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    Default Can anyone run a VIN for me today ..

    Hey guys , need a favor for a friend .

    2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 x premium

    V.I.N.# JF2SH636X9H712259

    Vehicle came out of Texas , worried about it being a flood car.
    Noxen you may be gone but you will never not be forgotten. Godspeed to you always............

    Raybusa0818 you may be gone also, but you will never be forgotten. Godspeed to you always.................

    Matt V ..........Godspeed to you , I know...

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    A very knowledgeable and experienced auto auction buyer (for a large dealer) told me once regarding flood cars that a VIN check is fine, but won’t necessarily reveal flood history...so in addition to or in lieu of the vin check (and because he literally has a minute or two to evaluate each car), he mainly trusts his nose, when ch3cking the interior for any kind of musty smell, and looks for any rusted parts under the hood, usually small pieces of hardware and connectors that wouldn’t normally show corrosion.

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    Thanks Gary .

    We will be lifting it and doing a thorough inspection .

    Just unable to run it on my own today and thought maybe a fellow Bornie could get it done for me .

    I know all reports may not be complete , but if it comes back a floater , why even waste the time going ?
    Noxen you may be gone but you will never not be forgotten. Godspeed to you always............

    Raybusa0818 you may be gone also, but you will never be forgotten. Godspeed to you always.................

    Matt V ..........Godspeed to you , I know...

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    That’s true for sure.

    I bought a used car once that smelled like carpet cleaner, and sure enough the windshield leaked like a sieve. Won’t ever make that mistake again!

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    Good way to tell is put your hands under the seats and feel the springs. If the car has ever been flooded those springs will rust right away.
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    Pull the seat belts all the way out. If its wet/discolored towards the end....sign of water inside the cabin.
    R.I.P Matt V - 9/19/10

    R.I.P. Reed - 3/23/08

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    i used to have carfax. but my old job changed the password. so no bueno for me
    2nd owner of theHawhandcordone

    WHOA


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    I still have two days left on Autocheck.com from when I was truck shopping:

    Your AutoCheck Vehicle History Report
    Report run date: October 1, 2018 7:55:15 EDT
    2009 Subaru Forester X
    VIN:
    JF2SH636X9H712259
    Class:
    CUV - Mid Range
    Year:
    2009
    Engine:
    2.5L H4 MPI
    Make:
    Subaru
    Country of Assembly:
    Japan
    Model:
    Forester X
    Vehicle Age:
    9
    Style/Body:
    SUV 4D
    Calculated Owners:
    3
    Calculated Owners: 3
    Accident Check
    Reported Accidents: 0
    State Title Brand and Other
    Problem Check
    Your vehicle checks out
    Odometer Check
    Your vehicle checks out
    Last Reported Odometer: 110,518
    Vehicle Use and Event Check
    Specific vehicle use(s) or events reported
    This vehicle's AutoCheck Score
    The AutoCheck Score is a
    summary of your vehicle's
    history. It lets you compare
    similar vehicles with ease.
    This vehicle qualifies for Buyback Protection
    Due to the vehicle's history showing no
    reported major state title brands.
    Continued on next page
    Accident Check
    Not all accidents / issues are reported to AutoCheck
    Your Vehicle Checks Out:
    There have been no accidents reported to
    AutoCheck for this 2009 Subaru Forester X (JF2SH636X9H712259). AutoCheck
    receives its accident data from government sources and independent agencies, and
    based on the information available to us, we have found that no accidents have been
    reported on this vehicle. Not all accidents or damage events are reported to AutoCheck.
    State Title Brand and Other Problem Check
    Your Vehicle Checks Out:
    AutoCheck's database for this 2009 Subaru Forester X (JF2SH636X9H712259)
    shows no negative titles or other problems. When reported to AutoCheck, these events can indicate serious past
    damage or other significant problems. Check the Vehicle Use and Event Check for reported accidents that can
    affect vehicle safety and value.
    0 Problem(s)
    Reported:
    15 State Title and Other Problem areas checked:
    No abandoned record
    No damaged or major damage incident record
    No fire damaged record
    No grey market record
    No hail damage record
    No insurance loss or probable total loss record
    No junk or scrapped record
    No manufacturer buyback or lemon record
    No odometer problem record
    No rebuilt or rebuildable record
    No salvage or salvage auction record
    No water damaged record
    No NHTSA crash test record
    No frame or structural damage record
    No recycling facility record
    Odometer Check
    Your Vehicle Checks Out:
    AutoCheck examined the reported odometer readings reported to AutoCheck
    for this 2009 Subaru Forester X (JF2SH636X9H712259) and no indication of an odometer rollback or tampering
    was found. AutoCheck uses business rules to determine if reported odometer readings are significantly less than
    previously reported values. Not all reported odometer readings are used. Title and auction events also report
    odometer tampering or breakage.
    0 Problem(s)
    Reported:
    Mileage
    Date Reported
    680
    07/24/2009
    18,291
    08/11/2010
    39,032
    08/29/2011
    57,268
    08/21/2012
    66,233
    02/05/2013
    66,306
    02/13/2013
    66,317
    04/25/2013
    110,518
    09/18/2014
    Vehicle Use and Event Check
    Information Reported:
    AutoCheck shows additional vehicle uses or events reported to AutoCheck for this
    2009 Subaru Forester X (JF2SH636X9H712259). This includes reported vehicle uses such as rental or lease, and
    events such as whether the vehicle has been reported to have had a loan/lien or duplicate title issued. Other
    events show if the vehicle has a reported accident and how many calculated accidents or if it has been reported
    stolen or repossessed. It is recommended to have pre-owned vehicles inspected by a third party prior to purchase.
    0 Event(s)
    6 Vehicle uses checked:
    Reported:
    No fleet, rental and/or lease use record
    No taxi use record
    No police use record
    No government use record
    No livery use record
    No driver education record
    2 Event(s)
    Reported:
    9 Vehicle events checked:
    No accident record reported through accident data sources
    No corrected title record
    No duplicate title record
    Emission/safety inspection record(s)
    Loan/Lien record(s)
    No fire damage incident record
    No repossessed record
    No theft record
    No storm area registration/title record
    Continued on next page
    Detailed Vehicle History
    Below are the historical events for this vehicle listed in chronological order. Any
    discrepancies will be in bold text.
    Calculated Owners: 3
    Report Run Date:
    October 1, 2018 7:55:15 EDT
    Vehicle:
    2009 Subaru Forester X (JF2SH636X9H712259)
    Event Date
    Event Location
    Odometer
    Reading
    Data Source
    Event Detail
    07/06/2009
    SPRING, TX
    Motor Vehicle
    Dept.
    REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
    07/24/2009
    SPRING, TX
    680
    Motor Vehicle
    Dept.
    TITLE (Title #:10131340007091401)
    07/01/2010
    SPRING, TX
    Motor Vehicle
    Dept.
    REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
    08/11/2010
    SPRING, TX
    18,291
    Independent
    Emission Source
    PASSED EMISSION INSPECTION
    PASSED SAFETY INSPECTION
    07/01/2011
    SPRING, TX
    Motor Vehicle
    Dept.
    REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
    08/29/2011
    SPRING, TX
    39,032
    Independent
    Emission Source
    PASSED EMISSION INSPECTION
    PASSED SAFETY INSPECTION
    07/01/2012
    SPRING, TX
    Motor Vehicle
    Dept.
    REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
    08/21/2012
    SPRING, TX
    57,268
    Independent
    Emission Source
    PASSED EMISSION INSPECTION
    PASSED SAFETY INSPECTION
    02/05/2013
    SPRING, TX
    66,233
    Independent
    Emission Source
    PASSED EMISSION INSPECTION
    PASSED SAFETY INSPECTION
    02/13/2013
    CONROE, TX
    66,306
    Dealer Record
    VEHICLE IN DEALER INVENTORY (COLOR
    REPORTED AS SILVER)
    VEHICLE REPORTED TO BE UNDER
    WARRANTY
    04/25/2013
    SOUTH
    ROYALTON, VT
    66,317
    Motor Vehicle
    Dept.
    TITLE (Title #:0425134202075) (Lien Reported)
    04/25/2013
    SOUTH
    ROYALTON, VT
    Motor Vehicle
    Dept.
    REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
    05/28/2014
    VT
    Motor Vehicle
    Dept.
    REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
    09/18/2014
    STRAFFORD, VT
    110,518
    Motor Vehicle
    Dept.
    TITLE (Title #:0918148601017) (Lien Reported)
    09/18/2014
    STRAFFORD, VT
    Motor Vehicle
    REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
    Dept.
    09/11/2015
    STRAFFORD, VT
    Motor Vehicle
    Dept.
    REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
    10/02/2017
    STRAFFORD, VT
    Motor Vehicle
    Dept.
    REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
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    Inspection
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    Thanks Mike .

    It unfortunately was not in very nice condition .

    It had been living down a dirt road these past 4 years.

    They must have used the photos from when they purchased it .
    Noxen you may be gone but you will never not be forgotten. Godspeed to you always............

    Raybusa0818 you may be gone also, but you will never be forgotten. Godspeed to you always.................

    Matt V ..........Godspeed to you , I know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIMMYDUCK View Post
    Thanks Mike .

    It unfortunately was not in very nice condition .

    It had been living down a dirt road these past 4 years.

    They must have used the photos from when they purchased it .
    That's annoying.

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