: CarFax Interpretation



mschlott
06-18-08, 10:45 PM
I want to take a look at this car later this week, but before making the 50 mile drive, I want to explain away the bad feeling I have that the second owner had it for 6 days according to CarFax. The car was titled in Virginia less than a month ago and sold at auction a few days later. The car is currently for sale at a Ford dealer in Texas.

CarFax report is below. Any Ideas?

mike


Purchased: 2005
Type: Personal
Where: Missouri, Texas
Est. miles/year: ---
Est. length owned: 5/10/05 - 5/2/08
(2 yrs. 11 mo.)



Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
07/02/2004 3 Broome Chevrolet
Kansas City, MO
816-941-0555
www.broomecars.com Vehicle serviced
Fluid levels checked
Maintenance inspection completed

11/15/2004 19 Moore Cadillac Pontiac
Ellisville, MO
636-394-0300
www.mooreautogroup.com
ww.mooreautogroup.c
om Vehicle offered for sale

05/10/2005 Moore Cadillac Pontiac
Ellisville, MO
636-394-0300
www.mooreautogroup.com
ww.mooreautogroup.c
om Vehicle sold

05/10/2005 Missouri
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Grover, MO Registered as
personal vehicle

06/30/2005 487 Missouri
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Grover, MO
Title #PD787842 Title issued or updated
Title or registration issued
First owner reported
Loan or lien reported

06/06/2006 Missouri
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Grover, MO
Title #PD787842 Title or registration issued
Loan or lien reported
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location

12/22/2006 23,308 Texas
Inspection Station
Plano, TX Emissions inspection performed
Passed safety inspection

01/05/2007 Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Plano, TX
Title #04331539076130131 Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Passed safety inspection
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location

04/30/2007 Crest Automotive
Plano, TX
www.crestcars.com Vehicle serviced
Battery replaced

12/01/2007 Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Plano, TX Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location

05/02/2008 Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Lebanon, TN Vehicle purchase reported






Purchased: 2008
Where: Virginia
Est. miles/year: ---
Est. length owned: 5/28/08 - 6/3/08
(6 days)



Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
05/28/2008 39,994 Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Lebanon, TN Title issued or updated
New owner reported

06/03/2008 Auto Auction Sold at auction

Dealers routinely buy and sell millions of used vehicles at auction each year.

06/05/2008 Frank Kent Cadillac
Fort Worth, TX
817-989-4480
www.frankkentcars.com
ww.frankkentcars.co
m Vehicle serviced
Battery/charging system checked
Interior trim checked
Tires rotated and balanced
Differential checked

06/13/2008 Dealer Inventory
Fort Worth, TX Vehicle offered for sale

mschlott
06-18-08, 11:27 PM
Here is a service Claim History on the above CTS-V. The only thing I can see that is out of the ordinary is a bunch of cooling system related issues. Sounds like maybe a leak that would not go away. Clamps, then hoses, then radiator. 3 Battery replacments seems a little excessive.

mike

CLAIM HISTORY
R.O Date R.O Number Type Labor Operation Odometer Reading
06/05/2008 512563 # N0110 - BATTERY - ONE - REPLACE 40008 miles
06/05/2008 512563 # C4020 - TRIM ASSEMBLY, QUARTER - RIGHT - R&R OR REPLACE 40008 miles
06/05/2008 512563 # C4021 - TRIM ASSEMBLY, QUARTER - LEFT - R&R OR REPLACE 40008 miles
12/18/2007 779008 # R0754 - RADIO RECEIVER-RETURN TO AC/DELCO ESC 35853 miles
12/17/2007 779008 # J6368 - ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE SENSOR REPLACEMENT 35853 miles
12/17/2007 779008 # R0760 - RADIO, REMOVE AND REPLACE 35853 miles
12/17/2007 779008 # C2740 - DOOR AND/OR PAD, CONSOLE COMPARTMENT - R&R OR REPLACE 35853 miles
12/17/2007 779008 # Z7902 - 2-DAY COURTESY TRANSPORTATION 35853 miles
05/04/2007 M06790 # Z2085 - ROADSIDE SERVICE (PREMIUM) 28500 miles
05/04/2007 763658 # Z6720 - CADILLAC-COST OF TECH. TO MAKE ROADSIDE SRVC CALLS 28155 miles
05/04/2007 763658 # N0110 - BATTERY - ONE - REPLACE 28155 miles
04/10/2007 L50200 # Z2085 - ROADSIDE SERVICE (PREMIUM) 27154 miles
04/10/2007 762692 # Z8013 - ROADSIDE SERVICE (FUEL DELIVERY) 18000 miles
05/16/2006 398888 # N2460 - SUNROOF SWITCH REPLACEMENT 16747 miles
05/16/2006 398888 # N1755 - FLASHER - HAZARD AND TURN SIGNAL - REPLACE 16747 miles
05/16/2006 398888 # Z7910 - 1-WAY SHUTTLE COURTESY TRANSPORTATION 16747 miles
05/09/2006 398659 # N0681 - BULBS, PARK AND TURN SIGNAL LAMP (LEFT) - REPLACE 16705 miles
05/09/2006 398659 G N0681 - BULBS, PARK AND TURN SIGNAL LAMP (LEFT) - REPLACE 16705 miles
02/21/2006 396114 # J3363 - HOSE, ENGINE COOLANT - LOWER - REPLACE 13565 miles
02/21/2006 396114 # Z7901 - 1-DAY COURTESY TRANSPORTATION 13565 miles
01/09/2006 394618 # J3100 - RADIATOR ASSEMBLY - REPLACE 11937 miles
01/09/2006 394618 G J3100 - RADIATOR ASSEMBLY - REPLACE 11937 miles
01/09/2006 394618 # N6607 - WIRING AND/OR CONNECTOR - COOLING SYSTEM - REPAIR OR REPLA 11937 miles
01/09/2006 394618 G N6607 - WIRING AND/OR CONNECTOR - COOLING SYSTEM - REPAIR OR REPLA 11937 miles
01/09/2006 394618 # Z7901 - 1-DAY COURTESY TRANSPORTATION 11937 miles
12/29/2005 394270 # Z7901 - 1-DAY COURTESY TRANSPORTATION 11567 miles
12/29/2005 394270 G Z7901 - 1-DAY COURTESY TRANSPORTATION 11567 miles
11/18/2005 392874 # J3340 - CLAMP, RADIATOR HOSE - REPLACE 10251 miles
11/18/2005 392874 G J3340 - CLAMP, RADIATOR HOSE - REPLACE 10251 miles
11/18/2005 392874 # Z7910 - 1-WAY SHUTTLE COURTESY TRANSPORTATION 10251 miles
08/06/2005 388801 # Y0039 - INVENTORY UPGRADE - REPROGRAM POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (P 5693 miles
03/08/2005 382610 # K0060 - PEDAL, SHAFT AND/OR BUSHING, CLUTCH - REPLACE 80 miles
01/31/2005 381070 # Y0027 - DOOR LATCH FREEZING IN COLD TEMPERATURES - APPLY SUPER LUB 20 miles
12/30/2004 379788 # N0110 - BATTERY - ONE - REPLACE 19 miles
07/02/2004 368875 I Z6999 - PDI RELATED FLUID ADDS 3 miles
06/16/2004 A09494 I Z7000 - PRE-DELIVERY INSPECTION - BASE TIME 0 miles