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Old 01-08-2014, 11:49 AM
 
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So I'll hijack the thread and ask this: where exactly is Cf pulling reports from? Can't we, laymen, do same?
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Old 01-08-2014, 11:53 AM
 
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How Does Information Get On a CARFAX*Report? | Broken Secrets

Free VIN record check at CARFAX car history

Answered my question
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Old 01-08-2014, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Mt. Lebanon
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Carfax only tells incomplete facts. I bought my previous car brand new and I had it for 9 years. I was trying to sell it this fall and gave this lady the VIN so she could run a carfax on it. Then she asks me why I didn;t have insurance between 2004 and 2005?! What the heck? I said to her, lady, do you think they would have let me go out of the dealership without insurance? She was like, this is what the carfax says. I said I had geico all these years, I can get a letter from them that I've been insured. This is not a scam, I'm an honest person and she laughed. she said carfax can screw things up. I said I have all the maintenance records, even the emails I exchanged with the sale person at the dealership, all the manuals, everything and you think there's something fishy?
Take the car to a mechanic. She laughed, but I was offended. Carfax is not reliable. I have no idea where they get the info from.
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Old 01-08-2014, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Why would anyone care about your insurance coverage history??
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Old 01-08-2014, 06:49 PM
 
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I don't expect the report to be exact. I'm waiting fir the owner to call me back. Truck is older but supposedly a one owner. I just need a new work truck that has extra cab. Tired of my tools getting wet when it rains.
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Old 01-08-2014, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Sloooowcala Florida
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Why would anyone care about your insurance coverage history??
In case the car was in an accident and never reported or never repaired or not repaired correctly.
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Old 01-09-2014, 04:06 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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In case the car was in an accident and never reported or never repaired or not repaired correctly.
These things can happen whether the car was insured or not. That's what a pre-purchase inspection is for.
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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So I'll hijack the thread and ask this: where exactly is Cf pulling reports from? Can't we, laymen, do same?
They pull it from police records, DMV records, insurance databases, and some other network that catches much of the maintenance on the car, and probably more that i'm missing. I don't know that we could or if it is worth our time...It seems like that would be awfully time consuming.
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