Adventures in used car buying
January 2, 2012 3:51 PM Subscribe
Carfax -- how accurate are their reports? An accident for my own car isnt't showing up.
posted by wutangclan to work & money (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm in the market for a new car, and bought a 5-pack of reports from Carpack. I used one on a used-car that I was interested in, and was glad to see nothing unusual reported.
Then, I tried it on my current car, which has a relatively minor incident (bodywork and wheel realignment only) that I filed a claim for to ICBC. The report came up empty. Minor as the incident was, the repairs cost over the $3000 reportable threshold.
So, can I trust Carfax? Are their reports any use?