I have used the CARFAX reports when buying used vehicles for many years, as have many people I know. Here is a response from the company that might interest you regarding their concern for completeness.My letter to them:
I ran a CARFAX report on my 1995 Tracer, which I purchased in Colorado Springs, CO, in 2000, and my purchase never shows up. The 06/01/2000 entry in your report represents our purchase. We have since moved to NC, where the other inspections are listed. The VIN is 3MASM15J9SR623740. Please ammend your records accordingly.
We just used CARFAX to qualify a 1997 Saturn for purchase for our daughter, and a year ago for our 1998 Ford Explorer. What guarantee do we have that the CARFAX reports are accurate for those two vehicles?Their response:
Response (Chrissy) 04/04/2006 04:43 AM
Thank you for contacting CARFAX.
All the information that the State has provided to CARFAX for this vehicle is located on the CARFAX report. At this time we do not offer any additional research.
"Don't buy a used car without CARFAX!"
Maybe I'm being too sensitive, but I think the response is rather dismissive. What has your experience been?
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