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Comment by Laurie on [AUTO] Are Carfax Reports Reliable? (April 21, 2018 04:57 AM)
Unfortunately, many people think Carfax is like gold. But, it is only as good as what is reported, which may be incomplete or incorrect. Shop makes ...
Comment by Tom Hargrave on [AUTO] Are Carfax Reports Reliable? (April 21, 2018 03:34 AM)
CarFax is a private business and there is no legal requirement to report ANYTHING done to your car to your local Government, much less CarFax. For exa...
Comment by Clyde on [AUTO] Are Carfax Reports Reliable? (April 20, 2018 11:36 PM)
"... an auto mechanic you trust..." Oxymoron? ;)...
Comment by Jim B. on [AUTO] Are Carfax Reports Reliable? (April 20, 2018 10:48 PM)
Quick story; we bought our daughter a used Subaru Impreza from a local dealer who provided us with a clean Carfax report. About a year later we took ...
Comment by Reggie on Time To Ban Caller-ID Spoofing (Again)? (April 20, 2018 10:48 PM)
I refuse to answer any number I don't know period. If you want me to call back, leave a message. My daughter, however, answers most calls and someti...
Comment by Reginald Mastengie on Time To Ban Caller-ID Spoofing (Again)? (April 20, 2018 10:47 PM)
I refuse to answer any number I don't know period. If you want me to call back, leave a message. My daughter, however, answers most calls and someti...
Comment by Reggie on [AUTO] Are Carfax Reports Reliable? (April 20, 2018 10:14 PM)
As Bob said, Never rely on one source. I used to use Autocheck back when it was free for car shopping. When they started to charge for every report, ...
Comment by jimmie1749 on [AUTO] Are Carfax Reports Reliable? (April 20, 2018 08:19 PM)
My wife drove her car off the edge of the road just barely into a ditch. We could not back it out and needed a tow truck. There was some front suspens...
Comment by bobrice on [AUTO] Are Carfax Reports Reliable? (April 20, 2018 07:47 PM)
As Bob noted, one should not rely on a single anti virus or malware program. It's the same with CarFax an others. They are simply one tool and they pr...
Comment by Horqua on [AUTO] Are Carfax Reports Reliable? (April 20, 2018 06:30 PM)
From personal experience, CarFax and AutoCheck are unreliable at best....

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