I was posting on "Forester Shopping" but my possible purchase of a 2005 FXT just hit a roadblock. So I think this forum area is maybe a better place to post now (?) I'm new here, so direct me to proper forum if this isn't it! My signature is my FUTURE purchase. I had a CarFax that showed an accident in 2007 on prospective purchase. A new Experian AutoCheck report shows FRAME damage! (Carfax didn't report this!)
The Seller (whom I actually believe!) called me up in a panic today because a potential buyer ran the report and forwarded it to him, accusing him of dishonesty. Seems the auction house Seller bought this from gave him a Carfax and it showed no accident and the auction house did not report the damage before sale. He bought in Feb 2010. It seems that this update on the AutoCheck report was ammended in April 2010, which is two months after he bought it at auction!!! How can they get away with that?
Here is that part of the report:
02/01/2010 EASTERN REGION 97,410 Auto Auction REPORTED AT AUTO AUCTION AS DEALER VEHICLE
02/02/2010 EASTERN REGION 97,410 Auto Auction REPORTED AT AUTO AUCTION
03/19/2010 PA 97,689 Auto Auction REPORTED AT AUTO AUCTION
04/13/2010 EASTERN REGION Auto Auction AUCTION ANNOUNCED AS FRAME DAMAGE
04/20/2010 EASTERN REGION 97,953 Auto Auction REPORTED AT AUTO AUCTION
04/20/2010 EASTERN REGION Auto Auction AUCTION ANNOUNCED AS UNIBODY DAMAGE
04/30/2010 EASTERN REGION Auto Auction AUCTION ANNOUNCED AS UNIBODY DAMAGE
I had called the previous owners Suburu Dealer yesterday and I talked to their Service dept. Very informative mechanic read me the vehicle service history. I told him I had seen an accident reported in the Carfax and he gave me the number of the Body Shop they refer people to, but the Shop said they did not have that VIN in their database. Im having it inspected by a mechanic tonight and I guess I should see a Body guy as well. I know frames can be safely repaired depending on the damage. One thing for sure, this sale price will really drop now! Any thoughts? or is it just.."Run awayyyyyy"