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Old 12-30-2012, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by twizzleraddict View Post
Why wouldn't Carfax show the accidented incident previously? If the car was in an accident and it wasn't reported to the insurance company, fixed by a garage and then back on the street, is this the only route to omitting a major problem like this? (Sorry for my ignorance here.)

I'm curious since I recently took ownership of an X5 and the Carfax was fairly clean, CPO and a lease return to the BMW dealership I got it from. I would think even dealers are capable of these types of shenanigans.

And I hear you about not wanting the wife and kids in an unsafe car. Sorry for your hassles.
Carfax only tells you what it knows, just like NICB. Cars like this could have been bought by a shady body shop for peanuts, "fixed" and resold. I know of body shops that have their own used car lots. I also know of a body shop that owns a junk yard, which is really scary.
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