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It is not within my means to pay for a vehicle history report. So, I am considering alternatives to paid services like Carfax and AutoCheck.

As I was searching on the net for car reports, I found this free VIN check site. Not sure if legit. I wish to ask if there is any member who knows this service and can tell me more about it.

Should I trust it as a reference, or should I still opt for a paid service with an established reputation like Carfax or AutoCheck? Any input would be highly appreciated.
 

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Surely you can afford the $30 or so for a full check? Less than a quarter of a tank of fuel.
Not sure about Oz, but the free ones won't tell you if there is outstanding finance normally, that's what you need to know.
 

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In Australia, Free VIN check is likely to give you the following info:

-Build year and location
-Model information
-Current registration status
-Outstanding recalls if registered with the ACCC
-Whether or not the vehicle has ever been written off by an insurer

You can look all these up yourself.

It might be able to tap the manufacturer for more info but I doubt it.

I doubt you’d get anything to do with finance or theft.

If you’re uncertain about a car’s history, buying through a licensed dealer extinguishes (almost) all previous claims to the car, including finance, and buys you some statutory warranty cover (not that you’d have much luck enforcing your rights under it).
 
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