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Old 13 Jan 2007, 01:45 pm
yello@bravo.pl
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Default Need help to check vin number :(

Hi all,

Can some kind soul please check this VIN from Carfax data base for me.
I do not have an account and can't create coz I live in poland
And only needs this once.
1HFSC52134A100070
It's a motorbike Honda VTX 1300 2004 year.
Many thanx in advance
Peter

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Old 13 Jan 2007, 05:39 pm
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yello@bravo.pl wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Can some kind soul please check this VIN from Carfax data base for me.
> I do not have an account and can't create coz I live in poland
> And only needs this once.
> 1HFSC52134A100070
> It's a motorbike Honda VTX 1300 2004 year.
> Many thanx in advance
> Peter
>


Autocheck, an Experian company, shows a clear record but indicates an
accident with this vehicle was reported on 12/13/2006 in California.

Lists vehicle as 2004 Honda but gives no other information regarding
make, model, etc. Does not indicate whether car or motorcycle.

Contact me at this address, off usenet, and I can forward a copy of the
page to you in HTML

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Old 15 Jan 2007, 09:27 am
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Default Re: Need help to check vin number :(

yello@bravo.pl wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Can some kind soul please check this VIN from Carfax data base for me.
> I do not have an account and can't create coz I live in poland
> And only needs this once.
> 1HFSC52134A100070
> It's a motorbike Honda VTX 1300 2004 year.
> Many thanx in advance
> Peter


Ditto with Carfax, big red 'ALERT!'. Supposedly has a Salvage title,
which means it was probably totalled by an insurance company and
rebuilt by someone. I'd pass on it if I were you.

Dan D
'07 Ody EX
Central NJ USA

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Old 15 Jan 2007, 10:59 am
Michael Pardee
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Default Re: Need help to check vin number :(

"Dano58" <dan.dibiase@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> yello@bravo.pl wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Can some kind soul please check this VIN from Carfax data base for me.
>> I do not have an account and can't create coz I live in poland
>> And only needs this once.
>> 1HFSC52134A100070
>> It's a motorbike Honda VTX 1300 2004 year.
>> Many thanx in advance
>> Peter

>
> Ditto with Carfax, big red 'ALERT!'. Supposedly has a Salvage title,
> which means it was probably totalled by an insurance company and
> rebuilt by someone. I'd pass on it if I were you.
>

A look at the title would verify if the one you are looking at has been
salvaged. Carfax reports often don't square well with documented history,
including one contributor (here?) owning a car that was reportedly totalled
in a high speed police chase. My daughter's Accord was reportedly a fleet
car, but the official title history shows we bought it from the original
owner who acquired it with a handful of miles on the odometer... and the
report didn't have anything about the time it was stolen and recovered.

That said, few people regret *not* buying a specific car. The safe thing to
do is to keep looking.

Mike


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Old 15 Jan 2007, 01:54 pm
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Yeah, don't buy it.

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Michael Pardee wrote:
> "Dano58" <dan.dibiase@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1168874864.006050.286880@51g2000cwl.googlegro ups.com...
> > yello@bravo.pl wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> Can some kind soul please check this VIN from Carfax data base for me.
> >> I do not have an account and can't create coz I live in poland
> >> And only needs this once.
> >> 1HFSC52134A100070
> >> It's a motorbike Honda VTX 1300 2004 year.
> >> Many thanx in advance
> >> Peter

> >
> > Ditto with Carfax, big red 'ALERT!'. Supposedly has a Salvage title,
> > which means it was probably totalled by an insurance company and
> > rebuilt by someone. I'd pass on it if I were you.
> >

> A look at the title would verify if the one you are looking at has been
> salvaged. Carfax reports often don't square well with documented history,
> including one contributor (here?) owning a car that was reportedly totalled
> in a high speed police chase. My daughter's Accord was reportedly a fleet
> car, but the official title history shows we bought it from the original
> owner who acquired it with a handful of miles on the odometer... and the
> report didn't have anything about the time it was stolen and recovered.
>
> That said, few people regret *not* buying a specific car. The safe thing to
> do is to keep looking.
>
> Mike


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Old 16 Jan 2007, 10:34 am
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Michael Pardee wrote:

> A look at the title would verify if the one you are looking at has been
> salvaged. Carfax reports often don't square well with documented history,
> including one contributor (here?) owning a car that was reportedly totalled
> in a high speed police chase. My daughter's Accord was reportedly a fleet
> car, but the official title history shows we bought it from the original
> owner who acquired it with a handful of miles on the odometer... and the
> report didn't have anything about the time it was stolen and recovered.
>
> That said, few people regret *not* buying a specific car. The safe thing to
> do is to keep looking.


I was looking at a '98 Accord a couple of weeks ago, for my son (first
car). I didn't get the VIN till we actually looked at and drove the
car. When I got home turned out it had a salvage title. When I called
the woman back, she swore she didn't know, and claimed her title didn't
say salvage. Didn't buy that car.

Did put a deposit down yesterday on a '98 Accord EX with 92k miles.
Have one more car to look at (Subaru Legacy) and a decision will be
made!

Dan D
'07 Ody EX
Central NJ USA

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Old 16 Jan 2007, 05:15 pm
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Default Re: Need help to check vin number :(

On Tue, 16 Jan 2007 08:34:03 -0800, Dano58 wrote:

>
> I was looking at a '98 Accord a couple of weeks ago, for my son (first
> car). I didn't get the VIN till we actually looked at and drove the
> car. When I got home turned out it had a salvage title. When I called
> the woman back, she swore she didn't know, and claimed her title didn't
> say salvage. Didn't buy that car.


I hope it wasn't just because the Carfax report said it was a salvage
title? Carfax reports are often incorrect on this sort of thing, and it
could have easily been confirmed by simply looking at her title. If the
car was a salvage, it would say on the actual title.
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Old 17 Jan 2007, 08:05 am
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Joe LaVigne wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Jan 2007 08:34:03 -0800, Dano58 wrote:
>
> >
> > I was looking at a '98 Accord a couple of weeks ago, for my son (first
> > car). I didn't get the VIN till we actually looked at and drove the
> > car. When I got home turned out it had a salvage title. When I called
> > the woman back, she swore she didn't know, and claimed her title didn't
> > say salvage. Didn't buy that car.

>
> I hope it wasn't just because the Carfax report said it was a salvage
> title? Carfax reports are often incorrect on this sort of thing, and it
> could have easily been confirmed by simply looking at her title. If the
> car was a salvage, it would say on the actual title.


Perhaps, but because the accident occurred in New York State, and the
car is registered in NJ, it could be that the accident info never made
it from NY to NJ. So, I decided not to take a chance on the car, if the
car HAD been totalled and rebuilt.

I have found that carfax's errors tend to be those of omission vs
having info in there that is untrue. For example, when I was selling my
'95 Jetta a few years ago, it had been in an accident - wasn't
totalled, but had 12k worth of damage. That info didn't show up on
Carfax. (I did tell the eventual buyer, however). Same with another car
I looked at late last year - owner told me it had been in an accident
that required fairly significant bodywork, but no mention of it in
Carfax. So, I tend to believe what is in Carfax but don't believe that
it is necessarily the entire story. But that's why they have their
buyback guarantee, I guess.

Dan D
'07 Ody EX
Central NJ USA

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Old 17 Jan 2007, 07:10 pm
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"Dano58" <dan.dibiase@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> I have found that carfax's errors tend to be those of omission vs
> having info in there that is untrue. For example, when I was selling my
> '95 Jetta a few years ago, it had been in an accident - wasn't
> totalled, but had 12k worth of damage. That info didn't show up on
> Carfax. (I did tell the eventual buyer, however). Same with another car
> I looked at late last year - owner told me it had been in an accident
> that required fairly significant bodywork, but no mention of it in
> Carfax. So, I tend to believe what is in Carfax but don't believe that
> it is necessarily the entire story. But that's why they have their
> buyback guarantee, I guess.
>


My experience is about 50/50. I am certain my daughter's Accord was never a
fleet car as Carfax reported; the official title made that clear enough.

Mike


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