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Buying a Car? Free VIN History


#1

I'd like to share a little something with my friends on T-Nation, I bought 10 VIN history checks from Carfax, but only used 3. If you want the history of a used car/truck/SUV than send me the VIN and I'll run it for you and send you the results. PM me if you'd like to keep it off the forum, or post the VIN in this thread. Merry Christmas!


#2

Wish this had been around a month ago. Carfax is annoying though. Do you have to deal with all sorts of email offers for car insurance, etc?


#3

[quote]timbofirstblood wrote:
Wish this had been around a month ago. Carfax is annoying though. Do you have to deal with all sorts of email offers for car insurance, etc?[/quote]

I clicked on the “don’t email me your offers” option, so far I’ve not recieved any junk. Carfax is expensive too, I paid $35 for 10 VINs, and it’s only good for 30 days! Here’s the text version of the VIN report- tis is a 2000 Sienna I passed on after reading the history. Too many owners, leased, and reported accident.

Vehicle Information:
2000 TOYOTA SIENNA LE/XLE
4T3ZF13C0YU221753
SPORTS VAN 3.0L V6 FI 24V
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options

Accident / Damage reported
3 Previous owners
Types of owners: Lease, Commercial
Last owned in South Carolina
11 Detailed records available
122,624 Last reported odometer reading

A CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX. Other information about this vehicle, including problems, may not have been reported to CARFAX. Use this report as one important tool, along with a vehicle inspection and test drive, to make a better decision about your next used car.

The number of owners is estimated by CARFAX
Year purchased 2000 2004 2006
Type of owner Lease Commercial Commercial
Estimated length of ownership 4 yrs. 6 mo. 1 yr. 11 mo. 1 yr. 11 mo.
Owned in the following states/provinces South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina
Estimated miles driven per year — --- —
Last reported odometer reading 91,720 122,624

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt Guaranteed
No Problem Guaranteed
No Problem Guaranteed
No Problem
Fire/Flood | Hail Damage | Buyback/Lemon
Guaranteed
No Problem Guaranteed
No Problem Guaranteed
No Problem
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits Guaranteed
No Problem Guaranteed
No Problem Guaranteed
No Problem
GUARANTEED - None of these major title problems were reported by a state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). If you find that any of these title problems were reported by a DMV and not included in this report, CARFAX will buy this vehicle back.
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Not all accidents or other issues are reported to CARFAX
Total Loss Check
No total loss reported to CARFAX. No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported

Structural / Frame Damage Check
No structural / frame damage reported to CARFAX. No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported

Airbag Deployment Check
No airbag deployment reported to CARFAX. No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported

Odometer Rollback Check
No indication of an odometer rollback. No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated

Accident / Damage Check
Accident reported on 04/27/2007. No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Accident Reported

Manufacturer Recall Check
Check with an authorized Toyota dealer for any open recalls. No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported

Basic Warranty Check
Original warranty estimated to have expired. View Info
Interested in an extended warranty? Warranty Expired

Warranty Expired


#4

4T1BK36B65U034694

PM sent as well


#5

[quote]jehovasfitness wrote:
4T1BK36B65U034694

PM sent as well[/quote]

Vehicle Information:
2005 TOYOTA AVALON XL/XLS/TOUR/LTD
4T1BK36B65U034694
SEDAN 4 DR 3.5L V6 PFI DOHC 24V
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options

No accident / damage reported to CARFAX
CARFAX 1-Owner vehicle
Personal vehicle
2 Service records available
9 Detailed records available
31,979 Last reported odometer reading

A CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX. Other information about this vehicle, including problems, may not have been reported to CARFAX. Use this report as one important tool, along with a vehicle inspection and test drive, to make a better decision about your next used car.

The number of owners is estimated by CARFAX
Year purchased 2005
Type of owner Personal
Estimated length of ownership
3 years
Owned in the following states/provinces New York
Estimated miles driven per year 10,220/yr
Last reported odometer reading 31,979

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt Guaranteed
No Problem
Fire/Flood | Hail Damage | Buyback/Lemon
Guaranteed
No Problem
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits Guaranteed
No Problem
GUARANTEED - None of these major title problems were reported by a state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). If you find that any of these title problems were reported by a DMV and not included in this report, CARFAX will buy this vehicle back.
Register | View Terms

Not all accidents or other issues are reported to CARFAX
Total Loss Check
No total loss reported to CARFAX. No Issues Reported

Structural / Frame Damage Check
No structural / frame damage reported to CARFAX. No Issues Reported

Airbag Deployment Check
No airbag deployment reported to CARFAX. No Issues Reported

Odometer Rollback Check
No indication of an odometer rollback. No Issues Indicated

Accident / Damage Check
No accidents or damage reported to CARFAX. No Issues Reported

Manufacturer Recall Check
Check with an authorized Toyota dealer for any open recalls. No Recalls Reported

Basic Warranty Check
Original warranty estimated to have expired. View Info
Interested in an extended warranty? Warranty Expired

Tell us what you know about this vehicle

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2004 TOYOTA AVALON XL/XLS Listed 1 day ago
Body Style: Sedan 4 DR
Engine Type: 3.0L V6 PFI DOHC 24V
Free CARFAX Report Toyota West
Distance: 25 mi
Contact Dealer

2006 TOYOTA AVALON XL/XLS/TOUR/LTD Listed 3 days ago
Body Style: Sedan 4 DR
Engine Type: 3.5L V6 PFI DOHC 24V
Free CARFAX Report Toyota West
Distance: 25 mi
Contact Dealer

2006 TOYOTA AVALON XL/XLS/TOUR/LTD Listed 4 days ago
Body Style: Sedan 4 DR
Engine Type: 3.5L V6 PFI DOHC 24V
Free CARFAX Report Toyota Scion of Concord
Distance: 24.02 mi
Contact Dealer

A CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX. CARFAX checked over 5 billion vehicle history events and found 9 record(s) for this 2005 TOYOTA AVALON XL/XLS/TOUR/LTD (4T1BK36B65U034694).

Purchased: 2005
Type: Personal
Where: New York
Est. miles/year: 10,220/yr
Est. length owned: 6/6/05 - 7/3/08
(3 years)

Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
05/02/2005 NICB Vehicle manufactured
and shipped to original dealer

05/24/2005 Bay Ridge Toyota
Brooklyn, NY
718-439-7888


ww.bayridgetoyota.c
om Vehicle serviced
Washed/detailed
Pre-delivery inspection completed
Safety inspection performed

06/06/2005 10 New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Rego Park, NY Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
First owner reported
Registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection

05/11/2006 8,957 New York
Inspection Station Emissions inspection performed
Passed safety inspection
View what was inspected

05/18/2007 New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Rego Park, NY Registration issued or renewed
Registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection

05/31/2007 19,014 New York
Inspection Station Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection
View what was inspected

12/20/2007 26,048 Bay Ridge Toyota
Brooklyn, NY
718-439-7888


ww.bayridgetoyota.c
om Vehicle serviced

07/03/2008 31,936 Auto Auction Sold at auction
in Eastern Region
Listed as
a fleet vehicle

Dealers routinely buy and sell millions of used vehicles at auction each year.

07/09/2008 31,979 Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale

Print this CARFAX Report and take it to your pre-purchase inspection .

CARFAX 1-Owner vehicle! 1-owner 2005 Toyota Avalon XL/XLS/Tour/LTD vehicles are worth an average of $1,390 more to consumers because 1-owner vehicles tend to be consistently driven and maintained. Use this as a guide when comparing vehicles. Learn More
Low mileage! This owner drove an estimated 10,220 miles per year, lower than the industry average of 15,000 miles. These vehicles can be a better value.


#6

Here you go Jehova:

Vehicle Information:
1998 PONTIAC FIREBIRD FORMULA/TRANS AM
2G2FV22G4W2202191
HATCHBACK 2 DR 5.7L V8 PFI OHV
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options

No accident / damage reported to CARFAX
3 Previous owners
Personal vehicle
9 Service records available
21 Detailed records available
95,580 Last reported odometer reading

A CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX. Other information about this vehicle, including problems, may not have been reported to CARFAX. Use this report as one important tool, along with a vehicle inspection and test drive, to make a better decision about your next used car.

The number of owners is estimated by CARFAX
Year purchased 1999 2002 2003
Type of owner Personal Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership 1 yr. 8 mo. 1 year 5 yrs. 10 mo.
Owned in the following states/provinces Texas Texas Texas
Estimated miles driven per year 14,965/yr — 9,125/yr
Last reported odometer reading 53,043 60,605 95,580

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt Guaranteed
No Problem Guaranteed
No Problem Guaranteed
No Problem
Fire/Flood | Hail Damage | Buyback/Lemon
Guaranteed
No Problem Guaranteed
No Problem Guaranteed
No Problem
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits Guaranteed
No Problem Guaranteed
No Problem Guaranteed
No Problem
GUARANTEED - None of these major title problems were reported by a state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). If you find that any of these title problems were reported by a DMV and not included in this report, CARFAX will buy this vehicle back.
Register | View Terms

Not all accidents or other issues are reported to CARFAX
Total Loss Check
No total loss reported to CARFAX. No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported

Structural / Frame Damage Check
No structural / frame damage reported to CARFAX. No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported

Airbag Deployment Check
No airbag deployment reported to CARFAX. No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported

Odometer Rollback Check
No indication of an odometer rollback. No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated

Accident / Damage Check
No accidents or damage reported to CARFAX. No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported

Manufacturer Recall Check
Check with an authorized Pontiac dealer for any open recalls. No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported

Basic Warranty Check
Original warranty estimated to have expired. View Info
Interested in an extended warranty? Warranty Expired

              Warranty Expired  

              Warranty Expired  

Tell us what you know about this vehicle

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1997 PONTIAC FIREBIRD
Body Style: Hatchback 2 DR
Engine Type: 3.8L V6 SFI OHV
Free CARFAX Report Crown Honda Charlotte
Distance: 38.36 mi
Contact Dealer

1998 PONTIAC FIREBIRD
Body Style: Hatchback 2 DR
Engine Type: 3.8L V6 SFI OHV
Free CARFAX Report Everhart Honda
Distance: 25 mi
Contact Dealer

A CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX. CARFAX checked over 5 billion vehicle history events and found 21 record(s) for this 1998 PONTIAC FIREBIRD FORMULA/TRANS AM (2G2FV22G4W2202191).

Purchased: 1999
Type: Personal
Where: Texas
Est. miles/year: 14,965/yr
Est. length owned: 1/23/99 - 10/19/00
(1 yr. 8 mo.)

Low mileage! This owner drove an estimated 14,965 miles per year, lower than the industry average of 15,000 miles. These vehicles can be a better value.
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
01/23/1999 7,325 Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Houston, TX
Title #10131836187131655 Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
Title or registration issued
First owner reported
Registered as
personal vehicle
Loan or lien reported

02/26/1999 Service Plan Co.
Houston, TX Service contract issued

11/13/1999 24,733 Texas
Inspection Station
Houston, TX Passed emissions inspection

10/17/2000 34,000 Service Facility Vehicle serviced
Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
Washed/detailed
Safety inspection performed

10/19/2000 34,502 Dealer Inventory
Sugar Land, TX Vehicle offered for sale

10/30/2000 Dealer Inventory
Sugar Land, TX Vehicle offered for sale

11/01/2000 38,400 Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Sugar Land, TX
Title #07931136856141858 Title issued or updated
Dealer took title of this vehicle
while it was in inventory
Loan or lien reported

11/13/2000 Dealer Inventory
Sugar Land, TX Vehicle offered for sale

10/15/2001 50,787 Service Facility Vehicle serviced
Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
Washed/detailed
Safety inspection performed

12/19/2001 50,789 Service Facility Vehicle serviced

01/21/2002 50,795 Dealer Inventory
Sugar Land, TX Vehicle offered for sale

02/04/2002 53,043 Service Facility Vehicle serviced
Drivability/performance checked
Tires rotated and balanced
Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated

Purchased: 2002
Type: Personal
Where: Texas
Est. miles/year: —
Est. length owned: 2/5/02 - 2/6/03
(1 year)

Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
02/05/2002 Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Brownsville, TX
Title #07920137279075744 Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
Passed safety inspection

03/18/2002 54,210 Service Facility Vehicle serviced
Rear suspension checked
Turnsignal/hazard flasher replaced
Left front door lock actuator replaced
Outside mirror replaced
Differential replaced
Fuel tank replaced
Fuel pump replaced

07/09/2002 56,871 Service Facility Vehicle serviced
A/C accumulator replaced
A/C compressor replaced
Front window regulator replaced

08/29/2002 58,670 Service Facility Vehicle serviced
A/C compressor replaced

10/03/2002 59,813 Service Facility Vehicle serviced
A/C compressor replaced
Maintenance inspection completed
Thermostat replaced
Exterior light bulbs replaced

11/20/2002 60,605 Service Facility Vehicle serviced
Shift linkage replaced
A/C refrigerant recharged
A/C compressor replaced
Fuel tank replaced
Fuel pump replaced
Safety inspection performed

Purchased: 2003
Type: Personal
Where: Texas
Est. miles/year: 9,125/yr
Est. length owned: 2/6/03 - present
(5 yrs. 10 mo.)

Low mileage! This owner drove an estimated 9,125 miles per year, lower than the industry average of 15,000 miles. These vehicles can be a better value.
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
02/06/2003 62,465 Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Brownsville, TX
Title #03100037646113556 Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
Passed safety inspection

09/08/2006 95,580 Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Brownsville, TX
Title #03120038945151851 Odometer reading reported

01/01/2007 Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Brownsville, TX
Title #03120038945151851


#7

pls check this car.
JTEEP21A040024689

thks!


#8

Vehicle Information:
2004 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER
JTEEP21A040024689
4 DR. WAGON/SPORT UTILITY 3.3L V6 FI DOHC 24V
ALL WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options

No accident / damage reported to CARFAX
CARFAX 1-Owner vehicle
Commercial vehicle
Last owned in Ontario
8 Detailed records available
72,700 Last reported odometer reading

A CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX. Other information about this vehicle, including problems, may not have been reported to CARFAX. Use this report as one important tool, along with a vehicle inspection and test drive, to make a better decision about your next used car.

The number of owners is estimated by CARFAX
Year purchased 2004
Type of owner Commercial
Estimated length of ownership
3 yrs. 10 mo.
Owned in the following states/provinces Ontario
Estimated miles driven per year 22,630/yr
Last reported odometer reading 72,700

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt Guaranteed
No Problem
Fire/Flood | Hail Damage | Buyback/Lemon
Guaranteed
No Problem
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits Guaranteed
No Problem
GUARANTEED - None of these major title problems were reported by a state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). If you find that any of these title problems were reported by a DMV and not included in this report, CARFAX will buy this vehicle back.
Register | View Terms

Not all accidents or other issues are reported to CARFAX
Total Loss Check
No total loss reported to CARFAX. No Issues Reported

Structural / Frame Damage Check
No structural / frame damage reported to CARFAX. No Issues Reported

Airbag Deployment Check
No airbag deployment reported to CARFAX. No Issues Reported

Odometer Rollback Check
No indication of an odometer rollback. No Issues Indicated

Accident / Damage Check
No accidents or damage reported to CARFAX. No Issues Reported

Manufacturer Recall Check
Check with an authorized Toyota dealer for any open recalls. No Recalls Reported

Basic Warranty Check
Original warranty estimated to have expired. View Info
Interested in an extended warranty? Warranty Expired

Tell us what you know about this vehicle

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2005 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER Listed 3 days ago
Toyota Certified Used Vehicle
Body Style: 4 Dr. Wagon/Sport Utility
Engine Type: 2.4L L4 FI DOHC 16V
Free CARFAX Report Scott Clark’s Toyota/Scion
Distance: 45.54 mi
View Details & Photos

2004 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER Listed 4 days ago
Body Style: 4 Dr. Wagon/Sport Utility
Engine Type: 3.3L V6 FI DOHC 24V
Free CARFAX Report Carolina Volkswagen
Distance: 38.36 mi
View Details & Photos

2005 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER/LIMITED Listed 4 days ago
Body Style: 4 Dr. Wagon/Sport Utility
Engine Type: 3.3L V6 FI DOHC 24V
Free CARFAX Report Toyota West
Distance: 25 mi
Contact Dealer

A CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX. CARFAX checked over 5 billion vehicle history events and found 8 record(s) for this 2004 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER (JTEEP21A040024689).

Purchased: 2004
Type: Commercial
Where: Ontario
Est. miles/year: 22,630/yr
Est. length owned: 9/28/04 - 8/22/08
(3 yrs. 10 mo.)

CARFAX 1-Owner vehicle! These vehicles are often worth a higher price because they tend to be consistently driven and maintained.
Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
09/28/2004 Ontario
Ministry of Transportation
London, ON Registration issued or renewed
First owner reported
Registered as commercial vehicle
Passed safety inspection
Vehicle color noted as Blue

12/23/2004 5,927 Ontario
Ministry of Transportation Odometer reading reported
Odometer reported as 9,540 kilometers

01/01/2005 Ontario
Ministry of Transportation
London, ON Registration issued or renewed
Registered as commercial vehicle

12/28/2006 54,594 Ontario
Ministry of Transportation Odometer reading reported
Odometer reported as 87,861 kilometers

01/01/2007 Ontario
Ministry of Transportation
London, ON Registration issued or renewed
Registered as commercial vehicle

12/12/2007 72,700 Ontario
Ministry of Transportation Odometer reading reported
Odometer reported as 117,000 kilometers

01/01/2008 Ontario
Ministry of Transportation
London, ON Registration issued or renewed
Registered as commercial vehicle

Perform an Ontario lien search

08/22/2008 Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale

Print this CARFAX Report and take it to your pre-purchase inspection


#9

I only have a couple VIN checks left, if you want to find out if the current owner of that cream puff SUV banged the entire ping pong team in the back then here’s your chance!


#10

I need a vin check if you still can do it
5TEHN72N83Z252556


#11

1G2WP52K8WF287471

That’d be great