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CarFax commercials tell you that all you need to do to to ensure
don't get burned by an auto dealer is to "just say 'show me the
CarFax'". What they don't tell people is how to read a CarFax
and what information to look for. If you walk into a dealer and say
"show me the CarFax"
then look like you're trying to read an
ancient Chinese manuscript, the dealers gonna know you're a
moron and see it as a green light for him to rip you off some
So CarFax should run parallel commercials showing examples of
good CarFax reports, as well as examples of bad ones, and how
tell the difference.
"Buying Used Cars" for Dummies
There it is, but I couldn't tell if it included CarFax. [Boomershine, Apr 22 2011]
How to read a CarFax report
[21 Quest, Apr 22 2011]
Carfax in the past
[pocmloc, Apr 23 2011]
||Good idea, methinks. How about a "CarFax for
Dummies" edition? Come to think of it, is there a
"Buying Used Cars For Dummies"? That could include
your idea. Anyway, have a bun. [+]
||And, yes, I realize that real dummies do not need
||//And, yes, I realize that real dummies do not need
|| And, that, nevertheless, lots of them do own cars.
(Fortunately, they do not frequent the HB.)
||I remember a reasonably sized flip book given at the
end of college that delineated all sorts of the ins and
out of the "real world", including insurance and
retirement plans, etc.
|| Everyone needs these types of books, perhaps, and
the section on cars needs to be about this detailed.