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Old 06-15-2006, 12:12 AM   #1
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Okay so I am about to buy this Red 2005 GXP with 7,912 miles for $18400 from a private party. Then I checked it up on Carfax and it said

7 miles Sold at auction
in Pacific Region
Listed as
a manufacturer vehicle
That throws up a red flag to me, what does that mean???
Everything else looks good though. It even still has a Warranty active for 27 months and 35,875 Miles remaining. I dont want to spend 18400 on this GXP unless I am fully certain its a good vehicle. Thanks guys!

This is what the carfax says
Original Equipment OnStar Vehicle equipped with OnStar
Personal Calling
Press the Blue OnStar button in this vehicle, or click here for activation and membership information
06/01/2005 7 Auto Auction Sold at auction
in Pacific Region
Listed as
a manufacturer vehicle
06/04/2005 37 California
Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection
06/29/2005 Dealer Inventory
Rowland Heights, CA Vehicle offered for sale
09/02/2005 118 California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
La Puente, CA Title issued or updated
First owner reported
Registered as
personal vehicle



Purchased: 2005
Where: California
Est. miles/year: ---
Est. length owned: 10/17/05 - present
(7 months)


Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
10/17/2005 125 California
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La Puente, CA Title issued or updated
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It may have been a special order for a dealership??
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Factory executive demo, sometimes called a "program car" or may have been a VIP car
Buick does this with the Master'* Golf Tour or maybe a rental


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well it only had 7 miles on it when it was put on auction soooo it couldnt have been a VIP car or anything liek that
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and if it was special order why was it put on auction?
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The bottom has fallen out of the market and they aren't sellinglike they thought they would.

When I tried to get an RPO sheet pulled to get the specific options,all i got was a copy og the RPO codes. Mine was a dealer speciel order
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that is kinda gibberish to me. Can you explain it a little more? =/
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That is a steal of a price with those low miles. I see no problems here. So it was sold at auction...wow! It has a clear title. Inspect it up close and ask to have it check by a mech if you are worried.
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Yeah, sounds pretty darn good. I mean, sounds like Carfax didn't throw up any red flags, you will still have a lot of factory warranty for any problems that might come up (although I am sure it will only be in effect up until 3 years since the date of first service or 36k miles - whichever comes first) - all at a killer price! I would go over the vehicle in great detail and try to take a scanner with you if possible or maybe they would go with you to an AutoZone (if you have those) as they will scan your car for codes for FREE - just for peace of mind to see if it indicates anything odd. But if it all checks out and it looks good through and through - I would say to definitely buy it. At that great price, even if you had to spend a little on this or that to make it perfect - you would still come out ahead. And you still have the warranty there to back you for anything significant. I hope you get it and all goes well. That'* a great color too!
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could have been a GM show car or a test car, because they put Manufacturers Plates on them for that
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