Re: incorrect carfax report or a rollback that I'll get drilled with?
On 27 Jul 2006 08:05:49 -0700, [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email] wrote:[color=blue]
>Bruce Bergman wrote:[/color]
>> What are all the data points? You provided:
>>1997 - new
>>1999 - 14K
>>2002 - 90K
>>2006 - 53K[/color]
>Those are all of the data points provided. Additionally, the last entry
>in the vehicle history report is that 2002 smog check, no
>registration/renewal entries after that.
>This is starting to look more and more like a rollback and a very fishy
Very good, you're learning... ;-P It's not a definite thing, but
that report gave you an important clue that would certainly make me
think that "The game is afoot."
If you walk in with your eyes open and know what the car is worth,
they can't cheat you. Either they have service records proving the
mileage on the car, and that 90K Carfax report was in error... Or you
make a realistic low-ball counter-offer on the price - If the car had
90K on it two years ago, unless it's been sitting it has to have 120K
plus by now.
"Okay, the odometer has 53K on it. Instrument clusters can be
changed real easy. How many miles on the whole car?" ;-)
If you walk into the meeting with the seller, and your gut says this
is a fishy deal, go with your gut - it's usually right. Most people
won't listen to that little voice going "I've got a very bad feeling
about this...", and they get into a whole lotta trouble that way.
If you can't find any hard proof that they're trying to rip you off,
don't make any accusations you can't back up - just make up an excuse
that the car isn't the right one for you, and get the heck outta
there. Let them sucker someone else.
--<< Bruce >>--