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Carfax on my truck

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Toyota Truck, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Jan 24, 2010 at 6:22 AM
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    Toyota Truck

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    Just typed in my vin# on www.carfax.com and there 4 reports on it. I bought it in october of 2008 and had the supension tsb done. Didn't buy the the carfax yet, but Should I be concerned? Have you heard any one getting a carfax from the dealer after purchase?
     
  2. Jan 24, 2010 at 6:26 AM
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    Burgman

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    could be for oil changes, or any little things u took it in for... just depends who u took it to and if the send it into carfax... i wouldnt be worried
     
  3. Jan 24, 2010 at 6:35 AM
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    well I do all the oil changes. So I am guessing one for the tsb and one for them selling it to me right, Its the other 2 that concern me. Do you think the stealer will give me a carfax after the purchase? Just curious cause the report is $40.
     
  4. Jan 24, 2010 at 6:43 AM
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    If you 'pretend' to put your truck on ebay, you can preview the listing before you click the 'list now' button. In the preview, it shows a detailed autocheck history report that is similar in many ways to carfax. This is a great way to get a free history report, just don't click the list your item button accidentally. :D

    That being said, the stealer probably has a carfax account and pays a flat rate for a year or something. It probably wouldn't cost them anything to get you a report, if they will actually take the time to do it. From my experience, they don't normally want to do anything if they can't make any $$$ off of you.
     
  5. Jan 24, 2010 at 6:44 AM
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    i couldnt hurt to ask
     
  6. Jan 24, 2010 at 6:50 AM
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    Some how I would mess up, but good idea.
    I guess it couldn't, it just I feel like I am in "enemy territory" :rolleyes: every time I go to the the stealer you know. Even if I am just picking up a oil filter?
     
  7. Jan 24, 2010 at 7:05 AM
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    from my experience with carfax some of the information on there is overkill - may be a scare tactic to get people to but the report. for example, when i purchased my car in 2003 the carfax showed 9 events - this was before dealers offered the reports for free to buyers so i purchased the carfax on my own. turns out the 9 events were because the car had been registered in other states - each state registration showed up as 2 events - and had been worked on due to a recall. i'm sure if i looked up my car now it would have close to fifteen events - its been registered in alaska and back in montana (+4 for carfax) since ive owned it and i was the victim of a hit and run a few years ago. even my truck had a few events on its report - all due to recalls and/or warranty work.
     
  8. Jan 24, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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    If I recall, the sale of the vehicle is a hit on carfax as is the dealer taking delivery.
    I think a car sitting on the lot with zero miles will have a carfax hit.
    That hit is to get you to purchase carfax.

    I may be wrong, if so please correct me.
     
  9. Jan 24, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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    Dealership did a carfax on my 2004 that I traded a month ago. The mileage was all messed up because I bought it in Ohio and brought it back to Pennsylvania. I didn't register it in PA for about a year and a half because I didn't feel like paying taxes and still drove it so that mileage didn't show. lol. I just played dumb and said I have no idea what carfax did and told them to go look at the miles for themselves.
     
  10. Jan 24, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    Search online forums for people that have an unlimited carfax check account. There's almost always one that they'll drop your VIN in and send you a report for.

    More than likely it could be a dealer transfer, your purchase, if you registered it to another state, maintenance... probably nothing to worry about.
     
  11. Sep 8, 2010 at 3:54 PM
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  12. Sep 8, 2010 at 4:08 PM
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    I think for $10 more you can get 5 checks on carfax
    Get a group buy...haha
     
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