How old does that make you? 9? I'm rubber & you're glue (said with a great deal of sarcasm)<quoted text>you sound like you're 12 years old
#21 Jan 29, 2013
#22 Nov 16, 2013
I bought a 1998 Honda Civic from Buchanans Auto Sales in 2001. We had always bought "junkers" up to that point. We were so excited about the purchase. I looked the car over and it appeared to be in excellent condition. The car had a clean car fax and we were so excited to finally have a decent car. One week after the purchase my wife complained that the vehicle was making a popping noise when she was making turns. I thought she was hearing things until I drove it. It sounded like the axel was popping. I took the car to have it checked and to my surprise they told me the frame was bent from a serious accident and the vehicle should have been totalled out. As you can imagine I was furious and disheartened that the first time in our lives we bought a "nice" car and was ripped off. I looked at the contract and the purchase was as is, meaning it was our puppy bought and paid for with no guarantees of anything. I was furious to say the least. When I got home I called Buchanans and the salesman said that it was not possible that the vehicle had been in a accident prior to the purchase. He did say for me to come in with the car so we can talk. When I arrived I was so angry bit maintained composure. The salesman or maybe he was the owner I am not sure met me when I pulled in. He told me to come inside. I walked inside and he had already called the shop that had checked my car and apologized. He assured me that he did not know that the vehicle had been wrecked and gave me the entire purchase price back, he also knew that I had paid a 100 dollar loan application fee to my bank and reimbursed me for that as well. He then paid me what I had paid for taxes and registration! He even rounded the check to the highest 100 dollar mark! I was completely dumbfounded. I had been ripped off in the past and was expecting the same thing but no I was in fact dealing with a reputable and distinguished dealership that actually cared. We barely could afford the car at the time and if we would have been stuck with repairing the vehicle we would have been filing for bankruptcy. Thank you Buchanans Auto Sales for being a ethical and outstanding dealership.
#23 Apr 19, 2016
So you bye a used car and drive it around for 5 an it breaks down that's has nothing to do with the car lot when the light come on had it checked it's not the car lots fault it's the previous owner who did work on the motor and your fault or not doing proper maintenance was you expecting to drive the car the rest of your life you can go buy a brand new car with 0 miles and it mess up the next day so really grow up and take responsibility for your mistake they did not make you buy the car you bought it on your own free will when the check engine light come on the next day you should have went and had it checked and fixed what was wrong but you drove it 5 months and expected nothing to happen really your car messed up because of you not the car locked how do you know it was the car locked that worked on the motor you don't they are called used cars sold as is for a reason
#24 Apr 19, 2016
A Carfax only shows what was reported if you don't report it it's not going to be listed if you do your maintenance yourself it's not going to show up on a Carfax for the next person if you go out and total it and do not report it and you fix it yourself or pay somebody yourself to fix it and not use insurance it's not going to show up on Carfax
#25 Apr 29, 2016
I don't know anything about Buchanan's, but when I was a kid growing up in JC (late 1980s), I went to an auction with my dad & a fried of his who owned a used-car lot. This is where all these mom-and-pop shops bought their cars. It may have been in Bristol or Southwest Virginia, I don't recall exactly.
They literally drove them past us in a big warehouse and dealers bid on them. They had no opportunity to inspect them mechanically or anything, it was all based on how a car sounded and looked when it was up. It was all very risky, and the dealers hoped they'd win more than lose. Prior to that, I thought new-car dealers were selling the used ones they got on trade-in, but that's not the case at all. The vast majority get taken immediately to auction, and they're buying ones at auction themselves.
#26 May 15, 2016
You are correct. Carfax is not reliable.
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