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Just like car fax completely useless. OK thy are not useless they do help empty the wallet.

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absolutely useless....it is bad enough that the car "value" guides pretend to know about boat sales, without the "carfax" thingy coming in.

I have two cars, one a 1992 and the other a 2005, that I am the original owner and have ALL the paperwork....carfax shows 13 owners on the 1992 and 5 on the 2005. All crap.
Yes, I had a car that I bought knowing it had been totaled and fixed. I got hit by a teenager and totaled it again and bought it back from the insurance company then sold it as it was and the car fax came back "clean" last time I ran it on the car. So totaled twice and showed none.
 

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The thing with car fax is it may catch some things, but lots of others it will miss. I think it gives a false sense of security. There is likely, but not certain, that there is an issue, but I feel no confidence when it says it is clean. So you can perhaps weed cars out by it, but you don't get much to go by with a positive report other than knowing they did not happen to find anything, not that there was nothing to find. And I have read of too many false negatives to really even trust that it is accurate enough to bother with.
 
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