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Old 04-28-2007, 09:07 PM   #1
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I'm currently VERY close to buying a used RX-8, but I'm looking for the contact information of the previous owner as the car has been in an accident.

Now, we got a call several years ago from someone who was buying a 1997 SSEi which we had written off, somehow he got our contact info from one of these services... I was wondering if that'* even possible?

I've tried www.carproof.com but the site isn't even loading for me! Does it work for anyone else? Or are there any similar services you would recommend?

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sites working for me.
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Damit.... thanks.

Oh, I just got it working in IE... something was weird with FF...
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sites working for me.
Damit.... thanks.

Oh, I just got it working in IE... something was weird with FF...

Clear the cache in FF, that will fix it

iv had the problem with Gmail at work sometimes. Just clear the cache and Poof it works.
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Well upon further investigation on the CarProof site, the only information they provide which Carfax does not is the "value" of the damage which occured, no real additional useful information, like contact info, or a detailed description of damage.

So I'm still wondering if a service exists which provides this? Is it even possible given privacy laws and such too...
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ontario Eh!


go the the licenseand registration office and get a used Vehicle package... $10.00 includes names phone numbers and addresses. And in Ontario from a private seller one is Needed to transfer ownership anyways.
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go the the licenseand registration office and get a used Vehicle package... $10.00 includes names phone numbers and addresses. And in Ontario from a private seller one is Needed to transfer ownership anyways.
God damit, really, only $10!?! So I just got screwed by Carfax for $25... yay

I'm buying from a registered dealer too.

I'm guessing they're not open Sundays either? How long does it take them to put this together?
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Ughhhhhhh, says allow 15 days for delivery... that'* gonna be way too long...

Gonna have to hope and pray I guess!

Thanks for the info though! Appreciated.
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Ughhhhhhh, says allow 15 days for delivery... that'* gonna be way too long...

Gonna have to hope and pray I guess!

Thanks for the info though! Appreciated.
if you walkin to a Office with the vin you will walk out with it.
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