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10-30-2012, 12:10 PM #1
autocheck/carfax saves me from a bad purchase
I would have been doing a 9 hour drive to pick up an 85 Supra in Arkansas, but Autocheck saved me from a big mistake. The car looked clean, and was originally a CA car, but the last reported mileage in CA was 220K. The mileage now was 197K, 3 years later. Of interest, it had one of the 2.8GT emblems on the front grill.
On another note, I ran another VIN for a a vehicle in Chicago that was originally from TX. The car shows 129K on it now, but according to the car history, it had 123K on it in 2000, and 127K in 2006. Shortly after, it was titled in Illinois. There are no more mileage reports after it was in Illinois, but the dealer has it on their lot with 129K. Too good to be true?
10-30-2012, 01:54 PM #2CelicaSupra.com Member
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- May 2003
- Mt Vernon, MO
I don't think so, probably just owned as a 2nd or 3rd car and maybe sat for a while in Texas before being sold and moved to Illinois. As for the Arkansas car, mileage on a car with that many miles is rather irrelevant IMO. It's all about condition at that point anyway.
10-30-2012, 02:11 PM #3
be careful about what you buy. my friend owns a body pick up service. im gonna try make it as short as i can. guy flew out of his car. van in opposite direction was driving by. guy flew threw the windshield and back threw the window. guy was missing no warm, torso ripped to shreds, and missing an entire leg. found parts in the bushes and what not. grab the parts went to the office. got a call from the tow yard 5 hours later. went down, 5 lbs of intestence in the back seats where it got ripped out from the front windshield. Keep in mind blood and guts everywhere and the people who were driving got splattered in blood and watching a guy beein killed shreded threw there van. guess what. the insurance company are going to try and save it. LOLOL WTF! no joke. so someone is gonna end up buiying a van where a guy got shrded on... or in... kinda nasty. im scared as hell buying new cars after that one.The 1982 Mk2 Supra in Hawaii! CLICK ON ME!!!
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10-30-2012, 10:15 PM #4CelicaSupra.com Member
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- Jun 2011
- Edmonton, AB
CarFax screwed me over once, i bought my truck abandoned at a farm in the middle of nowhere. ran a CarFax on it, said it was a Alberta vehicle and has been for the last 5 years. clearly said "last Province registered in- Alberta"
so i go to register it, registries computer says it was last registered out East, so it needs to be inspected. showed them the CarFax papers and they said they didnt care. it was out East about a decade ago, but thats it. i ended up fixing everything so it would pass, but im suprised CarFax would be wrong1979 MK1 Supra 5spd
1991 Toyota Crown Royal Saloon auto
10-31-2012, 10:30 AM #5
85 Silver 6m-gte, completed 2000
"I always observe the speed limit. I see those DAMNED signs everywhere."
10-31-2012, 11:25 AM #6
Good points on both cars. The chicago area car has really piqued my interest, and you have to feel good about bringing one back to TX. My wife would like this one because it would involve a weekend in Chicago for her, but I don't know if I can get the time off between now and the holidays to make the trip.
I'll post up if I make a move on either car.
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