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Old 08-25-2004, 02:27 PM
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Can anyone look up this vin# ( 1GKEK63U72J286013 ) for me, the dealership that has it isn't being cooperative about giving me one.... they keep giving me excuses about the computers being down ....

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They may also be required to give you the prior owners name and city. Not their phone number or address though. With the name and city you'd be able to look them up. I've found some very interesting things about the car I was about to buy from the pior owner.
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I have no clue who the prior owner is.... I will grill them tonight when I go with my checkbook I'm sure that will make them talk
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Call the owner before signing! That's how I found out one vehicle was nearly totaled. I also found out that the shop that did the work went out of business just after the repairs and that she knew didly about cars.
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The only reason dealers don't give you a carfax on the car is becuase there is something bad on it...........Why would you hide anything that is OK?

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Yeah, Carfax is a joke. Friend here on OSO was looking into buying a Corvette on eBay. He actually won the auction, and went to pick up the car. Carfax was clean. Reason the car was being sold on eBay: everyone in town saw the OWNER of the dealership take the car out for a joyride and put it into the trees/bushes/mailboxes right in front of the dealership. He bought another car.
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IT CAN ONLY WIND UP ON CARFAX IF A POLICE REPORT IS DONE ON IT OR IF SOMEONE FIXES IT WITHOUT REPORTING IT TO THERE INSURANCE CO. Because he was the owner of the dealership he had no paper trail or info reported to law enforcement so he kept it off the books. Its not 100% but in most cases it will show dirty laundry.
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The report will only say something to the effect of being in an accident. It won't tell you what happened or how bad it was.
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Well.... I like the truck... they gave me the carfax report, which looked good from what I see..... BUT

I am now more confused (and NO not because I'm blond).... Should I get the 6 year extended warranty for $4500

Anyone know anything about warranties and if this is a good deal? Ohhhhh and this isn't a GMC warranty, it is an aftermarket one
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Do not spend the money on an aftermarket warranty. If it makes you feel better, put that money in the bank, and you will have it for repairs if you need them.
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