carfax may list a vehicle accident even if it was a ding in a door that got redone or bumper cover replaced, so as always, Carfax is not reliable, and should not be dubbed the end all. If you are interested in the car, then have it checked out by third party. What you can do is use the carfax listing an accident in your negotiation, taking into consideration of depreciated cost for the "accident". In which case, why are you worried about resale if you take that into account when you buy? Why bother about resale anyway. You are buying a car, not investing in one to resell later.
Last edited by imtjm; 06-22-2019 at 07:09 AM.