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If the ownership service records are lacking, or carfax doesn't make sense, maybe it's be to just move on to the next one. The lack of a consistent story should be red flag.

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The F1 cars even track how many miles are driven in each gear. It would take quite an app to make sure the math still works. I don't know about the auto boxes though.

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Ferrari does it "officially": Ferrari Admits To Knowingly Allowing Dealers To Change Odometers On Used Ferraris

And regarding how easy is to rollback an odometer, I found some EU statistics saying that almost 50% of used hand vehicles sold in Europe have the odometer rolled back. I'm amazed this isn't a widespread practice in US too.
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I'm not sure why it is not widespread...You can see I'm not very much up on it..I have not even had someone ask me in like 20 years...You have to remember our emissions test are annual and like I said Carfax has all the software people working with them allowing access to your vehicle info...I want to say that tampering with a odometer is a felony crime...You really don't want a felony on a job application so I'm pretty sure most people just don't try it...Jason

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In the UK the mileage is recorded on each annual test. Publically available on a website. So you really need to want to change it and then have a really good excuse to explain why your current mileage is lower than the last recorded MOT (for example)

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I once looked at a 2006 Gransport with 48K miles that had a blank Carfax report showing no service.
My 07 was dealer serviced from new until 2014 and the Carfax had nothing but yearly registration renewals. I do have all the papers though.

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Carfax doesn't have access to the dealers software files...Just most independent shops and body shops...Jason

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Everyone gets their panties in a wad over mileage. Personally, it doesn't bother me. I've seen crappy low mileage cars and pristine high mileage cars. The last thing I want to do is reset my odo. I can't wait to hit 200K!

Oh and don't get me started on Carfax. It's horse$hit. I buy cars all the time and the vast majority of the "clean" Carfax cars I see have been hit and repaired. On the other hand, when someone backed out and nearly ran over my foot at Chipotle I called the cops and they arrested the person. Now, my Carfax shows an ACCIDENT AT THE INTERSECTION next to Chipoltle that day! All a cop has to do is fill out an incident report with your tag number and bye-bye Carfax.

If you like the car, look at the car, inspect the car, and make your choice. This relying on websites to tell you whether or not to buy a car is ridiculous.

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