Thread: OT: Automobile Questions
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06-06-2011, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by coolasprICE View Post
Wow, that's interesting, I thought these reports were automated. Was always under the impression that carfax, or carproof etc had it set up so that any time an accident was claimed via insurance, or if the car was brought in for service to the dealer, that it gets registered in some common database.

So to confirm, every last line of info on these reports are volunteered by the owner??

I guess the best way, outside and including inspection, is to find out with whom the car was purchased, and simply call that dealer to see if there are any service records available.

Also, buying a car privately (when it is in fact a real ''old lady'') versus h-gregoire or autoprix is a way to confirm the sincerity of the driving history.
first yes the information on ALL these carfax type services is suspect.
I saw a full issue on marketplace on CBC and also a huge expose on CBS 60 minutes last year. I saw the president of carfax dance his way through the entire interview and stating it's not carfax that lies it's the owners," we only report what they have told us"

just take the car to your mechanic not one they suggest, YOUR mechanic

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