Flood Damaged Cars - Get free CARFAX flood title search

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Nomen Nescio, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. Nomen Nescio

    Nomen Nescio Guest

    There will be thousands of new and used cars on the market from the flooded
    Gulf Coast. Read the rip below. CARFAX is providing free flood search.
    www.carfax.com If in doubt, make sure SELLER provides a title search at
    his expense to prove ownership and history. This is a private party public
    service announcement with no connection whatsoever to carfax or any other
    exploitive capitalist enterprise. If you do buy a flood salvaged car, its
    worth 30% of the Blue Book wholesale used car price, tops. If the seller
    tells you it cost more than that to "restore" the car, tell him its tough
    shit and his loss, not yours.
    Nomen Nescio, Sep 6, 2005
  2. No they are not. I just put a couple VINs in there and there is nothing
    says anything on their website about offering flood checks for free.

    Ted Mittelstaedt, Sep 7, 2005
  3. Nomen Nescio

    kmatheson Guest

    I am curious to know how they get their information. Sometime back, I
    was looking at some vehicles that the State of Oregon had for sale on

    They pretty much said not to bother trying to run any of the VIN's
    through Carfax, as they would not show up, probably because they buy
    their fleet cars directly from the manufacturer.

    -Kirk Matheson
    kmatheson, Sep 8, 2005
  4. Nomen Nescio

    Steve W. Guest

    Carfax and Autochek get most of their info from the state reports
    concerning the vehicle. I.E. Registration/Title items, collision
    reports. Recall info is online for most vehicles anyway, they just tap
    that database as well.
    The reason why you don't find info on most state vehicles is simple.
    Most states do not title or register the vehicles like a private person
    does. That means that any damage done to the vehicle doesn't travel with
    it unless it was involved with an accident with a registered vehicle.
    Hitting a guard rail or parking barrier wouldn't be there but if they
    hit a private vehicle it should be.
    Here in NY if you run a carfax on state owned vehicles at an auction the
    only thing it may tell you is if it hit another vehicle.
    Steve W., Sep 8, 2005
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