Originally Posted by Transfer
I disagree. I'm selling a car right now that had a minor fender bender that only damaged the rear bumper cover but it shows up on carfax because the asshole who hit us was an illegal without insurance so we needed a police report. The bumper cover was replaced for $300 by a professional body shop but now we're stuck with a carfax that says rear end accident. Just because it says accident doesn't always mean avoid it!
+1, always drive a car and get a feel for it. Make sure you know what your options are if something ever came up that you were 'lied' to about. I had my rear bumper replaced and then a couple weeks later I had to get it painted again cos some mug swiped the corner. Also had a blown engine 5 weeks in. What does this mean? I don't look after my car properly? Not at all.