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Posted: 09/22/22 09:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This dealer/owner has several new and used car dealerships in Central Florida, and offers Carfax on the used vehicles it sells. Have no clue how stolen vehicles get past that search. It does state the truck came from Colorado, so maybe an auction. It does not state how it was acquired.


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1. Carfax is not, repeat NOT infallible. I was in the business for 30 years, so I know firsthand.

2. Auctions typically do more due diligence than a dealer would taking a trade-in. Over the years, I've seen auctions reject scores of vehicles due to tarnished histories.


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Well, we do not know the entire story, or the Ford's history ... I thought it prudent to share it, so the guys looking at re-sale trucks, even at a dealer, would be careful and check everything you can before you purchase.

I'm betting this is not the only one nationwide -- probably happens more times than we can guess. Possibly even, the scam is never even discovered on some, and the buyer never knows it's stolen and enjoys the truck for years. It almost seems a fluke this one was discovered, but he went to a different service shop, and they found the discrepancy.

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Been a few classic rigs stolen 30-50+ yrs ago. Chang hands privately, then a particular state does a major search by vin, low and behold, that 60' Vette or equal is/was stolen.

Hence one good reason to buy new per say....
But like ALL things great and small, there are negatives too.


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