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m4gician
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Uh,...am I screwed for CARFAX?
#1308087 - 08/28/06 09:44 PM

Uh well after about 181,000km or so I stopped reporting my information (aka paying cash for ALL repairs and maintenence), what do I do if I want to sell the car later on?

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1998 Mercury Mystique LS

- Looking for SVT EXHAUST, SVT Rear bumper (silver frost) and ANY rocker mouldings (side skirts)

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Big Daddy Kane
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Re: Uh,...am I screwed for CARFAX? new
#1308120 (Re: m4gician) 08/28/06 10:27 PM

What are you talking about? You're crazy

Seriously, though... I don't think awesome maintainance records are going to up the value of a 98 Mystique.

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Rouar
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Re: Uh,...am I screwed for CARFAX? new
#1308122 (Re: Big Daddy Kane) 08/28/06 10:31 PM

I didn't know Carfax reported maintenance.

Anyway, keeping your maintenance records might help you get a buyer more quickly than the competition, but it has nearly no bearing on the value of a 98 Mystique unfortunately.

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Matthew
2000 Nissan Maxima SE
Sold: 98.5 Contour SE V6 ATX

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Big Daddy Kane
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Re: Uh,...am I screwed for CARFAX? new
#1308146 (Re: Rouar) 08/28/06 10:54 PM

Originally posted by Rouar:
I didn't know Carfax reported maintenance.




Some dealers report... other than that, I dunno. I doubt a place like Jiffy Lube or Midas will report... and obviously any local repair place is a no-go there.

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\m/ -- 1998 E0 SVT #2119 of 6535
\m/ -- 2003 Sentra SE-R Spec V

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ESC
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Re: Uh,...am I screwed for CARFAX? new
#1308156 (Re: m4gician) 08/28/06 11:10 PM

Do you pay "cash" for your plate renewal and emissions tests too? Otherwise Carfax will still have access to your mileage updates.

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m4gician
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Re: Uh,...am I screwed for CARFAX? new
#1308195 (Re: ESC) 08/29/06 12:16 AM

I mean when I got the carfax from you guys (thanks again) it only details the mileage until...I renew my sticker and it looks at the mileage. But maintenence records don't help with sale? I mean don't they usually show the potential buyer they're not buying a lemon ?

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- Looking for SVT EXHAUST, SVT Rear bumper (silver frost) and ANY rocker mouldings (side skirts)

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ESC
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Re: Uh,...am I screwed for CARFAX? new
#1308222 (Re: m4gician) 08/29/06 12:43 AM

Maintenance entries don't always make it to the Carfax report. And the Canadian Carfax reports are especially sparse. We just bought a van that's 10 years old, has a 1" thick history of dealership maintenance and repair records and it only has 10 entries, nearly all registration related.

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Kokopellian
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Re: Uh,...am I screwed for CARFAX? new
#1308297 (Re: ESC) 08/29/06 01:57 AM

True, carfax maintenance entries are self administered. Anyone can enter information about the car's history on the reports.

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