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Old 01-09-2010, 05:02 PM
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i know that most of you have heard that when you are looking for a used vehicle, that you should get a CARFAX & also have a reputable mechanic check it out, it is good advice to be informed.
You should also know that there is another place to get info on a vehicle
http://www.nmvtis.gov/ many states are using it now & starting this year it is suppose to be nation wide.
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I've recently heard about them but haven't had any experience with them yet. Just bear in mind that if a vehicle has been in an accident or damaged in some way and didn't have a police report or insurance claim filed, you'll likely never know it. That's why it pays to have any used vehicle inspected thoroughly. Also, keep in mind that not all used cars on a dealers lot have been inspected and that inspected does NOT mean repaired unless specifically stated. It couldn't hurt to ask the dealer to see the inspection sheet and see what was repaired.
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i rather get an autocheck done from experian. in my experience it has been a bit more reliable, at least for me.
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Good info there, but Randy has a good point, if damage occurred and was never reported on, it won't show up on these reports. Saw too many of them down here after the hurricanes, and in those cases, unless you knew what you were looking for, and even after the cover-up job couldn't tell it had been flooded out, you could really find yourself with a hunk of junk, so, yeah, repair documentation is good to ask for, also!

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I had a car totalled sitting in front of my house . Insurance company (State Farm) for the as*hole driver had it towed to the bodyshop for inspection . Totaled sticker on the windshield . I got loud with the insurance company . They ended up giving me enough money to get it fixed after I started bringing out receipts . Never showed up on Carfax .
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So the other driver's insurance paid to fix your car? Was there a police report filed or a report to your insurance? Wondering where the loophole here is?

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So the other driver's insurance paid to fix your car? Was there a police report filed or a report to your insurance? Wondering where the loophole here is?

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Yes there was police involvement and a case number issued .
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Had a 2003 Edsel Expedition that got rear ended twice. Both times had damage with police and insurance reports/payments. When we were able to finally dump it for my wife's car a couple of years ago I checked it on Carfax and Autocheck both and there was nothing showing. My insurance was the same for both benders but they happened in two different communities. Also, in Alabama if you have an accident and require a police report it is mandatory for each driver, or their insurance company, to send a special report to the State. So with all of this paperwork floating around (my insurance company, two PD depts, the State DMV reports and two different body shops) I'll can't figure why this one didn't show up. Makes me wonder how many others fall through.
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