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Need a Carfax, can you help me?

SonomaXJ

NAXJA Forum User
Location
norcal
VIN:

3VWSD29M3YM165710

Should be a 2000 Jetta, wanted to know if it was a sound car.

Any help would be awesome!

mclaughlin.ryan(at)gmail.com
 
The story of this 2000 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLS (3VWSD29M3YM165710)
according to our interpretation of the information reported to CARFAX:

* This sedan has had 1 owner in Virginia. The first title for this
sedan was reported to CARFAX by a Virginia DMV in 2001.

* It has had no minor or moderate accidents reported to CARFAX.

* It has had no DMV-reported total loss events, like a major
accident, fire or flood.

* It has not been reported by a DMV as having an Exceeds
Mechanical Limits or Not Actual Mileage title.

* It has a consistent mileage history with no indication of an
odometer rollback. It was driven an average of 12,636 miles per
year, which is lower than the industry average of 15,000. The
last odometer reading, reported on 01/06/2005, was 49,551 miles.

* It was not reported by a DMV as a Manufacturer Buyback (LEMON).

* Its basic warranty has expired. You may want to discuss an
extended warranty with your dealer.

* Go to the Detailed Vehicle History for the complete history and
a glossary of terms.

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CARFAX VEHICLE HISTORY REPORT SUMMARY
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** Good News - Vehicle qualifies for the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee!
No severe problems (major accidents, fire, flood damage, major odometer
problems or lemon history) were ever reported by a Department of Motor
Vehicles (DMV) for this 2000 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLS (3VWSD29M3YM165710).
If you find that any of these severe problems were reported by a DMV
and not included in this report, CARFAX will buy this vehicle back.

You MUST REGISTER to activate this free guarantee!

http://www.carfax.com/guarantee/War...=JETTA_GLS&YEAR=2000&[email protected]

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Sect.# Section Name Section Results
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1. ACCIDENT CHECK
Total Loss Check NO Severe Accident or Total Loss Event Reported to DMV - Buyback Guarantee!
Other Accident Indicators NO Accident Indicator Found

2. MILEAGE ACCURACY CHECK
Truth-In-Mileage Check NO Odometer Problems Reported to DMV - Buyback Guarantee!
Odometer Rollback Check No Potential Odometer Rollback Found
Mileage Consistency Check NO Inconsistent Odometer Reading Found

3. LEMON CHECK(R) NO Mfr. Buyback Reported to DMV - Buyback Guarantee!

4. OWNERSHIP CHECK
Number of owners 1 Estimated Owner(s)
Type of owners Checked 8 Types of Vehicle Registrations

5. RECALL CHECK VOLKSWAGEN does not report recalls to CARFAX

6. WARRANTY CHECK No Coverage Remaining on Basic Warranty.

DETAILED VEHICLE HISTORY 21 HISTORY RECORDS REPORTED

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VEHICLE DESCRIPTION
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Year/Make/Model: 2000 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLS
Body Style: SEDAN 4 DR
Engine: 1.8L L4 TURBO
Fuel: GASOLINE
Driveline: FRONT WHEEL DRIVE

Safety Equipment:
4 wheel ABS, Running Lights, Dual air bags front and sides/active (manual) belts

Standard Equipment:
Power Windows Optional, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM / FM Cassette, Power Brakes, Power sun / moon roof, Tilt Wheel, 6-digit Odometer

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SECTION 1 ACCIDENT CHECK
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TOTAL LOSS CHECK:
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* GOOD NEWS! No severe damage events were ever reported by a DMV for this
2000 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLS (3VWSD29M3YM165710). If you find that
any of the following severe problems were reported by a DMV and not
included in this report, CARFAX will buy this vehicle back.
You must register to activate this free guarantee!

*OK* Salvage Title *OK* Loss Due to Fire Title
*OK* Junk Title *OK* Flood Damage Title
*OK* Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title *OK* Hail Damage Title
*OK* Dismantled Title *OK* Canadian Total Loss

OTHER ACCIDENT INDICATORS:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This 2000 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLS (3VWSD29M3YM165710) had no accident
indicators reported to CARFAX from its sources. This section checks for
accidents and/or related damage reported from many public and private sources.
Not all accidents are reported to CARFAX. A vehicle inspection completed
by your dealer or professional mechanic is recommended.

Salvage Auction Record..............> NO Salvage Auction Record Reported
Fire Damage Record..................> NO Fire Damage Record Reported
Crash Test Vehicle Record...........> NO Crash Test Vehicle Record Reported
Airbag Deployment Record............> NO Airbag Deployment Record Reported
Damage Disclosure Record............> NO Damage Disclosure Record Reported
Police Accident Record..............> NO Police Accident Record Reported

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SECTION 2 MILEAGE ACCURACY CHECK
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TRUTH-IN-MILEAGE CHECK:
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* RESULT: GOOD NEWS!
No major odometer problems were ever reported by a DMV under the
Truth-In-Mileage Act for this 2000 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLS (3VWSD29M3YM165710).
If you find that any of the following odometer problems were
reported by a DMV and not included in this report, CARFAX will
buy this vehicle back. You must register to activate this free guarantee!

*OK* Not Actual Mileage Title - issued by DMV when the owner discloses
mileage fraud or a broken odometer.

*OK* Exceeds Mechanical Limits Title - issued by DMV when the owner
discloses an odometer rollover.

ODOMETER ROLLBACK CHECK:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
* RESULT: GOOD NEWS!
CARFAX found no odometer rollbacks for this
2000 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLS (3VWSD29M3YM165710).
Rollbacks reported in this section originate from readings
collected by a DMV or other verifiable source.

MILEAGE CONSISTENCY CHECK:
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* RESULT: GOOD NEWS!
CARFAX found no inconsistent odometer readings in the mileage history
of this 2000 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLS (3VWSD29M3YM165710).

Date: Mileage:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
04/25/2000 5
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07/24/2000 10
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09/02/2000 15
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11/24/2000 16
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05/05/2001 5,345
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08/21/2001 9,868
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02/15/2002 15,074
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06/14/2002 19,308
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07/17/2002 21,800
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08/29/2002 23,956
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02/04/2003 31,605
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11/01/2003 40,500
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08/10/2004 46,346
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01/06/2005 49,551
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Avg. miles driven per year 12,636

CARFAX Advisor(TM) - Compare this vehicle's average annual mileage
to the industry average of 15,000 miles per year. Use this
comparison to determine how this vehicle was driven.
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SECTION 3 LEMON CHECK
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* GOOD NEWS!
No manufacturer buyback was ever reported by a DMV for this
2000 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLS (3VWSD29M3YM165710). If you find that a
manufacturer buyback was reported by a DMV and not included in this
report, CARFAX will buy this vehicle back.
You must register to activate this free guarantee!

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SECTION 4 OWNERSHIP CHECK
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Ownership History:
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CARFAX estimates that this 2000 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLS (3VWSD29M3YM165710)
had 1 owner(s). CARFAX analyzed this vehicle's title history and other
supporting events to identify potential ownership transfers. In compliance
with the U.S. privacy laws, CARFAX does not collect or report owner names
or addresses.

Estimated Owners: Date: Location:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~
1st owner Not Reported

CARFAX Advisor(TM)
The cost of ownership varies by vehicle. Go to Edmunds.com to check the
recommended service schedule and estimated costs for this vehicle.
http://applications.edmunds.com/mai...model=Jetta&year=2000&mileage=49551&zip=85206

Types of Owners:
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This 2000 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLS (3VWSD29M3YM165710) was
checked for 8 types of registrations.

Personal Use Registration............> Personal Use Registration Reported
Lease Registration..................> NO Lease Registration Reported
Rental Registration.................> NO Rental Registration Reported
Taxi Registration...................> NO Taxi Registration Reported
Fleet Registration..................> NO Fleet Registration Reported
Commercial Registration.............> NO Commercial Registration Reported
Non-Profit Registration.............> NO Non-Profit Registration Reported
Built to Non U.S. Standards Record..> NO Built to Non U.S. Standards Record Reported

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SECTION 5 RECALL CHECK
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VOLKSWAGEN does not report recall information for specific vehicles to CARFAX.

Refer to the CARFAX SAFETY & RELIABILITY REPORT (tm) for recalls
issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA)
for the 2000 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLS.

You can also contact an authorized dealership or VOLKSWAGEN at 1-800-822-8987
or at www.volkswagen.com to find out if this 2000 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLS (3VWSD29M3YM165710)
still has recalls that require repair.

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SECTION 6 WARRANTY CALCULATOR
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CARFAX estimated the remaining original manufacturer warranty coverage
for this 2000 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLS (3VWSD29M3YM165710) using
the date this report was generated (11.May.2005 16:16:27) and
the last odometer reading reported to CARFAX.

Estimated start date of warranty: 02/05/2001
Last reading reported on 01/06/2005: 49,551 miles
Today's Date: May 11, 2005

Basic Original Warranty:
24 months or 24,000 miles
Remaining Coverage:
Coverage expired
Drivetrain Original Warranty:
120 months or 100,000 miles
Remaining Coverage:
69 months or 50,449 miles
Emissions Original Warranty:
24 months or 24,000 miles
Remaining Coverage:
Coverage expired
Corrosion Original Warranty:
72 months or unlimited mileage
Remaining Coverage:
21 months or unlimited mileage
Transferable Original Warranty:
Transferable at no cost.
Remaining Coverage:
Same
Roadside Assistance Original Warranty:
24 months or 24,000 miles
Remaining Coverage:
Coverage expired
Safety Belt & Inflatable Restraint Original Warranty:
No data reported to CARFAX
Specific Components:
96 months or 80,000 miles
Remaining Coverage:
45 months or 30,449 miles
Notes:
Manufacturer covers emissions components under basic warranty. Emissions coverage may vary by state. Refer to owners manual for specific details. Transferable: not cost, unlimited owners covered. 10 years or 100,000 miles powertrain warranty for original owner or immediate family member, otherwise subsequent owner has 5 years or 50,000 miles on powertrain.

CARFAX Warranty Check provides an estimate of this vehicle's
remaining warranty coverage. It does not take into account some
vehicle history events. For example, major accidents resulting
in Salvage or Junk titles that may void the original
manufacturer warranty or ownership transfers that may decrease
warranty coverage. This warranty information is only valid for vehicles
manufactured for sale in the US. Complete warranty coverage information is
available for this vehicle at the
VOLKSWAGEN web site.

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DETAILED VEHICLE HISTORY
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CARFAX searched more than 3 billion records from over 5,300 sources
and found 21 record(s) for this 2000 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLS (3VWSD29M3YM165710).
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Date: 02/09/2000
Information Source:
NICB

General Comments:
Vehicle manufactured and shipped to original
dealer

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Date: 04/25/2000
Odometer Reading: 5
Information Source:
Service Facility

General Comments:
Vehicle serviced

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Date: 07/24/2000
Odometer Reading: 10
Information Source:
Service Facility

General Comments:
Vehicle serviced

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Date: 09/02/2000
Odometer Reading: 15
Information Source:
Service Facility

General Comments:
Vehicle serviced

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Date: 11/24/2000
Odometer Reading: 16
Information Source:
Service Facility

General Comments:
Vehicle serviced

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Date: 02/05/2001
Information Source:
Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Virginia Beach, VA

General Comments:
Title or registration issued
First owner reported

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Date: 02/05/2001
Information Source:
Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Virginia Beach, VA

General Comments:
Registered as
personal vehicle

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Date: 05/05/2001
Odometer Reading: 5,345
Information Source:
Service Facility

General Comments:
Vehicle serviced

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Date: 08/21/2001
Odometer Reading: 9,868
Information Source:
Service Facility

General Comments:
Vehicle serviced

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Date: 12/03/2001
Information Source:
Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Virginia Beach, VA

General Comments:
Title or registration issued

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Date: 02/15/2002
Odometer Reading: 15,074
Information Source:
Service Facility

General Comments:
Vehicle serviced

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Date: 06/14/2002
Odometer Reading: 19,308
Information Source:
Service Facility

General Comments:
Vehicle serviced

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Date: 07/17/2002
Odometer Reading: 21,800
Information Source:
Service Facility

General Comments:
Vehicle serviced

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Date: 08/29/2002
Odometer Reading: 23,956
Information Source:
Service Facility

General Comments:
Vehicle serviced

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Date: 02/04/2003
Odometer Reading: 31,605
Information Source:
Service Facility

General Comments:
Vehicle serviced

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Date: 02/24/2003
Information Source:
Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Virginia Beach, VA

General Comments:
Title or registration issued

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Date: 11/01/2003
Odometer Reading: 40,500
Information Source:
Service Facility

General Comments:
Vehicle serviced

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Date: 12/17/2003
Information Source:
Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Virginia Beach, VA

General Comments:
Title or registration issued

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Date: 08/10/2004
Odometer Reading: 46,346
Information Source:
Service Facility

General Comments:
Vehicle serviced
Brakes serviced

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Date: 01/06/2005
Odometer Reading: 49,551
Information Source:
Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Gainesville, FL

General Comments:
Odometer reading reported for title
or registration

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Date: 02/22/2005
Information Source:
Florida
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Gainesville, FL
Title #0092498453

General Comments:
Title issued or updated
Loan or lien reported

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NOTE: You have significantly reduced your risk of purchasing a vehicle with
a hidden problem. However, CARFAX has not inspected this vehicle. There
could be other potential problems with this vehicle that have not been
reported to CARFAX. CARFAX recommends a vehicle inspection by a
professional mechanic.

NOTE: Not all titles issued represent a change in vehicle ownership. For
example, a title could be issued to reflect an address change or correction.

Detailed Vehicle History Definitions:
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First Owner - A state issues a title to provide a vehicle owner with proof of
ownership. When a title is issued to the first owner of a new vehicle, CARFAX
labels the title record with "First Owner".

Personal Use - Vehicle was registered by the owner for private or personal use.

NOTE:
~~~~~
For help with other terms and definitions contained in this report,
visit the CARFAX Glossary at http://www.carfax.com/Definitions/Glossary.cfm

You can also find CARFAX's answers to frequently asked questions at
http://www.carfax.com/help
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Register your FREE CARFAX Buyback Guarantee Today!
http://www.carfax.com/guarantee/War...=JETTA_GLS&YEAR=2000&[email protected]

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
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* CARFAX Buyback Guarantee *
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* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

If you find that any of these severe problems were reported by a
Department of Motor Vehicles and were not included in this report, CARFAX
will buy this vehicle back.

Severe Damage: Odometer Problems:
* Salvage/Junk * Exceeds Mechanical Limits
* Rebuilt/Reconstructed * Not Actual Mileage
* Dismantled
* Fire/Flood/Hail
* Canadian Total Loss

Lemon History:
* Manufacturer Buyback

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Your CARFAX Buyback Coverage:
Transferable
Vehicle: Coverage: Activation:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2000 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLS 05/11/2005 - REQUIRED --
3VWSD29M3YM165710 05/11/2006 ACTIVATE TODAY!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

YOU MUST REGISTER TO ACTIVATE THIS FREE GUARANTEE!


http://www.carfax.com/guarantee/War...=JETTA_GLS&YEAR=2000&[email protected]
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Ask your dealer to help you activate this guarantee.

Terms and Conditions Apply
CARFAX agrees to buy this vehicle back from the holder of this Vehicle
History Report if the report indicates the vehicle qualifies for the
CARFAX Buyback Guarantee and if a Branded Title listed
above (as fully defined in the Terms and Conditions) actually exists for
this vehicle. YOU MUST REGISTER TO ACTIVATE THIS FREE GUARANTEE WITH
CARFAX (www.carfax.com/register) in order to be eligible for payment.
View Terms and Conditions (www.carfax.com/guarantee/hctermsanddef.cfm)

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WARRANTY DISCLAIMER
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CARFAX DEPENDS ON ITS SOURCES FOR THE ACCURACY AND RELIABILITY OF ITS
INFORMATION. THEREFORE, NO RESPONSIBILITY IS ASSUMED BY CARFAX OR ITS AGENTS
FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THIS REPORT. CARFAX FURTHER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS
ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
CARFAX®

Copyright © 2005 CARFAX, Inc., an R.L. Polk & Co. All rights reserved. Patents pending.
Generated 11.May.2005 16:16:27
www.carfax.com

05/11/2005 16:16:28
 
Carfax does not have the ability to report many accidents or insurance damage claims. That's why that part of the report says "no accidents have been reported to Carfax". They can check for salvage titles, which means a vehicle has been totalled and paid off by an insurance company, but the info comes from the DMV records, not insurance records.

While Carfax can give some good info, it is NOT complete. Vehicle auctions will not allow the use of ANY Carfax information to handle arbitration claims. Carfax info can be useful, but remember, they are mostly a marketing company. That Carfax that was just run for you cost the dealership that ran it $12.50.
 
i was wondering how vwcaferman got that carfax(for what appeared to be free), why couldn't the original guy just run one himself on the net? i know it costs us like twenty or so...what gives? must be nice to have stealership connections....

edit, Kaferman, my bad man....
 
Grifter144 said:
i was wondering how vwcaferman got that carfax(for what appeared to be free), why couldn't the original guy just run one himself on the net? i know it costs us like twenty or so...what gives? must be nice to have stealership connections....

edit, Kaferman, my bad man....

It does cost you to run one on the internet, but some people have a membership with Carfax that charges a flat rate for unlimited look-ups. I'm not asking people to pay, I just know that some people have these memberships for whatever reason are are kind enough to help others out.

Every once in a while though there is a free Carfax deal that will pop up somewhere, but I couldn't find anything today.
 
I paid for a Carfax for the Jeep that I now own, picked up 2 weeks ago, and I have unlimited Carfaxes for a month. I figured I'd be nice, might as well use it since I paid for it.

James
 
Grifter144 said:
i was wondering how vwcaferman got that carfax(for what appeared to be free), why couldn't the original guy just run one himself on the net? i know it costs us like twenty or so...what gives? must be nice to have stealership connections....

Or just ask the dealer to run it and send you the results. Any dealer worth their salt will have the flat-rate unlimited lookup available to their customers.
 
casm said:
Or just ask the dealer to run it and send you the results. Any dealer worth their salt will have the flat-rate unlimited lookup available to their customers.

Unfortunatly, Carfax makes it's money by marketing to the public and then charging the dealerships. We pay $50 a month to subscribe and with that get $50 credit towards the fee we pay for each report. Each report is $10, and the new expanded report is $12.50 (I think).

Like I said, the information is useful, but not complete, and doesn't show accidents. However, when a customer asks to get a report we just run it.....and make no representations to what it means.

It's kind of the same thing with Kelly Blue Book (which we use on the west coast). You can get retail book, and an estimated private party value, and an estimated trade in value, for free on the Net. But, the only figure that we use to buy and sell cars with, the wholesale book, you can only get with a paid annual subscription. More marketing...... :)
 
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