Anybody have a carfax account?

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My friend just bought a VW new beetle and there are some title issues...does anybody have a carfax so I can make sure the car is legit?

It wasn't bought in the most serene location (Abrams street, arlington texas for those who know the area :lol:) and it doesn't appear to have a title at all.

I'll PM the vin if somebody can help out.
 
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You might want to call the cops and ask if its stolen first....

Dealing with the "no title" part isn't going to be a lot of fun either.
 
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I can't help you out, but I can't help but wonder, if everyone just asks others for carfax accounts when they need one, who is actually paying this company's fees and keeping them alive?
 

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I'm sure most car dealers have accounts. :dunno: I'm not gonna get one for a car that isn't even mine.
 

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^ I believe you can either pay for a single inquiry, or for a greater fee, a annual account which has a limit of 30 or so inquiries per year. So most people who pay hundreds of dollars per year for the service are hesitant to give hand-outs.
 

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I can't help you out, but I can't help but wonder, if everyone just asks others for carfax accounts when they need one, who is actually paying this company's fees and keeping them alive?

Dealers.

^ I believe you can either pay for a single inquiry, or for a greater fee, a annual account which has a limit of 30 or so inquiries per year. So most people who pay hundreds of dollars per year for the service are hesitant to give hand-outs.


Nope. They got rid of the annual account. The best deal for non-dealers is the unlimited monthly account. Most people buy that, run about ten or so cars, then have the rest of the month (and reports) they won't use.
 
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I'm sure most car dealers have accounts. :dunno: I'm not gonna get one for a car that isn't even mine.

Oh, okay. That makes sense.

I wasn't trying to be funny or anything. I just genuinely didn't get how carfax made money since threads like this are pretty common.

Carry on. :)
 

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Ah I was hoping this thread would die. I already got the info I needed. Thanks for the offer though!
 

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I have a title that shows odometer reading is not actual. Any chance you could run a carfax report for me?
 

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Hate to bump this, but does anyone have an extra report they can run for me? Not interested in spending $40 to look up our lemons car..
 

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Hate to bump this, but does anyone have an extra report they can run for me? Not interested in spending $40 to look up our lemons car..

Wouldn't it be better just... Not knowing? I mean really, you might find out why it looks like the apocalypse.
 
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