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Old 12-29-2018, 07:00 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Everyone knows that cars with automatic transmissions are only good as parts cars!

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Old 12-29-2018, 07:51 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Seems my credit union also offers free CarFax reports, if I am reading correctly. Cool!
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Old 12-29-2018, 07:52 PM   #63 (permalink)
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Yes, but can you figure out how?

I simply do not find the option. All the search function yields is a PDF, which announces the deal.

It would be great if someone responded on their Facebook page...

Edit: Bizarrely, I received a response, but it does not show up:
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Yes, we're offering CarFax reports when a member applys for a car loan. You may call us 24/7 at 1-888-842-6328 to learn more and access a CarFax report. ~Holly
Apply for a loan, then choose the car?

I am not highly motivated to keep this account open...

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Old 12-30-2018, 12:08 AM   #64 (permalink)
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I can send you the Carfax for the CVT if you want me to, but I can't recommend a CVT Insight from what I've read of them.

How far are you willing to drive and/or fly to get an Insight?
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Old 12-30-2018, 12:13 AM   #65 (permalink)
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Right now spending $1,500 on a car would tap me out and with the holidays, I hardly have any work. I saw three clients this week. I usually see about ten more than that. Well, the holidays and the snow. The highlight of New Year's Eve and New Year's Day may be seeing the same client, if I can persuade them to let me make up this week's session.

If I can buy the CVT for $500, put $250 into it, and sell it for $1,500, that is $750 for a five-speed that I do not have now, but what is the ROI on spending $1,000 buying a $2,000 Insight?
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Old 12-30-2018, 10:05 AM   #66 (permalink)
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Do you guys recommend against buying the CVT, fixing it up, and selling it for profit? The listing says that it runs and drives, although that does not mean that it is roadworthy, and who knows what the mechanical noise is. Does it make any difference that it says "Donated vehicle?" I tried to create a Copart account before. I do not have any idea what happened, but I just created an account, I can see the AutoCheck for free, but the VIN is JHMZE14715S000198 if someone wants to check that using another service. They offer an EpicVIN report for $9. Is that somehow better? They provide a sample report and it includes information from the insurance report, photos of the damage, and pictures of the damage when it went for auction. It also compares the car with similar cars that went for auction and estimates cost of ownership each of the next five years. It says "Your report will be avaliable immedeately after payment."

I got broken red lines under "avaliable immedeately." Good job correctly spelling 75% of the words!

There is also a Vehicle Condition Report for $35, which seems to be similar to the EpicVIN report, but for almost four times the price:


They have eleven contractors that will inspect. Strangely, three have local numbers, one is toll-free, and seven are long-distance.
https://www.copart.com/inspectors?page=1&yardNum=47

There is a $59 gate fee at least a $25 payment fee. Who charges you for giving them money? https://www.copart.com/Content/US/EN/Basic-Member-Fees

These guys!

The AutoCheck just says that it is restored salvage, with four owners in thirteen years.

If my goal was to pay $500, I would need to win with $300, and I feel there is a million-to-one chance of that. When I looked at auctions before, not only would people from across the country bid on it, but dang foreigners from other nations.

What are the shipping fees for a car to Africa?

By the way, that is a "Redneck Games" reference.

$300 winning bid + $59 gate fee, plus $179 fee for using cash or a $199 fee for using debit or credit. You can actually pre-pay and they will still charge you $179 for transferring the money from one account to another.

What a racket!

Not only do I consider there to be a 0% chance of me winning with $300, but I think some zeros are in order after the decimal place.

There is also a 1999 autotragic faded red HX going up for auction, also a donated "run and drive," but with 238,704 miles on it. It says "Mechanical" and "Rough idle."

The passenger mirror is held on by duct tape. I know you guys say "Delete the passenger mirror!" but I say "Cars with automatic transmissions are parts cars!"

However, I would sell it for the right price.

The current bid is $325 and the VIN is 1HGEJ7228XL020839 if someone wants to check that using another service. AutoCheck says that it is clean. Three owners in nineteen years and zero accidents. I would not consider hitting the mirror being an accident.

I need another fixer-upper HX, right?!

Edit: These guys say they will inspect for $150! https://www.carinspector.us/services...art-inspection

Someone commented that it cost $200, but if I decided to pursue, I would contact all eleven services.
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Old 12-30-2018, 11:32 AM   #67 (permalink)
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Don't expect profit. And be prepared in case of a loss. That car has been through a ringer with burrs.
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Old 12-30-2018, 11:05 PM   #68 (permalink)
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The Tucson Insight ad was deleted from Craigslist, but not Facebook, although that one seems to have been abandoned.
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Old 12-30-2018, 11:08 PM   #69 (permalink)
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I wonder if it actually sold, and if so, for how much.
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Old 12-30-2018, 11:13 PM   #70 (permalink)
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How long before the sale would show up, not that it would tell us much?

I found another Civic HX in the Phoenix area!

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