[DML] Re: Carfax
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[DML] Re: Carfax

On older cars (like Deloreans) you have to look at Carfax with a
little interpetation. The info is not always correct and much can be
missing. Worse than that it is difficult to correct it. In the case of
Deloreans  one of the "best" sources of info are the major vendors.
They all keep pretty good records of service work. Where it gets
difficult is when they sell parts. There is not a good record of what
parts are sold to which car (the present owner, not the car). This is
not really a vendor's problem, it is just the nature of a "parts"
business. When buying a used car like a Delorean it DOES matter if the
owner can provide decent records of all service and parts. You an also
recreate the "Chain of Ownership" by searching all of the States that
the car was registered in. In the end the seller MUST be able to
provide a "clean" title and if the buyer is not competant enough to do
a THOURGH pre-purchase inspection then he should have one done by an
expert. Anything less and the buyer will have no grounds for recourse.
This is just a good reason NEVER to buy a car at an auction unless you
KNOW the car BEFORE. Do not base your buying decsion on a Carfax
report and if the title is not PERFECT (salvage, misprints, typos,
smudges, numbers not matching) keep looking.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "d_rex_2002" <rich@xxxx> wrote:
> I need to add a little more to Dave Swingle's cautionary note.
> I have had a "garage queen" DeLorean since 1990 with very low
> miles and after checking CarFax on it a few years ago, I was
> able to confirm that the "brain surgeon" doing an emmissions
> test on my car a number of years ago mis-read the odometer
> and somehow added about 80,000 miles to my mileage reading in

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