Wed, August 27, 2003
When a title is signed over from one party to another if it is a dealer sale it can exchange hands many times before it is actually registered. In a private sale it must be registered after each transaction. Based on your post I would have to guess that you purchased this car from a dealer. CarFax can only get their data from the registry computers. The registry is not set up to detect any discrepancies for any particular vehicle. CarFax is. They log data that they receive from the registries around the country for consumers to view. I know that their crack secret investigative unit must have missed the tire trick on your car and obviously they overlooked the power of attorney on your title. Give me a break. These are all things the YOU should have looked at and checked prior to purchasing the vehicle. Their data was correct based upon the information available to them. I worked at a car dealership for 5 years. We ran a carfax on every car and trade-in AND did a visual inspection and looked at the title to make sure it was valid. Stop trying to blame others for your stupidity and go back to the people who sold you the car.