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#3320 of 3350 Re: serious question for car dealers [Michaell@Edmunds]
Oct 07, 2013 (11:51 am)
Your right...the mfg. may not care or otoh has no real ability to tell a privately owned buisness what they can or can not do as long as the mfg dealer agreement isn't violated. Also, Some of the largest volume stores have the worst CSI and the mfg often just looks the other way. CSI really matters to the smaller locally owned stores that survive on repeat and referal business. The dealer who has a $2m per month ad budget never runs out of people to screw..
A dealer near my that has the worst reputation openly tells customers they can get a free tank of gas for a perfect survey and bingo, their scores are highest around. On the other side of the coin I have had customers try to hold me hostage for freebees with threats of a bad score. Each time I just tell them answer as honestly as they can.
#3321 of 3350 vehicle history
Oct 17, 2013 (2:57 pm)
Can anyone here run a vehicle history report/carfax real quick for me.....pretty please.
#3322 of 3350 Re: vehicle history [koctailz]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Oct 17, 2013 (3:01 pm)
We can't ask others to do that. It isn't an appropriate use of a purchased history report subscription to run those reports for free for just anyone, as they're a fee-based service.
#3323 of 3350 Re: vehicle history [Kirstie@Edmunds]
Oct 17, 2013 (3:03 pm)
ok, thanks....i tried.
Oct 24, 2013 (2:45 pm)
I have been researching CPO BMW 3, Mercedes C, and Infiniti G37. I was looking at the Carfax. I looked at a lot of them. All of the BMW and Mercedes CPO vehicles never went through auction expect for 1. The G37's pretty much all did go through auction. I have heard that certain BMW dealers are required to buy a certain amount of lease returns from BMWFS. I don't know about Mercedes and Infiniti. So are the BMW's at auction just the crap...lemon law buybacks, accidents, etc that they cant sell cpo. is there someone on here who is an actual car dealer who has some real facts on this?
the reason i am asking about auctions is that i know of a couple dealers who go to manheim and adesa and will buy a car for me for a fee/spec. it sounds like a great idea, but not if i am getting the stuff no one else wants.
#3325 of 3350 Re: ? on CPO's [koctailz]
Oct 24, 2013 (7:09 pm)
sometimes it is cars that don't get snapped up at the BMW dealer sale, so maybe too miled up or old for CPO, but plenty of BMWs get traded in elsewhere and could end up at the auctions.
as long as the buyer knows what they are doing, not really any riskier than getting one at a BMW dealer, probably for a lot more money.
#3327 of 3350 VIN is valid, but shows no records??
Nov 02, 2013 (5:38 pm)
So I am looking to purchase a used car and I came across a 96 Honda Accord at a good price. I got the VIN from the seller to run a check, and I get "no records". That has never happened to me before. And I don't mean that the VIN is invalid. It is valid because when I put in an invalid VIN it actually says "invalid". However, in this case the VIN is valid but isn't displaying any records. It literally says "no records". What would cause this? What does this mean?
Thanks in advance for your help.
#3328 of 3350 Re: VIN is valid, but shows no records?? [nadia21]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 03, 2013 (10:57 am)
What's the VIN? Sometimes people put in an O (letter) instead of a 0 (number).
#3329 of 3350 Re: VIN is valid, but shows no records?? [MrShift@Edmunds]
Nov 03, 2013 (7:00 pm)
The VIN is 1HGCD5615TA144013.