both rental cars. Things to know.......thanks
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good thing for me.. I'm the second owner, no anything on this ride. just its regular two year emmission tests
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Wow, same here. and I see our car dealer lied to us, this car was never in AZ, it was bought 85 miles west of here.
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i can't get anything.. says unauthorized link or user and stuff.... nada....
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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-29-2003, 04:01 AM
 
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Thats Ok, I've got you all beat! Mine is a salvage vehicle with a salvage rebuilt title on it. Mine's red flagged all up and down the page when the report came in. but then again, I only paid a few thousand for the car and at 190000 miles it's still running.
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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-29-2003, 05:54 AM
 
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Inferno,

I was able to access the site using Netscape. It did not work from my computer when I tried Internet Explorer.
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Damnit. Switching to Netscape didn't help me any. Same message as Inferno...

And I might be buying this car too... If it's still working for anyone else, can you do me a huge favor and run this VIN and take a screenshot or save the html or something for me?

2G4WF5515Y1331076
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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-29-2003, 12:32 PM
 
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Damnit. Switching to Netscape didn't help me any. Same message as Inferno...

And I might be buying this car too... If it's still working for anyone else, can you do me a huge favor and run this VIN and take a screenshot or save the html or something for me?

2G4WF5515Y1331076
2000 Buick Regal GS

No accidents.
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9/11/2000 mileage was 38
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still didnt get anything... arrrgh.... oh well... some things aren't meant to be.... i'll drink to that..
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Thanks a bunch jwilde. You rock!

/me just hopes he can get the car...
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Don't put your faith in CARFAX!

I question the validity of Carfax. Before I bought my Durango which was supposedly involved in a "minor" accident from what the used car dealer said, I figured I better subscribe to a month's worth of Carfax. The Durango came up clean and didn't show much else except the date it was first registered. I later discovered the "fender bender" was a little more than that. After I got the new vehicle home, I crawled underneath and found a completely new front drive train and suspension, still had dealer paper work and stickers on parts.

Since I had unlimited use of Carfax, I thought I'd run my Intrepid and '91 Power Ram just for kicks. I had purchased both of these vehicles used and I know the Intrepid had undergone some moderate body work from a previous owner from the obvious overspray that was visible inside the engine compartment and underneath the front bumper. As a matter of fact, after I purchased the vehicle I discovered that at some point in the cars past, water had been sitting in the spare tire compartment, enough to fully rust the spare tire and jack! Luckily, no rust damage was found inside the trunk. I can't imagine how that much water had gotten in there, but I speculate it was sitting in a yard with the trunk open for some length of time.

Oddly, Carfax did not pick up on anything. The Intrepid had a clean bill of health as well as my Ram. Now I know my Ram was clean except for one small thing that Carfax should have discovered. The odometer had not been functional for 2 years. Now I'm not sure how Carfax gathers it's data since mileage isn't reported every year when a vehicle is registered, but I believe mileage is recorded when inspected (not sure).

Needless to say, I don't put much faith in Carfax. I even emailed them asking for a refund due to the lack of data provided on all 3 vehicles. Even though they claim money back gaurantee, I didn't really expect to see one. Well, I never even heard back from the SOB's. Luckily, all 3 vehicles have been excellent rides and I have no regrets of thier purchase.
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Carfax can only track information that is reported, on my cars I have found registration dates and mileage as well as annual emissions checks

the main thing I use Carfax for was just to verify none of the vehicles I look at were ever rentals, fleet vehicles or had a salvage title

it is a good tool to verify the general truth of what the salesman is trying to tell you, I have had them say a car was a local owned trade bought from them and serviced only there, I would then run a carfax and see the vehicle move through 8-9 states and owners

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