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CarFax Report on 2013 Acadia

Hi all new to the forum, really interested in getting a new to me Acadia looking for a 2013/2014.
I came across a new a nice 2013 SLT2 that me and the wife really like. It is a few hours away and I am going make the trip for the test drive next week.
I got the carfaq and there were a couple flags I was wondering if anyone could provide on there input.
I am Canadian and I am unsure of the lemon laws, but I am aware they exist.
I am wondering what ppl think of the first few reports of it being a fleet vehicle and then being in an accident and going to auction.
Why would it go to auction after an accident unless it was write-off??
Please see below and provide any input if you can.

Are there any known issues on the 2013 that I should be aware of??
I am in Canada so its nice that it has been imported for me, most people are scarred away from US cars around here.

12/11/2012

MI, United States
Motor Vehicle Dept.
DMV Record Adjustment
First owner reported

12/11/2012

MI, United States
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Previous Use
Fleet

12/11/2012

MI, United States
Motor Vehicle Dept.
DMV Record Adjustment
Title or registration issued

01/03/2013

MI, United States
Police Reported Accident
Police Report


06/03/2013

MI, United States
Auto Auction
Odometer Reading
REPORTED AT AUTO AUCTION AS MANUFACTURER VEHICLE
8,718 *U
06/03/2013


Auto Auction
Auction Announcement
Listed as a manufacturer vehicle
Vehicle sold at auction

07/23/2013

Import Record, Canada
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Registration Records
Registered/Renewed

07/23/2013



Import Record
Vehicle imported to Canada from United States

07/23/2013

Canada
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Import Record
Imported as: Normal

07/27/2013

Ontario, Canada
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Canadian Renewal
Registration issued or renewed

07/27/2013

Ontario, Canada
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Canadian Renewal
New owner reported

12/01/2013

Ontario, Canada
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Canadian Renewal
Registration issued or renewed

12/01/2013

Ontario, Canada
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Canadian Renewal
New owner reported

05/18/2014

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Service Facility
Service Record
Vehicle serviced
31,708 KM
06/27/2014

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Service Facility
Service Record
Vehicle serviced
32,891 KM
07/12/2015

Ontario, Canada
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Canadian Renewal
New owner reported

07/12/2015

Ontario, Canada
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Canadian Renewal
Registration issued or renewed

03/24/2016

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Service Facility
Service Record
Vehicle serviced
67,540 KM
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-04-2017, 11:42 PM
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Re: CarFax Report on 2013 Acadia

A car is considered part of a dealer's 'fleet' and titled as such until it's sold to someone. That's not a problem. The gap in time between the accident and when the car went to auction doesn't make it appear the car was any kind of 'write-off.' There could be any number of other reasons the car went to auction - repossesed, traded but not eligible for consideration as a 'certified used car,' etc. Good luck with your decision.

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Re: CarFax Report on 2013 Acadia

Sounds like a business imported vehicles into Canada and this was one of them....

Check to see if the current owner / sales department will let you have your mechanic perform a full inspection and safety on the Acadia as conditional to the purchase.

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Re: CarFax Report on 2013 Acadia

Fleet cars sometimes can be really good cars. I bought a 98 Malibu in Orlando, FL that was a rental car gave me 175K miles before the water pump went and I got sick and couldn't drive anymore so we sold it.

Could be a pain to do but if you could get the accident report and see what damage was done or maybe your insurance agent might be able to run the VIN and tell you.

Mileagewise it looks like it only averaged about 10,500 miles per year (the 67,540 KM converted to just under 42K miles.

If it's clean and the price is right it could be worth it, but it's your decision.

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Re: CarFax Report on 2013 Acadia

I 'd try to dig more into its history, as the usage is kind of erratic, and the service history is pretty spotty. It was barely driven from 6/27/14 to 7/12/15, and then got driven reasonably hard (35K km) in the next 8 months, which is the last report you have published. What's happened since March 2016? If the high mileage person still owned it until recently, it could have another 50-60K KM on it. Your OP didn't mention current mileage.

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Re: CarFax Report on 2013 Acadia

One needs to be aware that CarFax does not always report all service or accidents that occurred. Our 08 Equinox was in an accident with approximately $6500 worth of damage, when we traded it in the dealer listed it on his website the CarFax listed as a 1 owner with no accidents reported. We were the second owners.

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Re: CarFax Report on 2013 Acadia

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One needs to be aware that CarFax does not always report all service or accidents that occurred. Our 08 Equinox was in an accident with approximately $6500 worth of damage, when we traded it in the dealer listed it on his website the CarFax listed as a 1 owner with no accidents reported. We were the second owners.
I realize lots of stuff doesn't make it onto Carfax, and would certainly never suggest to take it at face value. My only point is if you see what appears to be abnormal activity, it would be a good idea to dig a little deeper to see what else may be available. I've seen Carfax & AutoCheck reports for the same vehicle that were quite different. Putting both together gave a much more coherent history of the vehicle. There may not be anything else available, but it is worth asking some more questions.

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Re: CarFax Report on 2013 Acadia

There's also the General Motors Vehicle Inquiry System (GMVIS). Take the VIN to a dealer and have them run a history of visits to GM service centers.

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