Discrepancy with Carfax - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


General GM Chat When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made. Chat about all things GM (and related cars). Off-topic stuff should be in the Lounge, and all Model specific mechanical problems should be posted in the proper forum.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-19-2007, 12:29 PM   #1
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,933
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
95seand78z28 is on a distinguished road
Default Discrepancy with Carfax

Has anyone here gotten information from Carfax that wasn't really accurate? My wife and I are looking at an 04 GP at a local dealer. We're interested in the car, but Carfax is reporting it as a local car that was listed as a fleet vehicle. The sales rep is someone I've know for a long time and he'* a straight shooter, good guy, that I've bought from before... not a sleeze ball. I called him after finding out about the fleet registration and he understood my not wanting to purchase. He called me back after pulling a Carfax on it himself and said that car was originally sold to another sales rep'* relative and not to a business.

I'm gonna ask him to see if they still have paperwork on the original sale, but WTF? Has anyone see this kind of thing before? If my buddy is telling (or being told) the truth how could that reg get listed as a fleet?
95seand78z28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2007, 12:39 PM   #2
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Carfax says my car was never in an accident and started out life in MI..

Odd...since the title didn't seem to reflect that info.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2007, 01:13 PM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 7,030
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
lash is on a distinguished road
Default

It would do well to remember that Carfax, like any other information clearing house, is only as accurate as the information they get.

It'* also, not too difficult to launder title information, from what I've heard.
lash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2007, 01:24 PM   #4
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,933
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
95seand78z28 is on a distinguished road
Default

With this being sold to a relative when it was new I wonder if information was "misreported" somehow as part of an inside deal?
95seand78z28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2007, 01:24 PM   #5
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bloomington, MN
Posts: 3,693
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
GoldenBullet is on a distinguished road
Default

carfax is definitely not 100% accurate. it says my blazer was only in 2 accidents, when really it was in 3 or 4 and it gurantees that it was never totalled even tho im about 99% certain it was totalled in the first accident, so who knows...
GoldenBullet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2007, 01:26 PM   #6
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,933
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
95seand78z28 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GoldenBullet
carfax is definitely not 100% accurate. it says my blazer was only in 2 accidents, when really it was in 3 or 4 and it gurantees that it was never totalled even tho im about 99% certain it was totalled in the first accident, so who knows...
Accidents I can see. They're based off of what'* reported and what isn't... but title and registration?
95seand78z28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2007, 02:32 PM   #7
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 3,993
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
JimmyFloyd is on a distinguished road
Default

Also depends what the people do for a living. If you have a delivery company, and already have a "fleet" of vehicles, then you buy yourself a personal car, but register it as one of the "fleet" vehicles for say insurance, legal, repair, etc reason, it could show up as fleet. All depends what the person who bought it did.

Plus I heard some insurances consider that it you have like 3 or more cars that you need to get fleet insurance, so I am not sure if this gets factored in or not.
JimmyFloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2007, 02:50 PM   #8
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Quincy, Ma
Posts: 15,341
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Gumball is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Discrepancy with Carfax

Quote:
Originally Posted by 95seand78z28
. The sales rep is someone I've know for a long time and he'* a straight shooter, good guy, that I've bought from before... not a sleeze ball.

He'* still a salesman. and they don't make a pay check without a sale.


besides. whats wrong with a fleet vehicle. not all are beat on.
Gumball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2007, 03:00 PM   #9
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,933
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
95seand78z28 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Discrepancy with Carfax

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gumball
besides. whats wrong with a fleet vehicle. not all are beat on.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleet_vehicle
95seand78z28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2007, 03:29 PM   #10
azu
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Sellersville, PA
Posts: 254
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
azu is on a distinguished road
Default

I did a carfax on my 2000 Ranger that I bought new in 2000. It has little info listed. One date listed has incorrect mileage and the last reported mileage is well over 40K off. Plus we had 2 major accidents and neither is listed. I think the only thing it is really good for is listing a history of owners.
azu is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
P0102 and discrepancy in vacuum reading isnms 1992-1999 3 02-02-2008 07:51 PM
Anyone have a current Carfax subscription? Need a VIN run... acg_ssei General GM Chat 3 08-20-2003 11:20 AM
FREE CARFAX AGAIN along General GM Chat 5 08-19-2003 01:30 AM
FREE CARFAX along General GM Chat 4 07-28-2003 04:35 PM
carfax.... bonneville1992 General GM Chat 6 07-08-2003 04:45 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:16 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.