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Old 07-07-2011, 04:56 PM   #16
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These carproof and carfax reports are not always accurate. I wouldn't rely on them too much. I have seen cars there that i knew were in an accident but showed up as "clean". I know this wasn't your question, but thought i would say something.
Quite true. My neighbor has a Porsche that's been in two major accidents but shows clean on the reports
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:12 PM   #17
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oh lord, i knew i should not have bothered posting this

but you do NOT i have imported alot of cars, and there is no need. If the speedo is in MPH only, you get a sticker from RIV you are supposed to stick to the cluster as a warning
Have you brought a Canadian BMW to US?

You dont seem to follow what I'm talking about.

Im talking about Canada to US, NOT Us to Canada. I hope you understand it by now.
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:13 PM   #18
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Quite true. My neighbor has a Porsche that's been in two major accidents but shows clean on the reports
Its because noone claimed any of the accidents.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:54 PM   #19
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:26 PM   #20
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Its because noone claimed any of the accidents.
Wrong. One of my buddies had his M5 smashed by a drunk driver, had 25k in repairs done by his insurance company, decided to sell it after a year. 4 years pass, he checks carfax, and it comes back as clean, so it has nothing to do with claiming or not claiming, it just means that these car reports are not dependable. As themadchigga mentioned, check it out in real life, get it inspected, and judge for yourself.
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:43 PM   #21
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Have you brought a Canadian BMW to US?

You dont seem to follow what I'm talking about.

Im talking about Canada to US, NOT Us to Canada. I hope you understand it by now.
have you imported/exported any car? or are you just going by a website you found?

the guy drove his car down to the US as a personal veichal, then regsited it in the states. The US are just as bad as Candian customs about knowing what needs done before you import a car.
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:43 PM   #22
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Wrong. One of my buddies had his M5 smashed by a drunk driver, had 25k in repairs done by his insurance company, decided to sell it after a year. 4 years pass, he checks carfax, and it comes back as clean, so it has nothing to do with claiming or not claiming, it just means that these car reports are not dependable. As themadchigga mentioned, check it out in real life, get it inspected, and judge for yourself.
carfax sucks though and is not all that great for canadian cars.

your buddy should check carproof...(though that costs money)
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:51 PM   #23
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Wrong. One of my buddies had his M5 smashed by a drunk driver, had 25k in repairs done by his insurance company, decided to sell it after a year. 4 years pass, he checks carfax, and it comes back as clean, so it has nothing to do with claiming or not claiming, it just means that these car reports are not dependable. As themadchigga mentioned, check it out in real life, get it inspected, and judge for yourself.
It's been covered before... why bother with CarFax...

They rely on people pushing "data" to them. They are just a database repository, of people who submit to them...

Carproof actually pulls more information. it's more accurate...
It's definitely good for Canadian Cars.

CarFax is garbage. Having bought a few cars from family as winter beaters, that I knew have and insurance claims, they come back clean on CarFax. Carproof showed the accident.
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