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Old 04-08-2009, 11:48 AM   #1
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I saw a posting a while ago for carfax. We are looking at a vehicle, with 28 reports! Does anyone have access to using carfax? Its a very good price...and the owner is being somewhat open about what they know...but I wonder if there are things they don't know?


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Old 04-08-2009, 12:26 PM   #2
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Hi Pam,

The current issue of Trailer Life (May 2009) has an article on the pitfalls of buying used RVs or tow vehicles. Same old advice: Buyer Beware! If you have 28 reports, read them. Check the title and VIN carefully. Get a mechanic/technician to inspect the vehicle. You can't do too much research. There are still some flood vehicles out there, not to mention total wrecks that have been spruced up for a quick sale. There is really no limit to the ways clever people can scam you. IMHO, the fact that there are 28 reports is a red flag. Buying a certified vehicle from a reputable dealer is usually safer.

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If its a 2000 or newer car or truck with 28 reports, I would stay away. That's more than 3 reports per year.
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