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12-11-2012 08:16 PM
1slofofo One of my parent's friends didn't even know her car was in an accident, and they hit her with double the car's value in damages. They'll still take it, they always have that car on display to show even a good looking car isn't always as it seems. Or they'll auction it.

Our old explorer only needed a new bumper, and instead of replacing it, they just auctioned it.
12-11-2012 08:08 PM
flingwing1969
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Curious i was in an accident with my 2 month old ford focus. It was 10k in damages to the car. Can i sell to carmax and do i have to say that i just got in a accident or anyhting or they just inspect it and give me a quote?> I checked carfax and shows nothing about the accident on there.
Karma.
12-11-2012 08:01 PM
memphiscbrider Eff carmax. Sell it to them as is. Anyone that buys a car from them is ignorant.
12-11-2012 07:48 PM
Woggy64 They will come back once you let them do the deep inspection. I sold a car to them, they asked, I said no - since it was light damage and only sanding and painting work was done along with a side view mirror.

Sure enough - they caught it with the paint gauge. I fessed up and explained it - they still were higher then the dealer was taking it in trade.
12-11-2012 07:24 PM
paul21
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To the OP. how would you feel buying a car and finding out the dealer hid $10,000 worth of damage? Say you bought a new car and after owning it six months found out your car had major repairs?
If you would be perfectly happy, and no complaints.. then go ahead and sell your car without disclosing.
The problem is they CAN come back and sue you. Just like you could sue the dealer who sold you a damaged car.
Just so you are ready to defend your deceit in court, you are OK.
If it is sold "As-Is" then the responsibility to identify problems lies with the buyer.
12-11-2012 07:02 PM
Buickboy dont be scumbag
12-11-2012 06:49 PM
Elizabeth To the OP. how would you feel buying a car and finding out the dealer hid $10,000 worth of damage? Say you bought a new car and after owning it six months found out your car had major repairs?
If you would be perfectly happy, and no complaints.. then go ahead and sell your car without disclosing.
The problem is they CAN come back and sue you. Just like you could sue the dealer who sold you a damaged car.
Just so you are ready to defend your deceit in court, you are OK.
12-11-2012 02:23 PM
gsxrboy This is what happened to my car after 4 months of ownership. 18 wheeler decided to move into my lane, luckily we were in heavy traffic. The damage has been reported to the police and it has already been repaired. Total damage $2700, new rim, new bumper and panel fixed, not replaced. I am keeping the paper work from the repair shop to show possible buyers about the damage. (I am planning on keeping the car till it dies)

[IMG] 2012 Ford Focus by supgaoo, on Flickr[/IMG]
12-11-2012 01:55 PM
paul21 Any professional used car buyer will have a paint thickness gauge. One pass over the car will reveal any painted, replacement parts or blending quickly. Your VIN is also stamped on parts all over the car, i.e. the bumper. They should check the VIN's for comparison.

Bottom line: You'll have tough time pulling a fast one on Carmax. If you say no and they say yes, it will be kind of awkward.
12-11-2012 01:54 PM
redwake i'm sure they will buy it, if they notice something it will impact how much they will buy it for... car max is usually low on their trade ins and high on their sales around here.

i had better luck with the auto trader trader in program.

honest people win in the end.
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