I have been looking at sports cars, particularly Corvettes, for years. The ones I liked were either too far away, too high mileage or not a manual transmission. I had to have a manual transmission. I was driving one evening and saw a Torch Red Corvette sitting on the side of one of our local State Routes. It was a manual and it’s paint was flawless. It only had 40,000 miles on it, and the price was fair. As a nice bonus it was a 2003 50th Anniversary edition. The owner’s son came down and I told him I would be back in the A.M. if it was still there. I said to myself, “I have to check the CARFAX first.”
I came home I immediately ran a CARFAX. Anyone who buys a used car without running a CARFAX is rolling the dice. If you want to make sure a car hasn’t been in a wreck, totalled or declared a lemon, you run a CARFAX. The CARFAX came back clean, so the next morning I went down for a test drive with the owner, made the deal, and am now a Corvette owner. For the small price of a CARFAX, you get the large reward of peace of mind that you aren’t buying, let’s say, a Corvette whose engine has been blown and replaced by another.
Thank you CARFAX!